I don’t do a lot of voice over work. But I had a lot of fun today doing some “pick up” voice over taping for a movie I am in called Missing. (It will premiere on June 9 at the Angelika Theater here in Dallas – more details to come later!)
It was really, really windy the day we filmed some of the scenes for the film. We were in a park, and the sound quality just wasn’t what the director wanted. So she asked me to come in and re-record a few lines, some laughter, and some “menacing heavy breathing”. I was hoping for a kind of Darth Vader sound, but that isn’t what she wanted — so a few jumping jacks and push ups was enough to give her the breathy sound she wanted.
This reminds me of a comment I read on a discussion about windy days where someone suggested using a “dead cat”. It was only after some research that I found out that is exactly what they call that big hairy thing they put over a microphone on windy days 🙂
LOL — yeah. The Rode Deadcat wind cover is a common brand. They make them in all kinds of shapes and sizes. I wonder how it got its name? I heard one sound guy call a really big one a Dead Yeti.