(Photo stolen from this guy)
My brain is officially fried from work today, so I'm not making a lot of sense. I'll make this quick.
Here are two radio spots I wrote last fall, which were approved over the winter, recorded this spring, and aired this summer. No, things do not normally take that long; in fact, often we turn things around in a matter of hours. But these were public service announcements with a grant paying for them, so many more hoops need to be navigated in such instances.
The goal of the group is to eliminate smoking at county and state fairs, for two reasons: the effects of second-hand smoke in a tight crowd, and the carcinogenic litter of cigarette butts near fair animals.
I wrote both of these in half an hour at the request of my boss, who I think was testing me. Pass.
The first spot was voiced by my childhood friend Brian, who does television promo and movie trailer voice overs in Hollywood, and he was also the Announcer Guy voice for "Mad TV," the last I knew.
The second one was voiced by a much less qualified (and, let's face it, FREE) talent. Let's see if you recognize her.
Sounds like a transvestite with a serious caffeine buzz having a hissy fit, dunnit? Oh well, the client was happy, my boss was happy, and I was happy. Problem solved.
Damn, I thought animals LIKED cigarette butts. There goes my cat food budget.