By Stephanie Ciccarelli
March 7, 2011
Have you ever been the narrator for a local television station?
Sometimes it's easiest to get your foot in the door by doing some narration on a volunteer basis for local programming. That, or it does help to know the producer!
Hear about voice major Sarah Widmeyer's story in today's VOX Daily.
When speaking at UWO, I happened to meet someone who had experience narrating for a series produced by Rogers Television called "Structures" hosted by Mark Paine, a show that features buildings of note in the Kitchener-Waterloo area among others.
Soprano Sarah Widmeyer, a masters student at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario, approached me after my talk and shared about her experience as the narrator of Structures and how that helped to introduce her to voice acting and using her voice in different ways.
When I asked Sarah how she came by the work, she said that it came through the producer. As it happened, the producer had heard Sarah before and worked with her previously. The producer of the program acquired Sarah's number through a mutual friend and gave her a quick phone call. This was the beginning of an enjoyable working relationship and experience for all involved including Sarah, the producer and all the sound techs.
Sarah relates that the job was both fun and fulfilling, offering "I had a passing interest in architecture and local history. There were several words I had never encountered so I asked and the answers started me on little discoveries in the world of architecture and local history."
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