It’s always awesome when you get thanked for your efforts. It’s even better when you can go home, as I did after dropping Pat Fraley off at the airport, and kick your feet up and bask.
That’s just how great this workshop went.
First, a great SU thanks to Renee Fraley for letting us borrow her husband for about 48 hours. Pat continues to be one of the most prolific voiceover coaches in the industry, and we are extremely fortunate to have him come to Dallas again and again. It’s truly a testament to his worth as a coach when he just keeps finding new ways to impart wisdom. The fact that he gives away free lessons when people constantly poo-poo that practice is something that people should notice. When a person fills classes all over the continent, at all times of year, that shows that a person can give away a glass of water and still sell it by the bucketful.
Second, thank you to my dear friend, Cliff Zellman. He is a boon companion, and to see him giving technical direction and then Pat giving internal direction in tandem was just awesome to behold. Cliff is a true friend to the voiceover industry, and those many years of sitting next to the best and worst directors in the business has given him one of the most valuable perspectives through which a talent could ever hope to look. Thank you so much, Cliff.
Third, thank you to the wonderful hospitality of Cake Mix Recording, of which we have a long and incredible relationship. The facilities are a perfect fit for our workshops and seminars, and I treasure the times I get to spend with Bruce and Lisa Faulconer at their beautiful studio.
Next, thank you to all our amazing talent for attending. What an amazing group. So many people with such great ability. It was really awesome to see the workshop transform from mere self-direction to a full-blown performance class just because of how fast you all picked up on the material. Blown. Away. Thank you all for coming, and I hope we can expand your education more in the future.
And last, and most of all, thank you to my beautiful wife for always making our workshops go so smoothly, from prepping lunch to taking pictures, greeting our attendees and helping me get our coaches where they need to go. I could not do this without you, and the fact that this weekend went as flawlessly as it did is a testament to your diligence and our teamwork. I love you, and thank you.
So, once again, thank you to all that helped make this weekend a stellar one, indeed. Count on the fact that we’re going to do this all over again one day soon, and more than likely, have a class at least once a quarter. This because I know that information overload is a real thing, and you need to be able to assimilate information into your daily routine before packing even more into your brain. We will continue to work in partnership with the Dallas Voice Acting Meetup Group and The VO Crowd to make as many opportunities available for voiceover education as possible, because an informed talent is a professional one.
All the best, and see you next quarter!
Brad Venable, Vhd.
Headmaster, Superhero University