Monday, August 25, 2008
Why would anyone want to use my voice?
So i discovered what real desperation is today when i got a call from a Thai friend who was trying to help out another friend find a 'native english speaker' to do some voice over work that needed to be done today for some online english teaching program that their company is developing. Having worked in media, i have a fairly good idea of what's needed for a job like that, and i know for a fact that i don't have it. But desperate times call for desperate measures, and i can now add 'voice talent' to my resume :) haha Pretty funny really if you ask me. I'm just waiting to meet some Thai kid in the street who speaks like me cos they've done this english course. Hmmmm.....actually, that's a very scary thought, but very funny at the same time. Whist at first, i thought of it as a whole new level of 'quality' that's acceptable over here, i then started to really think about the fact that if it was me trying to record stuff in Thai, i'm not so sure that i'd know the difference between a 'good' and a 'bad' take either. Really made me think, if i want to be doing anything in the lines of multimedia in the future over here, there's a LOT that i need to learn - and it's not just language!