Orlando Video Production Referrals – Sarah Marince | Voice Talent

 

Justin McAleece of BLARE Media interviews Orlando, FL based voice talent, Sarah Marince.

Sarah’s Website: https://www.sarahmarince.com/

Justin’s Website: https://blaremedia.net/

 

 

Justin McAleece:

Hey, back again with a crew, get to know you. My name’s Justin McAleece. And today I’m talking to Sarah Marince.

Sarah Marince: Hello.

Justin McAleece:
Hi. How are you doing today?

Sarah Marince: I’m good.

Justin McAleece:
Rad. What’s your job? What do you do?

Sarah Marince:

I am a voiceover artist, so I do commercial work too on camera, but my main focus is voiceover recording and we’re here in my studio right now in Orlando, Florida.

Justin McAleece:
It’s very nice. How many years experience do you have?

Sarah Marince:

Well, I started recording voiceover probably about eight or nine years ago, but just for one client, it was before I realized you could really do it for a living which is what I do now, but that it was a client they’re called Eaton park and I still do voiceover for them. And they’re based in Pennsylvania, West, Virginia, and Ohio. And now I do it for all different clients, but they were my first client. And that was yeah, about eight years ago.

Justin McAleece:

There you go. That’s, that’s quite a while. That’s still a, that’s a lot of work and that amount of time. Yeah. So any other notable clients that you could share?

Sarah Marince:

Walt Disney world, Coca-Cola, Chick-fil-A. I recently did one for Dior, which was super cool. Yeah, those goes on, I’ve done a lot for like different colleges and high schools, like online schools. But yeah ring pops, which was really cool cause I am a candy person, so that was neat.

Justin McAleece:
There you go. That’s a lot. What’s what’s your favorite part about your career by doing this?

Sarah Marince:

I’m working from home. I think anyone would tell you that does work from home and has their studio in their home. That working from home is probably the best part. And kind of the flexible hours being your own boss, I guess in a sense. But yeah, that’s, that’s probably nice, but I’ve always, I always knew I wanted to work in entertainment in some aspect. So it’s nice that I can do that and work from home.

Justin McAleece:

Yeah, no, that’s good. I mean, it’s, it’s a nice perk. It’s only gonna get more prevalent. I think everyone’s going to catch up to you, not the other way around. So that’s good. Not having to drive, not having to worry about that. If you’ve got, you know, kids take care of at home or whatever, it happens to be

Sarah Marince:
Or my Dog who is sleeping in my lap right now, who I’m trying to make sure she doesn’t start to know.

Justin McAleece:

Yeah. Or, or have any of her little running dreams or anything. Can you think of a client or VO that was really fun and why?

Sarah Marince:

Yes. So when I first started doing this more often Disney was actually one of my very first clients that I worked with here in Orlando. Cause I moved here. I grew up in Pittsburgh, lived in Nashville for almost eight years and then I moved here and I’ve been here for about five years here in Orlando. And I was asked to come in and do some voiceover for Hollywood studios for star Wars for some of the events they were doing there. And I was like, yes. Oh my gosh. Yes. so that was really cool because my voice was going to be heard throughout the parks. So it was super cool. I’m a huge Disney person. I’ve been going there my entire life. So you can probably see some Disney statues here in my office. So yeah. So for me that was very cool, but to go into their studios here and record, that was pretty cool. And I’ve gone in, you know, for the past couple of years to do different things for different shows that they have in the parks.

Justin McAleece:

That’s so cool. Yeah. And that’s when we did a little bit of a shooting inside one of the Disneyland here in California and that was a good time. That’s, that’s a perk that you never quite think you’re going to get or it’s going to work out that way. That was super fun. What do you bring to the table that makes you unique? What’s different about Sarah?

