Sunday, December 19, 2004

I put an audio snippet from my audition for the Marvel Enterprises contest, "THE ULTIMATE VOICE TALENT SEARCH" (back in November).

Check it out here!

As a quick re-Cap (hah!), Marvel is making an animated DVD of The Ultimates (their modern incarnation of the Avengers), and are supposedly using the contest to find voice talent (Check out my original blurb here).

I filmed my audition at the Production Block in Austin, Lainie Frasier directed, and I mastered and mixed the audio, video, and soundtrack.

Speaking of soundtrack, you'll notice the music is from the Halo 2 soundtrack. The recent incarnation of this franchise consuming a chunk of my life, so I thought some tunes from Martin O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori, Nile Rodgers, and .. oh yeah, those Breaking Benjamin guys would really juice up the clips.

Video of the booth session coming soon (in theory) ...

Thursday, December 09, 2004

"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

"Where does he get those wonderful toys?" (Batman).

OK, so I like toys. Not the embarrassing-to-find-during-an-airport search kind, just gadgets and action figures.

I had a goal to make nice to myself everytime I landed a gig, but I've lowered my expectations and now make a mad purchase when I feel I've done really well at an audition. I tend toward the more obscure toys, like Beta Ray Bill (who gets a new limited series starting January), Kingdom Come Hawkman, etc.

So, thanks to my Southwest Airlines swimsuit audition a couple of weeks ago, I recently added Archangel from the Toybiz Marvel X-Men collection. This thing looks awesome, is "super poseable" (his hands are segmented, and his freakin' feet are jointed!) and faithfully captures the resurrected character.

For those in the know, you'll remember that the Angel (Warren Worthington III), had the wings he was born with amputated during the Uncanny X-Men "Mutant Massacre" story arc (the same arc that saw fan-favorite gentle giant Colossus kill someone for the first time). X-Men enemy Apocalypse grafted a new costume and cybernetic wings onto Warren, which was kind of like Warren trading in his soul to be able to fly again.

If the stigma "geek" can be attributed to it, I'm probably interested in it ...

And they're "Action Figures" -- not "Dolls"!

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

I had an industrial audition for PPD (the pharmaceutical company) at Casting Works LA.

What made this one fun is that it was a non-dialog piece where we had to mime-open a non-existent medicine cabinet, choose a real medicine cabinet item (mouthwash, floss, etc.), do something with it, put it back, and "close" the cabinet.

I figured they're seeing several dozen people open and close this fake medicine cabinet, so I showed in pajamas and slippers. I was there to have fun, and I did. Wish it wasn't such a short audition, though ...

Sunday, December 05, 2004

I did an a.m. voice audition for Arnie Reyes (Floppy King Productions, LLC). This for his film, Sticks & Stones, for 3 VO roles (News Anchor, Televangelist, and "Ethereal Voice"). We'll see what shakes out of it.

Floppy King Productions, LLC was also involved in Brilliant Blue Films, LLC's Bunny & Clydo, in which I have a small featured part (in theory; I havent' seen the final cut, yet). Watch the trailer at -- it rocks.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

I'm trapped on travel for the toy job, and had a great connection tonight with Selina, a Bay Area bartender.

Those that know me may wonder at the connection (aside from my fascination with alliteration), but Selina and I had a great conversation about our three-and-a-half year-old daughters, the "ah-ha!" of realizing they're becoming their own people, the need to let go as parents, religious attachment in a non-compatible world, and some other brief but immensely important topics.

All a tribute to the importance of people listening to people, folks is folks, or ... something ...

... Plus she had this awesome dual dragon tattoo she showed my co-workers and I at the small of her back ...