Saturday, November 28, 2009

June Foray - Voice Legend

On February 23, 2000, Karen Herman conducted a two-hour interview with June Foray in Woodland Hills, CA. Ms. Foray discussed her start in radio and her transition to voice-over for animation and television. Some of the characters voiced for classic Warner Bros. animation include Granny in Tweety and Sylvester and Witch Hazel. She then went on to create and voice her most famous character, Rocket J. Squirrel on The Bullwinkle Show. Other television shows she discussed include The Twilight Zone, I Love Lucy, Looney Toons, George of the Jungle, and The Smurfs.

The segments run about thirty minutes each and should follow one after the other.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Maria Bamford in Target Ad Campaign

This Target campaign features two sisters (both played by comic, Maria Bamford) who are getting ready for the Target 2-Day Sale: one is an overachieving overachiever who can't wait for 5am, and the other is a frazzled everymom who'll get there when she can.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Quite The Character: Maria Bamford

Here is a collection of twenty short videos under the title "The Maria Bamford Show." Bamford, a stand-up comedian, does some excellent character work, portraying herself, her sister, her mother, her father, a cadre of her high school enemies, and a variety of people from her hometown of Duluth, Minnesota.

An interview with Maria Bamford, part 1:

An interview with Maria Bamford, part 2:

Friday, November 13, 2009

Dave Fox of Z100 Radio in New York

Nick Parker interviews Dave Fox, the Creative Services Director of Clear Channel New York. Dave Fox - Known in some circles as a Prod-god,
is highly regarded as one of the top signature voices in Top 40 radio as the voice of Z100, here he shares his in-sight on radio imaging.

I am not a smoker personally, and do not condemn anyone who does, but Dave Fox credits his voice success to the "cancer stick," although he doesn't recommend it.

Kids, DO NOT TRY THIS IS HOME. Every great voice is NOT a deep voice.

From Weird Al Yankovic to Carl Sagan & Stephen Hawking : Auto-Tune

Weird Al Yankovic helps to explain the history of the software which created the auto-tune effect.

Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking auto-tuned

Friday, November 6, 2009

Voiceover Universe