Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Aisha Tyler interview

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of talking to screen actress, voice-over artist, comedian and author Aisha Tyler. We talked about all that stuff, plus her passion for games and comic-books. Check it out on my radio blog.
Dan Roberts: Aisha Tyler gets nerdy with me.

Friday, September 16, 2011

New gig: video tutorial

This week I auditioned and landed a gig for Reel World Mornings, a new service for radio morning shows. The video is already posted! Talk about quick turnaround. Sometimes that's how it happens.

There are three versions of the tutorial, depending on station format. It's the identical copy, so you may enjoying hearing each actor's take on the same material. I'm the little guy in the cowboy hat.
To hear the tutorials, click this link. Go to "overview" and then "introduction."

Incidentally, they asked for a subtle twang (not too thick or exaggerated). Then they asked for even less twang! I was starting at, I felt, a +1 on the twang scale, so how would I pull back from that? Well, I tend to drop my g's when doing this dialect, so I added them back in. Bingo! Hit the sweet spot and got the job. Hang on to that trick, it may help you in the future.



Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Bob Rivers Show interviews Dan

I'm expanding my creative horizons by doing a night-time radio show on Seattle's KJR-FM. This morning the Bob Rivers Show invited me to sit in with them to discuss cartoons, babies, geekdom, and the new gig. Seth Thompson captured the whole thing on video, which you can watch below.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Animate yourself with Dilbert and me!

Some of the most fun I have behind the microphone is voicing Dilbert and his pointy-haired-boss for Scott Adams website. It’s the last thing I ever thought I’d be doing in my life, and I’ll keep doing it for as long as they’ll have me!

In a strange twist, you can now you see yourself (or one of your friends) in one of these Dilbert cartoons… and hear my voice, or one of my cast-mate’s voices, coming out of your mouth. I told you it was strange. But it’s cheap, easy and fun as well as a good way to kill time on the computer.

image courtesy Peanuts Worldwide

Tell ‘em Danbert sent you.

Oh! And if you create one, shoot it my way. I’d love to see it! In fact, “You show me yours and I’ll show you mine.” Ah heck, I’ll go first. Click here.

Contact Dan.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Verizon iPhone

Excellent sound design punctuates this ad for the new Verizon iPhone marriage.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Troublesome Truth about a Voice-Over Career

Spotted this on Bob Souer's blog (of course). Optimism is a great thing, but being aware of the pitfalls of voice-over is also important.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Princess (Phone) and the Duck

Listen to the story of Aflac's new, friendlier phone-system voice.