I’ve been tied up a lot lately. It’s all good, but a lot going on. The positive aspect of life in the fast lane. Here are some brief highlights:
This month I’ve begun taking a working pro voiceover class in Los Angeles on Tuesday evenings that I absolutely LOVE. But I am staying up there on Tuesdays, and returning Wednesday mornings. I come home to full email boxes and waiting clients who need their stuff NOW. Then I play catch up, and the blog gets a lower priority. A gal’s gotta get some rest, too!
My birthday was earlier this week, and there were a number of fun activities and adventures, with phone calls from friends and family, dinners and celebrations. Heck, we don’t celebrate just one, day around this house. It’s more like a week! I love that part!
One excellent thing I must share is the chance to screen the film, “The King’s Speech” ,followed by a Q&A with the screen writer, David Seidler. He himself was a stutterer and began his research in 1980!
Based on the true story of King George VI, the magnificent acting of Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, and cinematography, anybody who’s in voiceover should see this story.
“The King’s Speech” follows a reluctant Monarch with a speech impediment in the quest to find his voice. You’ll love the microphones used at the time, the various vocal warm ups and the unorthodox methods Lionel the speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush) used to get the King to overcome his stammer, and eventually deliver an inspiring radio address as England goes to war with Germany.
I hope and bet this film sweeps at awards time!
It’s intelligent and uplifting story, sans violence, sex and explosions is a MUST SEE for voiceover people.