Los Angeles and Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, California, US
"Kira did a wonderful job with all of my voice over / talent projects. On one occasion, she provided exactly what I needed on 1 day's notice. We were able to drop in her voice over and produce a radio commercial in less than 24 hours start to finish. She also has great range. I strongly recommend Kira Gurnee." - Bill Cegelka, Ronald McDonald House Charities
"I hired Kira on several occasions. She is such a true expert that she not only pleased my client with her work, but was so efficient that the cost of renting the sound booth was a lot lower than expected because she nailed it the first time around. We didn't have to spend time redoing anything! I call it "one shot, one kill" voice over work. She is a true professional and recommend her highly to anyone needing her work. I look forward to hiring Kira again very soon. Thank you Kira!"-Jean-Michel Bernstein, President, Emarcom, Inc.
With a wide vocal range and knack for nailing what someone hears in their head, Kira is known for being the promo voice for SONY Pix movie channels and Jacuzzi's national campaign. She has done hundreds of projects for clients including The Grammy's Pacific Northwest Awards, Mastercard, Yahoo, Bayer, OPI nail care, Marriott, Bank of America, Rolls Royce windscreens, Simmons Beautyrest, Ronald McDonald House, Oribe hair care, Duke University, American Girl, Disney Family Travel, Dunkin Donuts, Kia, Fortune Magazine, A T & T, Bausch and Lomb, Hewlett Packard, MTV animated shorts, PBS documentaries, TV show narrations and many others.
SOURCE CONNECT studio for directed sessions
COMMERCIALS and INFOMERCIALS
Kira's voice can be heard on hundreds of commercials from local Radio and TV spots to National and International campaigns. Clients know she will always represent their brand image just they way they want. She easily embraces many vocal attitudes and descriptions such as:
guy next door
- girl next door
- non announcer
- breathy "beauty read"
- textured husky or gravelly
- and many more
As one of the most sought after vocal talents for Industrial and Corporate Videos, Kira takes delight in making potentially dry material engaging, interesting, and easily understood by the listener. Her repeat clients know they can count on her to keep the listener's attention and help them understand the material. She is also a real former newscaster (anchor and reporter) for those projects that need an authentic news read.
With her knowledge of Medical and Pharmaceutical terminology, Kira is at the top of the list for Training Videos by companies like Astra Zeneca, Novartis, and Merck since producers know they can count on her to get the pronunciation right and actually understand the material.
Kira has done numerous Book Trailers for best selling authors such as Janet Evanovich, Debbie Maycomber, and Sophie Kinsella. She was fortunate enough to be asked to do the tongue in cheek children's Audiobook, GOODNIGHT iPAD, which garnered critical acclaim and many adult fans.
Kira often surprises clients by getting it right the first time and cutting down the time needed in the studio and editing booth, thereby saving clients money! A true "one take wonder."
Kira has a vocal range and sense of fun that allows her to play characters from grade school age to old age. She has a catalogue of character voices ranging from little boys to evil queens, with a little bit of everything in between. Kira has done Animated Films, Shorts, Cartoons, Video Games, and even on screen Avatars that interact with a live audience. She can also be heard as three of the characters in the animated short "Nimrod and Stinky's Antarctic Adventure" on the Mr. Popper's Penguins DVD.
WORKING WITH HER
-Kira is fun to work with! She loves what she does and:
- takes adjustments well
- understands the audience for a project
- is quick to pick up on small details in the script
- maintains good energy and vocal quality
- and can even spot grammatical errors and suggest changes if wanted
- is an accomplished writer and available for help with copywriting.
Kira is happy to work with advertising agencies, production companies, or directly with clients. She can record from her own broadcast quality studio or go to the Los Angeles or Hawke's Bay studio of your choice. Phone patch or Skype sessions are available and all sessions include a free rehearsal to get the tone and pacing you want. If you have a project in mind, just send her an email with the details and she will be happy to give you a free quote!
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English (North American), English (British), English (New Zealand), English
British, Canadian, Canadian (West), Central American, England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), New Zealand, North American, Russian, South American, Trans-Atlantic, US Appalachia, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New Orleans, US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas), US West Coast (California, Portland), US Western
Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Young Adult (18-35)
Animation, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
As a professional Voice Over talent with more than a decade of experience, Kira does narration and voice acting for Commercials, Corporate videos, Awards shows, Live Event announcements, Websites, TV shows, Films, Animation, Trailers, Promos, Training videos, Educational videos, Documentaries, Infomercials and even Phone systems. She has a broadcast quality studio and is easy to direct for the sound and feel a client wants. Phone or Skype directed sessions are available and the final voice file can be sent anywhere. Kira is also happy to record at the Los Angeles or Hawke’s Bay based studio of your choice.
Kira has trained with many of the most sought after coaches in the country in all the areas relating to voiceover work- Acting, Script analysis, Scene Study, Character development, Accents, Voices, Improvisation, Comedy, Storytelling, Commercials, Audiobooks, Audio Production and Copywriting. She is always working and getting professional feedback to continue to improve her skills, keep up with current trends and stay at the top of her game!
DO YOU WANT SOMEONE WHO REALLY KNOWS THE MATERIAL?
- knowledge of medical and pharmaceutical terminology and processes
- published in JANA on nutraceuticals
- has worked alongside an immunologist at a medical clinic
- is certified in Nutritional Supplements.
AUTOMOTIVE & MOTORCYCLES
Kira is your strong sexy female voice for automotive and motorcycle projects!
-Sport bike motorcycle rider for 16 years
-Rider/model for Harley, Kawasaki, Yamaha bikes
-Track Day enthusiast driver: Porsche, Ferrari, GTR, Aston Martin
-Support crew for Quin Motorsports Racing Team
-good working knowledge of automotive and motorcycle mechanics
-Advanced certification from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust
-20 years certified Advanced NAUI diver
- Nitrox certified diver
Shure KSM 44
Computer & Software
Mac, Twisted Wave, Focusrite Scarlett 212
SOURCE CONNECT, Auralex treated professional sound booth for broadcast quality neutral sound with no reverb
via Voices, WeTransfer, Dropbox, or whatever method you prefer
in most cases 24 hours or less
You know that moment when someone else really gets what you're talking about? That is what Kira loves to bring to the table. She doesn't just talk. She Listens.
- All projects include a free rehearsal or a SOURCE CONNECT or Phone DIrected Session to make sure the vocal attitude and sound are just what you have in mind. Most clients are surprised how quickly Kira nails it, saving them time and money. She can give you subtle changes in the read so it is just what you were hoping for!
Kira also prides herself on recording in a broadcast quality sound booth, at professional levels, so you get a product that you will be proud to hear representing your brand. No barking dogs or noisy children in the background, and no huge breaths or mouth pops on the recording.
Finally, if by chance she doesn't get it right, or there is a technical issue, Kira will be happy to do a pickup session free of charge to make sure you are happy with the final read of the script! Script changes after the fact would incur a small pickup session fee.
Voice Over Clients
SONY Pix movie channel, the Grammy's, Mastercard Assemble, Mercedes, Reebock, SPEED TV, Jacuzzi, Waze, Whole Foods, eBay, Yahoo, Cricket Wireless, Xerox, Astra Zeneca, Merrill Lynch, McCormick and Schmick's, American Girl, Simmons Beautyrest, Kia, Marriott, Rolls Royce Windscreens, Ronald McDonald House, OPI, Bank of America, and many more!
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