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.
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. 😉