Who doesn’t like a hearty laugh now and then?
Marc Cashman, also known as the voice over expert behind the popular blog Ask the Voice Cat, is compiling a book of all things funny related to voice acting and experiences had throughout a voice over career.
Do you have something to add to the book?
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Your Opportunity To Be Immortalized in a VO Book!

Our good friend Marc Cashman, a voice talent and voice over coach, is compiling a book of funny directions, copywriting mistakes, ridiculous audition requests, silly anecdotes, jokes, cartoons, session outtakes, and so on for the V-O business. On behalf of Marc, I’d like to post a request here to you, the awesome readers of VOX Daily, to send in your hilarious material for his forthcoming book. Marc relates that he is certain many of you have suffered encounters with eye-rolling, stupid, unintentionally funny stuff in this wacky industry…

Here are a couple examples and a message from Marc:
œWe are auditioning for a muse. This muse must apeal to children 6-8 ys. Old. Please do note make this muse sound like rocky or bullwinkel from the old cartoons.
or…
“Looking for either a woman or a man, preferably with an English accident!”
Not particularly laugh-out-loud material, but you understand what I’m getting at. Anything you might have or remember that you’d like to contribute would be great.

So, here’s the list:

– Script directions: could be confusing, unintelligible, oxymoronic (or just moronic), whatever.
– Embarrassing spelling or punctuation errors in scripts.
– Funny or embarrassing anecdotes about auditions, sessions, directions, etc., from either your own experience or others you know (names will be withheld upon request). I’ve heard many, many stories of client comments during V-O sessions that would fill one book alone.

– Funny jokes, cartoons or photos that are V-O related.
– Any hilarious outtakes you might have (Subject to review)
Plus, if you find anything that you find funny in a category I haven’t mentioned, send it on–I will acknowledge all contributors. And, if you feel like it, you can submit silly things like this over the next year, if you feel inclined–I’d love to have it.
Thanks in advance for your participation and I hope this finds you well.
Sincerely,
Marc Cashman

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Hey! I know you’ve got stories to tell. I hear at least one a day that would be a perfect nugget in Marc’s book.
You can email your stories to Marc at cashcomm@earthlink.net
I’m really looking forward to reading the book once it has been published and hope to see your names credited in there as sources 🙂
Best wishes,
Stephanie

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Stephanie Ciccarelli is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Voices.com. Classically trained in voice, piano, violin and musical theatre, as well as a respected mentor and industry speaker, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario. Possessing a great love for imparting knowledge and empowering others, her blog serves an audience that wants to achieve excellence in storytelling through the power of the human voice. Stephanie was recently listed on the PROFIT Magazine W100 list three times (2013, 2015 and 2016), a ranking of Canada's top female entrepreneurs, and is the author of Voice Acting for Dummies®.

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  1. I was hired as a voiceover talent to narrate a short industrial script. I arrived 15 minutes early at the studios of Caboose Productions in Indy and proceeded to look over the script to become acquainted with the copy. As I began in the booth, a producer, along with his writer stood on the other side of the glass with Mike, the engineer. They talked and I continued to read through the copy making notations and circling questions I plan to ask before we were to begin.
    After some time had passed and I had been very focused in the copy, I looked up to see the group had grown to about 8 people in the studio. Oh boy, it was a committee. We began. I gave them a read or two of the 1st paragraph and was critiqued and asked to slow down, speed up, emphasize this or that. Finally, the funniest thing anyone had ever said to me in asking me to fine-tune the script was uttered. A young woman with black rimmed glasses, obviously larger than they should be for a small faced woman said, “Sound taller”. I just stood there with a, “WHAT?” on my face. I looked puzzled and asked her, “Sound taller?”. The others looked at her and acted like they knew what she was talking about. “Oh, I said… ok.” I started over and did the same thing I had done on the first take originally. She leaned in to the talkback mic and said, “Yeah, like that.” We continued, finished and they used my first take. I smiled and said thank you.
    Go figure. Sound taller? BTW… I’m 5′ 9″.

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