So over the weekend I was messing around online and I had the TV on in the background. I didn’t like what was on so I flipped the channels until I found the 1982 Wes Craven film “Swamp Thing“.
I haven’t seen it in decades! There was only about 30 minutes left but I dived in anyway. BTW one thing that’s fun about watching a movie from so long ago is to see if it “holds up”. Sadly, it was awful!
But I digress. In the film is a formula that when drunk, turns you into what you truly are. Dr. Alec Holland turned into the superhero Swamp Thing with all these plant-based powers. A big thug turned into a green, pig-faced little person. And Dr. Anton Arcane, played by the wonderful Louie Jourdan, turned literally into a monster.
This got me thinking about self-perception. If you drank that formula, what would you turn into: a superhero, a little green big-creature, or a monster? Does who you think you are match up with who you really are?
TIP OF THE WEEK:Having an accurate perception of yourself will make or break you as a voice talent. Everybody thinks they have the talent, but do they really? Having a deep, sexy, or quirky voice is not talent; using your voice to tell a story is. Owning an expensive mic that the big voice actors use is not talent; knowing how to use it properly is. Commanding attention at a networking event and making people laugh is not talent; connecting with individuals and cultivating true relationships is.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Remember, the girl you’re with is somebody’s sister. And he’s perfectly capable of kicking your ass. “Rules for my Unborn Son” by Walker Lamond
STUFF!: Normally this would be the place where I’d talk about seeing Swamp Thing, so instead I’ll just mention that I finally saw Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Meh.
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