August 17, 2009
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I guess I would like put myself around a 2. My experience is all amateur, though it includes includes speaking and singing bits in church and in chorus, both of which involve some degree of microphone familiarity as well as stage presence and performance.
Some exposure to a small (8 input) sound board.
Unemployed and discouraged with a long-term career that has let me down, I'm looking for a change.
Thoroughly enjoyed it. I've often been annoyed by the way some commercials are done and have thought to myself "I could have done better", but I never really knew how much work goes into a 30 second spot. I now am listening with a new appreciation for the profession but also with a more discerning ear, noticing where accents are placed, timing, inflections, and interpretation and many other facets I wasn't listening for. It was no big surprise how many of the techniques and methods are identical to the ones in singing. Hopefully each can build on the other to improve both. Looking forward to learning more.