groundcrew_sound - October 23
It was great having Rob Treveiler in the studio, knocking out some ADR for Ozark. Season 3 coming soon 🤘🏻 @netflix
groundcrew_sound - October 22
You can’t convey a message authentically without first immersing yourself in it. But hey. What does Alfred Hitchcock know? #soundsgreat
groundcrew_sound - October 21
Our #mcm this week goes out to none other than Steve Henderson. Enjoy!
I’ve been in VO now for the longer side of two decades. I grew up in Gatlinburg, TN, but got my VO start back in 1992 while working at a small Oldies Radio Station in Knoxville, TN. The station manager was an incredibly encouraging mentor, and provided me with the opportunity to voice many of the commercial campaigns we had on the air. From there, I began doing consistent VO work with a production company Radiant Media for various commercials and contest spots. It was at that time that I realized how important relationships are in this business. I’ve taken pride in developing several long lasting relationships which have turned into multiple local, regional, and national campaigns. Some of my favorite clients to work with are NASCAR, The US Coast Guard, Primerica, The Inspiration Network, Cartoon Network, Boar’s Head and many others. I can say that talents in the VO industry can be some of the most gracious, giving people I’ve ever met. Their friendship and support are crucial to me with regards to endurance and success. I include the talented artists at Ground Crew as trusted friends.
groundcrew_sound - October 15
Quote of the day 👍 👊
groundcrew_sound - October 09
Our #WCW this week is Pat Heiss. Check out a snippet of her voiceover demo here. Call us to book her today.
Pat Heiss has been a part of the Charlotte and regional theater scene for many years. Most recently, she played Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly at the Old Courthouse Theater in Concord,
and this past summer played Aunt Eller in Matthews Playhouse’s production of Oklahoma. Following that, she appeared in CPCC’s Sister Act, then Fiddler on the Roof. Pat has been the President of the Board for Theater Charlotte, and she has received numerous awards for her theatrical appearances and contributions to the Arts.
groundcrew_sound - October 08
Are you endlessly confused by how usage works in voiceover? No big deal! There are a ton of variables when assessing the rates for our VO talent. Here’s a brief overview of how it works.
groundcrew_sound - October 01
Our #mcm this week goes out to non other than John Causby. Enjoy! “John Causby is America's freshest voice over talent, vocally representing many top national brands, delivering a clean, approachable, authentic performance. John is an accomplished voice over actor and has a wide range of interpretation, is extremely versatile and covers virtually every category. John has an easy, conversational approach that allows the listener to feel at home and connect emotionally to the product. Also after being on both sides of the microphone he fully understands the structure and foundation of the media. He has incredible comic timing, a range of character and animation voices, along with a radio and television background that contributes to great promo, movie trailer and video-game trailer work. You hear John Causby regularly on national radio, television, internet, movie theaters, video games, DVD and even on the telephone.”
groundcrew_sound - September 26
Our #undertheradar is a review of the @rupert_neve 5012 mic preamps. We love them and they are a crucial part of our signal flow here at Groundcrew. Enjoy!
groundcrew_sound - September 25
Our #wcw this week goes out to Nancy Brennan. You may also know her as the voice that tells you to get off of the light rails here in Charlotte. “I have been in the voice-over industry for over twenty-five years. I began while acting in NYC and after marrying and having children, on camera took a back seat and vo flourished. I voice at home and work in several independently owned studios in Charlotte, NC voicing radio and television commercials, industrials, web training, web advertising, transportation (airport, bus, train voice), etc. My clients are local, regional, and national.” -Nancy Brennan
groundcrew_sound - September 24
We are very proud of our General Manager being being asked to be on the “Kick Off” panel for EmpowerCon 2019 @empower_con - It’s going to be an awesome event!! He will be on the panel discussing Creative Community & Cultivating the Arts - w/ Tim Miner @afewminertweaks Davita Galloway @thedavitagalloway and Sara Colée @tomcatcolee
groundcrew_sound - September 18
Our #wcw this week goes out to @thehipchickvoice
Many moons ago, a young, ambitious Caryn had a dream of becoming a successful voice actor. I had zero experience in "the biz." As a matter of fact, my first voice over coach woefully advised I not quit my day job.
With a little hard work, and a lot of perseverance, I made my dream come true, and I quit my corporate day job long ago. I've been a full-time voice actor for over 12 years. My voice has been part of campaigns for many clients such as SeaWorld, Facebook, Capital One, Duncan Hines, the London Olympics, and many others. I work globally in my professional studio equipped with ISDN and SourceConnect Standard.
