Easter!

What’s new folks?

I hope everyone enjoyed his or her holiday this past weekend. Mine was spent staycationing with my family at the National Harbor for a night, interviewing a friend for my 1st podcast episode (Yay!!) and having Easter dinner with the rest of our family. And then it was back to work today.

Because of the busy weekend, I had missed AwesomeCon, which was kind of a bummer. I had went for the 1st time last year, and had a lot of fun meeting and chatting with voice actors Billy West and Phil LaMarr. But my best friend, Mansa, had the pleasure to attend this year and had a blast meeting and hanging out with Phil LaMarr, Rob Paulsen, Sean Astin and Cary Elwes.

I’ve been a fan of Cary’s since The Jungle Book so I was happy for him that one of us had the chance to meet and chat with him. Even though he was a douche in the movie—his character—I was smitten with his charming looks and accent. Actually, that’s also how I became a fan of Lena Headey’s. I also wanted to visit India because of that movie. It’s funny the things you remember from your youth =)

I’d really like for him to guest blog here so he can share his experiences firsthand with you guys. Here’s hoping I can sweet-talk him!

For those who have never watched Animaniacs, below is a video of Rob Paulsen—who voices Yakko Warner, Pinky, Dr. Otto von Scratchansniff among others—doing Yakko’s Countries of the World. It’s pretty awesome, enjoy!

 

One small step for woman!

…well not that dramatic, but I’ve made good progress on my recordings today. While doing a trial run on my new Nessie microphone, I noticed a slight echo in the playback. While playing with different angles and distances, I thought about what my friend SomeGadgetGuy would say—look at your environment.

He’d done a great video on making your audio better, I’ll put the link down below. But he makes a good point. The room I’m in is untreated, larger than a recording booth with 2 windows and mirrors. And while the echo isn’t large, it’s still something I noticed. Which means it’s going to bother me until I get it right. I will say this about the Nessie; I had recorded next to a closed window and it didn’t pick up any of the noise outside. Awesome!

So it means back to the drawing board. Hmm… maybe some packing blankets on the next Amazon shipment is in order.