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Busy is Good as long as Money is Made

Happy Halloween!

My comments for today is in regards to remaining busy.

I’ve been busy. Busy is my middle name. However, I didn’t always make money.

I took several classes. I’m a forever student and love to learn. However, most times, a person needs to focus on making money for the bottom line.

Have you been busy but not making money? Change that and refocus your time where it counts.

Have a blessed holiday season. Halloween starts the official holiday season!

Kim

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Cutting Down Trees; Building Gardens

Greetings!

There has been many events that have occurred this summer (not to mention US events like marriage equality and Obama care).

Life has been a wild ride! Enjoying the ride with its crazy and life altering changes. I’m still here; that’s what matters.

1. I start a new job with a performing arts school. Glad to join the faculty.

2. Booking union VO gigs via the website and word of mouth including the Voxy Ladies website. Glad to book as a union talent in a right to work state. The non-union talents are killing it due to lower rates. However, I’m well and glad for that as a union talent.

3. Got a roommate. We were both theatre majors so we have things in common.

4. Graduated from bartending school. I learned a new skill. Actually, my roommate and I both went. We’re having private parties for friends. Will work event gigs on the weekends as well if needed. Glad for the new skills for a few gigs.

5. Met my favorite playwright, Pearl Cleage, and choral composer, Roger Emerson, this summer for workshops.

6. A theatre owner passed away who hired me as an actor many years ago, S Craig McConnell. It was unexpected. I went to see him in the hospital and later to his funeral. Others passed as well, however, I didn’t know her, Jo Noonan.

7. On the mend from unexpected outpatient surgery. Life is interesting.

It seems that I’ve been cutting down trees to reach a destination. I’m ready to plant gardens and stay awhile. The work is continuous and I’m glad for the work. My goal is to work smarter, not harder. A life in the arts is not for the faint hearted. Diligence, passion, exercise, perfect practice, and reflection is a part of it. Ask for forgiveness if you asked too much. It’s a calling and few are chosen. I’m thankful to remain. Want excellent work sent from me. It’s not about the money but I’m worth every penny! 😉

I’m slowing down a bit. However, I’m building more meaningful relationships. If you are reading this post, then thanks for being here. I don’t have nor want a lot of readers. It’s not a popularity contest. My blog has become a reflective personal journey which includes info on the arts, specifically VO. It’s become more personal than what I have expected. I’ll post more VO related (and arts related info soon).

Until next time,

Enjoy Life, Life is to be enjoyed!

Kim

 

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Dreams

There are many great speeches and songs about dreams, for instance, “I Have a Dream” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and “I woke up this morning with my mind on freedom..”

I woke up this morning myself dreaming very specifically. I don’t mind sharing my dream. It’s very specific, and lately, they usually are.

My dream was about my voice teacher Miss Florence Kopleff. We visited each other. We were outside walking. You see later in life, she could barely walk. I think that a leg was amputated from what I heard but she could walk briskly with me. We had a very nice conversation. She was my voice teacher at GSU in the late 80s and early 90s. We spoke about our time there. I didn’t tell her but she knew about my new position at the performing arts school that I will be at as faculty in the Fall.

We were able to honestly discuss my work at GSU as a student. You see, we didn’t get along as teacher and student. She was a screamer and I always shut down which I believed hindered my growth as a vocal student. I moved on to another studio after undergrad in college and did fine afterwards. However to this day, I don’t like people screaming at students even if they are passionate: I hear the scream but not the meaning behind the words.

You see: Miss Kopleff was a gifted singer. However, I had trouble learning from her. I should have went to another voice studio but I wasn’t placed in one. I wasn’t the only student who had trouble with her. I saw students walk out of her studio before. The personalities crashed, even with the best singers.

When she died, I hated her. I have since accepted my responsibility as a student in her vocal studio and asked forgiveness from God and moved on. However, maybe she knew that and we were able to speak honestly and freely with each other.

She told me what not to do and some of my issues in the past. I also spoke about my MA work later in life. We were walking the whole time outside in what seemed to be Washington D.C.

I asked if she wanted a cupcake. For some reason, I was thinking three cupcakes for Miss Kopleff, myself, and a third (maybe for Robert Shaw, the great ASO conductor).

I couldn’t think of the word: Sprinkles which is a cupcake company but could come up with the word, Cami-Cakes: go figure.

We stopped at an outside eatery. We met these young boys all in a straight line in front of us and one teenager in the middle called out Miss Kopleff by name: it was Pres. John F. Kennedy, Jr. However, he was a young kid in high school. He spoke to Miss Kopleff directly. Then, Pres. Jimmy Carter spoke to us. He was closer to me. Their features were very clear. These were young boys or teenagers. He was also a young kid, a teenager. He was to the right of Pres. JFK, Jr. a few boys were seated, then Pres. Jimmy Carter was seated. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was about 8-9 years old to my far left with a few (maybe two or three all together) other African-American boys. They seemed to be the only African-Americans there. In my Spirit or Soul, I knew who he was but it was not spoken aloud. He was giggling with some of his friends.

