GKN Weekly Update 4/6/09
And a happy albeit yucky day weather-wise to you!
So, remember last week when I said it seemed like things were getting back to normal? Yeah, not so much…
Monday was a retake session for Infinivox. I fixed boo-boos and room noise for three of the nine stories I narrated.
Tuesday was a VO audition for Subway at House Productions courtesy of IFM.
Wednesday was actually kind of slow which meant it was catchup day which in turn made it not-so-slow. Interesting how that works out…
Thursday I had a Heineken print ad audition in NYC that I landed from Craig’s List, then I had an audition for Hillside Toyota at Xist Talent in Caldwell courtesy of IFM. I had to say “nobody” in both English and Spanish many, many times.
Friday was nuts! I had a morning recording session for ETS in Princeton. Then I had an afternoon on-camera shoot for a new invention called the Genesis Combustion Enhancement System. It was a sales DVD and I was the spokesperson. I had never used a teleprompter before but it was the kind that was directly in front of the camera lens so it was a lot easier then I thought it would be. I was able to get out of there in time to make dinner reservations all the while driving through that freaking monsoon we had. Fun day!
But wait, there’s more! On Sunday I attended an open house at Watersign Creative, a recording studio in Lake Hiawatha. They’re celebrating their 7th anniversary so it was a good opportunity to catch up with the owner Guy Parker and Julie. Networking on the weekend in the town I grew up in. Weird!
TIP OF THE WEEK: the final aspect of the five areas of success in our industry is Health. This includes mental as well as physical health. I try to exercise at least four times a week. I do pushups, situps, crunches, and about 15 minutes on the Mini-Step. Some weeks are better than others! I also read Men’s Health online once a week to get tips about nutrition, exercise, etc.
As to mental health, I consider working on Project TERRA a means to that end. It’s my passion and a great way to distract me from anything going on that’s not too much fun to think about.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright (Thanks for the quote, Amanda!)
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: What do you do to keep your body and mind in shape?
Have a great week!