Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Bone Collector - Promo for The Outdoor Channel

From its first week, Michael Waddell's Bone Collector was, I believe, the number one program on the Outdoor Channel. For the voice over, Steve Finch of Surf & Turf Entertainment, the originators of Bone Collector, wanted a dark, quietly intense, "movie trailer" delivery. He specifically didn't want the voice I do for several other Outdoor Channel programs and outdoor equipment makers' commercials. I did one read-through, recorded it with no EQ or signal processing and sent the file to Steve. What you hear on this track is what I uploaded to Steve.

This version of the promo was an early draft with a couple of mistakes that were later corrected before it played to a closed audience of Outdoor Channel executives.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Flat-Out Feeder Challenge Commercial for the Outdoor Channel (click here for a hi res link)

In early 2009, I had the pleasure of working again with the production team of Steve Finch and Marc Womack of Surf & Turf Entertainment. Steve and Marc are responsible for the top three programs currently on the Outdoor Channel. In the Flat-Out Feeder Challenge commercial, my role as a "thrill of victory, agony of defeat" sportscaster juxtaposed with Bone Collector co-host Travis T-Bone Turner's down home humor made for great fun. I've been the voice of Bone Collector -- http://www.michaelwaddell.com -- since its inception, along with two other Michael Waddell Outdoor Channel shows, but I'd never had the pleasure of working with T-Bone. He's the kind of guy who makes a long day go more quickly with his humor and generosity.

I promise that, in real life, I'm not that guy in the $19 polyester blazer... although it's still hanging in my closet.
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