Magic Mask

Mike Vaughn is a cheesy salesman

Magic Mask

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Cheesy Informercial Host


“Magic Mask” was actually a student art film project.

What many people may not know is that most professional actors do all kinds of projects for all kinds of reasons. I had great experiences with advanced/senior/thesis Film School student projects including this one called “Magic Mask” by Rachel Zhou at the ArtCenter in Pasadena.

3 Things about this role:
  1. The content is obviously satire, but it’s surprisingly close to the actual voiceover auditions I get for informercials. So it was fun to take this content up a notch and bring up the cheese factor. I’ve never actually been an on-camera informercial host, but I have voiced a few.
  2. For this shoot, it was one take as they slowly pushed the camera in closer. I’m used to having a script in front of me for this type of material, but by take 3 we were good to go.
  3. I bought that jacket at the Los Feliz Goodwill 5 years earlier for a halloween party, and I still have it to this day.

Check out my On-Camera Comedy Samples, see if you can tell which ones are student films and which ones are not. And by the way, if the price and timing is just right, I might be able to help with your student or low-budget project. 

My professional home recording studio is also used for on-camera auditions and bit roles from time to time, so let me know if you’d like to see my take on anything.


Cheesy Informercial Host

Date

February 1, 2020