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August 7, 2005 1:56 PM   Subscribe

In a world... where the success of an industry depends upon the creative ability of a few, greatness must be recognized. Imagine... five of the top voice-over artists in our country all in one car! Dan LaFontaine's car!
posted by Robot Johnny (26 comments total)

 
Cool, will have to keep an ear open now during commercials and trailers to see who is who.
posted by parallax7d at 2:14 PM on August 7, 2005


Okay, that was kinda awesome.
posted by obloquy at 2:16 PM on August 7, 2005


Could they not find Donald Sutherland's or James Earl Jones' house?
posted by krunk at 2:19 PM on August 7, 2005


Yup, they're the v/o gods. Mere voiceover peasants like myself can only hope to do a film trailer someday.... alas. Viva Sutherland!
Kinda freaky that you posted this today too, as I'm working on a demo to send out to some big scary v/o agencies.
posted by moonbird at 2:25 PM on August 7, 2005


Also see this July 25th thread. Funny stuff!
posted by ktoad at 2:27 PM on August 7, 2005


What obloguy said! That was cool!
posted by Balisong at 2:28 PM on August 7, 2005


That was great, Robot Johnny, thanks!

Best of luck to you, moonbird!!
posted by Frisbee Girl at 2:42 PM on August 7, 2005


Awesome. I liked the little gag at the end with the driver scooping up a fortune in "loose change" that the v.o. guys left behind. With so much work given to the same five guys, I wonder if they really are fantastically wealthy.
posted by jonson at 2:47 PM on August 7, 2005


Here's a direct link to Quicktime.
posted by Nelson at 2:49 PM on August 7, 2005


What strikes me is how old most of these guys are. What's going to happen when they stop?
posted by Nelson at 2:55 PM on August 7, 2005


moonbird, just on your message in thread alone, I'd say you're a natural. Best of luck.
(Did you do that "Kinda freaky..." small text on helium? Awesome!)
posted by hal9k at 2:58 PM on August 7, 2005


What strikes me is how old most of these guys are. What's going to happen when they stop?

There will be a moment of silence observed at all theaters (during the previews).
posted by hal9k at 2:59 PM on August 7, 2005


That was truly awesome.

It must be a trip, going through life with that kind of voice talent. Going to the grocery store: "And now, the classic duo, together again for a mind-blowing encore presentation: MACARONI AND CHEESE."
posted by blacklite at 3:09 PM on August 7, 2005


And oops -- I just realized it's Don, not Dan.
posted by Robot Johnny at 3:45 PM on August 7, 2005


This is pure awesome.
posted by kenko at 4:02 PM on August 7, 2005


That was hella funny. Somebody link to the Seinfeld movie trailer.
posted by fungible at 4:05 PM on August 7, 2005


Great link! This could've been crap, but it managed to surmount the peaks of mediocrity to be truly cool.
posted by adrianhon at 4:13 PM on August 7, 2005


average freelance VO talent in hollywood make around $500/hr, so those guys... if they dont have contracts with the studios are making megabucks.

but as you can see from this, they deserve it because theyve established a style that tells you "yes, im at the movies, this is real."

with that said, i would have edited out about 90 seconds of it.
posted by tsarfan at 4:25 PM on August 7, 2005


That was great. It's a shame they didn't include Hal Douglas too. (featured in the requested Comedian trailer)
posted by kyleg at 4:36 PM on August 7, 2005


I read an interview... shit, I can't remember where ... with ... damn, can't remember who... but I DO remember he was one of the top men at this job and that he made $600k a year.
posted by dobbs at 4:58 PM on August 7, 2005


I agree, that was awesome.
posted by danb at 5:01 PM on August 7, 2005


It's a shame they didn't include Hal Douglas too.

Hal Douglas is the one who calls the carphone...
posted by Robot Johnny at 5:46 PM on August 7, 2005


I especially loved how the movie was "scored" with nothing but the music clips you hear over and over and over in trailers as well.

Great touch.
posted by InnocentBystander at 5:53 PM on August 7, 2005


  1. This just doesn't get old!
  2. The voiceover monopoly in Hollywood is mind-boggling.
  3. See also: Pablo Francisco
posted by themadjuggler at 6:47 PM on August 7, 2005


Hal Douglas is the one who calls the carphone

Of course! I can't believe I missed that the first time.
posted by kyleg at 8:23 PM on August 7, 2005


Here you go, fungible: The Seinfeld Movie trailer. (QT)
posted by Herr Fahrstuhl at 7:57 AM on August 8, 2005


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