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Through The Eyes Of A Child ...
I'm A Super Hero - Talking To Myself

By Pierre Milan
Voice Actor

I was working on a spot for a client that called for me to do the Big Movie Trailer or Super Hero-type voice.

So I grabbed a cup of Joe and hit the booth.

My six-year old son Nigel heard me warming up and sat down right outside my door as I began to cut the spot. After about 30 minutes or so I finished and was doing a bit of editing, removed my cans, and just used my studio monitors.

After adding music and getting the levels just right I cranked the spot a bit and let her rip. And I thought it sounded pretty good.

When the 30-second spot finished playing I turned around and there was my son, whom I didn't know had been watching from the very beginning of the process.

He looked at me with that look every father hopes his son gives him. And he said,

"WOW Dad! That was amazing! When I grow up I want to sit in a room, drink coffee and talk to myself on really cool music just like you!"

Then he turned, still in his pajamas with his Batman Cape and Mask, and began to recite the words from the spot I was just working on as he jumped down the stairs into our living room.

That's when it hit me. Through the eyes of my child ... I am a Super Hero, coffee drinking, crazy guy that sits in a room all day talking to myself. AND HE WANTS TO BE JUST LIKE ME!

I almost teared up.

"Hey Nigel. I LOVE YOU TOO, SON!"


Pierre Milan is a former music producer and radio personality who in 2011 moved to Denver and founded Big Brother Productions LLC, a full-service voice over production company. When not working he enjoys hiking and camping with his wife and Nigel, "exploring our amazing new surroundings."


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Comments (8)
Anne Ellsworth
6/28/2012 at 6:09 PM
My teens think I'm a bit crazy. I practice impromptu occasionally, with them around. And then there's that brief moment when they're utterly mortified when I speak a one word answer in a "voice" around their friends. That is, until their friends think I'm the coolest thing since popsicles.Then they're proud to know me and call me Mom.
Yeni Alvarez
6/28/2012 at 4:12 PM
That's an awesome story, Pierre! It's great to get that phenomenally genuine feedback... and kudos to you for seeing it for what it truly is, a gift to both you and your son. Keep inspiring us!
Yeni Alvarez
David Van Sise
6/28/2012 at 12:33 PM
You are a super Hero Dad! What a great guy you are and to your son! You are not just your son's hero, but you have become mine as well. I am honored to know someone who is such a fine example of a Daddy, and not just a Father. You are an awesome Voice Over artist and a far Better Dad! Kudos in the Highest to you my friend and to your son as well. - David Van Sise
jennifer m dixoon
6/28/2012 at 11:10 AM
Such spectacular feedback for the work you do both professionally and personally. Very Heartwarming and encouraging!!! Store that one away for a rainy day.!
Ken Budka
6/28/2012 at 9:59 AM
Way to go Dad! When you are inspiring and moving people around you with your work, I believe you're on the right track. Keep putting out the good vibe...
Paul J. Warwick
6/28/2012 at 9:01 AM
To infinity and up, up and away to the batpoles!!
Heather Costa
6/28/2012 at 6:24 AM
That was awesome!! Thank you for sharing Pierre, it was a great way to start my day :-)
Don Griffith
6/27/2012 at 11:51 PM
Very good stuff, Pierre! Touching and motivational, right to heart level. Thanks!
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