Diane de Zylva

Speaker Diane de Zylva

Membro dal 1 decade •
"Australian, warm, friendly, professional, believable, distinct"

Projects include: medical narrations, gaming, app and animation projects, commercials, e-Learning, on hold messages, corporate projects, audio books, GPS navigation, ADR and more.

Video game and animation projects include KezzaBee Farm Animals and PeekaBoo iPhone apps; the Tweet Defense promo trailer for the iPhone game (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.

I am versatile and flexible in developing character voices for animation and video games. I've narrated for projects including audio books, video 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.

Audio books narrated include Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species'. Refer to my website for more details.

 Formazione

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.

 Esperienza

"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."
Philippe Ingels, CEO GrinLock Limited UK, co-producers of Tweet Defense
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"Thanks again for a great session and indulging us with the phone patch, although it seemed like we hardly needed to be there for you to understand the character and deliver a terrific read." PJ Stoppleworth, Voice Versatility, USA
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"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."
Kerry & Damian Baker, developers of Kezza Bee Farm Adventures, Australia
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Diane’s work was exemplary. It arrived on time and 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 could anyone want? Philip Course, Chief Executive Officer, Cullinan Consulting Group
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Diane de Zylva is one of the most organised people I know. She is highly motivated, focused and professional. At Vision Australia Audio Books she quickly became one of the best narrators, and was frequently chosen for her ability to read a wide variety of material, from scientific & technical, to drama, and comedy. I am proud of the work I have done with Diane, and I look forward to continuing our working relationship at Bluegum Studios.
Rob Crow, Audio Producer
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"I was very impressed with the speed and ease you picked up the brief as well as your voice ranges." General Manager, Internal Communications Telstra, Australia
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"Diane’s professionalism and narrative creativity are exactly suited to the considerable range of precise 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!" Audio Producer Vision Australia, Australia
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"Diane's voice evokes that elusive mix of friendliness whilst presenting a professional organisation. I would strongly recommend using Diane for any other organisation that wants the same results". Managing Director Trailfinders, Australia
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"Diane has a smooth international voice with an authoritative but friendly feel that works equally well in either a technical or casual context." Head of Industry Research Insurance Australia Group, Australia
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"Diane gave us a very professional narration for a promo DVD showcasing one of our corporate partnership programs. Great job." Corporate and Government Affairs Manager Conservation Volunteers Australia

 Peculiarità

Get in touch with me about your project at diane@bluegumstudios.com. 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 the client list on my website and what customers have said.