Broadcasting in the flesh for once

Ja-yoon and I wrapping up

I often joke that any trends existing in national English newspaper audio are my doing:) Today, I got to broadcast in film – and bless them.they let me wear flats. The MUA was good, and I LOVED how she butchered the eyelashes and glued them on soothly to give me popping eyes. Wrapped in 3.5 hours:)

I also give up on owning a flattering business suit that flatters me. Thank Buddha for stylists and plan B’s. I just don’t have a business suit bod. We voice folks are spoiled in that we don’t face the lights, make-up and costume side of the job, but I rather enjoyed this!

“I don’t like Monkeys!!!”

A demo for a video I shot last weekend. These are always awesome learning experiences – though I know this clip will be changed, text will be added, color corrected, etc…for me, it’s just great to check out my habits. And as you can see, “I don’t like monkeys!”

Yesterday was a minute to minute madness extravaganza. My days don’t typically blend seamlessly into one another, but yesterday did. It began at 6 am with a meeting, and proceeded to a noon CF (corporate vice recording), which incidentally was located a 15 min walk away from an audition for a news anchor spot on a cable channel at 12:40 (and hey! I got the job^^, which gave me exactly enough time to head to Northern Seoul for a 3:00 animation, then a 6:00 recording for my own company’s kickass ipad application, then a script edit due at 9pm. And I DID IT WITH 5 MIN TO SPARE.

I’m actually quite stoked about the broadcasting job. I normally sit in  a sound booth and read the news, so being on camera is a treat. I read the English news for 4 national newspapers in Korea – I wonder if anyone ever notices?

MBC documenting “a day in the life of the unseen of the media”

My colleague Tony Ruse of Miniloop media joined me yesterday  for our weekly Chosun news as MBC filmed, oftentimes from inside the booth.

The filming was followed by questions for Tony: his challenges, history, advise, goals, and “just how does he keep that sexy voice sounding supple”? I heard they were en route to his home for a true glimpse into the life of a voice talent. Hard to believe that the gentleman has been voice acting for 25 years. He puts many of us to shame.

As for moi, I did some storybook reading and played some characters to demonstrate typical job requests and reiterated my adoration for Miniloop studio. It was “an interesting day at the office”.

Looking forward to seeing the documentary. I thought it was cool that they chose to feature those whose voices are commonplace but whose faces may simply be “perfect for radio”…audio is such a powerful mode of expression.  I love the challenge of being limited to voice. Consider that for a second.

I move A LOT when I voice act, particularly while doing animations-so much so that other actors have joked that I pose a hazard to be next to if we are dubbing in a group. It’s natural to me, after I actually started “acting” and stopped “reading”. We have one itty bitty medium to work with through which we must convey everything that a TV/theatre actor does “in feeling”. Just your sound. It’s a pretty cool challenge.

A treat from EBS-Edu Standard publishing

I have been playing a know-it-all little girl named GOGO for 3 years or so now, on internet TV, and via this textbook series. Today, after 2 hours of chanting (which is kind of like rapping for kindergartners and kind of fun if you’re in the right mood), my client gave me a set of the books with CDs and a super sweet offer. She’s a doll. I can’t wait to pull off the tracks and check them out. We do stylised versions of fairy tales and I rap about math and geography.

And little things like that really make a difference to me.

ATM I am. Film & Voice and a super coincidence

Nautilus Hyosung ATMs (N America), video and voice-over, 2012

Working with computer Graphics or ‘CGs’ is always a challenge, but the folks who shot this campaign with me were truly wonderful.

PS-If you do encounter me spitting out your balance, I hope I’m telling you that you have LOTS of moulah!

 

By sheer coincidence, I did both the voice-overs and the screen footage for North America’s newest retail ATMs by Nautilus Hyosung. Models: NH8OOSE, MX4000W, MX5000SE, over 30,000 locations.

The machines are customised to adapt to holidays, special events, and are designed to service to visually and hearing impaired. Very cool.

Everybody LURVES Coca-cola!!!!! A pretty cool campaign

This company entered a marketing competition launched by Coca-cola, and submitted it via a small clip voice by me in a super-duper chipper voice. I really dig the originality of this company’s idea. I also love the new Gaultier bottle on the diet coke – Super cool, non?…the world’s first mobile HTML 5 website baby! Anyhow, it’s cool being able to contribute to a team’s efforts in something that’s really important to them. I loved that the client was so into this. It matters. PS-my initial desire was to do this in a semi teenie bop character. Not sure how that flies in a corporate setting in Korea, though…

EBS survival ENGLISH…fighting!

On set with actress Melanie Walters…somehow, I ended up looking mean ;/

OPIC trainer (video). Script consultant…and occasionally, reality show “actress” ^^ I played Myself. In this episode, the celebs are acting as if they are attending my birthday party. Each of them must give me a hat (and yeah, I had some pretty funky ones). I loved the show, and apparently, so did plenty of people.

I also loved that actresses shoes and comedian Nanda’s “everything”