Meet Cenophia Mitchell. We’ve started a new series to introduce you to our talents by going even more in-depth than their profile listings. So, welcome to Meet The Blue Wave Voiceover Talent!
Tell us a little about your broadcast-quality home studio. Where is it? What kind of equipment do you have? What do you like about it?
Mic: Audio-Technica AT-2035. Apogee MiC. Audio Interface: Steinberg UR12. Software: Audacity. Garageband. Logic.
What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you?
People who know me well know, but many people are surprised that I hate two popular “C” foods chicken and coconut. No, I am not a vegetarian. Yes, I have a very inconvenient coconut intolerance.
How did you get into voiceover work?
Voice over was my first job ever. I got the chance to voice a gossiping muppet for the TV Show “CityKids” with Jim Henson Productions. It was many years later, while working as a apple tech, that a friend mentioned a voiceover class she was taking and loved. I decided to take the class too, and was inspired to get back into it!
Do you remember the first political voiceover spot that you did?
My first political voiceover was a non-partisan spot about making sure people actually go out and vote.
What has been your favorite voiceover project to date – political or otherwise?
My first voiceover project will always be my favorite. Since then, the idea of never quite knowing what genre of voiceover the next project I do will be is my favorite thing about voiceover. It’s hard to pick one favorite when they are all so different.
Why do you think voiceover will be an important part of political advertising in the 2020 election?
As we strive for ways to stay connected in 2020, and information becomes more overwhelming, having a trusted and informed voice will be very important in highlighting issues and candidates that need our attention. Whether formal or personal, a human voice will be an extremely important way of communicating, especially while being face to face is more limited than ever before.
What issues would you like to see at the center of the Democratic platform for this year’s election?
Any Issues that involve empathy for what humans are going through, not just businesses.
What is your biggest voiceover pet peeve?
Blatantly false information. I don’t want to be a voice that causes misinformation to seem true.
If you could tell political voiceover clients one thing that would help you do your job better, or help them get what they want faster – what would that one thing be?
Please share your thoughts on what you want the project to look and sound like. Or let me know what you think my voice can add to your message. The more we are on the same page the better.
What advice do you have to aspiring voiceover talents that want to work in the political arena?
Worry less about sounding like the voices you already hear and more about what your unique voice can bring to the table.
What hobbies do you have outside of your voiceover work?
I try to always stay creative in general but I love marathons of Karaoke, taking way too many pictures, and shenanigans with friends.