Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Kit Rides Again

The voice session was a great success. Phew!

When I got there, I was somewhat disconcerted to find it was a "different" room full of clients... OK, only 2 this time (that I didn't know) down from 5 the last time - but it's a small room. wink
But LUCKILY... the producer and creative director were all-over the same issues that I had with the script being so long and filled with dialogue "uncharacteristic" of what we'd done before. hee hee... the character integrity issues of an animated KitKat bar. You can laugh... ...I am.

It took me twice as long as my March session, but there was 3 times the dialogue involved, so I don't feel too bad about it. Sadly, this particular material is going into a fully-produced and animated PowerPoint presentation, so it won't even hit the web, and I'm not even certain if I'll ever see what the final product is. BUT... the campaign is a huge success for them (according to some of the facts and figures I was reading) sooooo.... it's lookin' pretty good that they'll need me again for web up-dates. AND I might add, they only asked for me to come back. My female counterpart wasn't included in the presentation. Thank goodness I practiced all the lines, even the ones that I was pretty sure would be assigned to her.

The revised dialogue was cheeky and clever. I might add: I have a new fondness for the word "sassy"... it's fun to say as "Kit". My accent held. Although I was a bit horse and dry by the end of the whole experience. Dry, perhaps because I was sweating like a sauna-bound pig in a mink coat. It was fun though, and I've got more demo-tape material!!
I truly marvel at the talent of Damon, the creative guy who was there to direct me and ask for particular inflections. The guy can do sooo many character voices, including the one I was doing. You should hear his Spanish accent; flawless. I'm lucky they were looking for someone non-unionized, 'cause he could've done the part - easy.

Ted could tell everything went well by how positively "chipper" I was when I got home. It's great to enjoy your work. I have a new appreciation for that notion.

(More on the town house tomorrow or Friday.)

How 'bout an old Canadiana summer rocker... "Keep On Lovin' Me Baby" by Colin James.
He's probably the most underrated guitar player in history. The man treats his axe like an appendage. This song is old... but "timeless" old.

Well I want you to love me.
Well I want you to love me.
Well I want you to love me.

whoa yeah
whoah yeah
whoah baby
you know what pleases me

Well I want you to kiss me
Well I want you to kiss me
Well I want you to kiss me

whoa yeah
whoah yeah
whoah baby
you know what pleases me
YOU KNOW WHAT PLEASES ME!

Early in the morning
any time at night
well I can feel your tender lips
making me feel alright

Keep on loving me girl
Ahow how how
Keep on loving me baby
whoa yah
whoa yah
whoa baby
you know what pleases me

SOLO

Early in the morning
any time at night
well I can feel your tender lips
making me feel alright

Keep on loving me girl
Ahow how how
Keep on loving me baby
whoa yah
whoa yah
whoa baby
you know what pleases me

4 comments:

Misster Kitty said...

MAZELTOV on the voice work last night!

Can't wait to see/hear it... sometime... somewhere..

Anonymous said...

Stop wearing mink coats in saunas. It's too hot.

iandouglas736 said...

Man, I LOVE Colin James' music. His first couple of albums were the best, then he did a few of his "little big band" stuff that wasn't as cool, then he got into his old rock groove. Found out he recorded his last album here in L.A. and was bummed I didn't get to go check it out or something. My personal fav. is "Just Came Back", heh.

John said...

I love Colin James too, although if that album in question was "Limelight"... it was kind of sucky and uninpired in my opinion. I bought it; listened to it twice and gave it away.

"Just Came Back" rocks. Same with "T for Trouble". The dude can rock with the best of 'em.