HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE
I live in Chicago where I have been represented by Innovative Artists Chicago (formerly Voices Unlimited) for several years (2001-present). I have worked with such clients as: the Chicago Tribune, Secret, Hewlett Packard, Ford, Walgreens, Missouri Lottery, Illinois Lottery just to name a few.
Outside of voiceover I enjoy traveling (last visited Buenos Aires), and keeping up on Lost and Battlestar Galactica. I've studied theatre at Michigan State University (BA received in '98) and completed improv training at Improv Olympic Chicago. I'm currently on the slow track to learning French for communicating with my in-laws and looking forward to picking up Spanish again.
I know you’ve been a member of Voiceover Universe for some time, but I wanted to introduce one of our groups to you.
I hope you'll check out and join a group called MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT. It's a group dedicated to discussing ways we can market ourselves - what works; what doesn't. You’ll find some very interesting ideas and concepts there! And we would appreciate your input. Click here for the link: MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT!
Thanks for your time! I trust our paths will cross soon!
Thanks Mark! Right back atcha. Chicago is an awesomely liveable city. Congrats on your improv training, keep it up. It's one of the most useful tools in my tool belt as a voiceover performer. Best, Saskia
Hey there Saskia! I'm a VO actor here in L.A. (just moved from San Francisco). Saw that you mentioned iO West in Chicago. I'm just about finished with my first Level One at iO West in L.A. Yay! So hows VO life in Chicago? That sure is one town i'd like to get to know better in my lifetime. Continued success to you and yours, Mark
I've buskered on the streets of Chicago doing improv puppetry, I've performed on Chicago stages with mostly hand puppets, life size people puppets as well as small scale bonraku style puppets. I also worked at the Field museum as a puppetry consultant during the unveiling of the Sue exhibit. They commissioned a bunch of life size dinosaur puppets then hired me to train a bunch of college students to manipulate them. Good times...I'd love to see one of your videos. You should post them on this site!
Thanks for the add, Saskia! What kind of puppetry have you been involved with? Most of my projects have been video-based, rather than live performance. The combination of voice and physical character manipulation is just great.