I am doing great. Today before Mike took off to set, we went through some needed invoicing and paperwork, among the papers, this bad boy re-surfaced….LA parking ticket. $68 bucks! GEESH!
LA parking signs are freaking hard to decipher… It takes time and patience to figure out what you CAN and CAN”T do. We obviously did a CAN’T..
Ha, I was going through some footage today and found this gem. I really am not mad at Mike. I love him with all my heart and he is the most talented person I know. Just a little forgetful at times, lol
Cutie…He is on set tonight, filming for the movie Tazmanian Devils. He texted me, “After dinner we are blowing up a helicopter!!” He was excited…
I am ever so thankful for him and can’t wait til we are married….
Cafe Gratitude posted this picture of their restaurant today for American Thanksgiving. The place was BOOMING!
Ha, I obviously went at the most “non-busy” time.
Can’t wait to go back!
In the meantime, today I voiced a bunch of geometry courses, then edited a bit of it on my own and played with Painter in between. He is obsessed with this ball that is definitely too big for him…
So Mike got a cool gig working with the camera crew on a Sci-fi movie called Tazmanian Devils. (“Winnie” from the Wonder Years is one of the stars…she is all grown up now though:) So anyway, it leaves me to produce my voiceover work on my own. I am 100% cool with working on my own, and sometimes I really like it and find it rewarding to complete a job myself from audition, to back in the clients hand- to a 5 star review. BUT other times…..when I am busier than I have ever been in my entire life- A girl could use some help.
I have an amazing editor from LA that we found who helps out from time to time. I email him files to edit when I am too busy. He is fast, produces good work and is trustworthy (I don’t even listen to the files once he sends them back to me. I just know they will be good) Outsourcing means less money in our pocket per gig… but I as sure as heck can’t edit it all myself, so he has been a life saviour this week.
Yesterday for example- I had over 12 (7 page) scripts to voice for a geometry course I am doing and 14 scripts for the University of San Francisco. Then I got 5 other scripts (2 from my agent, 2 from voices.com and 1 from a client) to turnaround within hours as they were all marked *ASAP, even *URGENT. haha. So ya, it’s been crazy.
I am not complaining though. I spent hours meditating and visualizing for this moment to get here…and it is here! This is my job!
I usually voice in my sound booth, but when I have long scripts, I have to voice at my desk so I can stop and start recording when I mess up (and I MESS up! lol) When I tell people what I do- some people don’t have a clue what I am talking about and other people think “ohh, your sooo lucky!”. I kinda smirk inside, because if they watched the countless hours and persistence I put into this career- They would say, “ohh, your soooo hardworking!”
LUCK is when OPPORTUNITY and HARD WORK meet. It’s a happy marriage….
Usually about once an hour Painter is bored and wants me to play with him. He stares at me and lets out these little wimpers like, “Hey….I’m over here…hey.. look at me…I’m bored, can we play?”
My sister in law posted this cool video on my facebook page today. This is basically what I do. I haven’t got any subways *yet* (I almost got the China subway) But I have voiced emergency situations and airplane directions. My only observation is- How can she voice and HOLD the script? It must have just been for the shot.
Speaking of cute… check out these vases I got from Moskatels in LA. These are for the Wedding….. ahhhh…. Ohhh ya I’m getting married…. I am going to Saskatoon this weekend to iron out the rest of the wedding details..
I need to stay calm…calmer….Everything will get done and I will be A-OK….
Maybe I need to drink more Green Tea…
OR SHOP MORE! I got this Tarte kit at Sephora for $40, I don’t LOVE it. The lipstick and blush is awesome (I would buy the Tarte Lip stick on it’s own) but the stick highlighter and powder highlighter is so so.. (haven’t used the liquid stuff yet)
I also bought Korres foundation. Basically bought it because it had an “Best of ALLURE’” sticker on it. I have only worn it a few times. I think it’s going to be good. Still feeling it out. It is long lasting which is nice, it is a light buildable foundation..
Another purchase I got was these Chinese Laundry boots from Nordstrom. I have them deep in the closet so Painter doesn’t destroy them before I even wear them…
$99 at Nordstrom.
Well, thanks for listening to me half vent/half talk normal. 50/50…give a little, get a little….haha…
Hope you are doing splendid. Keep following your dreams and never ever ever give up!
