Summer 2014

May 2nd, 2014

I’ve got new audiobooks coming online this summer. Plus, I’m still busy doing lots of voice prompts for automated-phone systems. It’s been great adding new clients for that service. I also moved the audio booth to a new location in the house and it has a much nicer sound.

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Winter 2014 – Time to do some Audiobooks!

January 5th, 2014

After years of narrating documentaries, voicing commercials, and recording a zillion telephone prompts for various phone systems, I’m excited to do some audiobooks! I just landed my first one through Amazon and Audible. It’s a short “How-To” title, but that’s perfect because I wanted to start with something short to see how the process works. They create a deadline-delivery schedule for each section of the book, and I will split royalty payments with the author rather than be paid up front, which I’ve never done.

So, this will be a new experience in 2014 – my year of the audiobook!

 

A busy fall

November 19th, 2013

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!

Summer fun, a great client, and a little competition

August 2nd, 2013

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!

 

Spring voice work

May 9th, 2013

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!

Great start to 2013!

January 13th, 2013

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.

Michelle just signed with GM Voices!

June 7th, 2012

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!

Medical narration for nasal aerosol

April 4th, 2012

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/

Voice of Aldo Shoes and Texas Taxi

January 30th, 2012

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!

Voice of new EDF video on solar radiation management

October 6th, 2011

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.

Voiceover for the Environmental Defense Fund

August 16th, 2011

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.

Narrator for Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle for Expression

August 16th, 2011

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)

Summer 2011 VO to save ocean fisheries

July 12th, 2011

Michelle voiced a great production by Vanessa Workman (vanessaworkman.com) for PERC, the Property and Environment Research Center. The video is about “Catch Shares”, a cap and trade system that empowers fishermen with ownership in the resource. See it on vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/23564293

Spring 2011 Teaching On-Air Talent class

February 5th, 2011

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.

Nov-Dec 2010 United Way, KCSM TV, Voxify

December 11th, 2010

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.