A new CEO or author walks into the studio. You can tell they’re a little nervous. After all, this is their soul – programmed into an iPad...their heart spread on the pages of a book, not quite complete. They are, in essence, bearing their soul for you to give a voice to something they’ve conjured. They are on a mission, and it’s unfamiliar territory. They may not know it, but I personally know the feeling.
I always describe the feeling of “successfully giving an entity a voice” as magical. There is nothing quite like the feeling of a visibly excited author or CEO gushing “Thank you, thank you so much, you don’t know what this means to me, it’s exactly right..”
It makes MY job matter. I’ve just given someone’s creation life. And in turn, the reward is awesome. I carry it with me.
This client (book-turned app author) recently sent me the itunes links to the books I voiced. This recording was one of those days, so I remember. If ever you are privileged to feel the same, cherish that. Take it with you. Let it fire you to grow. I never forget.
Mommy, I’ll Do It!
...and tomorrow, I’ll see it in action. I imagine I will be laughing a good deal through that one, as I did Gangnam style.
Oh and Gee are a lot tougher than they look! The ladies gave me pigtails and I bought a bright pink headband to go with my K-pop-esque mini-skirt tights – though snapped this as we wrapped. I’m feeling that K-pop style for me is all about bright and “kyuopta”, as we say in Korean…basically, I try and channel my inner irresponsible teen, and I am sure I have one.
I love my job…I never quite know what to expect from the dancing segments, but I do crack up a fair bit filming them. This time, I was wise to the fact that my arms look like tooth picks next to the powerhouses that are Alisha and Selene – both world class belly dancers/dance instructors. I felt like a grasshopper last time ^^ Congrats to GG for hitting number 2 this month on the Oricon chart in Japan. Pretty awesome.