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Kira Gurnee
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Kira Gurnee

Los Angeles and Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, California, US
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Kira Gurnee

/ 5 59 Reviews

Kira Gurnee

  Los Angeles and Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, California, US

Highlights

"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.

OVERVIEW:
With a wide vocal range and knack for nailing what someone hears in their head, Kira is currently the promo voice for some of the SONY Pix movie channels and has done hundreds of projects for clients including The Grammy's Pacific Northwest Awards, 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, SPEED TV show narrations and many others.

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:
- genuine
sophisticated
husky
announcer
animated
happy
storyteller
newscaster
narrator
mother
characters
everyman
teacher
guy next door
spokesperson
authoritative
Canadian
conversational
professional
believable
confident
authentic
informative
upbeat
- warm
worldly
edgy
friendly
engaging
knowledgable
believable
amusing
educational
attractive
energetic
articulate
enthusiastic
confident
playful
inspirational
excited
concerned
calming
caring
- trustworthy
- girl next door
- non announcer
corporate
- mom
- doctor
- sexy
sultry
- smooth
deep
- breathy "beauty read"
- textured husky or gravelly

- and many more

NARRATION:
Many more examples on website at http://kiragurnee.com/kira-gurnee-voice-over-talent/

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.

NAILING IT
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."

VOCAL RANGE
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!

Kira can be reached at:
http://kiragurnee.com/kira-gurnee-voice-over-talent/ Just click on Get a Quote!

Or by telephone:
US# 310-872-0136
NZ# 027-939-7492

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

British, Canadian, Canadian (West), Central American, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), German, 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

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

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.

Credentials

Education

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?

HEALTH:
- 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

WINE
-Advanced certification from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust

SCUBA DIVING
-20 years certified Advanced NAUI diver
- Nitrox certified diver

Studio

  • Microphone

    Shure KSM 44

  • Computer & Software

    Mac, Twisted Wave, Focusrite Scarlett 212

  • Special Equipment

    Auralex treated sound booth for neutral sound with no reverb

  • Delivery Methods

    via Voices, WeTransfer, Dropbox, direct email or whatever method you prefer

  • Turnaround Time

    in most cases 24 hours or less

Service Description

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 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, the Grammy's, SPEED TV, Cricket Wireless, Xerox, Astra Zeneca, McCormick and Schmick's, American Girl, Simmons Beautyrest, Kia, Marriott, Jacuzzi, Rolls Royce Windscreens, Ronald McDonald House, OPI, Bank of America, Whole Foods, and many more!

Payment Terms

Hire Kira as a voice actor. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.

Watch a video to see how to make a payment

Next Steps

To contact Kira Gurnee about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.

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    / 5 William Newton for Job #224565 New York Produce Show Amazing. Fast turnaround on edits.
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    / 5 Gary Douglas Stern for Job #225101 Truck Kira Gurnee brought us a variety of voices for our animation series projects. It is remarkable to have professional talent that can double down on voices needed. That works well with a website system where you do not meet the talent. Also, without our request, she provided 3 to 5 renditions of each line of the characters, so we could have choices without asking for new submissions.
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    / 5 Tony Meister for Job #214034 HEALTHCARE TECH COMPANY VIDEO SCRIBE -Female Chameleon Communications has developed over 100 videos in the last 3 years allowing us to work with a plethora of talent. Kira Gurnee is hands down one of the best voices we have had the privilege to work with. Typically we present our clients with several options whenever possible. Out all the voice auditions for our last company video, both our staff and our client picked Kira because of her energy and style. As our client stated, "her voice to me is more expressive and her inflection is the most effective." In addition, Kira provided the final deliverable with several takes allowing for flexibility with our editors and production team. Simply superb.
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