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Kurt Boutin



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:21 pm    Post subject: Random things that appear weird out of context Reply with quote

"Can you please use a voice closer to the one you do in you pizza demo "
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unless, of course, you happen to be ordering a pizza. then it all makes sense.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's actually a serious point in here. I've lost count of the number of times I've be told, "We loved your demo and think you'd be a good fit for this job - script attached."

Yeah, but which cut did it for you? What do you actually want?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then there is a client who liked your demo, references the demo in the vague direction they give you - so you execute the read accordingly, and THEN - in a directed session - takes you on a roller-coaster ride throughout the script. At the end of it you don't know if you're coming or going. Meh
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had this happen -

i arrive at studio on time - me the engineer & client #1 - client #2 is late - then later - client #1 says - let's just get started. i spend 30 minutes in the booth taking direction like a good boy. engineer says - we've got it & starts mixing it together when client #2 comes in, listens & says "who's this guy? that sounds nothing like the demo!" scared the crap out of me because i thought "who the hell did they hire?" turned out it was me - but the two "directors" were not on the same page about which demo they liked. long story longer, i did it all over, they felt bad & paid me for two sessions.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good ending to a troubling story, Todd.

I've had clients hire me off of my demo and auditions. I'm a medium range baritone (or higher when needed) on everything I do. I can't tell you how many times I've been asked, "can you go deeper? ... more like James Earl Jones?"

No, but thanks for asking. Sheesh.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

todd ellis wrote:
i did it all over, they felt bad & paid me for two sessions.



The way it should be
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Kurt Boutin



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While this was intended to be a bit of a humorous post, I'm actually very thankful that I HAVE a demo that they can reference pieces from.

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