One of my great pleasures as a voice over professional is having the opportunity to coach and train other extraordinary voices. Whether they are working pros looking to polish certain delivery styles, or new entrants to this exciting business, helping these talents develop their skills, and book work, is one of the most rewarding parts of my job. Here’s a look at some new talent profiles I have had the pleasure of working with recently. I hope you will keep them in mind for your next project!
AMY WEIS amyweis.com
Amy is the original one-take-wonder. Her capacity for understanding the content of a script and getting quickly into a well-conceived character is remarkable. Her voice is centered in a wise and professional space but can easily range from young and bubbly to sexy and sophisticated. Amy will bring life to any script with a facility for both commercial work and various narration genres.
SAMUEL FLEMING ivoicetoday.com
Samuel’s voice defines youthful and fresh. With a style that puts you instantly at ease while simultaneously capturing your attention, Samuel can channel an under-30 sound that resonates with young people from all walks of life. If you are looking for a contemporary and energetic vibe, try Samuel Fleming for your next piece.
KIM HANDYSIDES kimhandysides.com
Kim is classical quality personified. With a voice as highly tuned and finely polished as they come, she’ll surprise you with her ability to transition from familiar tones to a modern conversational style on a dime. Kim owns every script she sees, leaving nothing on the table as she fully invests in making the words seem almost tangible. For guaranteed quality, Kim is hard to beat.
MIKE SCHURKO voices.com/people/MikeSchurkoVO
Mike is a rising star in the world of VO, with an incredibly bright future. Combining a hip, modern, and believable delivery, Mike adds a touch of earnestness and gravitas to selected reads that allow him to compete in almost any genre. One minute, he’s telling you about the cool features of the latest smartphone, and the next he is walking you through a tragic scene from World War II, each executed with effortless grace. Mike is your guy when your project calls for both class and authenticity.
RENA LOVEMAN voices.com/people/Rena_Loveman
Rena’s vocal quality is one of the most unique and marketable I have heard in many years. At her core, she exudes a smoky ferocity that adds intensity and authority to narration pieces, while creating a captivating commercial sensuality. Highly adaptable to content, Rena can also shift comfortably into a more relatable style that allows her to connect closely with the listener. With a natural ear for delivering a script and incredible self-direction abilities, Rena is a formidable talent worthy of consideration for any booking.
ROBERT FLEMING http://teatimevo.com
Robert’s voice is extremely current, with an 18-35-year-old sound that makes younger audiences pay attention. While he naturally moves through conversational scripts with casual precision, he also has a formality that lends itself well to denser material. Robert has a particular talent for medical narration, able to deliver words with innumerable syllables with the expert confidence of a surgeon. Robert is an easy call for a young sound capable of playful banter and natural authority alike.