It must be about a year now since I came along to your (full day class)..., and a lot has happened since then. You asked me to keep you updated with how I got on, and I thought it was about time I did - so here is a summary of the last year!
I completed my demos (narration, commercial and audiobook)..., and since then I have been continually working. I moved back to the UK in July and bought myself a vocal booth (a gold booth from vocalbooth.com) which I found on eBay (no walk-in closets in my UK house!). I had already invested in a Neumann mic before I left the US, so I was up and running pretty quickly.
I have three regular clients who supply a lot of my work. One is based in Singapore and creates listening comprehension exercises for people who are learning English, another runs a website called XXXXXX which has lots of animated videos about how cars work/breakdown/are fixed. He sells subscriptions to garages who can then use the animations to show customers what has gone wrong with their cars and how they will be fixed. His biggest client in the UK is XXXXXX (I guess the US equivalent would be Jiffy Lube). He is constantly adding to his site, so more work keeps coming my way. My best client though is from XXXXXX Travel app - he creates guided tours of cities and museums all over the world, and I have narrated many audio tours for him.
I've had all kinds of other work too - telephony, corporate video, e-learning, web videos etc. I've done an 8 hour audiobook as well. I've done a few commercials including one for a hygienic toilet seat in Australia (!), but the most high profile job I've had to date is for Aqua Divina perfume by Bulgari. I was hired through Voices.com and the client bought the rights to use my voice on a TV commercial in India, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. The video has recently been posted on YouTube and... has been listened to by over 1.2 million people!!
...Anyway, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team for helping me on my way...
Hope all is well with you and Edge - I miss the Sunday night chats but 2am is a little late for me…..