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ronharpervoice
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarynClark wrote:
Katie's hair IS terrible. Couldn't agree more.

I'll have the Kate Gosslin cut, pleeze"
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:23 pm    Post subject: It's not just in our industry... Reply with quote

I get emails regularly from a potential client that didn't have their stuff together a couple of years ago. They send out constant contact-like emails and while I normally delete them, I do read the headlines and move on. I've not deleted myself from their mailing list because I'm still hoping they will go the VO route (they are a recording studio working w/ musicians).

Tonight's email was along the lines of "want to learn how to be the top musician? Join us for $xx and we'll tell you how to make it happen. Running it will be XYZ who has won this award 40 years ago and talks to people like you every day."

Looks like marketing yourself as the new big thing to teach marketing is the way to go. I'm not arguing with the process, just noticing that it is leaching into every industry.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My take on the Morgan Freeman intro comes with my voiceover hat off.
Put 100 lay people in front of a TV set who are hearing the new intro on the CBS evening news for the first time and many will know it's Morgan Freeman and think's it's cool. Few, if any, will critique the read and think he's not right for the part or did a sub par job. CBS got what they paid for; A highly acclaimed actor/ recognizable voice to open their newscast.

Likely scenario:

Wife: "Hey, isn't that Morgan Freeman's voice?"

Husband: "Yeah, sure is."

Both: "Hmmmm."

Unlikely scenario:

Wife: "Hey, isn't that Morgan Freeman's voice?"

Husband: "Yeah, and what a horrible read he did with the copy."

Wife: "For sure."
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, i'll throw my 2 cents (or pence in) on dear Morgan ...

dag gummit...they should have called me...that waz my gig! I wudda done the bizness!(haha!)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cbs woulda had it made if they decided on the soft shoe silhouette intro:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG, I think I just peed a little.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:42 pm    Post subject: Re: It's not just in our industry... Reply with quote

Mandy Nelson wrote:
want to learn how to be the top musician? Join us for $xx and we'll tell you how to make it happen.


How to play the flute:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNfGyIW7aHM
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um, that post was supposed to be it's own thread. Wow...sorry about that. Perhaps I'll cut and paste it elsewhere. Or maybe I shouldn't trust myself. Will there be a flogging?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There will be a mopping.
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Philip Banks
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never mind about Morgan's Rum! We're missing an important issue here. There's is only ONE newsreader called Kate.

Kate Silverton



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's possible that the "director" of the spot wasn't interested in actually directing the talent. I've seen that "fear of directing a big name" in other projects, and inevitably, the end product sounds... undirected.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Morgan, please put the phone down. Good. Now, let's try it on this microphone. Thanks."
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to believe they wanted it that way. There is absolutely no individual in news who could OR should replace Walter Conkrite's opening. Your other option is to go completely in the opposite direction, which is exactly what they did.

James Earl Jone's CNN tag still has all of them beat.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fram CBth Noos Worl Headquarters in Noo Yok, this is the CBS Evenin' News with Kaddie Kerrig.

I can only suppose he was directed (if at all) to have such sloppy diction...even on her name.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I can only suppose he was directed (if at all) to have such sloppy diction...even on her name.


That's OK. Katie begins the cast with "Good eve-neen," and mispronounces every 'ing' as 'een' for the remainder of the half-hour anyway (as do many other professionals with equally lazy diction).
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