I was lucky enough to host some of the 2018 Commonwealth Games with sports encyclopaedia Shura Taft and Gold medal winning athlete Monette Russo over two incredible weeks on the Gold Coast. This was the first time anywhere in the world that Facebook have been a partner of a sporting event of this size and was a toe in the water to more things I suspect. We interviewed athletes and celebrities who were all part of the action. This was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done and am so appreciative of the Alex Sloane, Amber Brown and incredible team from Network Seven, Facebook and Our Friends Electric for getting me involved. Heres some of the fun we had below.
Ok so Judd Wild is so humble they could name a pie after him. He would HATE the headline I just wrote for him, but its TRUE!!! He is the worlds best stuntman in my eyes. He has won so many awards all over the world, performed the most amazing stunts in movies from Mad Max to the X Men. Definitely the go to guy for stunts in Australia.
This is why I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try my hand at doing my own stunts. Unfortunately it didn’t work out so good. See if you can figure out where the stuntman took over.
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Ok this is pretty self indulgent, but hey I have to let people know I’m back on the mike in voiceover land somehow.
I just recorded a new demo with my good buddies, Sydney voiceover legend Ric Herbert and Sydney audio engineer, super guru, Peter fast fingers McCorquodale from Crocodile studios at Rozelle in Sydney. I have been barking at the stick in the padded cell (voiceover booth) since I was a kid and just when I thought I knew everything, I learnt something new from some clever old dogs. Actually that is a shit analogy but you know what I mean. I get people e mailing me about VO work every week asking for advice and my advice is pay the money and get a coach, work with experienced people, always look for different angles and styles to change your approach and perspective on a script. Ric Herbert and Peter McCorquodale do amazing work together and I highly recommend them if you’re putting together a new VO demo. This is what they look like, but don’t let that put you off because they are extremely talented, smell quite nice and are very friendly. If you’re reading this thanks again guys!!
Yes, an Australian radio super god is celebrating 50 years in radio this year. This guy hosted the first episode of ABC TVs Countdown, which was the first live colour television show in Australian TV history.
Not to mention being the voice of Sky Channel, the official voice of the Sydney 2000 Olympics and the Manly Sea Eagles ground announcer for over thirty years. GO MANLY!!
Here we are when Manly beat the Storm 40 nil in the 2008 grand final.
Dad taught me everything there is to know about radio and television, how to use a microphone, how to promote myself, how to sell promotional use only CD’s on E Bay.
I can honestly say I have never met anyone in the industry who always had such a positive attitude at all times.
One of the more fun jobs Ive had over the years was working in the studio next to him hosting the Gorilla radio breakfast show while dad was hosting his show in the studio next door.
He would pop in on my show and vice versa. All sorts of crazy shit would happen. Dad would just barge in while in the middle of a talk break, “whats going on here?” If digital radio took off in Australia I
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