One reason I love being a voice actor is that you come in contact with so many interesting people and subjects. You get to learn so much about stuff you might not otherwise. Synack is a world leader in cybersecurity. In order to be the best at what they do they send their professional hackers that look for vulnerabilities in their software to hacking competitions around the world. They want only the best on their team. I didn’t even know that was a thing!
The Go Forward Team Ride to benefit the Forward Foundation is this Saturday October 24. The team will ride from Bryan Park in Richmond to Ashland, around Ashland back for a total of 50 miles. If people would rather not do the ride they can still help by doing an activity on their own or with friends and getting sponsorships or donations. Get more info on registration, sponsorships and donations at ForwardFoundation.org.
The producer on this project for Battleface Travel Insurance wanted a movie trailer delivery with a little self-awareness and a touch of tongue-in-cheekiness. Far be it from me to miss out on a chance to be movie trailer guy.
Todd Feldman and The Rocket Factory helps businesses grow and thrive. As stated on their website, they “help companies know their mission and scale…profitably.”
Todd wants companies, entrepreneurs, small businesses and organizations to have more serious conversations about how to adapt in a business world forced to evolve in the ever-increasing virtual nature of doing business in the age of covid. Many businesses are in survival mode, understandably. Todd feels that while that’s necessary they need to seriously talk about how to change to meet new challenges to even make survival possible.
We also talk about the event he spearheaded in June called Spark Jam 2020. He brought the creative, business and academic community together to have some of these conversations and learn from each other in order to foster collaboration as we all navigate our covid and post-covid reality.
Cover image: “Cha Cha Palace” by Angelica Garcia. Designed by Angelica Garcia, Marissa Alper, Mariela Gavino. Photography by Marissa Alper.
Angelica Garcia is an artist from Richmond who is starting to light the world on fire. Originally from the L.A. area, her music is absolutely intoxicating, always with a heavy groove, thick beats, and musical elements from her Mexican and Salvadoran roots providing the foundation. The video for her single “Lucifer Waiting” was released a few months ago (April ’20) and like everything else she releases, it’s catchy, captivating and totally addictive. After hearing it once, you won’t find yourself wanting to hear it again so much as NEEDING to experience it again. There’s no real chorus, but her mischievous, sultry, trilling vocals return to the title refrain “Lucifer Waiting In The Corner” over and over and over again until, like the song itself, you eagerly await its return. The kick drum pounds reliably along underneath to a steady 4 that feels like it wants to be coaxed into something faster as the snare shuffles and sways and drags the listener along. I promise you, as you listen something in you or on you will start moving, if not both. There’s a darkness to the bass-driven melody which bubbles slowly in a mysterious, smoky E minor vamp, (it actually reminded me of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” which I love) but it also has a celebratory quality to it reminiscent of a street party, something often present in her music. Enough rambling breakdown. Watch the video and enjoy the song. And good luck getting it out of your head.
It should be noted that on this video her RVA-area label Spacebomb Records worked with RVA-area marketing agency and design firm Arts and Letters to create the animation and graphics.