Diane de Zylva
Diane de Zylva: Australian (native) & International voice over talent. British and North American voice artist. I've voiced gaming, app and animation projects, medical narrations, commercials, e-Learning, on hold messages, corporate presentations and DVDs, audio books, GPS navigation, ADR/walla and more. Video game and animation projects include iphone apps: 'Treasure Kai' (Feb 2011), 'KezzaBee Farm Animals' and 'PeekaBoo'; the 'Tweet Defense' iPhone game promo trailer (March 2010); the character of ‘Halgrim’ in Puzzle Chronicles for PS3 and other platforms (February 2010); and the mission control character of ‘Mother’ for XBox60 video game Darkest of Days (US release September 2009) with global release to follow. Interviewed for ‘Game Informer‘ (July 2010) and ‘Hyper‘ (September 2009) gaming magazines on voicing gaming characters. Audio book titles recorded include 'The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection'; 'Pulp Fiction – The Dames'; and 'The Canon – A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science' for Vision Australia. DIANE DE ZYLVA: VOCAL QUALITIES My voice is international in sound - unique, warm, wise, intelligent, cosmopolitan, friendly, professional, believable, distinctive and natural. I am versatile and flexible in developing character voices for animation and video games. I've narrated for projects including audio books, computer games, medical narrations, messages on hold, industrial and corporate narration for DVDs, radio commercials, messages on hold, voice mail and ivr messages. I can sound mature, conversational, dramatic, smooth, velvety, distinctive and unique. I have mc'd and hosted events as the live announcer. I can sound educated, articulate, intelligent, trustworthy, energetic, instructional, businesslike and inviting. EMAIL ME Get in touch with me about your project. I'd be happy to discuss your requirements and how we can develop a unique and memorable sound for you. I am happy to supply a custom demo for you. I am professional, dedicated, easy to work with, and love what I do. Check out my client list and what customers have said below. PERSONAL WEBSITE (Website hidden)
English, English (Australian), English (British)
Australian, British, Eastern European, French, Scottish (Standard Scottish English)
Child (5-12), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35)
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Hundreds of recordings for Australian and international clients.
Diane studied voice over techniques and audio book narration in New York City with leading producers and directors in the industry.
Diane has studied with: Peter Rofé; Adria Firestone; Bob Hughes; Susan Berkley; Pat Fraley and Hillary Huber with master class instruction from Barbara Rosenblat, Alan Sklar and Paul Ruben in audio book narration.
Diane is qualified in radio production and presentation and trained in presenting to camera. She has completed courses in Acting Techniques and Voice Intensive at Sydney's National Institute for Dramatic Art (NIDA). She has a Certificate III in Radio Broadcasting.
Computer & Software
Focusrite ISA One Premamp, ProTools, MBox
Email, FTP, 'Hightail' file transfer
Usually within 2-24hrs, particularly with time zone difference I can usually turn the job around for you on the same day.
Recordings are produced in broadcast quality MP3, Wav, AIFF or Quicktime formats.
* Email you an mp3; or
* Files can be delivered worldwide via FTP; or 'You Send It'
Skype Patch available.
ISDN will require an outside studio and can be arranged on request.
We thank you for kindly contributing your fantastic voice. The audio files that you recorded for usUnited Network for Worldwide Disaster Aid - Sweden
are simply wonderful not only a very nice voice and tone but also the professionalism and care
you managed to transmit makes us proud to have your voice carrying our image to the public.
Thank you for a truly valuable contribution.
Lars Elendbeck, Deputy Director of Communications
Thanks again for a great session and indulging us with the phone patch, although it seemed like weVoice Versatility - USA
hardly needed to be there for you to understand the character and deliver a terrific read.
P.J. Stoppleworth, Producer
Thank you so much for such great work, I really liked the recording.Voice123 - USA
Lorena Urban, Finance & Operations Manager
Diane's professionalism and narrative creativity are exactly suited to the considerable range of preciseVision Australia - Australia
demands we place upon our narrators. It is a pleasure and a bonus to work with someone who makes
long studio sessions feel effortless. Our audio book readers will love her!
Tina Muncaster, Audio Producer
I asked Diane for some voice recordings at the last minute without too much notice. Diane was ableTelstra - Australia
to pick up the script and briefing over the phone and provide a demo the next day. From that we moved straight into final script, which represented several people from a particular work environment. I was very impressed with the voice ranges that Diane was able to provide - and as for most people in fast moving business - how quickly she turned it around. Thanks Diane.
