Altara Michelle

Raspy-Witty-Warm-Upbeat-personable-Cool

Voice Description

Relaxed, real, conversational, confident and comforting for commercials. Inspirational, educational, informative and kind for narrations, audio books and e-learning programs. Smooth, intelligent, experienced and professional for documentaries, PSA's and anything of a studious nature. Sexy, fun, upbeat and animated for promo's, commercials, audiobooks and trailers. All of these can be interchangeable as well. I have a flair for cartoon characters of any age or attitude. This goes for video games of any genre as well.

Empathetic, inspirational, motherly, deep rooted in the "real", raspy, witty, upbeat, hip, young, fun, smooth, confident, magical, quirky, professional, intense, soothing, serious, direct, honest, straightforward, strong, animated, realistic and enthusiastic.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Teenage Boy
• 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
• 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

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio
• 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 offer translation services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer voice direction services
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

Los Angeles, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Reese Witherspoon Sound Alike. Native New Yorker, Brooklyn accent, Jewish New Yorker, "Hard Core", White Collar NY professional, Lady Gaga, a Brittany Murphy in sound, speed and energy, young Jewish mother, Barbra Streisand type, raspy like Demi Moore, perky and fun like Sarah Jessica Parker, INTENSE and REAL like Kate Walsh, silly and magical like Phoebe from Friends and friendly like Jennifer Aniston.

My Voice Experience

Starting in 2007, I began voicing radio commercials for Clear Channel Radio (stations) in Southern California. In 2008 I joined a successful podcast (with vetted talent) called "Naked TV" and hosted a weekly radio show (every Sunday in Palm Springs) for Mix 100.5. In addition, I have done voiceover work (and ADR) for film, TV and commercials. Currently booking commercials, cartoons, video games, promo's, narrations, e learning programs, documentaries, trailers, documentaries and in-house presentation programs. Some of my most recent and notable bookings to date: NICKELODEON ANIMATION (The Loud House), THE GOLDEN GLOBES/DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS/CECIL B DEMILLE AWARD, ANGRY BIRDS BLAST (video game, promo and trailer), PALMER'S FLIP BALM, D.A.R.E, CHAPSTICK, BEST BUY, WHIM, MEINEKE, McCORMICK'S SPICES, LIONSGATE, FOX DIGITAL STUDIOS, WHOLE FOODS, iSTORY ANIMATION- PEGHEADS - PEG, DREAMWORKS TV (HILARY in DUELING KAPOWSKI'S), HALLMARK, HERSHEY, RED BULL, SHOENVIOUS, GRIFFIN TECHNOLOGY- (CES 2015), LAKEVIEW FORD, BUMP, ECRU NY, REDEMPTION AUDIO, BOSTON PRODUCTIONS, NY POWER CO, RUBY ELECTRONIC DOCS, iBABY AIR, WARFRAME, BJ’s, EVENT ESSENTIALS, CLOUDSAVER, ECOBEE, SQUIGGLE, SODA-SPEAK, WOMEN’S NAT UNI,
JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY, ICONOLOGIC (ANTRON) STYLE STRING, MOTOROLA, UTILITY NYC (JOBTREKS), WET SEAL, NEBO AGENCY (TOSCA), MeUNDIES, GLYNLYON, WYCLIFFE, CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO, JILL FM

My Training

I have been coached privately for Animation by Matt Shepley, Sara Sherman, Tim Friedlander, Marsha Goodman,The Voicecaster and Mike Varela. Commercials and Promos by JJ Jurgens, Kevin Gershan, David Lyerly, Lori Tritel, Terry Berland and Bill Ackerman. I also started training in group sessions at the Voice Academy, The Voicecaster and at the Don La Fontaine studios (SAG Foundation). My background includes journalism, copywriting and sales at Clear Channel Radio. I have been trained in a class setting at The Voicecaster, Kalmenson & Kalmenson, Playhouse West and UCLA.

B.A, in Communication, Radio Personality, Red Carpet Reporter and SAG/AFTRA Actress.

My Studio Equipment

Studio with phone patch, Source Connect and ISDN.
Microphones: Sennheiser 416 or Apogee
Recording: Mac or PC, Logic Pro X, Twisted Wave, Avid Pro-tools and Windows W/ Audacity

Additional Skills

Copywriting for commercial ads, able to voice, record and edit WAV and MP3's from my home studio, access to the sound stages and green screen at Siren Digital (Post Sound Studio), unlimited access to the Don La Fontaine Center at SAG/AFTRA and being an on-camera actress makes voicing characters easy and rich in context.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Wire transfers

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Demos
Commercials 2018

Cartoon Compilation 2018 (ages 3+)

Narration 2018

Official Angry Birds Blast Promo/Trailer

Fully Produced IVR

Promo

Answering Service Instruction