Diane successfully manages her own voice over business in tandem with her production and freelance commitments.
She records diverse projects from kids apps to medical and corporate narrations, e-Learning, on hold messages, DVDs, audio books, GPS navigation, ADR/walla and more.
Her clients are international as well as including some of Australia’s leading brands.
Animation, app and gaming projects include Rossi and Lucy Show and Tell (2013) The King, The Queen & The Mouse (2012), The Adventures of Geoff and His Two Dads (2013 release), Treasure Kai series, KezzaBee Farm Animals and PeekaBoo; the Tweet Defense promo trailer (2010); ‘Halgrim’ in Puzzle Chronicles PS3 and other platforms (2010); and mission controller ‘Mother’ for XBox60 Darkest of Days (2009). Diane was interviewed for ‘Game Informer‘ (July 2010) and ‘Hyper‘ (September 2009) gaming magazines on voicing gaming characters.
Audio book titles recorded include The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection; Pulp Fiction – The Dames; and The Canon – A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science for Vision Australia.
Diane is qualified in radio production and presentation, and trained in presenting to camera. She has completed short courses in Acting Techniques and Voice Intensive at the National Institute for Dramatic Art (NIDA); and has a Certificate III in Radio Broadcasting.
Diane produced programs for Sydney community radio 2SER 107.3FM as part of a regular Tuesday breakfast spot interviewing leading international environmentalists such as Dr David Suzuki, Prof Jared Diamond, Prof Stephen Schneider and Dr Vandana Shiva.
In 2006 she was the joint-winner for Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s radio short story competition for co-producing and presenting Anything to Declare – a series of 10 x 5 minute travel programs.
Diane studied voice over techniques and audio book narration in New York City with leading producers and directors in the industry including: Peter Rofé, Pat Fraley, Hillary Huber, Adria Firestone, and Susan Berkley with master class instruction from Barbara Rosenblat, Alan Sklar and director Paul Ruben in audio book narration. She has coached in Sydney with Bob Hughes, Jane Schneider, and attended a Bill Pepper voice workshop.
In recent years Diane has worked with leading factual documentary makers including Smith&Nasht, Essential Media, Real Pictures, Jumping Dog Productions, Wild Fury, Triscope Films and Mitra Films.
Diane’s work in documentary includes Associate Producer, Unit Production Co-ordinator and Research roles. Skills include project management, budget preparation and management, logistics and scheduling, working on international location with crews, crew scheduling and people management, preparation of development applications, acquittals and project management of complex transmedia funding submission to the government agency Screen Australia. Click here for more details.
Diane has extensive experience in both the arts and corporate sectors. She worked for many years with leading arts producers, and at major cultural centres in Australia and London in marketing and production roles.
Her corporate experience includes two years as Senior Manager for sponsorship, community and CSR partnerships at Insurance Australia Group responsible for managing a team and a multi-million dollar annual budget. She has demonstrated success in project management, relationship management, program development, negotiation, marketing and budget management skills, project delivery, brand development and reputation, market profile, corporate culture and employee engagement.
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