Francesca McFarland

Character Specialist, Quiet, Softspoken, Lively

Voice Description

What my voice can sound like depends on the project, or the character I'm playing. For commercials I can keep my voice more normal, and serious, but make it lower or higher if needed. As for voicing characters in animation, I can do anything from a lively, small child (male or female), to a depressed younger woman.

My normal voice makes me sound younger than I'am, which makes it difficult for me to voice older women, but I'm hoping that will change with time. After all I'm only 21, and am still learning the tricks of the trade.

While I'm normally shy, fairly calm, and soft spoken, I can change that pretty easily if I need to. That's all part of the job, I suppose.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Female
• Senior Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - British
• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other
• Japanese

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Videogames
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• 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

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

My Home Base

, Kansas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I can do a country accent, French accent, British, Arabic, Japanese/Asian.


My Voice Experience

First of all, take note that as of right now I'm not in a position to fly to another state, and be in an 8 hour recording session. I'm still learning, and getting my footing, so I'm not open to doing any professional work.. Unless anyone nearby in Kansas needs a female voice-over. THEN it might work out, haha.

With that said, I've been acting pretty much since I could walk, and some of my earliest memories are of me acting things out in my little bedroom. Although, it took me years, a LOT of years, to figure out that acting was what I wanted to do. In fact it was something that was so natural to me, something I liked to practice on my own time, that I never thought of doing it professionally. It seemed like when you thought about doing something to make a living, it had to be something really difficult! I thought about things like animating cartoons, being a veterinarian, or even getting into Law school.

However, one day some friends and I decided to mute the volume on an animated series that we liked, and dub it over ourselves. Now voice acting is different from normal acting, so at the time I couldn't get the timing right, nor could I pull of the voices real well. The only thing I could do was get the emotion down. Yet, since that occurrence, voice-acting is one of the only things I focused on. I practiced whenever, and wherever I could. As well as practice doing any voice ranges that I found I could reach. I also focused on speaking more clearly, better pronunciation of words, and how lively I could say lines.

As recently as 2007, it finally hit me that want I really wanted to do in my life, was sit in a recording booth, (For eight hours if I had to!), read lines from a script, and be able to breathe life into characters. Or even just offer my voice in commercials. I know I'll have to start out small, though. At this point I'll be thrown into the wall crew, and be pretend I'm being eaten by Godzilla, along with 10 other people, if that's what I have to do to get started 'professionally'.

I've done voice-over work on the internet, and practiced doing recordings that I never put online, as well. Still, I haven't ever joined a drama club, or done stage acting, but I find that it effects me very little, as far as what I can do with my voice. Or the deep emotions that I can project into the characters I'm voicing. I'm happy for that. Really happy.

While I'm still fairly young to be entering the world of voice-over work, getting a head-start is never a bad thing. So I'm still trying to improve, and when I reach a level that I'm content with, I push that contentment aside, and try to do better.

My Training

Workshops, Seminars, Adventures in Voice Acting DVD, VO Interviews, Personal Interviews (online).

My Studio Equipment

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Additional Skills

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Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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