Lani Minella
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VO demos

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    New Game Demo
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    Lani Old and New Assorted
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    Pig Cops 1
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    Jarno demo Mix
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    Tutorials including accents
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    African Storyteller
  • 10.
    Sphinx English Language fun with music
  • 11.
    Concert promo produced by Al B Love who I met here

Lani Minella's Discussions

"Line reads"--Keep an open mind

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lani Minella Jun 30, 2008. 19 Replies

Video Game Script Samples

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melanie Haynes Jul 9, 2008. 13 Replies

I'm the nav system voice of the Toyota Prius

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynne Ennis Mar 2, 2011. 21 Replies


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Voice Actor, Copy Writer, Studio Engineer, Creative Director, Voiceover Coach, Vocal Coach
4 octave voice range, over 365 voices, any age, accent, texture, style or creature. Done over 500 titles --majority being computer games, but also everything from cartoons to educational, tutorial, audio books, on-air morning drive radio talent, on camera acting etc.
Torchlight, Super Mario Brothers Wii, Champions Online, Mortal Kombat 6, Gladiator, Super Smash Brothers Mario Game, Nancy Drew games, America's Next Top Supermodel
English, Spanish, a little German and Italian
From as low as Beetlejuice and Billy Bob and scary male sounding creatures to as high as a mosquito on helium, I can conjure up hundreds of voices, celebrity impersonations, old and new cartoon characters, straight reads, captivating story telling and improv. Oh yeah I sing in character and adlib well, plus I'm one of the most convincing emoters of deaths, attacks and pain sounds in the biz.
DIALECTS, Character voices and vocal impressions
British-many forms, Southern-various, Aussie, South African, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Fargo, Russian/ Middle Eastern, Hebrew, NY, Brooklyn, Asian-various, Scandinavian-various, Scottish, Irish, Greek, Indian-Pakistani and America Indian, deaf, mentally handicapped, Turrets syndrome and more
Senior Male, Senior Female, Middle Age Male, Middle Age Female, Young Adult Male, Young Adult Female, Teenage Boy, Teenage Girl, Child Male, Child Female, Baby
Union Affiliation
Aftra, SAG, Financial Core
Motu 896 HD, Mackie VLZ 1202, Sennheiser MD 421 II and 441 mics and access to many other studios with endless equipment options

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Coaching back by demand!

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 2:05pm 1 Comment

I've had a lot of people requesting coaching, and my time is so limited.  I feel if I get enough people to respond I might be able to do a teleconference class or some limited private coaching, so please check the link below and email me at if you are interested. Please include if you are available in the evenings, or weekends and what time zone you are in.

Why I am different than any other coach:

1.  I can hire you and I am a working casting director with…


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At 7:06pm on November 29, 2012, Ed Mace said…

Lani-I just caught your demo on I marveled at it throughout. The last word was killer and cracked me up!! You are an inspiration. Great work! Thank you. Ed 

At 2:59pm on August 13, 2012, Kesha Nicole Moon said…
Home > Diseases and Conditions > Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)Print
A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

RSV; Palivizumab; Respiratory syncytial virus immune globulin
Last reviewed: January 24, 2011.

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very common virus that leads to mild, cold-like symptoms in adults and older healthy children. It can be more serious in young babies, especially to those in certain high-risk groups.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors

RSV is the most common germ that causes lung and airway infections in infants and young children. Most infants have had this infection by age 2. Outbreaks of RSV infections most often begin in the fall and run into the spring.
The infection can occur in people of all ages. The virus spreads through tiny droplets that go into the air when a sick person blows their nose, coughs, or sneezes.
You can catch RSV if:
A person with RSV sneezes, coughs, or blows their nose near you
You touch, kiss, or shake hands with someone who is infected by the virus
You touch your nose, eyes, or mouth after you have touched something contamined by the virus, such as a toy or doorknob.
RSV often spreads very rapidly in crowded households and day care centers. The virus can live for a half an hour or more on hands. The virus can also live for up to 5 hours on countertops and for several hours on used tissues.
The following increase the risk for RSV:
Attending day care
Being near tobacco smoke
Having school-aged brothers or sisters
Living in crowded conditions

