LYNN BROOKS - FEMALE VOICE TALENT

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. How did you get started in the voiceover business?

A. I was actually a copy writer working in an ad agency. I had written a spot for a national house paint brand and at the last minute the talent couldn’t make it. I asked to be given a chance to do the read and the rest is history.

Q. What’s the coolest project you ever did?

A. I was secured to do “scratch vocals” for the mean old witch on Disney’s movie, “Little Mermaid II”. I knew that the late Anne Bancroft would be doing the actual voice track for that character, so that was pretty cool.

Q. Your bio lists the major television networks as clients. What did you do for them?

A. Hmmm. Where to start. Well, I was the station voice for a time at WCMH-TV and WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio (NBC and CBS affiliates). Then I went to work full time as Communications Director for WSYX/WTTE/WDKY and KDNL-TV – stations in Columbus, St. Louis and Lexington, Kentucky. I was a copy writer, handled public relations and did voice work for all four of these Sinclair stations as part of that position.

Q. Have you always had your own studio?

A. No. I didn’t build it until April, 2005 when I left my career in television. My studio space is great – 5’ x 8’ fully insulated and custom built. I work with Pro Tools. It’s a very efficient studio.

Q. Is there one area of voiceover work you prefer over others?

A. Actually, yes. I love doing long narrations or corporate image pieces. I also enjoy writing these types of projects and do so frequently.

Q. What makes a great voice talent?

A. Obviously you need a great voice “quality”, but almost as important is the ability to read and interpret scripts – putting the right emphasis on the right word at the right time is key. You also need to feel the emotion of the script. So just having a good voice isn’t necessarily enough to make it in this business. My ability to do all of that has made me successful.

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