As Christmas approaches, corporate events are in full swing!. When I'n not operating a TV camera on these exhausting events, VO work I have to say is increasing nicely now.
At a conference for "Unite", UK's 2nd biggest union conference, I was shacked up in the Hilton Hotel in Brighton for a week of motions,debates, hecklers & union activists. After the initial 3 camera rig it was a case of being perched on a stool at the back of the auditorium for 10 hrs at a time, and being kept to a reasonable state of alertness by coffee infusions and Redbull!. Deep joy.
And of course, Sod's law dictates that when ever you are away from home for more than a day, you get requests for voice work. But, no problem, I rigged my mobile studio set-up in my quite hotel room and was able to facilitate 10 on-hold requests for Holiday Inn UK.
Then, as I was resting on my laurels and about to crack open a cheeky Merlot, the phone rang, another show client of mine. "Hi Mate, we're a bit stuck with a missing "Voice of god" for this show in Barcelona, what's your availability? are you working remotely? can you deliver in an hour?" no problem I said, txt me the lines. In good time, the file was sent and cued on the show sound desk. Feathers in caps all round!......should I dare to un cork the Merlot before the phone rings again? hmmmm.