Monthly Archives: July 2017

Jul
28

Steven Kearney’s close encounter with Stephen Spielberg…

From the “IMPORTANCE OF PREPARATION” Files: this text just in to Samantha from Big Apple ‘Traxer STEVEN KEARNEY, whose latest booking packed a pretty HUGE surprise!

“Booked a job for yesterday w a 6:45AM call on the set of a movie called “The Post” (starring Hanks & Streep). Movie shooting on location in a beautiful old library on campus of Columbia University.  Kearney hired as a voice-match for deceased Watergate villain John Erlichman. Myself, a guy doing Nixon, and a few others hired to recreate a phone conversation or two re: Watergate.

At 7:15am a gentleman in a long-sleeved shirt, vest, and tie walks into this back conference room – rigged and staffed by sound guys w recording gear and a handheld boom mic – who will be directing our session.

Stephen Spielberg.

He could not have been nicer, Samantha. He knew what he wanted, he was calm, kind, and totally engaged in every word of what we were doing. An unforgettable 30 min’s of my voice acting career – and I was ready for it. Not at all nervous… just give it to him. Trust it. Let it go.

Your boy, Steven Kearney, being directed in a (tiny) voice role in a major motion picture by Sir Stephen Spielberg.

Do the work, move it forward, give every audition your best effort, and ya never know who you’ll run into in this business.

Happy Friday Samantha Paris.

Much love, Steven”

We couldn’t be prouder of you, Steven! And just a little footnote about this: notice how Steven said he was “READY for it”? That’s just one of many reasons we don’t knock demos together after six months of training. We want EVERY Voicetrax Student just as ready as Steven was by the time they enter the field.


Jul
21

‘Traxer Typecasting

BREAKING from FREMONT: More ‘Traxers have been spotted converging on unsuspecting voice-over bookings! This one continues a Star One campaign featuring VT Guest Directors LOUISA MACKINTOSH and CHUCK KOUROUKLIS, as a snappy fed-up customer and a blustery windbag bank manager, respectively (SO against type for both…)

“There is nothing better than walking into a session to find out you’re working with another actor… oh wait yes there is… when the other actor is Chuck K! Doing our second session together for Star One Credit Union. It was fun for me to watch a master at work, listen to it real time in a session.” – Louisa

“I hope this campaign goes on forever! Working with a performer who’s as generous and reactive as Louisa makes everything SO MUCH EASIER, particularly when there’s a call for wild line options after some live runs with your partner. Louisa helped me set my guy right up and keep him anchored!” – Chuck

Hit the video below for the finished radio spot. And you just never know – your fellow student of today may very well be your professional partner in crime tomorrow!

BREAKING from FREMONT: More ‘Traxers have been spotted converging on unsuspecting voice-over bookings! This one continues a Star One campaign featuring VT Guest Directors LOUISA MACKINTOSH and CHUCK KOUROUKLIS, as a snappy fed-up customer and a blustery windbag bank manager, respectively (SO against type for both…) “There is nothing better than walking into a session to find out you're working with another actor… oh wait yes there is… when the other actor is Chuck K! Doing our second session together for Star One Credit Union. It was fun for me to watch a master at work, listen to it real time in a session.” – Louisa “I hope this campaign goes on forever! Working with a performer who’s as generous and reactive as Louisa makes everything SO MUCH EASIER, particularly when there’s a call for wild line options after some live runs with your partner. Louisa helped me set my guy right up and keep him anchored!” – ChuckHit the video below for the finished radio spot. And you just never know – your fellow student of today may very well be your professional partner in crime tomorrow!

Posted by Voicetrax SF on Friday, July 21, 2017


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