Like most people, I hate listening to any recordings of myself, so becoming a voice over talent really took me by surprise.
I have what you call a Miami voice, deep and non-girly. Growing up I was complimented on my voice and I also got teased for sounding a bit like Demi Moore (not sure I even sound like her).
In late 2011 I saw a classified ad by Arkadia Dubbing Pictures in Florence requesting American and British voice over talent. I thought it would be fun to try out, but didn’t think anyone would choose my voice.
I had no experience just spunk and a large imagination thanks to past acting classes.
my voice is at the end 🙂
FOXLife ended up choosing me as their voice over talent for promos thanks to Arkadia. Some recordings have fun monologues while others just require me to say the name of the show and time it airs. So, next time you hear ‘Desperate Housewives, tonight at 9pm…’ please think of me.
The fun part is trying to find my voice and craft it, if that makes any sense. Initially, I thought voice overs would be easy, but it has proven to be quite difficult. I’m now more aware of my tone and am learning when to end on a low note or high note when recording.
I love the new challenge and can feel myself improving each time I record. It’s a fun gig and I would love to do more voice over work, especially for movies. I recently tried out for an anime character, but haven’t heard back yet. Fingers crossed.
AND YOU, any random hobbies or gigs that took you by surprise?