HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE
I've been the voice artist for many major clients with national commercials. I have voiced several narration projects for GE; one of the largest companies in the world. I've also been the voice "on account" with a semi-national auto retailer for more than nine years. I have a great voice for telling stories or selling product. I am often booked for "Host" projects. Conversely, some of my spots have been produced with a "wry" tone which, unlike my true nature, I can do very well! I've got my sights set on that magical number "62" so I can retire from the day job (groan) and pursue my passion...acting!
RECENTLY BOOKED PROJECTS
Lionel Trains 2008, Carmax, Pitney-Bowes, Dick's Sporting Goods, GE
Middle-aged, smooth, a voice you can trust. A great story teller and commercial spokesperson.
VOICES I AM ABLE TO PERFORM
Senior Male, Middle Age Male
AUDIO DELIVERY METHOD
FTP, AIF, MP3, WAV
A modest home studio for recording; AT-3035 condenser mic, DigiDesign Mbox Mini preamp, M-Audio BX5a monitors, AKG Headphones, connected to a WinXP PC. I prefer to work with a professional studio to meet the pre and post processing needs of a client.
I revisited your comment on my VU page today...did I tell you I coach by telephone? It is really quite satisfactory my clients tell me....let me know if interested and we would set date time. One hour or ninety minute session and you can choose topic, materials, whatever.
HEllo. Thanks for joining my Bettye Zoller Voiceover Central group on this site! Wow. I see here you voiced Lionel Trains 2008. ME TOO! My voice is the waitress in the club car and waitress in the cocktail lounge. Fun project. Hope they ask me to do more. I didn't get a free train tho...darn. Do keep in touch. I've heard so many great things about you. Bettye www.voicesvoices.com
Hi, Bettye! I recently went to a company picnic (yes...I still have the "day" job) and there was a caricature artist there. I said:"I want me speaking into a microphone". This artist was so interested in voice over that she spent about 30 minutes drawing and asking me questions about V/O. I got a great caricature as a result! And the best part was it was FREE! I'm going to take it to Staples, have it scanned to a digital image, and put it up as my new "avotar". If you find a caricature artist in your area, it could be a great option to the traditional headshot. I love participating in this group. You are the BEST! Best regards, Dennis
Hi Dennis. Thanks for your comments on my group page Voiceover Central and for being a member. I posted a new topic today. Love your character drawing. I believe character art is a great thing for us vo talents. I had one for many years. The graphic artist cost me about $1000 and it was well worth it. Wish I could find a "friend" to do character of me again. Solicitations out there welcome. You and I are about the same age, by the way, so we probably have sort of the same career experiences. I started in voiceovers when we recorded four track and then eight track came in!!!! I started audio engineering when we spliced tape with a razor blade! Yes, I am a voice producer too and own studio in Dallas that my clients can rent for their jobs or they can hire me to voice for them or produce for them. I do vo demos regularly for clients many of whom travel here to work with me and also do audio books and audio programs of many kinds for clients. I love my work. Thank you for your kind comments, particularly the one where you said I am an "industry icon." Because of that comment, Dennis, I've had little dolls made of myself that retail for $200 and I'm selling them and T Shirts and little icons you hang from your car's rearview mirror and....ONLY KIDDING...it's a joke folks...but Dennis, sincere thank you for the comment. BZ
Hi, Bonnie. It was very easy! I get my domain names through Network Solutions (network solutions.com), and they also offer hosting packages and free software for developing your web site. They may not be the cheapest around, but I find them to be very reliable. The software is easy to use for developing your site and for updating it. You can upload pictures, video, voice files, and anything else and load them to your site. The thing I like best is that you can have a development site separate from you production site, so you can be developing a site without impacting what the public sees. I'm sure there are others that offer this, but I have been very happy with Network Solutions. I'm happy to answer any questions, so stay in touch. Best regards, Dennis
I was wondering how difficult it is to develop your own website. Did you find a particular type of software helpful? How long did it take you to develop the basic frame work? Just curious if this is something I would want to take on myself or pay someone else to do it. It seems like good information to have, particularly if you want to update it.
I enjoyed reading your bio and your website, which was very well done. I noticed you are using similar equipment (MBox Mini with ProTools) and you have the same concerns that I do about upgrading to Vista. Hopefully DigiDesign with get their act together and develop a patch so that PT will be compatible with Vista.