Crystal Blanchard

Velvet with attitude, conversational, relatable,

Voice Description

My voice lends credibility to narration especially in the fields of health and education, smoothness and warmth when doing telephony copy, and a bit of reflection for inspirational pieces.

I enjoy having fun and being relatable with commercial copy when wit and/or sarcasm are needed. My voice can roll along smooth as oil when the copy insists. It's all a matter of interpretation.

I'm coachable and always willing to listen and to learn so the client walks away with what he really needs.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries
• Podcasts
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• 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

My Home Base

Dallas, Texas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I explore and can approach copy with different accents. Living in Texas most of my life, my Midwestern vocal patterns are neutral allowing me to not be "regional" to distraction. Yet through this exposure to a southern dialect, I've developed an ear for accents and dialects where I can "mimic" what I hear--especially when traveling abroad. So British, Scottish, Italian, and French with some Eastern European in the mix are tools I use to craft unique characterizations with my voice.

My Voice Experience

As a certified wellness consultant I'm adept at working copy with medical jargon and concepts. Running a martial arts school keeps me in touch with the fitness crowd as well.

I took voice over classes with a practicing voice over artist in the Dallas, Texas area. He exposed me to the fine art of voice over and to the microphone. We worked together in classroom settings and he helped me grew into my voices.

I continue working with Edge Studios who tutored me through additional online classroom settings, audition practices and one-on-one coaching.

I've worked with a new museum in San Antonio, Texas during 2013 providing them a voice for Susanna Dickinson's story at the Alamo. It was a driven and patriotic read.

My Training

My college degree is in the area of Natural Health. Through years of public speaking in the health arena, I determined voice over is additional venue for me to be the "voice" for others in my field or wherever a voice is needed. It's a time for stretching.

Drama and music have always been part of my life, but writing is also a passion when the drama sits quietly in a corner with music gently filling in the background.

As a naturally curious individual, I've questioned many ideas, notions and topics. Therefore, voice over suits my temperament well giving me opportunity to continue the exploration called "life".

My Studio Equipment

I have access to the Dallas Audio Post Group in Dallas, Texas, But I primarily work from my own studio in East Texas.

My equipment consists of:

Mic - Samson CL7 Studio Condenser
Interface - Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB
MacBook Pro
TwistedWave/Audacity audio programs

Additional Skills

I am a writer and prepare freelance articles for an online blog and a print publication. Additionally, I'm experienced in copywriting and prepare demo scripts for others when necessary.

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