Just wanted you to know a little bit about me – I am a long time full-time professional voiceover talent. I work out of my home studio, as well as studios around San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties. My regular website has a bunch of information about my experience and expertise – www.voiceover-talent.com.
I work nearly every day recording projects for my clients. Here is a recent example of a typical VO…
I also have a voiceover related blog – http://isdnvoicetalent.wordpress.com – but I have not been keeping up with it lately.
In a nutshell…
I started out in Television at WMT-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa after graduating from Coe College with a degree in Psychology and Fine Art. A year at that CBS affiliate doing a little bit of everything convinced me that the video business would have lots of opportunities for growth. Using my on-the-job experience as a springboard, I worked for WTIU-TV as a director, producer and on-camera talent, while earning my Masters in Telecommunications from Indiana University. Because I believed that graduate school was about all work and no play, I also did a radio air-shift at WGTC-FM.
Degree in hand, I fled the cold weather and headed to San Diego, where after a short full-time production position at KFMB-TV in San Diego, I elected to take a part-time position with the station as a Booth Announcer in order to pursue opportunities as an Independent Producer/Writer, as well as On and Off-camera Talent doing radio and TV commercials, narrations and part-time radio (KJQY, Sunny 103.7 and KyXy).
After several years producing and writing commercials and non-broadcast as an independent in San Diego and Los Angeles, was offered a full-time position as Senior Writer/Producer at General Dynamics/Convair. Jumping in with both feet, I was named Employee of the Year in 1987 and subsequently promoted to Supervisor, overseeing the 16 member department — a department soon to be decimated by downsizing. By the end of 1994, the department closed and I returned to independent status, starting 42nd Street Creative Services.
Initially re-establishing myself as a producer and writer — providing a quality product at a reasonable cost in a timely (often amazingly fast, actually) manner. Client list includee: SAIC, Mail Boxes, Etc., Pyxis, Odetics, the US Navy, Emerald Publications and Scripps.
Over time, as the idea of being the bank and dotting all the “i’s and crossing all the “t’s'” became less appealing and the concept of working full-time for a company that only produced one kind of project was frightening, I started moving toward the creative side of the business – focusing on voice talent, as well as providing Creative Consultation and Script Doctoring services.