Ok, the drama geek in me is about to be released. When you read the title, basically I am trying to say that the voiceover workshop I took today was ON FIRE.. It was THE BOMB….I’m trying to think of whatever tag lines the cool kids are saying these days, but it was dope!
To be honest, my experience today was like a dream come true. There I was- in a master class, with the guy who coaches Nancy Cartwright! Nancy Cartwright is the voice of Bart Simpson for those of you who don’t know. Here is what Nancy says about Pat as a coach, ”Pat never disappoints. His techniques cover everything the pros in the industry expect you to know – but nobody teaches.”
Umm, ya, I worked with “Bart Simpson’s” voiceover coach….
The day was ridiculously beneficial and wonderful to my career as a voiceover artist. I was IN FREAKIN HEAVAN.
Here’s the voiceover team for the day!! There were 6 of us who were Pat’s students for the day.
After my workshop, we went to my friend Jo-Anne’s- she was having a party- hence, “The party’s here…”.
They have a bungalow in Hollywood.. This art on the wall is done by Ryan McCann…
More of Ryan’s amazing art.
The party was booming (out of respect to others who don’t know me, I didn’t snap their picture- but here is Mike playing a fun bean bag toss game on the front “lawn”… I wouldn’t call is a lawn cause it’s rocks and a big fire pit- but hey- it was soooo cool.
I heart LA….
Off to bed with more voice work to do in the am. Then we will hopefully do some shopping. Getting ready for Monday when will we blast out the rest of our awesome Stormtech Videos. I am so excited with the peeps we get to work with!!!
Happy Saturday Night. It is 11:57 here- so if I post this NOW. It will still be Saturday night. OW OW OW
Hello from Hollywood, land of the glamourous movie stars crazy people! ha, just kidding.
There are TONS of amazingly talented people here, but ya, there are some crazies too. Take a walk down Hollywood Blvd and you’ll know what I mean.
One of my life philosophies is “You gotta out-crazy the crazies!” Something I think I can do quite well….
My plan was to get back on the raw today, and although I am doing better…(I made an awesome salad for lunch) I somehow got dragged into Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. (seriously my favourite coffee place, probably GOOD they don’t have them in Canada)
While I waited for my drink, I read their quote of the day, which happened to be by Steve Jobs.
Then, there it was, like a bottle to a baby, a bone to a dog and peanut butter to it’s jelly….
I was reunited with the 500 calorie Black Forest Ice Blended coffee!!!
Mmmmm, I shared with Mike, so I probably only consumed 495 calories of the 500.. Not bad!
We were supposed to shoot today, but it got cancelled, so we headed back “home”. Here’s Mike carrying ALL the gear. (what? I still can’t lift anything for another 1.5 weeks;)
I had tons of voice work to get caught up on, so literally that’s been the rest of our day…
My on the road studio set up…
I got a spot for CTV today. Made me feel at home!
Hope your day has been fantastic! Sending you warm sunshiny California sun… from my heart to yours!
Things are going great. Woke up today and had a 65 page voice job in my inbox… Okeedokee, no beach for me today.
I’ve gotten a bit of it done. Mike always does such a great job of rigging up my portable studio, no matter where we are!
Here is me in the hotel closet. We could actually fully close the doors, cause we put the lamp in the closet, (after taking the lamp shade off- we trash hotel rooms in a different way, haha)
We said bye to our beachy Hotel Hermosa and have now moved into the Hollywood area for the remainder of our trip.
Once we got settled in our new place, we took a walk down Hollywood Blvd..
Still looking the same… Still all the wax museums, people trying to sell you tours to go see celeb homes, the walk of fame, and of course Ripley’s believe it or not museum…
Hollywood and Highland.
This was at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater. They were getting ready for a premiere of the movie The Artist.
I heart Hollywood and Vine, so much that I wrote about it in one of my songs off our last album…..
After some wandering, I took Mike to the Cat and Fiddle, an old hot spot I used to go to.
It’s right on Sunset Blvd, a place I used to go to. It’s in a courtyard, neat place.
After a few days of eating non-raw cuisine, I got re-inspired when I spotted this super cool raw vegan organic joint…
Then I put my foot down and said, ok, now that we are in a place that we will be at for the next 8 days, lets get groceries. So we went to Trader Joe’s and I bought lots of greens, fruits, veggies, all the good stuff, (and a couple bottles of the $1.99 wine! Gotta love Trader Joe’s!)
Hope your having a great week. Can’t wait until we meet again!! Tomorrow perhaps???