Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Boys & Their Toys...aka: Gear Envy!

In the voiceover buisness there are the working actors (I'm lucky enough to be one of those!), and then there are the Super Stars! Don LaFontaine is one of those super stars. He also happens to be a really great guy!

When I attended the VOICE2007 voice over conference last year, "The Don" was a featured guest. During the Q&A session, I asked him how he kept fresh after the scores of sessions he voices every day. He said he loved the words, and loved what he does. - It really is a great way to spend your days! - He also stayed at the conference till every last person who wanted to
shake his hand & have their picture taken with him was able to do so!

I was recently directed to an article on Don's new VO studio. Yep, serious gear-envy! But what's interesting is that although he does have all the best bells & whistles (as he says, he can afford it!) he still records his voice "flat" letting his clients deal with any processing in post-production. It's still cool to see what the big-boys are playing with!

On a side note, Don had a health scare recently, so please keep him in your thoughts as he recovers.

My thanks to Eddie Eagle for the heads-up on the above referenced article.

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