Brenda Nasio

Smooth, Sensuous, Charming, Comic, Accents, Smart

Voice Description

Like a chameleon: one moment exuding the warmth and sincerity of sally field to the biting sarcasm of jane lynch. as sensuous as grace kelly to the charm of holly golightly for narrations. upbeat and lively as sandra bullock mixed with the comic timing of helen hunt for commercials. studied, smooth and intelligent as meryl streep for presentations.

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 - 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

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 have Phone Patch in my studio
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

San Francisco, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Russian accent performed either sensuous and soft or strong and tough as nails, Southern dialect performed as a deep south hillbilly to a gracious southern belle in a Capote novel, Indian accent (country of) performed as a caricature, English performed as high nobility or American upper class.

My Voice Experience

In the beginning...
My career got an early start at Columbia Records (at CBS headquarters, the "Black Rock" building in New York City) where I worked in national promotion with such artists as Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, the Beach Boys, Eric Andersen, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Grace Slick, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, Taj Mahal and was encouraged to use my voice professionally.

Then there was...
On-camera: Dr. Dean Edell Medical show, 1988, Episode: Cat Scratch Fever, Role: self

And,
My work moved into giving public readings/presentations during my continuing profession as a published poet.

Now...
Voiceover pairs perfectly with poetry. It is the ideal segue for reading aloud.

My Training

New York University: screenwriting,
Middlebury College/Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, contributor, poetry,
Squaw Valley Community of Writers, CA, studied with Michael Benedikt, William Stafford, Diane Wakoski,
Published poet: the Paris Review, Open Places, Amelia, Negative Capability and others 1975 to present,
Advertising and promotional copywriting seventies to present, Website copywriting 2004 to present, California Poet in the Schools 1998 - 2003 / 2009 - present, Grant writer 1998 - 2003, Poetry manuscript a finalist in the National Poetry Series competition 1985, runner-up for the Brittingham Prize, 1984, Letter of Merit recipient in the Villa Montalvo poetry awards program: selected by William Stafford 1988, Public poetry readings include: Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Squaw Valley, CA 1978, Vesuvios/North Beach, San Francisco 1997, Barnes and Noble/Berkeley, A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books/San Francisco, Linnea's/San Luis Obispo "Corners of the Mouth" series and the Bay Area Book Festival (all 1998), Featured reader in San Luis Obispo's 15th annual Poetry Festival November 1998, Modern Times Bookstore August 1999, Cover to Cover Books November 1999/celebrating 35th Anniversary of California Poets in the Schools, The Attic Club/San Francisco March 2000, San Francisco Main Library/Koret Auditorium May 2010, Bressi & Company: scene study 2003 / on-camera 2004, Voice Media/Susan and Friends: beginning voiceover, intermediate voiceover, advanced voiceover, narration and character study (2006 to 2008), Susan McCollom: Private and peer group voiceover study 2009 to present, Cindy Jo (C.J.) Hinkleman: Audio Books 2011.

My Studio Equipment

Home studio includes the basics of mic and Audacity software program. For more finished production I use the services of Susan and Friends for their professionally-equipped studio.

Additional Skills

My voice is known for its strong and succinct properties as well as enunciation and timing due to years of public speaking. Also, I take direction well.

Payment Methods Accepted

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