Mr. Keating’s Opinion on Submitting Yourself for Judgment
I’ve been ruminating on this topic this afternoon. Been really trying to figure out a way to say what I have to say without coming off like a complete feminine hygiene product. I think it’s going to be a tough sell. But here goes.
I constantly see (and when I say constantly, I mean on an almost daily basis) people talking about impending job interviews on different social media. Invariably, these people are all so incredibly puckered about it that they take to cyberspace asking…nay, begging for prayers, good thoughts, vibes, etc. for their looming interview.
Now, hold on. Before the mental poo-poos begin, stop right there. This is not a criticism on the power of prayer/positive thinking/vibes/however you choose to frame it. I am a huge believer in the power of prayer and in the power of the mastermind group. So don’t believe for a second that I’m being critical of people for that. No way.
The reaction that I have when I see people do that is simple. It makes me really glad to be an actor.
Bragging rights and a trip to Hot-lanta (It’s actually pretty cold right now, right?) are at stake for the 2011 The Price Is Right ’Faux-ditions.’ So no, I’m not really going to be on the show (although it would be unilaterally cool if somehow my cut of the show’s open found its way into Mike Richards’ (The Price Is Right Executive Producer) hands…just sayin’).
You know that TPIR has been auditioning announcers for the last few weeks, right? Guys like the incredible David H. Lawrence XVII (“Puppetmaster” Eric Doyle from Heroes), Brad Sherwood and Jeff Davis (of Whose Line Is It Anyway?), JD Roberto (American Idol Extra), and George Gray (The Weakest Link), have been on there, doing the classic “come on down,” and seeing if they can warm the crowd’s (and the producers’) hearts.
But that’s not what this is about. I want a trip to Faffcon, where I can mingle with some fellow voiceover pros and head east for the first time in….*mumblefifteenyearsmumble*. I also put a ton of effort into this, and it was a total revisiting of what got me into voiceover in the first place, live announcing. In fact, I was announcer for our campus The Price Is Right shows for three years, so kid of a cool return to my VO roots, so to speak.
SO ENOUGH OF MY YAPPING!
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All the best to everyone on this penultimate weekday evening. Konban Wa, ladies and gentlemen.
My audition for The Price is Right announcer…