groundcrew_sound - February 18
Voiceover is a form of acting but it makes you put yourself in a different place than typical stage or camera acting. Have any of you guys transitioned from classic acting to VO? Let us know your story! #soundsgreat
groundcrew_sound - February 11
We couldn’t agree more. (We might be a little biased) #soundsgreat
groundcrew_sound - February 10
Our #mcm this week goes out to Garrett Weeter.
He started his voiceover over only a few years ago but has made his voice known. With a friendly voice and approachable tone, he lends himself well to just about any role. #soundsgreat
groundcrew_sound - January 29
Our #wcw this week goes out to one of our favorite people. Heidi Dove is a multi-faceted talent that we are proud to have on our roster. #soundsgreat “I fell in with voice acting while working in television production. I am a proud owner of a Neumann U87. Oh, did I mention I'm a gadget geek. I love owning great gear. I use a Apogee Duet for my I/0, Grace 101 mic pre amp and did I mention I have a Neumann U87?” -Heidi Dove
groundcrew_sound - January 27
Our #MCM this week goes out to Tim Parati.
You may have seen him in movies or tv (this photo is right before he was killed in The Walking Dead). He’s a multi-talented artist, who we are proud to have on the roster. “Tim Parati is an actor, artist, creative who makes his home in North Carolina with his beautiful wife Kim, their amazing daughter, Ava Luna, and spirited pup, Zydeco. He has been with the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte as their Resident Charge Scenic Artist for over 20 years as well as other arts groups in the area such as Opera Carolina and Charlotte Ballet. He has appeared in over 50 films and television programs. His painting has been seen on stage, on screen, in museums and commercials”.
groundcrew_sound - January 23
Finally got the chance to take Dan out for his birthday lunch. Cheers to a great co-worker and an even better friend. #benjaminbutton
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
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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