Here’s how it goes, you get into the studio with the script and the intent. Back strait, chords warm and engaged. You have this, you own it. The character that belongs in this commercial, the one and only voice that can bring the product, the commercial to life. Then suddenly the door creeks and in come the monkeys to wreak havoc over your confident self.
Its Monkey Mind and it happens to creative people because , well, because we are creative . We see things from all sides. We can be so many things; just ask us to be wry and effervescent at the same time…we will actually give it a try. Because that’s how we are. And when we get in the recording studio we remember all of the wonderful ways the part can be played. And the monkeys just invite themselves in, to bounce around your head.
Voice over talent remember this: YOU are the special something, the secret weapon that everyone has been hoping would surface this very day. Bring the best interpretation that you have and don’t give a thought to the other folks trying to get the part. Bring the essence that you know is authentic, real, true and natural to you. The thing that makes your friends love you, the best you got.
And have fun.