This is part of the brand refresh for the airline that took launched in 2014. I’d be curious to know else was auditioning for this brand voice — but it’s safe to say that Southwest and the agency, GSD&M, hit an absolute home run with this casting.read more
In 1985, in a huge stadium in Philadelphia, my world stood still as David Bowie came on stage (via video uplink — I think that’s what it was called back then) in London to sing “Heroes.” I remember it like it was yesterday and it will still have the same impact on me forever: chills.read more
Twitter is all aflutter today over the news that Harry Shearer, the voice of Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers and Principal Skinner (among many other) has decided to part ways with The Simpsons after what can only be called one of the more glorious runs of voiceover and voice acting in history (with the possible exception of his The Simpsons contemporaries).read more
Here’s one I stumbled upon from a report in LA in 2008. Some of the tops in the biz. Note the wrap-up, specifically the “luck” part. Yeah, that’s part of it.
May have been a slow news day, but inspiring to see for those of us in the trenches.read more
Twitter was aflutter with Vince Vaughn today. When seeing a celeb trend, there are two thoughts that generally come to mind: “uh-oh,” or “what did he do now?”
All Vince Vaughn did, in this case, was take part in one of the greatest things in the history of our industry — and though I’m prone to hyperbole, I may be right this time.read more
A couple of years ago, my son (soon to be 6 years old) asked me about voice work. He had always seen the microphone in the office and fiddled around as I was rolling on few projects. It usually was a bit of yelling in the background, but he was having fun — and that’s all that really matters at this point.read more