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12Oct 20

Dog Days of Summer

October 12th, 2020|Categories: Announcements, Life, Musings|

Baxter and ballSo, what are the dog days of summer? Per Wikipedia…

The dog days or dog days of summer are the hot, sultry days of summer. They were historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star system Sirius, which Hellenistic astrology connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, mad dogs, and bad luck.

Heat for sure. Hopefully we’ll get some thunderstorms here in southern CA. Ideally, we can stay away from […]

09Oct 20

All good things …yada yada yada

October 9th, 2020|Categories: Announcements, Business, Technology|

My old Prima 120

Earlier this year before all hell broke loose, I was looking at my work flow and realized that my ISDN unit had been standing idle for several months. The preferred live connection was trending toward Source-Connect and only one lone client was using ISDN – and that client? Not very often.

The monthly cost here in Southern CA was still pretty reasonable – about $60 […]

28Jan 20

Learn to use your Jitterbug Smart!

January 28th, 2020|Categories: Announcements, Business, Recent Work|

One of my favorite kinds of projects is training videos. A bunch of short pieces that help someone learn to use a piece of equipment. The challenge is to made each module stand on its own, but also be consistent with all the other videos in a series.

I had a chance to voice 15 or so How-To Videos for the Great Call Jitterbug Smart 2 phone […]

19Dec 19

Art and Humanity Wins with New Documentary

December 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Documentary narration is a wonderful thing. I had the opportunity to voice this lovely new program on the amazing person and artist James Hubbell. Titled “James Hubbell: Between Heaven and Earth” – it was aired on KBPS in November of 2019. It is making the festival circuit right now. This is the first couple of minutes.

Here is a link to the entire show – https://www.pbs.org/video/james-hubbell-between-heaven-and-earth-rpgtfk/

22May 19

Add H&M to the Places Where You Can Hear Me Call Someone to Help You!

May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Announcements, Recording|

 So I checked my email yesterday and found 102 new Call Box announcements for H&M. Again, I have to thank my nearly 20-year client I wrote about recently for this work.

The work isn’t hard, but it has to be done very differently than most VO work.

For example…the announcement you hear is “Customer Assistance to Register 1.” And then you have the same announcement for all 26 registers […]

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