Claire Gresham

Female, voice age 18-35 with American dialect from a theatre background, excellent at character work and immaculate narrative style

Voice Description

Here are some of the types of voices I record:

Upbeat, Fun-loving for Commercial Copy
Teenager
College Student
Down-to-Earth Pal
Lady Who Lunches
Next Door Neighbor
Young Mom
Authority (Teacher/Cop)
Sarcastic "One-of-the-Guys"
Dry Ironic Hipster
Quirky Girlfriend
British Marm (i.e. Lady Bracknell)
Leading Lady
Celebrity Sound/Style Comparisons: Janeane Garofalo, Lauren Ambrose, Jennifer Lawrence

I love creative voice over performance, making unconventional, but grounded and connected choices. I come from a theatre background and I enjoy taking risks and imbuing copy with thought and inner life. I am very direct-able and enjoy working on projects with very specific goals.

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
• 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 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

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Neutral
Real
Conversational
Casual
Arkansan
Southern (General)
Mid-Atlantic
British (RP)
Cockney/Lower Class British
Irish/Yorkshire
Scottish
Russian
New Orleanian (Yat)

I have a good facility for learning dialects quickly that I do not already have training with, often using the IDEA website to reference specific regions for colloquial accuracy as well as IPA to understand the specific sounds within the dialect.

My Voice Experience

Voiceover Experience:

AUDIOBOOKS:
Excel: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide / Publisher: CreateSpace
Kim Kardashian / Publisher: Smartbios
How to Be More Productive / Publisher: The Productivity
Summary: The Gifts of Imperfection / Publisher: Ant Hive Media
Thorny (Smothered Rose Trilogy) / Publisher: One Good Sonnet
Summary: The Rainbow Comes and Goes / Publisher: Ant Hive Media
Paper Cranes / Publisher: CreateSpace
A Witch in Time Saves Nine / Publisher: Airmid Publishing

INDUSTRIAL / COMMERCIAL / PROMOTIONAL etc.
Skift for MasterCard - Future Cities (http://futurecities.skift.com/)
Honey (regional radio) - Genius Orbit / Olivia Guo
Travel Startups (industrial) - Genius Orbit / Olivia Guo
MetaSearch (industrial) - Genius Orbit / Olivia Guo
Amex Industrials through Firework Creative Solutions (various)

OTHER:
Bear and Gum - animation short (pending)
Gee I'd Like To Go Sailing - animation short (pending)
Local New Orleans radio spots (various)
Obfuscation (theatre) - The Truck Project / Jean Ann Douglass


Full Theatrical Resume Also Available on Request

My Training

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA: B.A. in Theatre, cum laude; May 2008
Film and Radio: Ron Gural, Paul Schierhorn
Acting: Buzz Podewell, Ron Gural, Paul Schierhorn, Lorenzo Gonzalez, Antony Sandoval, Jim Fitzmorris
Voice: Paul Scheirhorn, Antony Sandoval
Movement: Antony Sandoval, Lorenzo Gonzalez, John Allen
Suzuki: Antony Sandoval
Shakespeare: Buzz Podewell

Workshops
Voiceover: Eamonn Farrell
Voice Acting for Video Games: Master Class with Jennifer Hale
Audition Technique: David Caparelliotis, MTC Studios/MelCap Casting
Cold Reading: Alaine Alldaffer (Casting Director, Playwrights Horizons)
Monologue Technique: Bobby Holder, The Actor’s Project NYC
Movement for Actors: The Odin Teatret

My Studio Equipment

At-Home Studio Hardware:
Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone
M-Audio Fast Track C400 Audio Interface

Editing Software:
Pro Tools MP Software
Audacity
Adobe Audition

Additional Skills

My passion is storytelling, and thusly I love creating complex and dynamic characters and bringing my theatrical background to my voiceover work. I am interested in Shakespeare, video games, science fiction/fantasy, cartoons, and sketch comedy and improv.

Personally, I am a dog person, home-brewer, painter, writer, authority on the James Bond franchise, coffee enthusiast, and Blistex addict.

I am also a complete perfectionist and will work very hard with you to ensure that my deliverables are of the highest quality.

Payment Methods Accepted

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Additional Information

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• Claire Gresham was last active on Voice123 13 days ago

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Demos
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British Characters - Earnest

Zombie Videogame Sample