Writing… and now Recording.

by Doc Coleman on July 3, 2014 · 0 comments

in Voice Work

Last week I talked about getting back to work on writing the next draft of The Perils of Prague. I’ve made a start on it, but it is still slow going, what with everything else going on in my life. Still, I’m making progress. Moving forward. Unfortunately, now I’ve got to add something else to the mix. I’ve got some voice work commitments, and it is time to get recording again so that I can meet them.

American_flagSo, to celebrate Independence Day, commonly known as the 4th of July, I’m going to be firing up my microphone and making a start at recording lines for a major voice project. This is a major part in a novel, so I’ve got lines in almost every chapter, and there are a lot of chapters. The original plan was to record a chapter a week for the rest of the year. The problem is, I’m in enough chapters that I would still be recording into next year. And I’d also end up being the last person recording lines.

That will never do.

The producer drew up a schedule that has me doing two and three chapters a week as we go along, but usually just one chapter a week.It is doable, but some of the weeks are surprisingly light, followed by a heavy week with two or three big chapters. That seems a little imbalanced to me.

So, I’m planning on starting strong by recording two chapters of lines this weekend, and then making sure that I keep ahead of the producer’s schedule. That’s going to put a dent in the time I have to write and edit, but it will help get things done. And that is what’s important. Getting it done.

I’m really looking forward to this role. I’ve done some voice work before, but this will be my first really big role. My first chance to really show people what I can do, what kind of range I have as an actor. I managed to show some of that at Balticon this past Memorial Day, when I played the role of a young wizard Artax for Chris Lester’s live production of Metamor City. I received a number of compliments for my role that weekend. I know they were sincerely meant, but I can’t shake the feeling that part of the reason they were so impressed was because they didn’t think I could do the job in the first place.

Maybe that’s just my own self-doubt speaking. Maybe.

In the mean time, moving forward. Step by step.

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