too legit to quit

Check-it: I’m on the Internet Movie Database. My filmography is teeny-tiny, but it’s a start. And a start ain’t half-bad.

In other news, I spent some time last weekend tweaking my commercial voiceover demo with a friend, the goals of which are to garner a richer, fuller tone and replace some of the weaker reads. The highly-contentious Morgan Stanley script stays. Yes, it’s a stodgy RP English accent and some of you hate it, some of you love it; but since everyone seems to feel strongly about it I figure it’s memorable and therefore it stays. You'll know when the new demo is up because you'll want to buy some ice cream. And that's all I'm going to say about that. *ahem*

In the next week or two I’ll also be recording narrative and accent demos…I can’t wait to get those done, especially since I've been wanting to do the former for months now. The narrative demo will include part of one of the ice-fishing stories I recorded for the Walker Art Center's Open Ended: The Art of Engagement exhibition, and another piece or two yet to be determined - probably pieces from Ken Burns' Jazz series, and Nova's The Elegant Universe. Fitting since I adore both jazz and quantum physics.

I’m also hoping to spend some quality time with my home-recording setup to get the recording levels set once and for all. I know this thing has the power to make some really nice recordings, I just haven’t been able to find the sweet spot yet. I’m working with a Digital Reference DR-CX1 mic with a Stedman Proscreen XL on a desk mount, patched into a M-Audio Mobilepre USB. The preamp runs directly into the computer, and I’m using Audacity (open-source software) to record. If any of you pros have any recommendations off-hand, I’m completely open to suggestions. For those of you who might suggest not using the brand name of the windscreen to help me avoid sounding like a novice; I'll work on that.