Symptoms vary and differ with age. They usually appear 4 - 6 days after coming in contact with the virus.
Older children usually have only mild, cold-like symptoms, such as cough, stuffy nose, or low-grade fever.
Infants under age 1 may have more severe symptoms and often have the most trouble breathing.
In general, RSV symptoms include:
Bluish skin color due to a lack of oxygen (cyanosis)
Breathing difficulty or labored breathing

Croupy cough (often described as a "seal bark" cough)

Nasal flaring

Rapid breathing (tachypnea)
Shortness of breath
Stuffy nose


Signs and tests

Many hospitals and clinics can rapidly test for RSV using a sample of fluid taken from the nose with a cotton swab.

Antibiotics do not treat RSV.
Mild infections go away without treatment.
Infants and children with a severe RSV infection may be admitted to the hospital . Treatment will include:
Moist (humidified) air
Fluids through a vein (by IV)
A breathing machine (ventilator) may be needed.
Expectations (prognosis)

Rarely, RSV infection can cause death in infants. However, this is unlikely if the child is seen by a health care provider in the early stages of the disease .
More severe RSV disease may occur in the following infants:
Premature infants
Infants with chronic lung disease
Infants whose immune system does not work well
Infants with certain forms of heart disease

In young children, RSV can cause:


Ear infections

Lung failure

Children who have had RSV bronchiolitis may be more likely to develop asthma.
Calling your health care provider

Call your health care provider if breathing difficulties or other symptoms of this disorder appear. Any breathing difficulties in an infant are an emergency. Seek medical attention right away.

A simple way to help prevent RSV infection is to wash your hands often, especially before touching your baby. It is important to make certain that other people, especially caregivers, take steps to avoid giving RSV to your baby.
The following simple steps can help protect your baby from getting sick:
Insist that others wash their hands with warm water and soap before touching your baby.
Have others avoid contact with the baby if they have a cold or fever. If necessary, have them wear a mask.
Be aware that kissing the baby can spread RSV infection.
Try to keep young children away from your baby.
At 6:50am on October 10, 2011, Patty Mo said…
Hi Lani, Thank you so so much.. I am absolutely interested!!!! Thank you so much I really appreciate it... let me know what I can do to make this happen... :-)
At 3:48pm on September 12, 2011, Lynne Ennis said…
Hi Lani...I've been reading the thread about demos very closely.  I'm currently in the market to have my demo re-done, on the advice of a former coach and others on the forums.  I think I fell into that horrible trap of listening to someone who told me I was ready far before I really was. After a year of taking coaching and doing lots of studying/interacting with VO peeps (in addition to my over 40 years of acting experience), I think I'm ready to have a better demo produced.  I couldn't tell from your information, but are you in the business of demo production?  Or can you recommend someone who is?  I usually go into LA for VO work, classes, and/or coaching (or do it via phone), but I could also go into the San Diego area as well.  Thanks for any information you can provide.  Lynne Ennis (951) 452-9455
At 5:25pm on July 28, 2011, DAVID ALDEN said…

Dear Lani,

Have an absolutely wonderful day celebrating you and all your creative wonder... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!



At 3:36pm on July 28, 2011, Penny Abshire said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, pretty lady!  Hope it's a great one!



At 11:51am on September 15, 2010, Rosalyn Smith said…
Hi my name is Rosalyn and i was reading on the Ask a casting director, and saw that you were thinking of coaching again....I would love the opportunity to train under there a way to do a one on one?
At 2:44pm on August 28, 2010, Sonya Cerdan said…
Hey Lani, I just read your advice on home studio's, thanks so much for posting that! I'm a beginner so I found it very helpful. Also, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your demo's. You are awesome!
At 5:28pm on July 28, 2010, Jay Sawyer said…
Hey stranger! I hope all is well. Just wanted to stop by and wish you the best possible birthday EVER....until NEXT year!

Stay in touch!

At 3:30pm on July 28, 2010, mary thomas said…
Happy Birthday Lani! Kind regards, Mary Thomas




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