Santa Monica, CA
I WORK IN THE VOICE OVER INDUSTRY AS A(N)
Voice Actor, Studio Engineer, Speech-Language Interpreter
HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE
My name is Marina Zapata-Valenzuela and I have been working as a voice over talent since 1987. I was hired by Cinco Media Communications to be the Spanish Official Voice for the HEB supermarkets. Greyhound is my national commercial. I have done voice overs, Spanish looping, and business training and presentations for companies such as Mary Kay Cosmetics, Avon and Creative Memories. I have been hired to do VO commercials for companies such as ISP, Eye to Eye Productions, Cinco Media Communications and Hispanic Television. In film - I played a radio voice for the movie Lost (2004) with Dean Cain and Danny Trejo.
RECENTLY BOOKED PROJECTS
Edutainment Media - Voice Over talent for the Walt Disney employee training videos. I play different characters imitating female and male robots. Digital Media - Voice Over talent for the hold on messages for the Social Security Agency.
Spanish - English.
Believable, friendly, soothing, friend & mom type. Vocal roles from sweet to sultry and sensitive to sarcastic. My Spanish Voice overs are clear, crisp and articulate. I can sound like your friend, your wife, your mom, your secretary or your worst nightmare, and any combination thereof. I can do voice over work with a strong and/or soft Spanish accent.
DIALECTS, Character voices and vocal impressions
I can do VO with colombian, mexican and venezuelan accent. My character voice sounds like a little girl...I can also simulate an old woman's voice.
VOICES I AM ABLE TO PERFORM
Senior Female, Middle Age Female, Child Female
AUDIO DELIVERY METHOD
My studio is equipped with the latest in state-of-the-art digital recording equipment including software sequencers (Cubase, Logic Audio, and Digital Performer), a Pro Tools TDM system with a large number of Plug-Ins and DSP power, enough for large mixing and recording projects, including the Pro Control, the HUI, MIDI synthesizers, MIDI samplers, all formats of digital recording machines, synchronizers, 3/4" VTR, digital video capture cards, digital and analog mixing boards, and digital and analog signal processors among other recording equipment. I have a well trained number of composers, arrangers, musicians and engineers that are available upon request. We have state-of-the-art digital equipment to edit audio, clean tracks, make digital copies and digital transfers in all digital formats such as ADAT, DA-88, CD, DAT and Pro Tools.