By Stephanie Ciccarelli
November 2, 2007
Who doesn't like a hearty laugh now and then?
Marc Cashman, also known as the voice over expert behind the popular blog Ask the Voice Cat, is compiling a book of all things funny related to voice acting and experiences had throughout a voice over career.
Do you have something to add to the book?
Our good friend Marc Cashman, a voice talent and voice over coach, is compiling a book of funny directions, copywriting mistakes, ridiculous audition requests, silly anecdotes, jokes, cartoons, session outtakes, and so on for the V-O business.
On behalf of Marc, I'd like to post a request here to you, the awesome readers of VOX Daily, to send in your hilarious material for his forthcoming book.
Marc relates that he is certain many of you have suffered encounters with eye-rolling, stupid, unintentionally funny stuff in this wacky industry...
Here are a couple examples and a message from Marc:
œWe are auditioning for a muse. This muse must apeal to children 6-8 ys. Old. Please do note make this muse sound like rocky or bullwinkel from the old cartoons.
"Looking for either a woman or a man, preferably with an English accident!"
Not particularly laugh-out-loud material, but you understand what I'm getting at. Anything you might have or remember that you'd like to contribute would be great.
- Script directions: could be confusing, unintelligible, oxymoronic (or just moronic), whatever.
- Embarrassing spelling or punctuation errors in scripts.
- Funny or embarrassing anecdotes about auditions, sessions, directions, etc., from either your own experience or others you know (names will be withheld upon request). I've heard many, many stories of client comments during V-O sessions that would fill one book alone.
- Funny jokes, cartoons or photos that are V-O related.
- Any hilarious outtakes you might have (Subject to review)
Plus, if you find anything that you find funny in a category I haven't mentioned, send it on--I will acknowledge all contributors. And, if you feel like it, you can submit silly things like this over the next year, if you feel inclined--I'd love to have it.
Thanks in advance for your participation and I hope this finds you well.
Hey! I know you've got stories to tell. I hear at least one a day that would be a perfect nugget in Marc's book.
You can email your stories to Marc at email@example.com
I'm really looking forward to reading the book once it has been published and hope to see your names credited in there as sources :)
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