Seeking resultsJun 30, 2014
Seeking results. Not everyone gets to see what it entails for another to achieve success. The process. The process is not the same for any two people even two people on similar paths. I have sought for years to become a working performer. I don’t use performer loosely. As a performer I mean one who needs an audience. I do it all. I have found audiences around the world as a performer (Actor, Singer, Dancer, Stuntman, Acrobat, Clown, MC and a few more things that escape me). I recently was made aware of the Audiobook industry. Well, I knew of audiobooks but just not see it as performance opportunity because I did not know what door to knock on. I found the door. An Audio Engineer that I worked with told me about an organization of audiobook producers. I contacted the group. I went to their conference in May. At the conference I was blown away but the support, the sharing of information (among the competition), and the educational opportunities made available to me and everyone. When I got back from the conference I realized if I wanted to do this I needed a space to do it. So I built a small recording booth in my garage. It took me just over a week to built the 3 foot by 5 foot booth, Yes that would be a very small closet. I set up my laptop and did a couple tests of the sound. Then recorded a Demo. I then went a website (www.acx.com) for audiobook producers, loaded my demo and waited. Well, I am not the most patient person. So while waiting I looked at the acx site to see what folks were looking for in audiobook readers and decided to audition for a book. I sent in three audition in two days and on day three I got a response. Someone wanted me to read their book. I am currently in the process of reading the book well really reading and recording the book. I am learning lots about the workflow, the process, the work. This is not the same path I set out on 30 some years ago. The path feels similar rough at times easy at others but work none the less and thank GOD it is rewarding work.