Category: Voiceover (Page 2 of 4)

XBox Game Trailer – Jay Smack VO

I love doing gaming vo – characters, trailers, Kickstarter campaigns, ALL of it. As a voice actor you get to stretch out and inhabit a fantastic domain. You’re very aware of the community, the creativity, the producers, designers, writers, composers, coders – it’s an amazing world and one of the most important and fastest-growing genres of voiceover.

Sci-Fi Mystery – Jay Smack VO

This project is a mystery in more ways than one. Not only is it a sci-fi mystery itself, but my voice is a mystery and I love it! You can’t tell it’s me, but that’s because my character requires that his voice be distorted due to the fact that he’s an “insider” and can’t risk being caught giving up any inside information. This is a series called “Wanderers” reminiscent of the classic radio dramas of the 30’s and 40’s in which your imagination plays a huge part in your experience. Enjoy!

Video: Go Forward Team Ride

The 2021 Go Forward Team Ride to benefit the Forward Foundation is in the books.  We had great weather with lots of families on-site during the ride.  The 50-mile ride itself went smoothly.  No incidents, crashes or punctures – all-in-all a picture perfect day for cycling.  Huge thanks and gratitude to everyone that came out to support the Forward Foundation.  There was a 20-miler, a 10-miler and kids’ ride and lots of fun, food and activities at Dorey Park this weekend.  Please consider making a donation in support of this great organization led my Executive Director and CEO Andrea Starr.  They work tirelessly to provide support and resources to single parents in financial crisis.   See you next year!

Forward Foundation

Watch clips from the ride:

If you’re on the activity tracking platform Strava you can check out the ride here:

Capital One’s “The Match” on TNT: Brady, Rodgers, Mickelson and DeChambeau – Jay Smack VO

I worked with Turner Sports to bring this promo for Capital One‘s The Match on TNT to life.  Golf Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson and seven-time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady played against 2020 U.S. Open Champion Bryson DeChambeau and NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, in Big Sky, Montana to raise money for charity. I  love performing this gritty, gravelly, Western-type, “Sam Elliot”-ish delivery.  It’s always a lot of fun.

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Podcast Speaks!! April 29, 30 with Jane M Powers

 

PodcastSpeaks is almost here.  I can’t wait for this exciting 2-day event with the amazing Jane M Powers.

I met Jane last year at a Synapse meeting.  Our meeting was one of the serendipitous benefits to a new business culture full of online Zoom video meetings.  I know, I felt Zoom fatigue as much as anyone.  But after it had settled in, I started to wonder how we’d go back to the old normal.  I was meeting people from all over the world every week!

When Jane and I got together we found we not only had a lot of interests in common (the outdoors, mountain biking, an insatiable desire to constantly learn, low tolerance for b.s.), but that we possessed skill sets that complimented each other.  She was great a turning skills into money by jumping all-in and getting to the heart of people’s passions, and I was good at NONE of that.  Well, truth be told, my background in audio and recording, radio, creative services in the ad world, and the aforementioned insatiable desire to constantly learn fueled my interest in podcasts and podcasting.  I truly believe that podcasts are one of the greatest messaging, branding, self-discovery and lead generation tools available to businesses and non-profits.  And Jane agreed.  So we came together to offer PODCAST SPEAKS.

PodcastSpeaks is an online, virtual event being held April 29 and 30 to teach businesses how they can use podcasts to speak (literally!) directly to customers, potential customers, contemporaries, collaborators, sponsors and networkers.

If you’re a small business person, entrepreneur or anyone who wants to control the narrative surrounding their business, ask yourself a few questions:

Do you have a story, mission, movement, or message?

Are you passionate about growing a profitable business?

Would you like to effectively engage and connect with audiences?

Do you want to easily create lasting content?

Do you want to confidently convert 5 or 6-figures from every stage?

Do you want to successfully generate a stream of leads?

The answers are obvious.  Click here to make a fully refundable deposit to hold your space and attend this free event.

To hear more about the event, listen to this episode of The Good Eye Podcast with Jane as my guest.

Audacity Update

I’m sort of old-school when it comes to equipment and software.  I don’t like subscriptions.  I rarely sell old gear.  And I don’t really take advantage of “free trials”.  That said, I learned Audacity, the free DAW for audio editing and mixing, because a number of my podcasting clients were using and I found it to be surprisingly able.  (I’m a Pro Tools guy which brings its own special brand of heartache.  But at least their support sucks!  I digress.) There ARE some things about Audacity that I’m not keen on such as how when you want to record in multitrack mode you select the number of tracks you want then just hit record.  I know.  That sounds user-friendly and logical, but I like to set up my session and inspect it before rolling.  Like I said, I’m old school.  But there’s a new version of Audacity out and the reviews have been positive – good news for podcasters and project studio producers who are not as old-school and are just fine using a free program.  Here’s Music Radar’s take on it.  Give me a shout if you don’t want to deal with any of this when producing your podcast.  Some folks understandably feel they have enough on their plate with the ideation, hosting, interviewing and promoting of their podcast.

Article link:  https://www.musicradar.com/news/audacity-one-of-the-best-free-audio-editors-gets-updated-to-version-3

Hey Tough Guy

From “Dragon Master” to your basic narrator, I’ve provided voiceover for lots of different kids of video games. Here’s one in which I play a tough-guy military type. Maybe not so tough-guy. But it was fun!

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