groundcrew_sound - January 21
The director of today’s session was really tough on the talent, but we made it through.. #cheezin #cutnessoverload
groundcrew_sound - January 20
Our #mcm this week goes out to Jonathon Wilde. Enjoy!
groundcrew_sound - January 15
Our #wcw this week goes out to @tracie_frank ! “Tracie Frank is an actor known for her powerful, sometimes intimidating presence on both stage and screen.
Growing up with a mom who loved sci-fi and a dad who cracked up at Saturday morning cartoons, Tracie is an offbeat dreamer who inherited a love for fascinating stories. In 2015 she finally found the courage to quit her desk job and fully pursue an acting career. The resulting opportunities and experiences inspire her to keep pushing forward every day.” Tracie looks back with awe at how far she's come in such a short time, and she looks ahead with gratitude for doors both open and closed. Look out! She's just getting started!
groundcrew_sound - January 08
Our first #wcw of the year goes out to @mckinnamckinna “I was introduced to voiceover and Ground Crew Sound years ago by a happy accident. I started taking their workshops. I was hooked. Like real deal, this is it for me, never so sure about something in my life. Every single time I step into the booth I still get that thrill!
I am a Jill-of-all-trades, I love knowing how to do everything from styling a photo shoot to making custom window treatments to finishing and installing cabinets or operating a letterpress. Voice over is another fantastic opportunity I get to place in my toolkit.”
groundcrew_sound - January 07
Started the year off right with one of our favorite talents and favorite clients. @tracie_frank @wray_ward
groundcrew_sound - January 06
Our first #mcm of the new year goes out to @christurbiville
Enjoy! “My voice is often described as “un-announcery” (is that a word?) and “raspy/cool/swaggery” (definitely not a word). Basically I sound like the guy sitting next to you at a bar—minus the slurring. An everyman with a cool edge who also happens to be a professional actor. How can you go wrong?
Over the years, I’ve worked on local, regional and national network spots and promos for a bunch of pretty impressive clients. They dig me because I make them look like geniuses (in a minimum number of takes). Plus, I have my own studio so I can get a session up and running faster than you can say, “Shave two seconds off.” Some people think voiceover is just talking into a mic. Thank goodness they’re wrong, otherwise I’d really have to worry about that guy at the bar”
groundcrew_sound - December 09
Our #mcm this week goes out to Joe Van Riper. He’s been doing it longer than just about anyone on our roster and he’s got the voice to prove it. “Joe Van Riper’s voice has been swaying listeners for many years, exhorting the virtues of everything from musical toilet tissue dispensers to global defense systems. This earned him the nickname: "Mr. Voiceover". Or, simply, "MrVO". He has taken you on dozens of tours through magnificent old mansions on A&E’s award winning series, “America’s Castles”. You’ve listened to him as you toured presidential libraries, famous museums, and dozens of university campuses.
He lives in your radio and TV, explaining the wonders of hundreds of commercial products. He is even (literally) the voice of God for many recorded children’s bible stories.
Joe Van Riper is a voice for hire, located in beautiful Charlotte, NC where he has spent most of his professional career. Voice acting and audio production have been his full time business for over 40 years.”
groundcrew_sound - December 03
Sound is our art. We make sure every step in our signal flow is the best because every step is crucial. #soundsgreat
groundcrew_sound - December 02
Our #mcm this week goes out to none other than to the instagramless Brett Gentile. You’ve probably seen him in The Walking Dead, The Avengers, and a whole slew of other movies. His voiceover is also top notch. Check him out!
groundcrew_sound - November 26
groundcrew_sound - November 22
This is how Maria Howell feels about a great session and the fact that it’s Friday.
groundcrew_sound - November 19
We may know a secret or two.. #soundsgreat •#charlotteiscreative #audio #studiolife #Charlotte #recordingstudio #talent #engineer #acting #studiotime #commercial #advertising #NC #radio #production #creative #voice #voiceover #sounddesign #studio #apple #film #tv #postproduction #production #productionhouse #sound #VO #ADR #recording
groundcrew_sound - November 18
Our #mcm this week goes out to Albert Hensley. “Best known as a warm, fun, upbeat and conversational guy next door, Albert Hensley can also deliver the intelligent and insightful industrial corporate videos, amazing comedy characters, funny off-the-wall people, mobile apps and sizzle reels; not to mention, the warm, smooth, and inviting sexy leading man.
Albert provides solid acting chops behind the voices, truly becoming the personality you're looking for.”
groundcrew_sound - November 15
Had a fun Friday with many sessions and @steph_aka_chloe in from LA. We miss you here on the East Coast 👍 have a safe flight back, Chloe.
groundcrew_sound - November 12
Wise words from a wise man.
groundcrew_sound - November 11
Our #MCM this week goes out to the one, the only, @brandonchaseradio
Brandon's versatile delivery and range allows him to voice for a variety of projects. From playing the dad in National campaigns for Citgo and Visit Florida to telling shipping companies why they should go with Carrier Transicold Container and he might be that guy telling you about the little blue pill on the radio!
groundcrew_sound - November 06
Our #wcw this week goes out to @ashleylgoodson
If you like what you hear, you can book her through us! Enjoy!
Ashley Goodson is a professional stage and screen actor, singer and voiceover artist. She has worked extensively across the East Coast, but currently resides in Atlanta, GA. Lowe’s Foods, Mission Health, and Sunshine Beverages are just a few of the brands you may have heard her voice. Ashley loves working with Groundcrew and is available to lend her voice to you and your brand. To learn more about Ashley visit ashleygoodson.com
groundcrew_sound - November 05
It was a pleasure to have young Nas in the studio today. He’s extremely interested in audio work...and so are we. Perfect match 👍
groundcrew_sound - October 31
Our latest under the radar has taken a spooky turn. Be safe and don’t forget about proper mic technique...it may just save your life. Or at least your audio recording. Happy Halloween everyone!
groundcrew_sound - October 30
Our #wcw goes out to Grace Cantrell. If you like what you hear, contact us to book her for your session today! “I was born Grace Michiko Capps in Oconee County, Upstate South Carolina, daughter of Navy man Homer Capps and Miyoko Suzuki of Numazu City, Japan. Being in a military family, I enjoyed childhood years in California, Puerto Rico and Florida but beautiful South Carolina is the place I call home. I earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and after college, spent several years singing jingles, teaching fitness classes and waitressing until I landed my long-time job at Sundown Sound Studios. There, I was introduced to the wonderful world of voiceovers and after twelve years, left to pursue a career as a full-time freelance professional voice artist. With decades in this business, I truly understand and appreciate the privilege of voicing for a living. I take pride in performing to the best of my ability, every day, in every session, for every client.”
Wise words from a guy who probably knows what he’s talking about...
groundcrew_sound - October 25
@brandonchaseradio in the house working with @pinckneyhugo
Great session, great talent, and great client. #soundsgreat
groundcrew_sound - October 23
Our #wcw this week goes out to @ieshanyreehappy
She’s an incredibly versatile talent that we are happy to have on our roster. “It all started five years ago when an actress friend invited me to a workshop with Rob Paulsen. I was already a trained actor with on-camera and stage experience, but had never even heard of voiceover. That workshop and meeting Rob changed my life! I was hooked and knew this is what I wanted to do with my career for as long as I could. I immediately went Groundcrew to get my first commercial demo done and the rest is history!" Clients include: Microsoft, Britax, National Museum of African American History and Culture, LEGO, NASCAR, Zen Studios
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.