GENEVIEVE HANNON

VOICE OVERS

Providing 17 years of seasoned, union, leading agency, major market level talent...
At affordable, non-union rates!

Genevieve Hannon has been a professional, full-time voice over actor and singer for 17 years! Genevieve has been "The Voice" of 1000+ Television and Radio Commercials in campaigns for Fortune 500 and Most Admired companies, 1000+ Television Promos for Award-Winning Television Networks, and extensively for Corporate Narrations, Medical Narrations, Welcome Videos and Tours, Whiteboard Animations, Explainer Videos,  E-Learning Courses, Telephony, IVR and On-Hold Messaging, Radio Station Imaging, Live Broadcast, Children's Audio Books, Book Trailers and Automatic Dialogue Replacement.  

Born and raised in Manhattan, a native New Yorker from a family of professional singers, actors, portrait painters and a film producer, Genevieve is a classically trained singer, actor, pianist, cellist and guitarist. Genevieve lived in NYC for 40 years and worked for 13 years as a professional, full-time Voice Over Artist, Actor and Singer, as a proud member of SAG-AFTRA union and represented by leading talent agency CESD.

Genevieve's love for animals took her back to school to earn her second bachelor's degree in science and math as a pre-veterinary student and lead her to becoming a part-time veterinary technician in NYC. Thanks to technology granting Voice Actors more independence, she has moved out to beautiful and peaceful Southern Utah where she was a clinic and surgery vet tech for dogs, cats and rabbits at the largest animal sanctuary in the country and where she conducts a full-time, non-union VO career from her professional home recording studio, in only a few hours' proximity to Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Genevieve also professionally sings and plays guitar and percussion, performing weekly at multiple venues and festivals in Southern Utah.

Genevieve's voice has been described as genuine, natural, believable, conversational, warm, textured, raspy, sincere, trustworthy, fun, wry, comedic, like the girl-next-door, genuine, caring, motherly, authoritative, dramatic and sexy. Genevieve is a warm, friendly, fun, professional, service-oriented hard worker and is known to deliver everything her clients need for the job with the goal to exceed their expectations!

 

Copyright 2017: GENEVIEVE HANNON/GENEVIEVE HANNON VOICE OVERS

My Medical Narration Audiobook Client Dr. Bobby N. Koneru Gives Great TEDx Talk!

As a voice over actor with extensive medical and scientific terminology knowledge, my first medical audiobook client last year was Dr. Bobby Koneru, for whom I voiced his book, "Confessions of a Radiation Oncologist: What You Don't Know About Cancer and Radiation Therapy" (available on Amazon.com and Audible.com). Bobby is a leading Radiation Oncologist, an awesome Ted-talk speaker, a terrific author and a total inspiration! Check him out!

 

Dr. Bobby Koneru did his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Northwestern University in Chicago in the specialty of Radiation Oncology. After completion of residency, Dr. Koneru completed specialized training in Sterotactic Body Radiation (SBRT) and CNS Radiosurgery at Baylor Medical Center, Princess Margeret Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh. He served as faculty at Northwestern University for several years, helping build their SBRT program. He created POG, which is a multilevel cancer services organization serving cancer centers in rural communities. He also serves as a consultant for programs that need SBRT development. Dr. Koneru was recently a TEDx speaker to a national audience. His book, "Confessions of a Radiation Oncologist: What You Don't Know About Cancer and Radiation Therapy" is available on Amazon.com.Connection and Meaning: Your Life Depends on Them | Dr. Bobby Koneru | TEDxDubuque

 

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. By engaging socially and emotionally with cancer patients, we can elevate their immune response and remove the disconnectedness patients often feel.

The Film ‘Loving,’ About a History-Making Interracial Couple, Sets Cannes Abuzz

Congrats to my brother-in-law (and officiant of our upcoming wedding!) Peter Saraf, a formidable producer, on his latest film "Loving", premiering at Cannes Film Festival! Pete is the Chair of the Producer's Guild East and VP of the PG of America. He produced "Little Miss Sunshine" among so many great Indi films, all the films from the '90s with his dear friend Jonathan Demme, and all the films from his company Beach Beach Films since then. His latest film "Loving" has Cannes Film Festival all abuzz and talking about the 2017 Oscars. My brother makes really good films! I am so proud of him!


https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/17/movies/film-about-history-making-interracial-couple-sets-cannes-abuzz.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=0

 

Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center Telephony/On Hold Message & Music

I just voiced the On Hold message for Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, all 6 locations, along with choosing and editing music to go underneath it. I created this video of stills to go with it for showing people so they wouldn't be bored just listening to the audio! Check it out!

