How did anyone get discovered before the Internet?
I first started in voiceover at the same time I started in radio. It was in late 1995. Back then, if I wanted to record a voiceover I had to into a studio. I got recorded on a reel-to-reel tape. In order to book work as a Voice Talent, I had to try and find work using the connections I was building in the industry.
There was no Internet. Not really, anyway. Just Netscape 1.
Now you need a YouTube video. That’s it. Just one YouTube video.
This is what I love about the Internet. Do you realize that we are all one video, one tweet, one status, one blog away from achieving our dreams? It just takes the right person watching it, reading it, or sharing it.
Enter Jake Foushee.
I shared his “Movie Trailer Guy” video on my blog a week ago. At that time he had received over 200,000 views on YouTube and had already been contacted by Good Morning America. Yesterday (his video now at over one million views) he made an appearance on Ellen.
Now Jake Foushee has an agent. A gift from Ellen. A reward for an incredible voice, an incredible talent, and an incredible future.
It’s one of those stories that makes you feel good inside.
It’s one of those stories that makes me want to viral… but in a non antibiotics required way.
If you went viral what TV or radio show do you hope would come calling?
Video from WFMY News 2