IJ Q&A with REGINA D.
What brought you to do voice overs?
I was working in a radio station in the creative department, and since I have a degree in Acting/Directing, I started voicing a lot of our local content for spots. After I while, I decided that was my favorite part of my job… and I wanted to continue doing it for other people, so applied at InternetJock.
Anyone in the voiceover industry that has inspired you? Explain what it is about them.
There are so many incredible people in the voice over industry. Yeardley Smith is absolutely incredible. It amazes me what she can do with her voice. And believe it or not—Freddie Prinze Jr.! He has quite the voice over career, specifically in the gaming industry. He impresses me because not only does he voice characters for BioWare, but he is a gamer himself.
How do you take care of your voice? Any type of warm ups?
DO I!? I have several warm ups. I like to do lip trills to wake up the mouth, long sighs to warm up the voice and several vocalized exercises to wake up the tongue. My favorites are vocalizing B-D-G and P-T-K over and over again. It sounds like buh-di-guh-di and pah-teh- kah-teh. My favorite long form vocal exercise is “What to do to die today at a minute or two til two. A thing distinctly hard to say, yet harder still to do. With a rat-a-tat-tat and a rum-a-tum-tum and a
dragon will come at the sound of the drum at a minute or two til two today, at a minute or two til two.” Another good one is: "Amidst the mists and fiercest frosts, with barest wrists and stoutest boasts. He thrusts his fists against the posts, and still insists he sees the ghosts."
When did you know you wanted to do voice overs?
I have wanted to do voice over since I was six years old. When I was in first grade, they asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up, and I said Disney princess. I meant that I wanted to voice a Disney princess character.