I am a versatile voice actor, with a user-friendly voice... or, you could say my voice is hip, cool, conversational… just like you’re chatting with that girl next door. Or flirting with her. Either way, we'll dig each other because I'm like you... a real person. It's been said I'm compassionate... mindful... and, perhaps, a touch fiery. 😉
groundcrew_sound - September 16
Our #MCM this week goes out to none other than Nick Omana. He will be one of the incredible instructors we have for our VO workshop this month. E-mail Anna@groundcrewsound.com for more details
NICK OMANA has been making his living doing voice overs for over 30 years in Los Angeles. Nick’s talents have been heard on spots for Clorox, Dole, Excedrin, GMC Trucks, L.L. Bean, National Association of Realtors, Epson, Oregon State Lottery, Verizon Wireless and has done countless TV promos for CBS, FOX Cable Net. and the WB. He’s also voiced countless animated characters for Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Electronic Arts, & Blizzard Entertainment, to mention a few.
groundcrew_sound - September 11
Our #WCW this week isn’t a VO talent but she is one of the best voice instructors and talent agents we have had the pleasure of working with. “Lynda McCarrell has been guiding voice careers for over 20 years. Her strong background in theater, academia, and her work with the top agencies in the voiceover industry have enabled her to nurture the creative spirit of the talents that she works with. She is an expert in the industry and we at Groundcrew Sound are very excited to have her back for the workshop.”
groundcrew_sound - September 05
Join us in this week’s “Under the Radar” as we tour our facilities here at Groundcrew Sound.
groundcrew_sound - August 29
Welcome to our first installment of “Under the Radar”. @danhoodmusic will be talking about the Nuemann U87 and just how much we love using these mics. Enjoy!
groundcrew_sound - August 26
Our #mcm this week goes out the incredibly versatile, Sam Mercurio. If you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing his character voices, check this out.
The “voices” of Sam Mercurio have been featured on Network Documentary narrations for The History Channel and PBS and on national advertising campaigns that include: Office Depot, Lockheed Martin, Massey Ferguson, Adams Golf Clubs, Jos. A. Bank, Oak Express , HBO, and Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Audio book credits include: “Leviathan”and “ The Constitution with Walter Cronkite”. The voice characterization of “Nero” in the animated series “The Story Keepers” aired weekly on Hallmark, and his multi-character performances in the animated video series “Hermie and Friends” staring Tim Conway and Don Knots has received critical acclaim.
groundcrew_sound - August 05
Our #mcm this week goes out to Brian Lafontaine. “Brian Lafontaine has been working in the voice over world for 25 years. What?? How can that be?? He has voiced for BMW, Coke, Burger King, Microsoft, and McDonald’s to name just a few. He has also appeared in numerous TV shows such as Stranger Things, Nashville, Dynasty, and TURN. You can see him in the movie The Hate U Give, and he has appeared in numerous TV commercials and theater stages, all over. Check out his podcast, You May Have Seen, where Brian sits down with amazingly talented “unknown” career actors about their stories and adventures in the crazy world of show business.”
groundcrew_sound - August 01
It was an honor and a pleasure to work with Medal of Honor recipient, @chiksdigscars on the audiobook version of his upcoming book.
Truly one of the most humble and kind souls we’ve had the pleasure of working with. Thank you for everything you’ve done and continue to do for the people of this country. Your story is truly inspiring. Be sure to check out his new book, “You Are Worth It”. Coming out in October. #semperfi
groundcrew_sound - July 29
Our #mcm this week goes out to @conradfharvey “Conrad Harvey is a voice actor, stage actor and musician. Born in Asheville NC and raised in Colorado Springs he has long had a love of mountains, travel, music & wine.
He moved to Poland in 2015 and lived with a former KGB agent (by accident). Living with an insane communist gave him a deeper appreciation of capitalism and markets in general. He left what felt like his indentured servitude after only 3 weeks and taught English with no certification. By day he would teach kindergarteners and by night high level CEOs of Polish companies.
He returned to the US in 2016 and immediately starting doing voice overs with Groundcrew Sound.
He is fluent in all dialects of English the world over and can bring his bassey voice to bare in any style, accent and timbre imaginable. Whether it be clean articulate and corporate, blue collar and down home, purple and sexy, narrative and measured or wildly dramatic.
Let him lift your brand up with his voice and the unparalleled quality of Groundcrew Sound.”
groundcrew_sound - July 10
Our #WCW this week goes out to @kbvoiceovers
Our clients love working with Kelley Buttrick and describe her as "easy," "professional," and "fun." Kelley is an award-winning voiceover talent and credits include national ad campaigns, TV promos, corporate narrations, video games, television series VO, a train and even some talking lockers. Her Groundcrew clients include Hanes, Fiberon, Lowes Foods and many others. In addition, she's the creator of the free Time Your Script app available on the App Store and Google Play. For the story behind the app, visit TimeYourScript.com
groundcrew_sound - July 01
Our #MCM this week goes out to George Washington III. Enjoy!
