Paula Youmans

from deep, smoky and sexy to to crisp and honest

Voice Description

Ranges from deep, smoky and sexy to to bright and incredibly clear. My natural voice is very strong and annunciated, containing a quality which people claim "sounds intelligent and trust worthy." With a quick smile on my face, the tone quickly changes to optimistic, perky and fun! In short, if you tell me what you want - I will deliver!

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age 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
• Adult content
• 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

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
• 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 have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Idaho, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

In my time I have had to be french, english, jewish, valley-girl, undergoing dentistry (that one was rough), intelligent and not-so intelligent. Sometimes I wonder how I remember what "Paula" sounds like!

My Voice Experience

I Love cartoons and creating unique characters...I mean LOVE them! It started in college while working as a pre-school teacher, creating distinct character voices for dolls and books. I loved how the kids would immerse themselves into this alternate world, forgetting that I was doing the talking! If another teacher tried, the kids would get upset and demand that "this doll doesn't talk like that!" Ah...the willing suspension of disbelief! From there, I changed my major to theater and was able to learn from some of the greatest actors, voice coaches, writers and directors that are out there! I have performed in many stage productions, too numerous to list, and have had the great opportunity to perform in commercial work ranging from voice overs for IVR's, radio and even a national spot for an HP commercial created by goodby silverstein & partners! I am an artist that enjoys working with other artists and you will find me to be professional and easy to work with!

My Training

While I studied theater for many years at Boise State University, I finished as a Psychology major at the University of Idaho. Due to my professional speaking voice and fantastic presentational skills, I quickly found myself excelling in corporate america but quickly learned that this is not where my heart lies. I had spent my formative years studying music and art and found myself longing to "play" again. After being repeatedly asked if I was on the radio and told that I should be, I decided to givr it a go. While my theater training gave me worlds of knowledge about stage presentation, voice coaching and writing scripts, I have to say that I have learned the most by working next to and for the great talents in this world! This is the part where I would really like to start name dropping, but I'll save that for another day...

My Studio Equipment

I have easy access to studios, most of them used for music recording, with various mic's and soundboards. In my home, I find my computer to be very capable at audio capture and editing...depending on the needs of the project. I am not oppose to purchasing my own equipment, but have yet to require that. My greatest asset is my connection to the studio and production world - great friends always willing to help eachother out!

Additional Skills

Training? I have been trained! Casting? I have been casted! The greatest thing about me though, is my life experience and knowing what it is like to be on both ends of the project! I will always be professional, reliable and dedicated, bringing with me a skill set that understands how what we present (tone, rythm, diction) heavily dictates what the mind will percieve. It is noteworthy that I have done one temp sag for goodby, silverstein and my understanding is that I can do only two more temps before I have to become union.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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