And the winner of the Kaotica Eyeball is…..
Moe (of Moe Rock VO) wrote: “Oh how happy I was to see your contest!! I LOVE to travel… but I am always uneasy about my sound.”
Moe described herself as the CHAMPION of ‘pillow forts.’ “I recently went on a two-week trip to Seattle and Alaska, and made pillow fort studios in my mother’s car, in a linen closet, and in a tiny bathroom in a mobile home!”
We’ve included a picture of Moe’s pillow fort in the bathroom; the orange pillow in the center is actually a dog’s toy. (The dog was no doubt overjoyed to have the precious possession returned following the recording session).
“Please please PLEASE consider me,” Moe wrote. “My next pillow fort could be in a tree house! Or a boat… or a cave…”
Moe, we can all relate. I hope you enjoy your new Kaotica Eyeball, so that if your next gig IS in a treehouse…we’ll never be able to hear that in your recording!
We had a number of very worthy submissions of people recording in mobile situations, and we want to give nods to a couple of those entries:
1st Runner up was L.J. Roth: Normally we applaud children on the toilet only when they’re being potty trained. But L.J. Roth was thinking “out of the box” you could say, by recording with a tablet while seated “on the can” while away from the home studio.
2nd Runner up was James Phillips: James went the extra mile reporting on a big boat race in Barcelona. Not only did he record the play by play from his car, but he submitted the final recording. We were very impressed.
We wish you all well in your recordings at home and on the road! And we want to thank Kaotica for donating this $200 Kaotica Eyeball to the VoiceOver Insider to give away as our prize. The Kaotica Eyeball is designed to turn any space into a recording space, by acoustically isolating the area immediately around the microphone from the external environment.