Hey there, folks! I know I haven’t been very active — with the sewing/costuming community, I’ve definitely been away for too long (I’m still hoping to get back to it when I can)… but even with art I have been getting slower and slower. Sorry about that.
I thought I’d post about something I’ve only mentioned a handful of times, and post a link. You probably know that my husband is both a writer and a podcaster. And sometimes he combines both together! He somehow managed to drag me into recording some lines for him, and it went from simple reusable intro lines to narrating stories. I’ve even had others mention my voice over work before, and recently loaned my voice for a few lines in an upcoming audio drama with another podcasting/audiocasting friend of ours.
You also probably know how much I enjoyed The Hobbit movies. Some of the actors involved in it are such sweeties — and one of them, Stephen Hunter (Bombur the dwarf) — has a video blog series called “Actors Talk About Themselves” on YouTube.
My husband and I probably watch YouTube more often than regular TV, and Stephen’s vlog has been added to our regular watching. We may not be actors, but there are times when comments and tips can actually help inspire others with something entirely different. It’s been enjoyable to watch.
I recently asked Stephen if he would be adding voice over/voice work tips to his vlog… and he gave some quick tips (that part starts at the 7:50 mark)!
I do hope he covers voice work more. I know, seeing what my husband and others in the podcasting community do, that good sound and being heard is vital. You never know where it could lead either.
It’s wonderful when folks can share tips and info with others. Please check out his other videos too — there are also some fun interviews with other actors (and more to come).