Linsay Rousseau

quirky, authoritative, character, conversational

Voice Description

My voice has the range, control and diversity for any project you need. As a trained singer and seasoned actor, I can produce a wide range of sounds, tones and timber. Specialize in character voices with a variety of age ranges and accents, that allows me to be a soldier, child, teenager, sexy vixen, girl-next door and even a man. Professional work experience as a broadcast journalist and former soldier in the U.S. Army.

Commercials: conversational, believable, warm and friendly, sexy and sultry, mom, girl-next door, high energy and motivational, announcer, drill sergeant.

Narration: insightful, authoritative, professional, conversational, smooth, command and understanding of material, unintrusive.

Trained singer able to provide songs and jingles in a variety of styles.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

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

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

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

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

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 Source Connect 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 offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

Los Angeles, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

British, RP, Cockney, Pompey, American Southern, American Southern Upper Class, American Southern Lower Class, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Spanish, Mexican, Boston, Irish, Scottish, Australian, Russian, Arabic, Egyptian, valley girl, drill sergeant, cheerleader, nasal, warble, northern California

If I don't have an accent listed that you need, I can learn it in a day.

My Voice Experience

Seasoned theatrical actor, singer and former broadcast journalist. Represented by Stars The Agency for voice-over work in the San Francisco Bay Area. Extensive voice-over training at VoiceTrax, SF, one of the premiere training schools in the country.

I've recorded voice-over auditions for industry narrations, documentary narration, translation voice-over, how to, commercials, video games, IVR.

Former employers include:
-Mill Valley Film Group: documentary narration with Egyptian accent
-PBS Frontline: documentary narration
-Brian Ross Investigative Unit at ABC News: television on-air reporting
-North Gate Radio: on-air reporting
-American Services Network: radio and television on-air reporting
-United States Army: broadcast journalist on-air reporting

My Training

--Coaches--
Voice-over: Samantha Paris, Tom Pinto
Acting: MaryBeth Cavanaugh, Andrew Hurteau, Clark H. Lewis
Singing: Clark H. Lewis, Gina Latimerlo
On-camera acting: Tina D’Elia Deb Fink, Sarah Overmann
Meisner: Rachael Adler
Linklater & classic verse: Rebecca Kemper

--Classes & Studios--
Voice-Over (20+ classes) : Voicetrax, SF
Actor’s Gym: Waterfront Playhouse & Conservatory
Audition Techniques: Jon Tracy
Advanced Acting: Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre
Acting: Studio A.C.T. at American Conservatory Theater
Dance: Dance 10, College of William & Mary
Summer Intensive (5 years): Encore Music and Theater School

--Music Training--
-Styles: Musical theatre (belt and legit), opera, classical, jazz, big band, Celtic
-Range: Mezzo-Soprano, F3-D6, Belt to G5
-Voice instructor: Clark H. Lewis, Gina Latimerlo
-Trained musician: highly proficient in piano, flute, piccolo, percussion
-Private voice instructor

*Journalism Experience:
-Masters in Journalism: University of California, Berkeley (specialized in radio, investigative journalism and multimedia production)
-PBS Frontline: broadcast journalist, associate producer, production assistant
-Brian Ross Unit at ABC News: broadcast and investigative journalist
-US Army: broadcast journalist: television and radio
-Defense Information School: Broadcast Journalism Certification

Other Education:
BA in sociology and anthropology - College of William and Mary

My Studio Equipment

Studio: home recording studio
Microphone: Rode NT1A
Equipment: ART Project Series USB PreAmp
Software: Adobe Audition CS6
Engineering: Experience audio editing and mixing audio for radio, television and music
Copywriting: Masters degree in journalism, work as journalist
Additional Training: ProTools, Finale Final Cut, Adobe PremierePro, Soundtrack Pro

Additional access to professional recording studios and sound engineers in California at Stars The Agency and One Union Recording in San Francisco, Hypercussion Studios in Berkeley and VoiceTrax, SF in Sausalito.

Additional Skills

I have a strong work ethic and am a quick learner. As a musician, I have a finely tuned ear and mastery over my vocal sound. As an actor, I can tap into any emotion or feel you are looking for and am quick to take direction. As a former journalist, I know how to direct myself, edit and copywrite scripts and edit audio recordings. I also have experience working in public relations and marketing. I have a strong work ethic and flexible schedule so I can produce materials quickly and efficiently.

I bring a lot of skills to the table and am also happy to work with you to produce the specific product you are looking for.

Payment Methods Accepted

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• Wire transfers

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