2 Kid Commercial Practice Scripts

I recorded some more kid commercial scripts to practice on, here's 2 of them:

Danimals Yogurt

Danimals is the fruity-tasting snack all kids will agree on. It’s a good source of calcium, protein, vitamin D, and it tastes great too! Danimals. Better every day!

3M Innovation

What would it be like to be... a bee? Or be inside a beating heart? These are just two of the possibilities you’ll experience in What’s the Secret?, the new interactive CD-ROM from 3M Learning Software. What’s the Secret? turns your computer into a fun, experimental laboratory that lets you explore the interconnected worlds of science and nature. Available in Windows and Macintosh versions, from 3M INNOVATION.

My personal notes: I should enunciate "Danimals" better, at one point I was too loud and it didn't sound good, and hopefully you can hear that I'm saying "or be inside a beating heart" (it's easy to get mixed up with all the "be(e)"s!).

Getting The Yeti Repaired!

Lately, I've been having connection issues with my microphone; the Blue Yeti, and thankfully we bought a warranty for it (it costs $130, so I wouldn't want to lose that money!), so we shipped it back. They said they would replace it with the same type of mic. The mic's color I got was "Blackout", and there were a few other color choices, so I slipped a note in the box with mic asking if the replaced mic could be the color "Platinum". We just shipped it 2 days ago, and hopefully, I'll get a working platinum color mic. I just have to say, I LOVE the Yeti! It has great sound quality for how much it costs, and I got it in March last year. But what I would like to try next is the Rode NT1A, another condenser mic that's a bit higher class then the Yeti, and it's an extra $100 (it costs $230), and from the reviews I've seen, it's a really good mic! I could probably get it cheaper used though for under $150, but that could be risky.

Back in Practice!

I've been so busy with podcast editing that I didn't make time for VO practicing. It's been probably 2 months since the last time I practiced, so I did some today. I looked up some practice scripts from a website called Edge Studio (you can see the scripts for kids by clicking here), where I found a few scripts to record. I also found some music from another website called BenSound.com, which has free music as long as you use it for personal use. Here are three of the recordings:

The Caped Crusader meets the Big Cheese. Evil, cheeseless noodles. BEWARE! It's new DC Super Heroes Macaroni &Cheese in 8 of your favorite Super Hero shapes, smothered in THE CHEESIEST cheesy KRAFT cheese sauce. Wow!

You know, every day is a new experience for me. There are so many things to do, and so much to learn about. The only way I know to get all of it done, and do it right, is to start the day off with a glass of milk. Milk puts me right where I need to be, and then I’m ready to make the most of the day. MILK ... it’s the energizer I can’t do without.

Welcome to a place of learning and imagination, a place of wonder... exploration... and fun. Isn't that what childhood is all about? Playskool, a proud supporter of PBS kids.

Ron Paul Curriculum: History of Inventions

Today I was watching the first episode of a Ron Paul course (which my younger brother is also taking, and who also did a blog post on the course. You can see him on his blog). So, I wrote down some notes. Here are a few:

Over time (mainly around the 1800s), things had changed. If someone were to go into the future by just 100 years, it would be unrecognizable!

Years ago, if you wanted to find out about something, you would have to go to a library. But now, you could just Google it and get loads of answers.

Capital is the product of united labor over time, so that life is easier. 

For example, tools are capital, because they make our work easier, faster, 

more efficiently, and of higher quality.

Children are also capital because they continue what their parents left off.

An example from the benefits of capital: the ham sandwich. You could go to a store and buy a sandwich. But you don't stop to think of all the years and decades of work of inventions was put into it.

Another example: if you go into a resturaunt, you would buy your food, then sit down on a chair. It may be a wood chair, and that chair might've been manufactured in a factory using machines, and it would come in with all the boards of wood that the machines need. But before that, in another factory, machines were used to cut and carve that, but even before that, someone probably used another machine to cut down trees in a forest, and then haul them off to the first factory, using a truck powered by an engine. All of that, just to make a chairs to sit on, while eating your ham sandwich.