MaxxDocs Corporate Explainer Video

One of my many corporate explainer video jobs I do daily for clients all over the world is this one for MaxxDocs, a document management system! This is "a quick 8 minute overview demo of the main features in the MaxxDocs document management software solution. MaxxDocs is the simplest and most cost effective entry level document management solution in the market today. Video looks best if launched in full screen."

 

New Telephony, IVR and On-Hold Demo

My new Telephony, IVR and On-Hold Messaging Voice Over Demo is on my Demos page of mywebsite! I made it myself using the most recent jobs from this past month I have voiced, including the royalty-free music I added. Not sure if I will keep Ecora Pest Control as I am not sure if their practices are humane - probably shouldn't have done that job in the first place...
Clients:
1. Americas Party Company
2. Ecora Pest Control
3. Rent Vest Property Management
4. My TV
 

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Anna Quindlen's New Novel "Miller's Valley"

I voiced the book trailer last week for Anna Quindlen's new novel "Miller's Valley". At the reading and book signing of Anna Quindlen's novel, "Miller's Valley" today at NYC's Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, my Mom enjoyed her readings and meeting her, and said that Anna sent a special "thank you" to me for my voice in her book trailer, which will be coming out soon! How cool is that?! Anna Quindlen is an American author, journalist, and opinion columnist whose New York Times column, Public and Private, won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1992. She began her journalism career in 1974 as a reporter for the New York Post. Between 1977 and 1994 she held several posts at The New York Times. She has written five novels, two of which have been made into movies. One True Thing was made into a feature film in 1998 for which Meryl Streep received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Black and Blue and Blessings were made into television movies in 1999 and 2003, respectively.

My voice is narrating the video for this awesome project! Hallmark and Best Friends Animal Society have joined together to Save Them All (all of the animals, that is).

My voice is narrating the video for this awesome project! Hallmark and Best Friends Animal Society have joined together to Save Them All (all of the animals, that is). Hallmark loves friends. Especially best friends. And we know that man’s best friends can always use a hand. That’s why Hallmark has made a donation to Best Friends Animal Society® to offset adoption fees over the next two years and help 2,000 pets find loving homes.

WATCH THE VIDEO:
http://explore.hallmark.com/best-friends/?mc=T_V_P_ED_HD_bestfriends

AKG C414 B-ULS Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones and Behringer ProGain Pro-8 Digital Preamp on loan from my friend, former pro engineer, Chef Shon Foster

Over the blue moon! My friend, a former pro engineer, now incredible pro chef, has loaned me these beauties - AKG C414 B-ULS large diaphragm condenser mics with shock mounts - for my voice over work! For Christmas I will be able to buy the one I have my heart set on, but until I can afford it, my friend has helped me out a lot with these gorgeous and well known, well respected pro studio babies. I cannot possibly thank you enough, Shon. 

The C414 B-ULS is THE reference microphone for almost all comparative microphone tests and one of the most used condenser microphones in the world. It is the microphone of choice for miking up vocals, grand pianos, percussions, and any other sound sources with complex waveforms. A gold-sputtered 1-inch dual-diaphragm and Ultra Linear Series electronics combine to provide an extremely smooth frequency response.

Four selectable polar patterns allow the microphone to be used for every recording technique and two bass cut filters suppress low-frequency noise. Extremely low self noise and high headroom result in a dynamic range of 126 dB, which is wider than that of digital recording equipment. Switchable 10-dB and 20-dB preattenuation pads let you record instruments with sound pressure levels beyond 150 dB SPL at less than 0.5% THD. Complete with spider type suspension, windscreen, and individual frequency response printout.

http://www.akg.com/pro/p/c414-b-uls

http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/ADA8000.aspx

 

 

Cunningham, Escott, Slevin, Doherty in NYC is moving after 20 years

End of an era. My beloved talent agency back in NYC, one of the best in the country, CESD, is moving after 20 amazing years on Park and 21st Street. To the West Side now (Mom, easier for you to get to now!). Great office they are leaving - thousands upon thousands of great and memorable and fruitful conversations and auditions and connections. History of acting, voiceover and modeling made here within these walls, and loads of fun holiday parties! If these wall could talk! Onward and upward, Cunningham, Escott, Slevin and Dougherty!
 

