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 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.
This horrifying dystopian scene is Werner Herzog’s retelling of his experience at Trader Joe’s market which was actually written by Paul F. Tomkins in a satirical review intended to reflect Herzog’s less-than-cheery persona. Click here for an article on Tomkins and the review and Herzog’s reaction upon finding out about it. It’s not for the faint of heart or those with a fear of crowds, confined spaces or humanity in general. Werner wrote the review. I did the voice, sound design and ambient music. The performance is not an impression of Herzog, but was inspired by the fake review.
Voiceover is one of my first “industry” loves. Working with clients to bring their vision to life. Interpreting, acting, visualizing, creating. Giving voice to something that wasn’t previously there. It’s still exciting and I still get a charge from it. Let’s work together to give your vision a voice.