I find myself behind the mic several times into the a.m. running voice-over and I started thinking what I do to keep motivated because everyone hits a point where you hit a wall and you give yourself “that pep talk”. Then I started to think, everyone must have some ritual, security blanket, or a special “tick” to keep them motivated when their behind the mic or even at their day job if they have one, right? I started looking at what I do daily and saw myself with my own rituals before I sit behind the mic and start my auditions and editing, I find myself always listening to two songs blaring in my headphones before I hunker down in my booth and start ripping vocals. Here recently I always find myself listening to the same songs as my own 5min motivational kick to keep me producing until the wee hours in the morning, and you know what, after thinking about it not just a ritual, its part of me and who I am and without it I’m just not me. For me I will always play those songs blaring in my headphones…and I wouldn’t have it any other way. So, what are your rituals, your security blanket per say, or that crazy “tick you find yourself doing to keep you going and to make sure you giving 110%? Put them in the comments, I would love to hear about them.
(My two songs below by “NF” )
The songs are clean, so turn it up and enjoy.