Patricia Shanks

intelligent, warm, real, sincere, trustworthy

Voice Description

Smooth, soothing sound and a genuine heartfelt delivery. Sultry screen star. Corporate executive. Compassionate caregiver. Known for tugging at heartstrings and lending a serious tone to non-profit causes.

THE OPENER

Ongoing intros and extros for radio, TV, Internet and live presentations, including promos for entities at the 2012 and 2013 NAB shows.

Live announcing, narration and hosting and combination live and pre-recorded announcements for conferences, trade-shows and special events.

THE CLOSER

Ongoing real estate and property descriptions for Internet and television broadcast stations and entities.

Guest TV host for Aleene's Creative Living, video host and sales trainer for Robinson's-May and host/writer/producer for weekly TV show, Impact News & Views.

THE TEACHER

Ongoing audio assist and audio description for travelogues and educational films.


Quick turnaround. All formats, all modes of delivery.

Emmy® Award-winning writer. PSAs, commercials, corporate and industrial scripts.

Please let me be the voice for your next important project. Thank you.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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
• Podcasts
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• 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

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Southern, Texan, gypsy, very old woman, 1940s Hollywood starlet, news anchor

My Voice Experience

For more than 15 years Patricia has provided the voice for corporate programs and broadcast media. Commercials, documentaries, audio description, IVR, ADR, audio books, games, trailers, and more. She is a seasoned TV news segment host and producer and NPR affiliate radio host.

Patricia works from her fully-outfitted professional studio in Newport Beach, California.

Clients include American Honda, Mitsubishi, Acura, Toyota, Ramada Resorts, PacifiCare, Orly Beauty, Yamaha Music, FederalExpress, Sonic, Rockwell, United Airlines and small to large financial and educational institutions, among others.

Clients frequently call on her to voice medical, scientific, arts and humanitarian projects.

Patricia also teaches on-camera hosting, voice-over workshops and vocal technique for singers and speakers. Most recently, she presented workshops for the Orange County Chapter of the International Coach Federation and for Women In Animation, Los Angeles.

My Training

Acting Training -
Charles Conrad Studio, Burbank, CA
Steve Eastin Studio, Toluca Lake, CA
South Coast Repertory, Orange County, CA

Voice-over Training -
Richard Tatum
Numerous Los Angeles area voice acting workshops

Singing (performing)-
Los Angeles Music Center Opera Association
Opera Pacific
Staff soloist, Crystal Cathedral Hour of Power

Opera Studies and Coaching -
Naomi Farr, Natalie Limonick, Nina Hinson, Lila Stuart, Marion Cooper, Dietrich Erbelding, Suzetta Glenn, Gabrielle Robbins, Esther Andreas, Charles Ross-Perlee, others, Dick Grove School(jazz stylings).

My Studio Equipment

Neumann TLM 103, Audio Technica AT897, Electro Voice RE-27, Sennheiser MK 4

Apple MAC, PCs, Windows 7, Vista, XP

Sony Vegas, Adobe Audition, Adobe/Macromedia Flash, Apple Mac, Final Cut Pro, Apple Soundtrack Pro

DBX Limiters, Behringer, Nady, Dbx Processors, 24 Channel Yamaha Console, M-Audio Analog/Digital interfaces

Additional Skills

Teleprompter, singing teacher & voice trainer, professional singer (AGMA - American Guild of Musical Artists)

Emmy® Award-winning writer. PSAs, radio and TV commercials, corporate and industrial scripts. Former Los Angeles Daily News writer and columnist.

Ability to sing in Italian, German, French, Spanish and phonetic Hebrew

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
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Shanks Documentary Narration

Shanks Corporate Narration