This all started in childhood, when I wanted to be a writer, an actor, and captain of the Starship Enterprise.
I guess you could say I'm a half techie, half creative type. I manage a sound studio for a multi-media company, and work with broadcast and advertising folks as a sound designer, voice actor and script writer. Because I'm a musician, I also work extensively with recording artists and songwriters.
I majored in Broadcast Communication, and worked in the broadcast industry for 15 years, starting part-time when I was still a freshman in college. I did a lot of side gigs during that time-- and decided I liked the side gigs more. I traded in the monotony of corporate broadcast for the diversity of multi-media production.
On any given day I might write a web commercial, voice a promo, create music for a TV spot or narrate an explainer video. The work is always steady, and always interesting.
Since that's not quite enough, I teach audio engineering part time.
Whether I'm writing, voice acting, editing or teaching, I'm learning something: Learning about products and technologies. Learning the latest trends in music and advertising. And learning about myself. What I've learned most about myself is that I am obsessively curious.
Best of all, I'm aware that to be driven by curiosity is to continue to learn.
In looking back to what I wanted as a kid, I realize that I actually have it!
I'm a voice actor, I get to write creatively- and I work in a studio that, like the Starship Enterprise, has a flashy, blinky control panel!
All the best,
"To achieve great things,
two things are needed-
a plan, and not quite
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About Ray Norman
I produce music & sound design for advertising, multi-media and recording artists