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I Came, I Saw, I Faffed – The GKN Weekly Update 3/31/15

Hello and Happy Crayola Crayon Day and Atheist Day. I don’t celebrate Atheist Day because I don’t believe in it. Get it?

I’m a passionate guy. I love life. I love food, music, movies, my career, my hobbies, my ventures, my family, and my friends with a zeal that many find refreshing and some find annoying (and that’s their problem). With all that in mind, there is nothing that I’m more passionate about than attending a Faff event and FaffCamp 2 in San Antonio was no exception!


FaffCamp is a voiceover conference where voice talents of all experience levels as well as agents, producers, audio engineers, and casting directors gather to learn & grow. Slide show time!

FaffCamp 2 Opening Circle

Opening Circle with my fellow Faffers led by the amazing Amy Snively.

FaffCamp 2 Amy Snively

That’s me and Amy. Ain’t she a peach?

FaffCamp 2 Copy Reading Session

This is me trying very, very hard to be a better voice talent with the help of my good friend and incredible voice coach Cliff Zellman.

FaffCamp 2 Session Leaders

These are all the highly talented and gifted FaffCamp Session Leaders.

FaffCamp 2 Cavenders

This here is a photee-graff of me and some feller Faffers goin’ boot shoppin’ at Cavenders in San Anton. Yee-yah!

FaffCamp 2 Riverwalk

And this handsome devil is me enjoying the San Antonio Riverwalk boat tour.

I came, I saw, I Faffed, and it was good!

TIP OF THE WEEK: Every time I attend a Faff event I walk away with something different. This time around, FaffCamp was a voiceover diagnostic for me. I put my career up on the lift and gave it the once-over. As it turns out, voiceovers are my business and business is good! Like all businesses, there are areas that need some tweaking but FaffCamp clearly shone a light on all of my opportunities for improvement but also indicated what I’m doing right. I’m looking forward to my “tune-up” to make me a better voice talent!


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STUFF!: While we’re on the subject of FaffCamp, I am still shocked to discover that this incredible event has its detractors. Of course, said detractors have never attended a FaffCamp. It’s like when some politicians denounce a movie they have never seen. Really? How can you pass judgement on something you’ve never experienced?

Some say FaffCamp is for “newbs.” Not true. There is a Starting Smart track and a Working Pro track. Even though I’ve been doing this for a long time, I and many other veteran voicers attended several Starting Smart sessions to explore different genres or get a refresher on subjects like marketing or home recording.

If you have any questions about the FaffCamp experience, feel free to comment on this blog or message me privately. I welcome your thoughts!

From Tom Dheere’s apartment, this is Tom Dheere: GKN News…

Tom Dheere is an 18-year veteran of the voice over industry who has narrated thousands of projects for clients in over a dozen countries. He is also a coach at Edge Studio, voiceover business consultant known as the Voice Over Strategist, and is writing & producing a comic book.


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