Fall has been a busy time. Michelle was selected as one of the main voice talent for San Francisco’s number 1 internet radio station: FCC Free Radio! The promos she recorded are airing now. A new client, NewVoiceMedia selected Michelle’s voice for their demo at the huge DreamForce ’13 Convention at Moscone Center. And, as always, the work for phone prompts is continuous, so the home studio has been getting quite a workout!
It’s been a good summer for VO. I studied country-western accents in Branson, Mo. and heard a lot of great voices and enjoyed fun performances (and heard thunderstorms – there’s rarely thunder in San Francisco.)
Voice work has been steady, with increasing phone prompt work from GM Voices, one of the best clients I’ve ever had.
I’m also a finalist in a VO contest for FCC Free Radio. I’ll know by September if I’m selected to be the voice of their irreverent internet station. It was great to meet the hilarious John Miller, Rachel Gill, and all the comedians on their sofa and hiding in the corners. I’ll go back for finals. Wish me luck!
Michelle is wrapping up another semester of teaching her On-Air Talent course. She recently voiced an animated trailer for Avanade, a MicroSoft services expert. And she’s been busy staying on top of the steady flow of phone prompt work (Disney, Victoria’s Secret, American Airlines, Hartford Insurance, NetGear, Avis-Budget, more)! There are also plans to upgrade the studio this summer!
Besides her on-going phone prompt work, Michelle also voiced projects for Blackbird Digital Studios of Marin and Viscira of San Francisco. Somehow, both projects were about allergies! The Blackbird video was for ConsultingMD’s series on Food Allergies. The script for Viscira was highly technical and full of challenging pharmaceutical terminology, but Michelle made intranasal corticosteroids sound conversational.
GM Voices in Alpharetta, Georgia just scouted Michelle and signed her on as one of their remote voice talent. She’s already done her first booking for them and is looking forward to a great partnership!
Viscira, a company that specializes in interactive media productions for the health sciences and pharmaceutical industries, has selected Michelle’s voice for an animation for a new nasal aerosol. Viscira has their own in-house audio studio and engineer. The sessions were produced by Dave Wolf and Rachel Perey of Viscira in San Francisco. http://viscira.com/
Michelle’s voice has been chosen for the phone systems for Aldo shoe stores (Globo Shoes) and for Texas Taxi. She’s been busy recording hundreds of prompts for both systems, which seemingly includes every intersection in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Galveston where someone might want to be picked up by a cab!
Michelle was privileged to voice another great video for the Environmental Defense Fund produced and edited by Vanessa Workman. You can view the video on YouTube.
Michelle voiced another wonderful project produced by Vanessa Workman; this one for the Environmental Defense Fund. The project is a one minute video about the need to adopt stronger air pollution standards for oil and gas development in the U.S. This is is especially vital for communities located near natural gas facilities.
Michelle narrated this superbly intelligent and raw documentary by Max Good and Nathan Wollman about vigilante graffiti removal and the distinctions between blight and art. It premiered in San Francisco Aug 12 at the Roxie.
The trailer: http://www.vigilantefilm.com/ (Michelle’s voice is not in the trailer)
Michelle is teaching DGME 128 On-Air Talent this spring semester at College of San Mateo. Students will learn voiceover and on-camera techniques. The course will be offered again in the fall.
This winter has been busy. Besides keeping up on voice work for Voxify’s phone system clients (Vic’s Secret, Am/Ex, Budget, Avis, and The Hartford), Michelle also voiced a TV spot for United Way of Silicon Valley (produced by Ascension Digital) and is the on-camera host for a Public TV pledge break for KCSM-TV that airs this winter.
Finished the voice prompts for Avis and Budget rental car phone systems and they asked for exclusivity. Nice bonus.
Michelle was selected by Avis-Budget Group to be the voice of their phone reservation and rental system. Recordings began mid-April and will take a few months before the system is live.