Saltry,character specialist,opera singer,friendly
My voice talent has a 3&1/2 octave range, with a span that covers any type of singing work comfortably from jazz to jingles to Opera. When I do animation work, this is where it is used to its fullest degree, as I can make my voice sexy to dastardly; taking it low to screamingly high, if necessary.
In narrations, I can make it warm and friendly. In presentations, my instrument can be legato, sincere, and businesslike.
For commercials, my voice can be soft, medium, or hard sell, as I have a strong area of training in breath control and production; which creates the sound and temperament of the read. I can be sultry, professional, or funny, and can write and produce commercials as well, if needed; as I have a broadcasting certificate, specializing in creative writing. I have also done professional radio voice over recordings.
My native tongue is English (American), but I can turn it into several British dialects: such as Cockny, Hamstead Heath, Northern, Irish, and Scottish. I have 3 languages; not my native tongue and not fluent entirely; Hoch German, Southern Italian, and Parisien French.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
• French - European
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
My Recording and Delivery Capabilities
• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail
Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer
• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project
My Home Base
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
English American-straight,New York, Southern drawl
English British-Cockny, Hamstead Heath,Leads Northern, Belfast/Dublin Irish,
My Voice Experience
Highly creative personality is how both professionals and instructors have described me. This trait is what I use to create innovative and unusual commercials, sometimes voicing them with the pipes I have utilized all my life on stage as an opera singer. My sound editing skills, using Adobe Audition 1.5 and Pro Tools, allow me to produce the commercials I write and voice. Being Creative Director and writer for “Payton Creatives” utilizes my copywriting skills for commercials, print ads and web sites.
My interviewing skills result from researching and interviewing personalities such as Valerie Pringle (CTV), Erin Davis (CHFI), Joe Andrews (Humber College) and Stevie Vallance (Voice-over animation artist and Jazz Singer.) People usually find me easy going, eager to go above and beyond the call of duty, and quick to come to the rescue if needed; a Girl Friday in most situations; loyal, trustworthy, honest, persistent, and determined to be optimistic and helpful in the face of adversity. An education in performing arts completes a well-rounded personality.
•Short film Animation mother role for director Mike Weise,Toronto-2008
•Creative Director and Copywriter for Payton Creatives Inc, an advertising agency.
•Internship at AM 740 radio station – helped write some on-air commercials, and researched/edited for announcers -2006
•Radio banter guest of Dan McCluskey on 100.3 FM CKMS Waterloo -2006
•TV and radio commercial – Principle for Com Cast – Opera Singer-2006
•Creative Writer on 96.9 Humber Radio, writing weekly music show; creating commercials, station identification, promotions, documentaries for the News Magazine show
Announcer/Host/Traffic/Entertainment of same-2005
•Commercial Voice Over – Louder Music and Design-2003
•Created, produced, recorded, and sold short stories utilizing CD medium -2004
•Radio and TV Broadcasts as an Opera/Concert singer on CFRB, the CBC, BBC, AFN, Rogers Community TV 1995-2000
•Consulted with sales, media, marketing representatives to obtain information on product or service and discussed style, length of advertising copy
•Wrote articles, bulletins, sales letters, speeches, other related information, marketing and promotional materials
•Varied language and tone of message to promote products.
I learned to be a voice over starting at a private broadcasting school in Toronto where I obtained a Certificate of Broadcasting, under the tutiledge of Peter Mellor, Julia Paton and Dave Arkel. This also involved news reads, commercial and narrative voice overs and writings of same. I then took an Advanced Voice Over Certificate, under Bob Cook of City TV. I took advanced animation and voice over lessons from Earl Sky at the Humber College of Media Broadcasting, and recently, have completed an Advanced Certificate of Animation, while studying under Stevie Vallance; an Emmy award winning producer and animation artist; who considers my work to be excellent.
In my early years, I worked with the Canadian Opera Company, Opera Lyra, and Opera Breva as an Opera singer, and later, made my living overseas as an Opera singer in England and Germany. Nowadays, as well as a voice over artist, I work as a published writer, a freelance journalist, and most recently , an events specialist.
My Studio Equipment
IBM compatible PC, P4-1.7G, 1G Ram, Windows XP, DVD R/W.
Creative Labs Audigy 2 48K, 24bit,h 6 channel audio card.
Adobe Audition 1.5 Audio record, editing, and write capabilities.
Behringer UB802 Audio mixer.
Studio Projects B1 condenser microphone.
I am known as a natural actress; although I have also taken acting classes in my training. I have an in-home studio production facility; which makes it possible for speedy and accurate work. I work long and hard, and am adaptable to any voice over/animation situation.
I have been an Opera, concert, and oratorio singer all my life, in Europe and in Canada, and have a copywriting and radio broadcasting certificate; which comes in handy for my own freelance company.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in any currency
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