Sarah Marince:

I’d say for any voice actor, like having a home studio so you can have quick turnaround times. I pride myself on turning my jobs around very quickly. I put that in my emails to anybody that I’m potentially working with or that I am working with. And I stay true to that. So my quick turnaround times my voice, like I can do like something that’s very popular right now is like having that millennial, like young voice with the conversational millennial term is thrown out a lot. And that’s something that I do. And I don’t know if it’s because I’m considered a millennial, but but then I also span into like the mom, like the young mom thinks like go from like millennial to the nurturing mom thing quite often. So I’m able to span both. I’m not stuck kind of in one area, like older or younger. So I think those two things helped me quite a bit that I can bounce back and forth. And I find myself doing that a lot throughout the day. Like I’ll have a script that is, you know, geared towards younger and then I’ll have to flip. The next thing is a

job where I am that more professional or older sounding voice. So it’s nice that I have the ability to do both as well as some other things. But I think I find that most often,

Justin McAleece:

Yeah. From a client perspective, because, you know, we’re often the ones that come to people like you and have you do videos, it’s either important that you’re flexible and that you sort of identify in your own mind what those different characters are. What D what, what types of projects would fit better and sort of bring that to it. I mean in, in my work as a DP or something, I’m thinking like, well, this is going to be a bright, sunny, happy sort of project. Obviously you don’t have to talk me into being like, no, don’t go that direction, go this direction. You bring that to the table. And I think it sounds like you do that pretty well. And with our experience in the past, that’s definitely.

Sarah Marince:

And then another thing is I come from a singing background. I sang for years in Nashville and taught around and things. So when it comes to jingle singing, which kind of falls into the voiceover category, I get a lot of auditions and things for jingles singing. That helps me as well, because just because you do voiceover doesn’t mean you’re saying, but I think it definitely helps in just coming from a musical background has also helped me with just finding a kind of voice within voiceover that

Justin McAleece:

Yeah. Yeah. That’s awesome. And yeah, that’s something that I think as people get to know you, or as they know about that, you can do that sort of thing too, that opens up whole other worlds. Cause then they find another person to be able to do that. What can a client do to help you do your best work?

Sarah Marince:

I think as much direction as possible giving as much direction as possible when you’re giving the script. So the, it helps on both ends. So after like the voiceover artist turns in the script or the recording, there’s not a lot of like, well, I wanted it this way. Can you turn it back? You know what I mean? So giving as much direction upfront I think that’s the most helpful thing. I liked directed sessions. So if they want to hop on the phone or hop on source connect and kind of direct me through what they want it to sound like, I’m totally cool with that. I think that’s very helpful that can help in the long run. So yeah, I’d say giving the most direct giving as much direction as possible.

Justin McAleece:

Okay. Yeah. And it’s it’s sometimes hard as the person directing to decide when, to like intervene and how much to tell them or like boards to use. Right. So yeah, that’s, it’s definitely a relationship that builds over time and it’s a good reason to once they get someone like you to be able to keep nurturing that because then you get shorthand.

Sarah Marince:

Right. And a lot of times with auditions, I’ll send in two takes where it’s like one I’ll do you know, very bubbly and happy and like how I think it’s naturally supposed to be red. And then one that’s a bit more serious or toned down just to give them both because maybe they think they’re looking for one thing, but then they hear another thing I’m like, Oh, actually I like that better. Or it’s just showing them, I can do both. Like I was up on here, but I can be pulled back. You know, it’s just so many different reasons, but I’ll do that. Especially if an audition comes through and it’s just like one or two lines, I’ll definitely

give like three different takes of that or something. But yeah, giving multiple takes just different versions, I think.

Justin McAleece:

Yeah, totally. I mean, it gets, you know, what you’re always trying to do with any creative endeavor is sort of start wide with a big pallet, with a bunch of colors and then be like, okay, we don’t care about those ones. Let’s narrow it down to this. And then like, okay, within that narrower scope, what do we like even more? And then you go with that and then you can start like building off of that. Right? Yeah. what’s one thing that most clients will never know about you

Sarah Marince:

That I recorded my pajamas. Yes. That one thing I think there’s a lot of things I, I like I say, come from a singing background and unless, you know, you go and read through my website. That’s not something that cause a lot of voiceover actors come from radio or some kind of background like that. I come from a music background, a dance background. So I come from the arts, I I’m guess you wouldn’t know that unless you got to know me, but and that I live, you know, in Orlando it gets, it’s like where you live, what you did before that. Cause whenever somebody comes to you and says, Hey, we’d like to hire you for this. They don’t, you know, you’re the hired gun, you know what I mean? So they don’t really get to know you super well, unless it’s an ongoing relationship.

