I WORK IN THE VOICE OVER INDUSTRY AS A(N)
HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE
Laura spent her early years on a farm in Arva, just north of London, Ontario Canada. She was an only child who learned to amuse herself with her best friends… a tape recorder, microphone and three TV channels. Inspired by the TV sketch show,'The Carol Burnett Show', Laura would create her own characters and radio plays on that trusted tape recorder. Thus began her career! The Lawton family soon made a move into the big city of London so she could attend a high school that offered TV & Radio Broadcasting. Before she graduated she was working in the ‘biz' and soon headed to college to specialize in Radio. A 20+ year broadcast veteran, Laura has worked at AM740, KX96 FM, Q97.5 FM/AM1410, CHEX TV – Durham, CP24, Rogers TV, and in the Highlight Factory for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Along the way, Laura studied at the famous Second City Improv, while immersing herself in acting intensives to learn the ropes. She has performed sketch comedy, improv and plays on various community playhouse stages in and around Toronto, as well as at the London Fringe Festival. This helped to lay another part of the foundation for her voice acting career. To continue the journey, Laura has studied with some of the best in the business in NYC, Los Angeles and Toronto, including Bob Bergen, Stevie Vallance and Susan Hart.
RECENTLY BOOKED PROJECTS
Commercials ~ Swiss Chalet, Samsung. Voice Matching ~ My Barefooters Footwear: Online / In-store display testimonial. Walla Group ~ Independent Zombie horror film. Character voice ~ KAIROS Canada: Radio project on global issues and corporate responsibility (Toronto). IVR ~ Meridian Lightweight Technologies (Canada/USA/England). Corporate Narration: Keyscan, Entry TeamHeadquarters, iLOOKABOUT.
Laura’s sound is pinpoint accurate when looking for a resonance that is distinguishing. She offers a delivery that is warm, friendly and energetic which lends itself well to both commercials and corporate narration. With a long broadcasting and acting history, she uses her experience in both categories to deliver a professional yet believable read.
DIALECTS, Character voices and vocal impressions
Canadian, Character Dialects: Southern, New York, Eastern European, Irish, English.
VOICES I AM ABLE TO PERFORM
Senior Female, Middle Age Female, Young Adult Female, Teenage Girl, Child Male, Child Female
AUDIO DELIVERY METHOD
FTP, MP3, WAV
Windows XP, Audacity, Shure SM58, M-Audio USB preamp / audio interface.
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