Diane Ellis

Vocal Chameleon, Comedic, Wry, Mom, Characters

Voice Description

Diane's voice is quite the chameleon. From a 4 year old child to a 90 year old Black woman from the South to the mom next door. Animation and dialects is her specialty. Diane's voice can be warm and fuzzy to wry, to quite the professional voice for educational videos.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior 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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

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 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

Everett, Massachusetts, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Diane's impersonations range from Kate Hepburn to Archie Bunker. Quite the comical delivery on Joan Rivers, Joe Pesce, Gabby Hayes, Curly from the 3 Stooges, Topo Gigio, Tazmanian Devil, Hermine Gingold, Crazy Gugenheim to name a few. Animation is Diane's specialty; ask her to give you a sample of her singing chicken! Now, on the other end of the spectrum....Diane can have a serious side...she has voiced educational medical videos, Showroom Voice of God, psa's; her voice was even put on a chip for a video game. Diane has quite the ear for dialects such as Italian, Irish, French, German, Russian, Spanish, English ( Cockney ), English ( Proper ), Southern Bell, Jewish, New Yorker, Gypsy, Swedish.

My Voice Experience

Diane's vo career started in Las Vegas, Nevada where she voiced the Kroft Comedy Kings' Puppet Show at the Sands Hotel, and was then hired to voice the M.C. portion of the show; Celebration at Bally's Park Place in A.C. Diane then signed a 12 year contract with one of the nations's leading voice over agencies where she did radio and tv spots for McDonald's ( Mc Cafe...Regional ) Findlay Subaru, Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand for Tom Jones and Paul Anka ( 2 separate radio spots ), Tropicana Hotel, Piggly Wiggly, Venus Star Gems Int'l ( a National spot ), on-hold messaging, Smith's Medical educational videos for venipuncture and via-valve.
Diane also is a jingle singer. 3 Station ID's for TV 5 in Miami, TV 10 in Las Vegas, and TV 38 in Boston, Ma., and lots of show tracks for Carnival Cruise Line and many shows on the Las Vegas Strip. ( Way too many to mention )Diane currently provides the voices of several different characters for "Bixby's Tales"; an on-going radio show in Las Vegas ( KLAS )geared for children. Diane is emailed the script; where she then records her part; converts the file and emails it back to the client.

My Training

Diane attended Leland Powers, School of Radio Television and Theatre in Boston, Ma. But Diane feels that she has learned everything that she now knows about voice overs from her mentor and teacher Alice Whitfield in Las Vegas.
Diane wrote and produced her first radio spot for Tirzo's Bistro in Las Vegas where it aired for 13 weeks.

My Studio Equipment

S.A.W. ( Software Audio Workshop ) audio editing program.
Micro Series 1202 VLZ/Mic/Line Mixer by Mackie. 8 Channels.
M-Audio Firewire Solo Interface.
Senheiser Microphone

Additional Skills

Diane is also an actress and is skilled in Ear Propmpter.
Diane was commissioned last Christmas to record an entire family; roughly 20 people; reciting "T'was the night before Christmas". She added sound fx and a music bed; edited it all together. The family was tickled pink!

Diane is and has been a singer since her teens and continues to sing live and record jingles.

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Demos
Straight Reads

On-Hold

Animation and Impersonations

Jingles

Diane Ellis Sings

Podcasts

Real Person

Current Radio Spot Nov 2012

Training Video Voice Over