Sunday, January 5, 2014
Samsung ran a voice-over audition with my on-line agent last week and for some reason I didn't get the notice. It just happened to be the end-of-the-year and had some extra time to wonder around their audition 'calls page' and caught the post for Samsung's ATIV Book 9 Lite.
Dead Famous Advertising, Vancouver, BC was doing the casting and the creative where the premise was that two old high school sweethearts have used their Samsung laptops to "get slim" prior to meeting at their high school reunion...which begs emphasis on the word "slimmer" at the end of the read.
The specs went on to ask for: friendly, approachable, brand-worthy voices. The audition was due in 3 hours...the clock was ticking and figured why not give it a whack and send in a one-take audition for consideration. That was on Monday, December 30.
Friday January 3rd, I heard from D/F Advertising that it was their pleasure to inform me I was chosen for the part. I called D/F/A and spoke with an agency partner who just wanted the read to be performed exactly as the audition. No worries in that regard and sent in a few extra alternates to boot.