I can’t watch TV, films, or listen to the radio any more.
Ok – well it’s not so much I can’t do it, it’s just that when I do, I’m often listening to the vocal track and thinking:
“How does that sound?”
“I wonder where they recorded it?”
“How would I have done that?”
“Why does that ’emphasis’ work on that word?”
“Why did they choose that sound effect?”
I suppose it’s great that my mind is ensuring I am learning and reviewing things all the time – to develop my voiceover skills.
BUT – it wears me out, and makes it hard to engage with the piece sometimes, particularly if I spot something perhaps a little off or just plain weird.
Still it could be worse; at the moment I am keeping these thoughts to myself – I am worried about when I take the next step, and begin answering those questions out loud to my partner – MOVIE BORE ALERT!
So this week, I have a question for you – what is your technique for switching off?
How do you ensure that the whirring cogs of your brain don’t get in the way of a bit of R+R when it comes to film, tv and (toughest for me) radio?
Or am I alone in this – and losing my marbles a bit?
Answers on a postcard to:
Steve O’Neill’s Lost His Marbles
Or alternatively any helpful suggestions could be kindly put in the comments section at the top where it says ‘leave a reply’
(Any unhelpful suggestions will also be considered – for research purposes of course)
Have a GREAT day