There was a whole line of young boys from what I could see in a straight line talking (some to her or us directly) as I was standing next to Miss Kopleff. Then, I woke up.

That was ten minutes ago since I wanted to preserve this dream in my blog and type it for posterity.

Maybe Miss Kopleff wanted to speak with me and knew that I had laid my issue with her to rest. She also knew my future and was happy for me although she never mentioned it.

I purposefully didn’t write everything that we spoke about since that is between us. Miss Kopleff will remain one of the most influential people in my personal development. I learned a lot of what I like and didn’t like as a student and now as a faculty member in the performing arts.

May she rest in peace, and may I move forward with great work in my present and future. I’ve accomplished great work in my past with multi-cultural and Latino students for the past twenty years. I’m happy to work with performing arts students in my future.

Ms. Geter

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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InMotion Hosting

Good morning! Unfortunately by chance, I checked on my website getervoiceovers dot com and it had expired. I have another one that I always view called KimberlyGeter dot com. So, I called my hosting service InMotion Hosting to check on the issue since I had paid for the service to 2016. Today, I was told that my website was recovered and it will be 4-24 hours to come back up. Wow. So, unfortunate InMotion Hosting. They are normally on top of their game. This was an epic fail but it will work out as I was told. Check your websites everyone. Even if you’ve paid for the service, you never know until you check to make sure everything is working. Check the website if you have time and let me know. I’m getervoiceovers dot com.

Kim

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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“There Will Come Soft Rains” from Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles read by Leonard Nimoy (RIP)

I was just introduced to the short story read by Leonard Nimoy. He died yesterday on February 27, 2015.

I had a chance meeting with Mr. and Mrs. Nimoy in NYC crossing an intersection at Washington Square Park and W4th Street. I was a student at NYU and it was the summer of 2002 or ’03.

I got to say in 5 seconds that I enjoyed his work. His wife smiled at him as he smiled. I kept walking. You see many famous people walking the streets of NYC. I didn’t know he did a short story (audiobook) on a record until now. Remember records? lol I posted how much that I loved the poem although it’s about devastation. It’s a sad poem and the choral music fits perfectly. I purchased it this year for my choir in SAB from JW Pepper. #sciencefiction #audiobooks #choralmusic #poetry

Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2015 in Audiobooks, Singing/Music, Voice Overs

 

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Jimi Hendrix – The Star Spangled Banner (Live at Woodstock 1969) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

The Star Spangled Banner by Jimi Hendrix in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. May both rest in peace.

Discovered that Jimi’s mom was Lucille Jeter and his dad Al Hendrix was stationed at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Coincidence indeed.

The poem was written by Francis Scott Key and the tune by John Stafford Smith. Just so that no one gets it twisted. Jimi’s version with the exception of Whitney Houston’s RIP is preferred. 😉 Enjoy the day.

 

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2015 in Singing/Music, Uncategorized

 

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New Beginnings 2015

I wanted to write one last blog for the end of the year in 2014.

Perusing the blog, I discovered that I had a small group of followers about 30 plus now.

Again, thank you for reading.

I’m not interested in the numbers and I would love to steer the conversation less about me and more about the work that I’m doing.

I realize that I haven’t done it that much. Granted, it’s been a tough year and the website is GVOS and ME as well.

However, I hope to share more about the “work” related part of what I do and less on the “me” part.

Some of my posts have been switched to “private.” However, if you read those posts, you probably know more about me than I care to admit (rolling my eyes).

Have a wonderful new year! I will do the same.

Each day is a gift. I may discontinue the blog if I feel that I really don’t have anything to say except the personal stuff. That’s boring most of the time. If I can share more of the professional information that a person would like to know, I’ll keep the blog for another year. If not, I’ll switch the whole blog to private or remove it.

I can recommend excellent blogs to view to further your career. I’m just not the right blog for that purpose at this time:

1. VO Buzz Weekly – Excellent video blogs posted every Sunday by Chuck Duran and Stacey J. Aswad. Called the “Coolest” Voiceover Actor Show on the Web. Check them out. They’re cool. They interview the hottest people that’s working today.

2. EWABS – East West Audio Body Shop (if you love talking “shop” guys and gals, this weekly Monday night video webinar is for you)

3. SAG Foundation – Videos from seminars have been outstanding from voiceovers to film and television. Peruse to find more than one interest to view of your favorite movie and film actors to wonderful voice over webinars in animation, audiobooks, and voiceover material.

Google the information for the most up to date results. I hope that this helps you in finding material, answering your questions, and relatable voice over webinars and programs to get you jump started in a performance career in voiceovers and beyond.

I wish for myself and everyone reading this blog a prosperous new year! If this post has proved helpful, send me a comment.

Blessings to us all,

Kim

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2014 in Uncategorized, Voice Overs

 

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