Sharon Brooks, GM Internal & Mandatory Communications
The feed back from the CD is going well both here and overseas so I guess that makes you anFracht Australia Group of Companies - Australia
international star!! I knew the female touch would be the way to go. Thank you for your professional
performance that led to a brilliant final result.
Peter Gasnier, Director Marketing & Sales
Diane's voice evokes that elusive mix of friendliness whilst presenting a professional organisation.Trailfinders - Australia
I would strongly recommend using Diane for any other organisation that wants the same results...
Brian Hennessy, M.D. Trailfinders
Diane has a smooth international voice with an authoritative but friendly feel the works equally wellInsurance Australia Group - Australia
in either a technical or casual context.
Robert McDonald, Head of IAG Research Centre
Diane gave us a very professional narration for a promo DVD showcasing one of our corporateConservation Volunteers Australia - Australia
partnership programs. Great job.
Sam Robinson, Corporate & Government Affairs Manager
I always thoroughly enjoy working with Diane. She is not only fun, fresh, dedicated and incrediblyInsurance Australia Group - Australia
focused on your project, as well as being extremely professional to work with, but she consistently
produces outcomes of first-class quality. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Diane's
work to anyone.
Katherine Davis, Communications Advisor
Thank you so much for a very professional job. Your voice portrayed exactly what the client wantedThe Galaxy, Sydney - Australia
and he was very happy.
Lisa Baruch, Senior Account Manager
It was a pleasure adding Diane's wonderful voice to our cast - quick and professional delivery of assets, and a fantastic read for our character!Infinite Interactive - Australia
Bart Klepka, Audio Producer
Diane's work was exemplary. It arrived on time was of a quality that was better than expected. The work precisely met our needs, was of the highest standards, and was completed within 24 hours. What more couldCullinan Consulting Group - Australia
Philip Course, Chief Executive Officer
Diane provided the quick turnaround that was needed to get my project delivered on time. Her voice was perfect and she was a real pleasure to work with. A true professional.Kmart
Miriam Scurrah, Training and Development Designer
We required a voice talent for the lead character in a short animation for the promotion of the iPhone game TweetDefense. Diane gave us just the right style and tone we were looking for. She brought the character to life giving him the boyish, cheeky, confident feel that he represents in the animation visuals. Diane also brought her own enthusiasm into the project and I am sure this will play its part in the success of the game.Grinlock Limited UK
Philippe Ingels, CEO GrinLock Limited UK, co-producers of Tweet Defense
Diane is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ! Not only was I impressed with her quick turnaround time – her delivery (pace, tone, inflection) was spot-on. It was an absolute pleasure working with her and I look forward to future projects.Laureate Education, Inc – USA
LaShawn Maddox, Media Producer
Diane has done a fantastic job with our project and we couldn’t be happier with the results – absolutely perfect!!! Diane’s work ethic is first-class and thorough from initial consultation to delivery. Any comments or changes made by us were welcomed and implemented quickly and professionally. Diane even undertook a role that was rather challenging to say the least and she nailed it ‘spot on’ – brought out the ‘wow’ factor. It has been a real pleasure working with Diane, and we would happily recommend her to anyone seeking professional voice-over and character voice services. We would definitely look forward to working with Diane again.Kezza Bee Farm Adventures - iPhone App
Kerry & Damian Baker, developers of Kezza Bee Farm Adventures
Voice Over Clients
Conservation Volunteers Australia;
Cullinan Consulting Group;
Educational Video and Design;
Federal Government Australia;
Free Range Productions;
Insurance Australia Group (IAG);
Insurance Manufacturers of Australia (IMA);
Kezza Bee Farm Animals (iPhone app);
Landsberry & James;
Lastminute Radio: large selection of clients;
Macquarie Radio Network, Pixelmill Films: Worley Parsons;
National Australia Bank (NAB);
Places + Spaces, Music at the Factory series - MC;
Sold on Hold: Dept of Fair Trading, MBF, Mission Australia, Proctor Phair Lawyers, Cemex, Aoun, Evotec, Castle Wood Products;
The Galaxy Sydney: Fracht Australia;
Vision Australia - audio books and contract reads;
Voice Opus: Big 4 Holiday Parks
Worldwide Disaster Aid Foundation
Grinlock Limited UK
Axon Communications - Braintree, Massachusetts;
DAV Productions - Los Angeles, California;
aureate University – Baltimore, Maryland;
Marketing Mania - Bokeelia, Florida (for Japanese market);
VoiceVersatility - Iowa City, Iowa (Darkest of Days video game by 8 Monkey Labs);
(Website hidden) - New York City, New York
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