Monday, July 24, 2017
Monday Feature: Greg Tremblay
Greg: Almost exclusively audiobooks. Books are a passion of mine, and comprise over 90% of my voiceover business. I am looking to branch into some animation work if possible, and I do the occasional bit of instructional narration. Commercial voiceover holds zero allure to me.
C.S.: What genres do you most enjoy working in?
Greg: One I haven’t done in a while! I’ve enjoyed everything from YA to Romance to Non-Fiction… and frankly what I crave the most is that new challenge. Any genre gets to wear on you after 10 straight books… so. I love to swap it up!
C.S.: Tell us about your acting space.
Greg: If I sneeze, I might bump my head. OK, no it’s not THAT small. I have a personal studio where I do my editing and office work, also keep my musical instruments and library. My recording booth is through an adjoining wall, and is 4’ x 5’ by 6.5’ so… not terribly big!
C.S.: What sort of work-related items do you keep at hand?
Greg: My booth has myself, a sit/stand desk, a doubled monitor showing the PC I keep outside (noise) my keyboard, interface, headset, water and lip balm. That’s about it.
C.S.: What’s the weirdest item you keep nearby that’s not at all beneficial to voice acting?
Greg: My grandfather’s meerschaum pipe, and a tiny fishing village scene he carved while he was still alive.
C.S.: Do you have any ‘good luck’ charms?
Greg: Not… per se? I have mementos from family, and a stuffed “Gromit” (from Wallace and) to keep me company.
C.S.: What’s easily the most distracting item in your acting space?
Greg: I keep my phone on silent mode in the booth… but it does blink when something comes in. Annnnnnd… I’m unable to not look. :-/
C.S.: Do you have any bad habits when you work?
Greg: Uh… not really. I’m kinda blessed right now to be ON when I’m on. The worst I do is delay start sometimes in the morning because I’m cleaning.
C.S.: Do character voices come easily to you?
Greg: TheeyyYYYyyyyreee GREAT! Heh, yes I’m pretty comfortable with a wide range of characters. Actually, it’s shutting them up during normal speech that’s hard. Yes. I’m THAT guy.
C.S.: Do you have any warm-up exercises?
Greg: I do vocal scales, buzzing restricted air path scales, a few tongue twisters, neck and shoulder stretches, and a set of face stretches to warm up.
C.S.: Do you have any ‘helpful’ pets?
Greg: Jett the dog, the worst that he usually does is shake just outside the booth, causing his collar to jingle. Doodle the cat sometimes likes to wander my studio desk… knocking things down. Like cats do.
C.S.: What do you do to de-stress or enjoy that’s unrelated to voice acting?
Greg: I like working in my wood and metal shops, I cook, I play PubQuiz (geeks who drink) and do medieval re-enacting with my family.
C.S.: Question from the audience: If you could revisit a character or story and do it all over again for the first time, who/what would it be?
Greg: Oof. I have to say that, if the Cole McGinnis series, which was my first, is ever in need of re-recording… I hope they have me back, because I’d love to update it and bring a new set of acting muscles to bear on the project… past that? Eh. I try not to look back.
Release date: August, 2017
Alternately lauded as the single-handed savior of NASA and condemned as a reckless, hot-headed bully, Curt has been through the wringer of public opinion and come out on top. When he embarks on his final mission with NASA, Curt figures there’s no curveball that life has left to throw him.
But when the role of spacecraft communicator is passed to a young engineer back in Houston who he’s never met, Curt’s mission takes on a new trajectory
Narrator Bio: “Born in one far-flung corner of the US, near Portland, (no the OTHER Portland) … Greg has worked in diverse fields including paramedicine, blacksmithing, IT, SCUBA, and even a few practical jobs.
Trained in vocal and stage performance, Greg brings a passion for educational Non-Fiction and Character-Intensive fiction stories to his audiobook work.
Critically-recognized and listener-beloved, Greg’s work has been praised by Audiofile Magazine, numerous blogs, and is the recipient of the GoodReads Reader’s Choice award for Best Narrator – 2016 in M/M Romance.
He lives in the FingerLakes region of NY with his family, and a slowly rotating menagerie of animals.”
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