As a person who for the longest time suffered from crippling stage fright, it's amazing to find that I actually enjoy being on air. Baby steps taken at BCIT's Radio Arts and Entertainment have taken me from voicing and creating 30 second commercials, to 5 minute podcasts, to hour long shows!
This is a collection of some of my favourite on air bits I've collected over my the past few years.
As a podcaster for Week 5 I was given the great opportunity to interview Patricia, a local Metaphysical Practitioner. Bad luck on Friday the 13th is an inherently known superstition among most of Western American culture, but really… Where does it stem from? And what is superstition? This podcast tries to tackle and understand the bad omen that is Friday the 13th.
I interviewed local researcher, writer and ghost enthusiast Greg Mansfield about the Lady in Red. The Fairmont Hotel, formerly known as Hotel Vancouver, has been around since 1939 and housed many special events and patrons, but one is especially unique. The ghost formally known as the Lady in Red or Jeannie Pearl Cox, who many believe her to be, was a well known socialite in Vancouver’s late 1930’s era. She is now thought to be haunting the 14th floor of the hotel she lived to love, but don’t be frightened! Staff claim that she is friendly.
Mankiran was kind of delirious this week (6am shifts will do that to you) but she was a real trooper for working with me on this one!
My friend Buhle wrote some pretty bomb ads this week, and the voicing talent was pretty on par as well.
Cole Bennett and Phelan Glenn are SUCH creative voicers! It’s always fun to work with them, and I think the reason why this ad worked so well was solely due to their talent.