Notice the tiny people in this photograph? See them yet? There, in the upper left of the frame. They are standing along the railing admiring the enormity of the scene before them. OK, your brain has done one incredible piece of work. It has spatially put scale to work.
Space is something we exist in all the time and we do take it for granted. The world around us moves and changes all the time and we blend into it and sometimes forget how incredibly beautiful it can be. We often see elements, like the Grand Canyon, as a two dimensional image and think, “Wow, that is really big!” The same can be said of images of the night sky and the billions of stars which surround our planet.
Being part of a larger space can be overwhelming, humbling and some might say spiritual. We believe the Native Americans who inhabit Grand Canyon, Navaho, Havasupai, Hopi and many others who have called the canyon home for hundreds of years are right about this sacred place. Seeing Grand Canyon in either video or still images does not do it justice. One has to be there in it’s midst to understand the power and respect it commands.
It is with great pleasure that we are able to visit such places. To be able to experience something so vast it causes one to pause and think/reflect on what a gift it is.
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With all the interest in the voice over business as of late, it looks as though the floodgates have burst open with so many more people entering it. We suppose it would be in the interest of those folks to help them along their journey with regards to getting their goals organized and achieved. What better way to do that than to bring it to video? Bluberry Productions,LLC is proud to bring to you “VO Business“. Each voice over talent is interviewed with answers to questions like, “How did you begin in the voice over business?” and “Are you currently training with anyone?” We are doing all this for our benefit too in that we learn so much by working with every participant, at the same time giving them a little more exposure!
With our inaugural talent, Ashley Sahler from Smyrna, GA, we had a relaxed time getting to know her specialty-animation. A graduate of SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design, in Atlanta, Ashley is also familiar with sound design. Her credits include recording sound for various student projects after her time in college. Ashley has voiced various animated projects, video games, app games, and as well commercials. She trained with well-known voice actors in the industry, such as Don Morrow, Crispin Freeman, Pat Fraley and Marc Cashman. She is amazing to hear. Her voices range from little boy to stern mother in scolding mode! Go to her website to hear for yourself-she really has a knack for this stuff!
Ashley has also done a bit of acting during her young career. She says that one of the most valuable contributors to her acting prowess is the art of improv. Improv, she says, can free you to be other characters and many characters as it helps you get in touch with the emotions of those characters for easy access. Another element that is vital to her career success is persistence. To not give up may sound easy but with the word “no” as part of her everyday life, she has learned to hear. “no, not yet.”
With so many more interviews to do in the not-too-distant future we hope Ashley will grant us more as her career progresses. We look forward to following Ashley for years to come-we’ll gladly share her success with you! Our first episode will be posted on our Vimeo page the week of June 15. We hope you enjoy the series and if you would like to see yourself featured and are an Atlanta VO talent-let us know by contacting us on our website.
It has been quite a while since I put an entry into my blog here. So much has happened in that time-mom passed in October of 2011. Yes, that was bad but she told me she was ready before she left. I am okay with that. It is odd when a loved one dies. We know them so well and miss them until it hurts but as time goes on the tears dry and we become no longer grieving people. Something happens with distance from a loss…I like what happens. 🙂
Oh and yes I am still a VO talent. Here is my facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/CSILL-Voiceovers/214545375300068 Full of all the neat and fun happenings in my world. Along that thought, I had a new friend over for dinner last night, Armando. He said one has to constantly market one’s ability so that the success can come through those opening doors. He told me to email businesses asking if they need a voice for their business. I will do just that. Google a business them ask. Not too difficult, right? Begin locally then move to a region then all over the planet. This plan will work but it will take vigilance! I aim for ten great clients within the next six months. Follow my progress here, it will be nice to have someone with whom to make my journey.