Kim CrowSarasota, Florida, United States
Kim Crow Voice Over
Being a voice over artist and actress since the mid-1970’s has been amazing. I have been most fortunate – the phone has never stopped ringing. As a sole proprietor, I set my own hours and take on only projects that interest me. And, I have a lot of interests! I enjoy a busy career as a working professional actress/writer; director, voice over artist in theatre, broadcast, industrial, educational film, radio and TV commercials and also do e-learning and web site development. I am a lifelong, working professional artist.
I have relationships with clients and students that have continued through the years. The students I have mentored have gone on to do wonderful things. This is one of my greatest joys, as I believe you only get to keep what you give away. Using my talents to bring out the best in my students helps us both to succeed in an enjoyable and creative way.
Here’s just a bit of what we can cover in our PivotPlanet session(s):
• Find your “signature voice”
• Optimize your vocal mechanics
• Tricks of the trade – keeping fresh/consistent
• Styles of delivery
• Analyze copy for performance
• Industry overview
• Various styles of copy delivery: commercial, narration & telephony, on stage and on camera
• Marketing yourself as a voice-over artist/actor
• And anything else you want to ask about the voice over and acting professions.
After graduating with a speech and drama degree from Catholic University’s famed speech and drama department, I started a professional theatre company in Huntsville, AL. While in Huntsville, I was asked to record some test vocabulary at the Marshall Space Flight Center. This led me to becoming “Bitching Betty”, the voice for the National Defense cockpit warning system, and was the beginning of my new career as a voice over artist.
My skills as an accomplished voice over artist have earned me national and international recognition including a 2010 Emmy® nomination for my producer and voice over work for “Echoes from the Holocaust”. On camera, I have been a spokeswoman for clients including AT&T, IBM and an on-camera principal commercial performer for many Fortune 500 companies. In film and television I have been featured with Richard Harris (The Ravagers), Burt Reynolds (Stroker Ace) and James MacArthur (Superboy) and played Lurleen in Life's a Drag (When You're a Man in a Dress), Claire in Drowning, and Susan in the short film, The Couch.
My professional stage credits include, starring in world and regional premieres and classic revivals including playing an incredible 5 productions of Wit, most recently playing Vivian Bearing at the Palladium Theatre for American Stage and Prime Minister Golda Meir in Golda’s Balcony drawing standing ovations at Atlanta’s Rialto Performing Arts Center and Florida Studio Theatre. I have directed theatre productions all over the country and off-off West End in London, my most recent being Three Tall Women by Edward Albee for the Players, playing to sold out houses and standing ovations. Currently I am in rehearsal for Becky Shaw for Theatre Conspiracy.
Really good session. I just wish I'd had more time!Michael Ream
A deeply knowledgeable, yet buoyant, introduction to the world of voice over work. Wide-ranging practical and stylistic advice, and a welcoming presence.Marc Muskavitch, Lexington, MA, US
Kim is so inspiring and I felt her energy. I feel privileged to have a chance to work with her.Brian Perry, New York, NY, US
Kim is amazing. The benefits of spending time with her in person include being able to do the actual voice-over and have the demo tape; seeing the production element of it; working a bit on the technical side of things; Kim bringing into the fold the fact that you can do more than just voice-over work and make it part of a "portfolio career"….and, basically, receiving the building blocks for what it takes to get into voice-over.Martine
Kim told me I had a natural flair for voice-over which I first thought was just Kim being nice, but then I realized she was being genuine. After my time with Kim, said to myself, "Yes, I can do this!"Anne O., North Bethesda, MD
I had high expectations...and I got exactly what I was hoping for and expecting.Jack Meizlish, Columbus, OH, USA
Kim's overview of her business planning process, voice-overs, mixing, audio engineering aspects and her incredible, positive energy and enthusiasm were over the top. Her openness to share everything about her business was wonderful. It's very clear Kim has a passion for what she does.Trevor Conyer, Nashville, TN
Kim was fantastic! We had a wonderful and immediate connection (and I'm not referring to the digital connection!) and she was full of helpful information and advice. First rate.Emmy Lou Herrick
Kim was the real thing. She covered every aspect of what I needed to know. After our time together, I felt that this was possible, I can really do it, and that voice-over work can be done in the way I want to do it - working out of my home.Mary Dingman, Trinidad, CO, USA
Kim’s overview of her business planning process, voice-overs, mixing, audio engineering and her incredible, positive energy and enthusiasm were phenomenal. Her openness to share every aspect of her business leaves no question unanswered. It’s very clear Kim has a passion for what she does, and her positive energy is a true inspiration.Trevor C, Nashville, TN, USA