Corporate & Media Voice Over
The “ROR” Heard ‘Round the World
All the excitement of the Christmas break has started to wind down along with 2009 itself. It was a very busy year for medical voice overs with projects recorded for doctors, pharmaceutical launches, revolutionary new technologies and breakthroughs and even narrating the Canadian Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Flu Guide which was an epic 5-hour recording session. All reports indicate we're not through with Swine Flu yet. Next wave around February could be severe. Happy New Year!
On the lighter side I got to cut loose and have a blast doing animation voice overs for a couple of new cartoons soon to hit the airwaves. Confidentiality agreements prevent me from disclosing details on those specific shows, otherwise it's off to the the witness protection program. I also reprised my role as Zed in the cartoon Magi-Nation which returns for a second season to the small screen. Zed is nasty. Always the fun roles.
Corporate voiceover work continued to be strong even in a fiscal year that was anything but. However, the mighty monetary soothsayers are declaring a steady economic recovery in the 12 months ahead - (cough) H1N1 not included.
There were numerous clients requiring ethnic voice talent for their projects. We accommodated with everything from Russian to Mandarin, from Portuguese to Italian voice overs. Satisfied clients on a global scale.
I'd like to say thank you to our loyal clients of more than a decade and those that came on board in the past year. We look forward to ramping up things in the next decade with exciting plans for marketing in 2010. It's nice to finally have the new website up and running. We'll see how it performs as a new demo showcase in the months ahead.
I'd also like to express my appreciation to the scores of family, friends and 'fans' that have joined Rory O'Shea's Voice Over Adventures! on Facebook. I will strive to regularly share my Indiana Jones-like experiences in recording studios everywhere. Providing I get out alive. Pray for me.
I have also started to tweet. I have an appointment with my doctor to see if anything can be done for it. In the meantime you can follow me on twitter if so inclined. The 140 text characters may or may not be voiceover related. However, I promise I won't share what I had for breakfast.
So, as I sit here typing a quick retrospective synopsis I would also like to wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous year ahead for you and your family.
And as I still sit here, I am also surrounded by a pile of year-end paperwork. But I am not going to put it off any longer. No siree-Bob. A New Year's resolution is to get things done early. No procrastination. Why put off until tomorrow what can be done today.
On that note, I wonder if it's too early to pop that bottle of bubbly I was saving until the 31st? Happy New Year!