I recorded two new stories for Bayard Presse's "Beautiful Stories" collection: "The Picnic Birthday" for little ones as well as "An Extraordinary Trip" for 4-7 year olds. A cd of the story is slipped into each issue of the publication.
I had to do the narrative of course, but most importantly, all the character voices!
What an amazing recording session. I had so much fun ... just like a kid!
However, in this kind of exercise, there is a trap to be avoided; to not "over-act" the roles! The team work with the director and the Bayard Presse people was perfect as we all worked together to find the best tone for each character. This time, I had to play the role of a grandfather, a young seafarer, a poet, and an adventuress (yes I did!).
- Jean-Marc Lancelot