Welcome to Diane Burket’s Voice Over Site! Featured Article

Diane Burket has been in Show Business for over 25+ years, performing in Commercials, Industrials and Multimedia events. As an award-winning actress, she voices commercials, corporate films, Internet copy, telephone prompts, games and more…for clients around the world. She has a professional home recording studio and is a member of SAG/AFTRA with Financial Core Status.

                               

                                   MY LATEST MULTI-AWARD-WINNING SHORT FILM!                                  
You can see this 10-minute documentary film here:
www.ZebraFishFilm.org

INDUSTRY AWARDS

Selection New York City Short Documentary Film Festival 
Selection Technology Documentary Film Festival
Award of Recognition: Top Shorts
Award of Recognition Best Shorts
Selected West Chester Film Festival 
Nominated Best Documentary Colony Film Festival
Semi-Finalist Mediterranean Film Festival 
Selected for Cannes Film Festival American Pavilion Emerging Film Festival Showcase and Cannes Short Film Corner 
Award of Merit:  ImpactDocs
Selected for Austin Spotlight Film Festival
Semi-Finalist Hollywood Independent Film Festival
Selection Women Only Independent Film Festival
Selection Short to the Point Film Festival
Selection International Maryland Film Festival 
Selection Academia Film Olomouc 
The Monthly Film Festival –Best Documentary

JOEY AWARD, Self Promotion, 3D Audio Tape
JOEY AWARD, Voice-Over, Infomercial
GOLD REMI AWARD, Worldfest Competition, Jefferson Laboratory
GOLD POLLIE AWARD, American Association of Political Consultants, Best Overall TV / Radio Campaign

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V/O Equipment & Supplies

~ Some of the equipment and supplies I use in my Home Studio & while traveling ~

Do your research and purchase whatever you like.  Lots of options.
This page shows what I use.

This portable recording booth is a must for recording on the road and in your home studio.
A client asked me to record some pickups from a previously recorded V/O.
I was on a business trip and my hotel room was noisy.  What a nightmare!
I purchased this booth as soon as I returned home.
It comes with a case and is easy to take on trips and also use at home.

Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone, Cardioid

The SM7B dynamic microphone has a smooth, flat, wide-range frequency response appropriate for music and speech in all professional audio applications. It features excellent shielding against electromagnetic hum generated by computer monitors, neon lights, and other electrical devices. The SM7B has been updated from earlier models with an improved bracket design that offers greater stability. In addition to its standard windscreen, it also includes the A7WS windscreen for close-talk applications.

Microphone Pop Filter With 6-inch Double Mesh Screen For A Clean Recording 

From large recording facilities to small project studios,
engineers and artists trust Mogami GOLD STUDIO XLR Microphone Cables for professional results.

 

Professional Tripod Microphone Mic Stand with Telescopic Boom

Great reviews on this Mic Stand!

Weighted Round Based Short Desktop Mic Stand

Golden Age Project PREQ-73 Vintage Style Preamplifier and Equalizer

Great unit right out of the box! Possibly the best unit at this price point.
Quiet, and adds just as much coloration as you need to the audio signal.

Scarlett 2i2 is the best selling USB audio interface in the world.
Connect by a single USB cable to a computer, plug two mics or instruments straight in,
and easily record studio-quality 
audio.

Shure SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones

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Private Piano Teacher in Warrenton, Virginia

Diane Burket has been teaching piano lessons most of her life.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Furman University with concentrations in Piano & Voice.

Diane moved to Northern Virginia from San Francisco 10 years ago.
She was a full-time commercial actor in California and is a Union member of SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild & American Federation of Television & Radio Artists).
Diane is a Professional Voice Over Talent with a Home Studio.
You can hear examples of her Voice Over work on the Demos page.
Diane acts on-camera through her Talent Agent in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Diane has taught piano instruction to children, teenagers and adults.
She is able to custom tailor lessons to the students’ particular needs and desires.
Should you wish to play piano professionally or for pleasure, Diane will help you achieve your goal.
The curriculum for beginners is based on concepts presented in the Faber and Faber Piano Adventures series.

  • Convenient scheduling
  • Beginners through Intermediate Students
  • Age 8 through Adults
  • Serious students only
  • Commitment to weekly lessons
  • Practice regularly in-between lessons

Private V/O Training

Diane Burket has been recording Voice Overs for 25+ years.
She is a Union member of SAG/AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild / American Federation of Television & Radio Artists). 

For over 20 years, she has taught Voice Over classes to private individuals and large classes. With high speed internet and a Home Recording Studio—just about anyone can record International Voice Overs from home.

In addition to training Voice Actors, Diane also trains Corporate Executives who need help with their vocal presentations.

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VOICE OVER LESSON CURRICULUM

  • Explore scripts focusing on understanding different genres and how they communicate to audiences. You will learn to employ basic acting techniques.
  • Accents, speech habits, and proper breathing techniques are issues that will be addressed.
  • Marking copy
  • Auditioning Skills & dealing with rejection
  • Setting up your Home Studio
  • You will need a home studio from which to audition and record jobs for clients. You don’t have to become an expert in audio engineering, but there are basics to get under your belt.
  • SAG-AFTRA, FiCore, and nonunion
  • Talent Agents & Casting Agents….and More!                  

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I teach from my Home/Studio in Warrenton, Virginia.

$100 per 1 Hour Lesson
$350 for 4 Lessons, paid in advance

All ages of serious students.  All levels.

Call to discuss options.   540-351-0457



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