Earshot Voice Talent Of The Week: David Wood
David's Commercial Demo
Q & A with David:
How did you get into voiceover? I think it was vacation bible school in the third grade. We had a little play and I was the narrator/voice of God. I was hooked! Also, I was the oldest child, so I was always reading to my younger siblings. I became active in theater and through a chance meeting I ended up in radio news. I've always been telling stories.
What type of voiceover projects are your favorite to work on? Anything where I can make the listener feel something. I do audiobooks, so I get to convey a wide range of emotions there. I also love the challenge of doing something impactful in 30 seconds.
How would you describe your voice? I've think the coolest thing anyone has ever said about my voice is that I sound "honest". I was a bit confused by the comment and asked what they meant. They said, "I really felt like you meant what you were saying". I was talking about herbicides. So, I had no idea what I was saying. I just smiled and said, "thank you".
What's your favorite quote, and what does it mean to you? "The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win." The quote has been attributed to both Bob Knight and Vince Lombardi. You can win occasionally without preparation, but not consistently. Prepare constantly and you'll be successful consistently.
What do you love about living in Indianapolis? First and foremost, my entire family lives here and I am so grateful. In addition to that...food and beer. We have so many terrific places to eat and a great craft brewery scene.
We understand you're a dog lover. Tell us about your dogs! You're right. I do love dogs! My pups are Roosevelt (a 7 year old German Shepherd) and Truman (a 12 year old Toy Fox Terrier). Both are rescues. Their new hobby is stalking our new Roomba, who we have named Hoover. Yes, I'm a presidential history nerd!