Washington, D.C. Metro Area
Washington, D.C. Metro Area
I WORK IN THE VOICE OVER INDUSTRY AS A(N)
Voice Actor, Copy Writer
HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE
...ilene had a desire to pursue voice over in the late 1970's when, at the same time, the fitness industry literally swept her off her feet! Teaching dance-oriented exercise classes at the YMCA quickly proved to be a platform for developing a loyal following and the precursor to her own highly successful dance-fitness business, Fit n' Image, Inc. In 2004, after two decades as lead instructor, choreographer, and ACE certified personal trainer, her passion for voice over resurfaced. In 2006, with the timing right, a leap of faith and a studio engineer who believed in her, ilene landed a commercial voice over radio spot. More gigs soon followed as well as private coaching. Education and training continues...and with some of the best in the industry. It's all good.
RECENTLY BOOKED PROJECTS
Godiva Getaway MD Advanced Practice Center AARP CD Promo/Poetically Justified/Marcus Johnson/ threekeys.com Restore Collision Center
English/English (North American)
A voice that creates a mood with depth - definition...and vision. A diverse sound and range of vocal styles for commercials, narrations, entertainment promos & characters - also for film, corporate videos, multimedia presentations... From straightforward/authority to whimsical... From warm to sultry. Clean, clear, crisp and rich....and funny characters. A voice that's real...you can feel...and adds in a word...life. It's good to hear . . . “Ilene is...a gifted and memorable voice talent, filled with life and rhythmic passion.”...”upbeat, fun to work with, easy to direct.” E.Houser, Video/Radio Production Editor Gaithersburg, MD ________________ We had the pleasure of working with ilene in the summer of '09 where she graciously recorded a voiceover for our website. Her captivating voice introduces viewers to our artist's, Marcus Johnson, latest CD release, Poetically Justified. We have gotten a very positive response regarding ilene's voiceover and believe it has contributed to peaking interest in our product. ilene is very professional and easy to work with. She was able to work under our tight deadline and deliver a phenomenal voiceover. She proactively created the script of the voiceover and took direction well. We were impressed with the style and variations in voiceover delivery that we were able to choose from. We are very happy to have worked with her and look forward to working with her again. Gift Caternor Artist and Repertoire Three Keys Music ________________ "I had the pleasure of working with ilene on an in-house studio commercial spot. Focused and prepared, with a keen insight into the creative process, ilene contributed greatly to the success of our project. She is an amazing artist who I look forward to working with again." Percy Vasquez Project Studio Engineer 4HimStudio ________________ Dear ilene, I want to thank you for the wonderful radio ad that you did for our company. We are very pleased with your work. It is apparent to us that you were the perfect choice for our radio commercial. You definitely have raw talent. Your voice is smooth and makes people want to listen. I am pleased with your tremendous work ethic and professional dedication to your craft. I am also impressed by the way you produced the product based on our request. You got everything on the mark. If you ever need a recommendation, please fee free to give my name and number to others. I look forward to working with you again in the future. Sincerely, Angela M. Barnes Owner/Manager Restore Collision Center LaPlata, MD
DIALECTS, Character voices and vocal impressions
yiddish, southern, new yawk
VOICES I AM ABLE TO PERFORM
Middle Age Female, Young Adult Male, Young Adult Female, Teenage Girl, Child Female
AUDIO DELIVERY METHOD
Source Connect, FTP, AIF, MP3, WAV
Pro Tools based Home Studio Rode NT 1000 Condenser Mic
I know you’ve been a member of Voiceover Universe for some time, but I wanted to introduce one of our groups to you.
I hope you'll check out and join a group called MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT. It's a group dedicated to discussing ways we can market ourselves - what works; what doesn't. You’ll find some very interesting ideas and concepts there! And we would appreciate your input. Click here for the link: MARKETING FOR FUN AND PROFIT!
Thanks for your time! I trust our paths will cross soon!
Best to ya!
dan (daniel eduardo) hurst
Thank you for the Bday wishes!
You sound great, love your voice. Thanks for watching my 'Microphone Techniques' video. It sounds like you and I have had some of the same experiences.
Happy Birthday, Ilene!
I hope it’s your very best one yet!!! Have a great, positive day!
all the best!