Karen Commins

A vacation for your ears

Voice Description

Eloquent voice to enlighten and entertain!

Whether you need a voice for a 15-second commercial or a 15-hour training program, professional voiceover artist Karen Commins can create communication from your copy!

Most people can listen faster than they can read. As a professional voice talent, I love taking your words from the printed page and crafting them into a pristine recording that today's busy people can incorporate into their lifestyles, whether you need:

* commercials
* narrations for corporate, Internet, trade show, and televised videos
* podcasts
* e-learning modules
* audiobooks

You don't need to worry about distracting background noises in your audio. I record in my custom-built, soundproof studio.


I invite you to visit my web site AVOICEAboveTheCrowd, where you may hear my demos and read testimonials from satisfied clients.

Past projects have included commercials, narrations, audiobooks, games and phone systems. Credits and clients include Pepsi Cola, ADP, Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits, Delta Airlines, Electronic Arts, BlueCielo ECM, Verizon Wireless, Georgia Department of Transportation, Turner South and NorthStar Audio Books.

I worked well over 2 decades in numerous IT positions. In addition, I earned a MS degree in computer information systems. My intense technical expertise has served me well as a voice actor. My clients love that I have an IT background as I am able to perform scripts aimed at IT audiences with complete credibility and authenticity!

I always supply your perfect recording within your deadline. My BA degree in radio and TV journalism with a minor in marketing enables me to provide expert assistance with script revision if desired.

I'm a voice-over talent who collaborates with my clients so that your communication can be delivered -- and remembered -- in this frenzied world. Contact me today for a customized quote and free audition for your next project!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• Teenage Girl
• 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
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Podcasts
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

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 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Georgia, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Character voices are my specialty! I can easily lapse into one of several US Southern or British voices, as well as a New Jersey or Valley Girl sound. However, my other personalities have been known to have Cajun, Irish, Spanish, Caribbean, Transylvanian, Bostonian, German, Texan or other exotic dialects!

I learn accents quickly and as needed. I have performed 2 audiobooks in which I gave voices to over 70 characters per book.

I minored in German in college and have studied a bit of French. I currently am studying Spanish at Berlitz. I can speak some in each language.

My Voice Experience

Previous voice-over projects include audiobooks, commercials, narrations, computer games and telephone systems

Clients and credits include Delta Airlines, Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits, Turner South, Pepsi Cola, Electronic Arts, Verizon Wireless, ADP, Orkin, GA Department of Transportation, and NorthStar Audio Books

Radio reporter for WCNN-AM, Atlanta

Talent and producer at Georgia Radio Reading Service

My Training

Currently studying with Nancy Wolfson of Braintracks Audio

MS, Computer Information Systems
BA, Radio and TV Journalism
AS, Radio and TV Broadcasting
Pat Fraley Audiobooks Masterclass
Pat Fraley Women in Animation Masterclass
Susan Berkley and Rich Jones Inner Game of Voice-Over
Susan Berkley Voice-Over Inner Circle member for 2.5 years
Judith Sullivan Non-Regional Speech
Paul Armbruster Voice-Over Workshop
Alliance Theatre Introduction to Voice-Over

Member Audio Publishers Association

My Studio Equipment

You don't need to worry about distracting background noises in your audio. I record in my custom-built, soundproof studio, complete with WhisperRoom sound isolation booth. You can see the picture of it at http://www.AVOICEAboveTheCrowd.com/tour.shtml.

I record on:

Neumann TLM 103 microphone
Focusrite Platinum Voicemaster
Digidesign Mbox Pro
Macbook Pro with Pro Tools LE

Additional Skills

Energetic talent with proven ability to perform to direction

Credible, creative actress with exceptional skill in delivering sensitive and well-timed copy even during cold reads

Outstanding writer and editor who assists with script revisions

Self-directed producer with professional home studio capable of providing real-time voice-over via ISDN connection or recording and delivering clear, edited digital audio on CD, DAT or on-line in file formats including .MP3, .WAV, and .RA

Freelance talent who can be booked directly or through a voice over agent

Technical authority in projects aimed toward the computer industry with over 20 years of experience working in information technology positions. I can perform technical scripts with the complete authenticity and credibility that your audience deserves since I actually understand the words coming out of my mouth! :)

I work hard to ensure your complete satisfaction with my recordings, and I'm a lot of FUN!

Payment Methods Accepted

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• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency

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