Fran Carris

Sexy/sultry, Friendly, Authoritative, Excited

Voice Description

Voice variations: professional for presentations; authoritative and friendly for instructional videos; sexy/sultry, silly, frantic, next door neighbor, sophisticated/stuck-up woman (for luxury items), bitchy, whiny, some character (happy dog, your car radio, for example) for commercials; old woman, middle-aged woman, child for audio books or commercials; authoritative for medical or legal; warm and deep, up-beat for narrations; authoritative yet punctuating and sincere for political.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

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 offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, Texas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

English (North American) English (UK), English (Southern Belle), some French, Russian, Greek and Middle Eastern (rolling r's, ex: "this" pronounced "dtheese"), New York City, Southern US.

My Voice Experience

While stating that I started my career in 2010, that's actually when I came back to it. I started with Southwestern Bell Telephone in the mid 1980's recording such phrases as "Thank you for calling Southwestern Bell Directory Assistance" and "We're sorry, the number you have dialed has been disconnected..." as well as the recordings for Texas County jails and custom intercept. I later recorded in-house IVR messages with SBC and ATT from 1991 to 2010.

I've also recorded voice in art and performance videos, both made by myself and others. I have been a stage actor/performer since I was in grade school which continued off and on whenever an opportunity arose during my corporate tenure with AT&T until 2010.

My Training

EDUCATION/TRAINING

-M.A. (ABT) in Humanities - Aesthetic Studies
University of Texas at Dallas, Texas
-B.A. in Art & Performance - Cum Laude
University of Texas at Dallas, Texas
-Extensive Voice/Voiceover Training with Bettye Zoller and Voicesvoices including:
- Voice Over Workshop - The Business of Voice Overs
- Audio Book Narration Workshop
-Several Webinars from VoiceoverXtra including:
- On-line Audition Prep
- In Studio Audition Prep
- Vocal Health
- Audiobooks
-Texas Wesleyan University course:
- How to Start a Profitable and Successful Small Business

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Voiceover Talent
SBC/AT&T - Southwest Region: 1991-2010
-Voice model for Network Services Call Tree for 5 state region
Southwestern Bell Telephone - Texas: 1985 - 1991
- Voice model for Operator Services greeting when dialing 411 or 214-555-1212
- Voice model for Custom Intercept messages
- Voice model for County Jail messages
- Voice talent and video producer for instructional, training, documentary and recognition
videos for Texas Operator Services
- Art Video/Film Projects with Voice Credit - Selected Credits - Texas: 1985 - 2011
2011 - Book of Voices - (Podcast series for audio book project) - Currently in production on
7 segments - sole female voice
2011 - A Lot Can Happen in Four Days - (Film) Woman answering phone
2011 - Book of Voices book release trailer - (Video) Fourth Voice
1995 - Manifesto; Ignition; Helen & Anne; Rebirthing the Muse - (4 Videos) - female voice
and video producer
1989 - Lady in the Dark (Video on two adjacent screens) - Co-Producer of videos and one of
two female voices throughout piece

- Acting - Selected Credits
2003-Present: Member of Dancing Tongue - Spoken Word Caberet - Dancing/Movement, Multi-media.
Multi-Media Performance Troupe
1995-2001: Member of C. J. Critt’s Angry Girl Sextet - Spoken Word Multi-Media Cabaret
2001 - Comma - Guest Artist for Texas Tour Performances - Spoken Word Sound Ensemble
1999 - Member of Question Authority, the - Spoken Word Sound Ensemble
1990-Present: Invited to perform/speak in a wide variety of venues/festivals
1990-1993: Member of 9 Fish Jumping - Improvisational Multi-Media Dance/Movement
Troupe
1991 - Fred Curchack’s Artorama - UT Dallas Theater
1991 - The Alchemical Show - UT Dallas Theater
1989 - Fabulous Furies Review - UT Dallas Theater
1989 - Edwardian Mystery Play - UT Dallas Theater

Writing/Editing
- DFW Arts Magazine - Managing Editor, Article and Interview Contributor - 8 years.
- Write most of my demo copy (with exception of Audiobook and Medical) samples.
- Editor for Grand Viaduct Press. Also serve as Board Member (Director) for the press.

My Studio Equipment

Computer - Mac Mini

I/O - Saffire Pro 40
On-Road I/O - Avid M-Box

Microphones:
Harlan Hogan
Rode NT1-A with Rode Shock Mount and Pop Filter
Shure SM 58 - with Desk Stand and Pop Filter

Trutech Monitor to display copy

Headphones:
Koss Pro3AA Titanium

Editing Software:
Adobe Audition
LogicPro
Audacity

Additional Skills

Having spent several years in middle-management with AT&T, compiled with my extensive after-work involvement in the performing and creative arts community, I have honed and pride myself on the following skills:

Diplomacy, Integrity, Honesty, Promptness, Project Management, Supervisory, Attention to Detail, Budgeting, Training, Writing, Editing, Presentation, Event Coordination, Having Fun and Loving What I Do!

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in any currency
• Wire transfers

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Additional Information

• Currently Fran Carris is a Standard subscriber.
• Fran Carris was last active on Voice123 192 days ago

Demos
Fran Carris Commercial Samples

Fran Carris Narration Samples

Fran Carris Audiobook Samples

Fran Carris Medical Samples

Fran Carris Political Samples