In 2003, I began voicing with a trip to a local recording studio to do some narration bits for a First Union National Bank industrial. The gig stirred my imagination, and I began the research and practice to make my first demos. Working with sources both local and national, new opportunities came over time, and I started working on projects as small as phone messaging to as large as national ad campaigns.
Since that time, I have provided voice over services in documentaries, video games, radio and television commercials, in store announcements, marketing on hold, websites and web ads, virtually every aspect of the voice-over industry. My voice has represented companies like McDonald’s, Mountain Dew, Nike, Gatorade, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Smithsonian.
I have called Charlotte home since 1998 with my daughters Grace, Naomi and Ella, and my son Jordan.
groundcrew_sound - June 26
Our #WCW this week goes out to Gina Stewart!
Gina Stewart is a career actor, musician and former rockstar. She is a recurring guest on “The Walking Dead” and has appeared in film, television and video for over 30 years. She is an accomplished stage actress with Shakespearean credits, Off-Broadway credits and has spent years in regional touring productions. Her VO Credits include Family Dollar, US Army, Chinet, and even the voice of God for the United Methodist Church. Gina loves what she does, she is a good storyteller, a great “real person” talent, one of the easiest talents around to direct!
groundcrew_sound - June 25
Hot Sake intern, Emma, approves of today’s lunch choice. @bennypennellos
groundcrew_sound - June 24
Our #MCM this week is none other than James K. Flynn.
A Charlotte NC native, James K. has been involved with the media for over 40 years. Starting out as a production whiz he graduated to on-air duties with years behind the mike at legendary station WBT in Charlotte. He has a passion for live theater as well with acting credits including roles with professional and amateur theater companies both locally and regionally, and the occasional film role.
But James K.’s full-time “gig” is as a voice actor. He is heard on radio and TV commercials locally, nationally and internationally. A practiced Master of Ceremonies, he has lent his voice to business conventions, marching band competitions, three regional Scottish Highland Games, was the title character in the Dr. Who Audio Dramas and spent 14 years as the Public Address Announcer for the NBA’s Hornets and WNBA’s Sting. He is also a published author and an award-winning op-ed columnist.
groundcrew_sound - June 19
Our #WCW this week goes out to Gabby Nistico. Take a listen to her demo here 🔥
A bad-ass voice actor with determination, passion & grit.
My voice is real, raw & ethnically neutral. A little rasp, a lot of attitude and a blunt delivery.
My voiceover characters are racially ambiguous and diverse too.
If you want a voiceover that tells it like it is, a voice that sparks imagination, or if you need to light a fire in your audience's heart
- I'm your voice over actress.
I also like long walks on the beach and poking dead things with sticks. I'm the voice of Invisalign & UK Healthcare, plus, recent work for Comcast, Facebook, Microsoft, Reebok, Blue Cross Blue Shield, PDQ, Intel, and Pandora.
groundcrew_sound - June 12
#WCW this week goes out to @pinkmercurymusic. “Hi, I'm Chloe Taylor! My bag is authenticity, insight, wry
humor, and a sense of wonder about the future. I'm not afraid to tell it straight, and I feel comfortable explaining difficult concepts to an audience so that they feel entertained, and included. I love to laugh and be free, too, so yes to funny stuff.
I've voiced for Google, UNICEF USA, Greenpeace, Skype Business, KIND Bars, Whole Foods, and others, and I'm also a screen actor and performing singer/songwriter.” with songs placed on Showtime's Nurse Jackie and in Sony Playstation's game "Until Dawn” ", and screen parts in multiple indie films and the TV series "Salem".”
groundcrew_sound - June 10
#MCM this week goes out to @jasonjonesvo. Jason Jones has been a full time voice actor for over 15 years. His youthful, versatile, trustworthy, and approachable Voice brings scripts to life and can been heard Nationally on TV & Radio and Worldwide on the Web in thousands of Commercials and E-Learning projects as well as Video Games, and TV Series. After 12 years of growing his career in Los Angeles, Jason currently works from his professional voiceover studio in his hometown of Asheville, NC. He studied acting and music as a teen and in his early 20's, before finding his niche and switching to VO full time.
groundcrew_sound - June 06
Dan Hood working diligently on @ashleylgoodson demo. We’re so lucky to be able to work with talents that make our job so easy. It’s sounding pretty incredible. #weloveourtalents #nofilter #feltcute #mightdeletelater