Recently, a client returned a piece of equipment that had been out on loan; for digitising cassettes. So, while it was on my desk; I decided to finally digitise my very first Audition tape (which I scored a job with in December 1987, in Emerald, Queensland Australia).
Reflection on one’s style and technique is an imperative skill for a voice actor – to improve or progress you need to be able to critically listen to your work and offer yourself feedback. I find it fascinating how my own style has changed over the years, from that very forced ‘radio announcer’, to a casual more realistic human sound. Today I was writing and listening to the radio; and a couple of my own voiceovers jumped out at me.
I have read commercials for both of these clients, a number of times; I wonder if my read style has been influenced by a personal connection to the clients – both of whom I’ve enjoyed many glasses of wine with. Keep Reading
On CFM recently, I spoke with local Coromandel Photographer, Hakan Nedjat about his Astrophotography. I originally discovered Hakan’s work on the Whiti ChitChat facebook group in early 2019. Upon looking into his work, I discovered Hakan is a Sony Digital Imaging Advocate – shooting with the Sony A7 series of cameras, which I was introduced to a few years ago by Cinematographer – Dr Daniel Maddock, endorsing its extraordinary low light ability. I have watched with interest Hakan’s work on the socials, so finally my curiosity got to the stage where I needed to have a chat to him and learn more… Keep Reading
As an administrator in my day job, and a voice actor in the other part of my professional life; the opportunities to get back to my old days of radio imaging production have been fairly rare. So whilst taking a couple of days leave, I was inspired to give a little freshen up to some Request promos. Apparently, I’m not too bad at it after all this time.
The Lost Spring is returning magic to the lives of many and we are driven by a commitment to excellence
Following 50th birthday celebrations, I was fortunate enough to spend a few weeks working on air for Coromandel’s CFM. This was a wonderful opportunity to make some new stories and share them. My dear friend, Alan Hopping – is a passionate man who cares about our future, and who is going to be leading New Zealand in the future. Alan’s passion is infectious, hence my compulsion to share the story of the Ambassador Leadership Foundation. Alan Hopping is the creator and founder of The Lost Spring, Whitianga… one of my favourite places in the world.
The story of The Lost Spring and Alan’s relentless pursuit of his dream of re-discovering the once-lost water source is a history that we cherish. Our heritage is woven into the fabric of The Lost Spring and makes it all the more rewarding for us to share this magical place with visitors. Alan now runs The Lost Spring alongside his daughter, Alanna, who grew up in Whitianga.