http://www.cesdtalent.com/

J.R. Havlan, veteran comedy writer, in the comedy kitchen

Hey friends who love comedy! Yah, YOU. So, my dear friend J.R. who wrote for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart for 17 years and a dozen Emmy's later has just joined the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as one of his writers. I am over the moon for him and all of us out here watching Jimmy's show! Meantime, here is J.R.'s podcast, which is phenomenal. Treat yourself to it. That is, if you love comedy and want to learn how it's done. It's ok if you don't. I won't hold it against you…. "J.R. Havlan, 17-year veteran writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, picks the complicated and jittery brains of the writers who help create The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, 30 Rock, Letterman, SNL, The Office, and more. Writers’ Bloc Podcast will let you in on how blank pages become your favorite television comedies. You love the sausage, now hear how it gets made."

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/writers-bloc-podcast/id577192361?mt=2

Invaluable advice from coach Nancy Wolfson on how to run your voiceover business successfully

"Invaluable advice on how to run your voiceover business successfully.

In Part 2 with Nancy Wolfson, we find out what she believes is unique about her coaching style and one of her most important life lessons. She describes her Acting for Advertising coursework and learning modules and why they are so effective. As a former agent, Nancy shares what mistakes people make when trying to get voice over representation and gives great advice and tips for what someone should be doing to get an agent. There is a valuable discussion reminding people that voice over is not just about being creative, it’s also a business and needs to be treated as such.

Nancy eloquently and insightfully answers the viewer video questions from Ed Fisher, John LaPiana, Charles Jenkins and Anne Ganguzza ranging from approaching commercial copy to being successful in today’s voice over business. The episode closes with Nancy giving everyone a sneak peek of one of her upcoming projects and answering the ever popular IF question." - VO Buzz Weekly


https://youtu.be/bTVPpXqEOg4

Renowned VO coach and branding expert, Nancy Wolfson, shares her expertise

"Renowned vo coach and branding expert shares her expertise. Nancy Wolfson, the mastermind of BrainTracksAudio.com, renowned voice over coach, demo producer and personal branding expert brings her expertise to VO Buzz Weekly. Nancy candidly shares her perspective about voice over demos as a fellow demo producer and former talent agent and also touches on her unique and thorough coaching approach. She lets viewers in on her journey from agent to voice over coach and how students from all over the world can benefit by studying with her.

Nancy speaks to her reputation as a 'tough love' coach and explains the concept of “brand casting” and importance of personal branding for voice actors. Viewers find out what she likes about herself and how she helps students succeed in the voice over business. Nancy describes how her company Braintracksaudio.com came to be and what she believes are the misconceptions people have about getting started in the voice over business. Part 1 closes with Nancy discussing the opportunities she provides for her students in the way of casting and potential agent representation." - VO Buzz Weekly
https://youtu.be/2s7lKgNbA2A

Bill DeWees on authenticity, conviction and emotion - not just a nice voice

It's funny for the past 16 years how many friends have said to me, "I've always been told I have a great voice and that I should do voice overs". And I have to then ask them, yes, but do you have talent? Can you act? Can you tell a story, like you said, with authenticity, conviction and emotion? It is not enough to have a nice sounding voice. Check out the wonderful Bill DeWees' video on just this topic. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3i63yLF_UA&feature=share

NPR's Spring Fund Drive - please donate!

If you love NPR and appreciate public radio's amazing stories, news coverage and fun shows, like Ron and I do, please become a sustaining member like we both are or make a one time donation. We each give $12/month and we listen pretty much 24/7 and get back so much more than we can give. But any amount is appreciated. Choose your own NPR station where you live and give. This is Utah's KUER Spring Fund Drive.

http://pledgekuer.org

Adobe Audition CC is Genevieve's editing software

Adobe Audition CC is a wonderful professional editing software I have added to my arsenal this week. After watching hours of tutorials on sound engineering using this software, Adobe Audition CC has helped me produce my newly edited demos for Commercials, Documentary Narrations, PSAs, and Tours. I am really excited about what I am learning about audio engineering! 

https://creative.adobe.com/products/audition

 

 

Copyright 2017: GENEVIEVE HANNON/GENEVIEVE HANNON VOICE OVERS