Real, soothing, autoritative, humorous, emotionial
I have done a full range of characters and voices: mellow/sexy for Jazz radio liners; funny with accents for video game commercials; authoritative for commercial announcements; soothing and caring for some delicate content commercials. I've narrated and produced audio books in my home studio where I've played men, teenagers and children. I've played teenagers - humorous and in emotional states. Authoritatively and as a narrator I like to call myself a combination of Sarah Jessica Parker and Anne Currie, with a little Tina Fey thrown in.
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 - Other
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)
• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
• SAG-AFTRA (US)
My Recording and Delivery Capabilities
• 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
My Home Base
, Tennessee, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
Mid western housewives; Sarah Palin impression; any character from the Boston/NYC area as well as upstate NY; Most Southern dialects from Georgia to Texas. Tough and angry; balanced and in control; silly and outrageous. I can read sarcasm and humor well and I've created some extreme characters in the audio books such as a ditzy waitress or crusty old man, while still keeping them within a realistic zone. I've also played teenagers (sarcastic/disinterested or emotionally vulnerable) and children (elated and emotionally vulnerable) in these projects. I've done projects using the following foreign accents: South African, British, French, Canadian, General Latin, Eastern European (Russian).
My Voice Experience
I worked as a radio liner voice for Imagine Radio and other San Francisco based radio stations. I've recorded commercials for Mattel, CDNow and many other products. I've represented Lawyers as a non-lawyer spokesperson, made pre-recorded announcements for conventions and shows and done live narration and announcements. Vocally, I have worked as a singer and actress on Broadway as well and feel that ads to my understanding of how people speak to each other or what they need to hear. I have produced and narrated several audio books, reading all characters myself and in the 90s I was the voice for BeVocal, one of the first voice recognitions software phone answering systems.
BFA in Acting and Music from Carnegie-Mellon University; Private vocal coaching and singing lessons since I was a teenager; Years starring in Broadway shows and musicals; Live music performer and studio vocalist for SONY Music; Grammy award for vocal work; I engineer for audio books as well as music productions. I've acted in several movies and TV productions
My Studio Equipment
I have access to a full ProTools LE studio but my home studio for voice over work has been iMac, AT2020 USB Mic and either ProTools or Audacity. I use 703 panels to baffle.
I've worked in the healthcare fields as well as technology and sales. Mostly, I've acted on stage or in film and television or sung live and in studio.
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