December 15, 2010

How's Your Heavy Breathing?

I’m volunteering at the local NPR station again today. I call members and thank them for their donation. It’s fun, I get free cookies and a tour of the studio, but they won’t let me be on the air. Not yet anyway.

It would be so much fun to be on air. I’ve been told I have a face for radio, so there’s that. At least I think it would be fun, I never really tried. Sometimes things seem fun until you really know what it takes to do it.

Like body piercing.

I have also thought about being a voice over artist. I mean you just talk into a microphone, how hard can that be? So I talked to a guy who knows a guy, and I found out you have to possess some skills besides a functioning voice box.

I wish I had done that research before I started applying for jobs. Turns out phone actress and voice over artist are two totally different things. I nearly hyperventilated during the audition.

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