Sarah Marince:

Which then those turn out to be really, really nice. Whenever you get to know somebody and it becomes somebody you work with years down the road, like I was talking to somebody that I’ve been recording for a client I’ve been recording for for a few years now. And I was talking to her about my wedding plans and how we’re having to reschedule all of them. But yeah, thanks Corona virus. But yeah, so it, it turns into nice relationships eventually, but yeah, that’s an interesting question. I guess I was a competitive Irish step dancer for the majority of my life. So that’s something a lot of people probably wouldn’t know. Yeah.

Justin McAleece:

That’s that’s, that’s one of those little things. You’re like what they do that, how exactly. Yeah, that’s fun. How does the future look for you? What are you, what are you looking forward to? How do you think this turns out?

Sarah Marince:

Well, I got into the game young, I think on the younger end, I’m 30, I turned 30 in April and so, and at least that’s what people say like, Oh, you’re young, you know what I mean, to getting into it. And so I I’d like to think that I have a bright and like a long future in voiceover. Every year has gotten a little bit better and I’ve learned more and more. It just, it seems like I’m just constantly learning and learning. And for me, I attend the voiceover conferences and do online webinars and things like that. And so as I’m learning, I’m just kind of building my career and building my business, which has been awesome. I signed with ACM talent this April which has been great for representation. And so it’s these little steps that helped me build my career and build my business in voiceover. And so hopefully looking down the road it’s more client relationships more bookings more things like this. I think this is awesome. And I love, you know, hosting crew talk with you guys on Wednesdays. So I think it’s, I’m having a lot of fun.

This is, this is truly a dream. I love doing it. And it’s a great career to have in terms of like flexibility as well. Cause it’s still allows me to do my own camera work, which is nice as well. So it’s

Justin McAleece:

Yeah, and I think it’s, it sounds like you’re taking it very professionally. It sounds like you’re, you know, coming at it from all angles to be able to be the best at what you’re doing. And that’s super important. I think that clients realize that as they get into it and they can tell the difference pretty quickly between somebody takes this seriously and wants to enrich their value to the client on a daily, monthly, weekly basis sort of thing, and just get better at it. So that’s what we’ve found with you and that’s why we wanted to get you on here and talk to you a little bit about it and yeah, it’s good to hear. I love hearing the optimism about the future holds on something like that. That’s great.

Sarah Marince:

Thank you. No, I I think you can always be learning and continue to get better and every audition is a chance to learn and get better. I, I love listening or listening to commercials watching commercials, but I guess I’m like listening to them because it’s fun to hear how people read things and then I’ll go, Oh, I wouldn’t have read it that way or said it that way, but that’s interesting. Or, or that’s an idea that’s a good way to remember. Like you don’t have to read things like that or I like that, you know, so it’s fun to kind of learn that way too. It’s like television becomes more research, so that’s fun. I think there, as long as you’re learning and you’re enjoying it, it makes your job a lot of fun, which I think you should have fun with your job. I mean, you get one life, like why not enjoy what you do? And I really do. I really, really do.

Justin McAleece:

That’s definitely one of those things. It’s like, you give what you get, what you give, right? So the more you invest in something in most cases, the more you get out of it. You get better at it. And so yeah, just about everything. Isn’t, it’s part of how sports are to like when you watch a team and have a team and care about the thing and pay attention. They’re like someone else in the room. It’s like, why do you even care about this? And you’re like, well, cause I invested time in it. And so it matters. I get more out of it when they succeed and this is the same. Then you get more out of it. The more serious you are about it. Good talking to you. We will see you in a day or two. And excellent. Thank you for being a part of this.

Sarah Marince:
Thank you so much. This was really fun. Bye.

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