|“We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.”
“Music is sunshine. Like sunshine, music is a powerful force that can instantly & almost chemically change your entire mood. Music gives us new energy & a stronger sense of purpose.” –Michael Franti
One of my passions is producing speedy, Mtv-like green radio vignettes. It’s an honor to meet artists like the multi-talented and conscious Michael Franti. He’s from the Bay Area. Ever gracious and kind, Michael spoke to me during soundcheck at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco.
Listen to this 1 minute Planet Check report.
Just booked the lead dog for animated children’s edutainment project.
Plus, my character gets to sing. Props to master of cartoon voices in Hollywood,
Pat Fraley, for teaching me 3 distinct barks. It’s all about technique.
Left to right: Koda, Manju & Mr. P frolicking in Bernal Heights.
This is from a recent VO sesh’ in SF. Coincident drives video engagement across many screens. Coincident enables video owners to create, manage and measure interactive video experiences on TV, the Internet, iPads and other tablets, smartphones and more.
Its new ScreenSync TV product is “the best, most developed and most proven second-screen solution,” according to ABI Research. ScreenSync allows tablet and phone owners to interact with synchronized content and features while watching TV on the big screen in the living room.
Nominated for a 2010 Emmy for the Glee Superfan Experience, Coincident is the company behind advanced video experiences for media companies such as MTV, CBS and Fox Broadcasting, and now, brands like Silicon Valley Bank and Travelocity.
This video was made to promote a subscription product for MTVN’s Shockwave.com.
The goal was to explain the product through the perspective of an imaginary user,
bringing personality, humor, and whimsy to what would typically be a boring infomercial.
Jake Barlow - Creative Director, Art Director, Producer
Maisa Morin - Art Director, Illustrator
Josh Jacob - Technical Designer, Animator, Editor
Vincent Carrella - Writer
Mo Mellady - Voiceover, female
Scott Reyns - Voiceover, male
Cat, Baby, Dog, Monster, Pig, etc.
Thanks to one of the Masters of Animation, Pat Fraley for the inspiration!
My 2 takes on audition for raspy sounding VO.
~Sonically Yours !
I was cast to voice a series of radio spots for this bank in Maryland.
I recorded this in my home studio tonight on Pro Tools. Let me just say there’s only one Selena but this song is an ear worm that I just had to sing! The track was a big hit for Selena Gomez and the Scene. It was written and produced by Kevin Rudolf, Andrew Bolooki, Jeff Halavacs & co-written by Jacob Kasher and Fefe Dobson. This would be a great mash up with the Go-Go’s “We got the beat.”
Me, myself & I had a blast singing & dancing around. After several hours, here’s the final round Groove ON.
Mo’s commercial branding is 20-something, hip & edgy. She was the sultry voice of animated super spy,”ERIN ESURANCE” for 6 years. After that, she voiced Esurance’s 2nd, national campaign. Plus, she books lots of industrial,medical narration and bank spots. She does a raspy boy voice and many other colorful characters for animation. Her true love is voicing environmental projects. She’s the voice of Planet Check news (400 programs & counting!) With her own home studio, she’s Pro Tools ready with quick turn around. Book Mo for your next project.