Virginia Taft

versatile, upbeat, serious to humorous

Voice Description

Female voice 30-50's
Narrative, educational, presentations - Mature and calm, focused and assured, warm
Commercials- serious to humorous
Children's audio books or productions - light, humorous, playful with various characters
Warm and sexy for material that needs that!
Generally fun loving, but can be serious sad and dark when the material calls for it.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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

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 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

My Home Base

, Idaho, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Children's books: mouse, myna bird/parrot, giant, haughty lady, goofy, spooky, witch laugh/cackle, animal sounds (pig, sea lion, cow, horse, chipmunk)

My Voice Experience

I like challenges! I have spent many years teaching, speaking and writing for educational programs, especially related to health and non-profit groups. I have also used my speaking and vocal talents in community and national presentations. Recordings I have done in the past have been for educational purposes and business related primarily in house or for non-profit groups. Also recorded some of my songs and put together powerpoint with music. I am excited about expanding my horizons. I continue to take voice over training and set up my home studio so I can really dive into voice over and performing arts. Auditioned for the AFLAC duck, but didn't get it (darn!!)

My Training

-B.S. in Occupational Therapy 1974. Business owner 30 yrs. Have received and given staff training on marketing, staff development, health related topics. Have spoken to various community groups and national conferences on health and business, inspirational guest speaker for women's symposium and platform speaker.

-Community presentations to various agencies and the Chamber of Commerce as well as for grant proposals. National presentations at the American Occupational Therapy Association annual conventions 1978, 1985

-Voice lessons 1998 and 2007
-Have performed in community theater (Lil Abner, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown), community choirs, church choirs, Sweet Adelines, 1990's to present as well as solo vocals presentation at "WoodsTalk" music conference 2008, 2010, 2011
-"Sound Connections" Music Workshops, Kansas City Mo in 2009 &2010
-Attended Voice over training through SuchaVoice in Nov 2010
-Song writing class at North Idaho College in March 2011
-Member of Northwest Independent Film and Video Entertainment Society (kNIFVES) and its songwriting section NOISE
-Currently continuing my voiceover education through teleconference. Also working on various songs, book and a screenplay
-Most recent work - August 2011 Voice over questionnaire for IT Synergistics (national blood banks)

My Studio Equipment

I have a complete home studio. Mac system with Protools, m-box and Studio Projects mike. Just starting to use Garage Band for songwriting and music. Easy access to other studios if needed.

Additional Skills

It is important to me to be organized, thorough and on time. I am detail oriented and like to have a clear picture of expectations of the project and my role in it. However I am adaptable and flexible with the inevitable glitches and changes in project flow.

I have a wide variety of interests in the arts and in life which give me inspiration and have a high ethical sense in that I will not work on projects that are against my principles. My favorite projects are positive, uplifting, inspirational, educational.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

To contact Virginia Taft by email or phone, please click here.

• Currently Virginia Taft is a Standard subscriber.

Virginia Taft does not appear to be an active participant of the Voice123 marketplace at this time. Virginia Taft was last active on Voice123 more than 365 days ago, OR may not be receiving our email messages.

Demos
Commercial demo

Narration demo