Allow me to introduce Iris Fields, a fascinating and multi-faceted lady. Her first contact with the voice over world happened when Iris went to Los Angeles to make a promotional CD for her real estate business in the 1990’s. During the taping, the engineer was so impressed with her voice, he encouraged her to investigate Voiceover. That was the first time she became aware of the Voiceover potential and, although still immersed in her 38-year-long real estate career, Iris never forgot about his suggestion.
After retiring, Iris noticed the TVAS sign at the old location and her curiosity was piqued again. She found a Groupon for the Introductory Class, followed by the 4-Week Beginners Classes. Iris became excited at the prospect of starting a new chapter in her life and is now 3 years into her voice over journey. Her favorite classes are the many, many specialty classes that TVAS has to offer, where she learns tidbits of fruitful information and knowledge with each class she takes. She also likes that TVAS provides students with the opportunity to sample different genres to see if they are suited for them. She loves how everyone feels so comfortable to share during class. Iris is focused on the commercial genre at the moment, and has done spots for Medicare Part D and phone messaging for real estate companies, using her years of experience to provide voicing services for this market. She is very interested in adding documentary and narration genres to her repertoire. Speaking of repertoires, Iris also performs with the Anthem Jazz Dancers. All her amazing flair and classiness started when Iris was in her early twenties as a model in New York, Baltimore and Washington D.C. Following her modeling career, Iris was a choreographer and costume designer for Seventeen Magazine, working with designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Anne Klein. Thank you, Iris, for sharing your story with us.