smooth, calm, soothing, friendly, warm, cheerful
My voice is smooth and matter of fact for presentations, training videos, video narrations, web clips.
For relaxation tapes or books, it is deeper, soothing, nurturing, calm and sultry.
For voice mail the voice is still smooth, but friendly and more personable (like you want the listener to forget that they are dealing with a machine)
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 - Other
• Spanish - Other
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
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 deliver the files by regular mail
Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer
My Home Base
, New Mexico, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
Not sure. Perhaps Spanish accent, a British accent or a snooty sophisticate
My Voice Experience
My experience began when Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM needed a new person for their voice mail recordings. They held auditions, but I happened along asking about a job. The project director, who has a degree in theater arts, was looking at me strangely as I spoke. He broke our conversation to ask his assistant if she heard what he heard...that my voice tone was clear, clean and smooth and would blend well with the system voice. He was VERY big on the system sounding seamless and not having multiple voices. I began recording ALL voice mail greeting and applications and got a LOT of experience matching numbers and phrases and being consistent in my recordings! A BIG compliment from him!
I began reading live for award presentations, recording phrases for overhead announcements during award shows and banquets (i.e. ladies and gentlemen, please take your seat so the festivities may begin). I even did a spot on Radio Sandia. OH! I also did a two hour show on a local radio station.
I narrated several classified videos and presentations and on-line and web based training. I was the voice for a college student's project of building a video game in which he created a sexy sounding bad girl character.
I have done TV and radio commercial spots; one in Spanish for Public Service Company of NM, Good Neighbor Fund. Others include Careers, a DVR program, Quality Pontiac, Isleta Casino (on camera). I was also an extra in Wild Hogs and made it into the movie! No voice there.
I also provided voice mail recording for two local companies.
No formal training. I am a singer, sadly just funerals, these days. Singing has contributed to the breath support and clarity demanded in voice over.
My Studio Equipment
In the past, I worked with the director using Sound Forge to clean up and splice the recordings. We also had hardware noise and electrical hum, so we had to experiment with filters, pop screen and even wrap wires and exchanges hardware.
I have a cheerful disposition, a positive attitude and I will make every effort to accommodate you. Tell me what you what, how you hear it in your head and direct me until you are happy.
I am calm and easy-going and I like to laugh and have fun, but I do exercise professionalism at all times. I possess strong interpersonal skills which enable me to work well with individuals in various capacities. I have never met a stranger, I communicate clearly, directly and I will show up for the job!
Payment Methods Accepted
• 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
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