We’ve started a new series to introduce you to our talents by going even more in-depth than their profile listings. So, meet Issa Lopez, a 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?
My home studio is in Colorado. I have 2 Pro Mics: a Neumann TLM 103 and a Sennheiser 416. My home studio is an Ultra Quiet Booth Room and I use Twisted Wave on my Mac Book Pro with a Scarlet Focusrite Interface. I’ve got Source Connect and Skype Capability, basically the WHOLE PIE 🙂
What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you?
I was a professional singer before falling into this wonderful world of voiceover.
Do you remember what your first voiceover spot was?
Yes, I wrote and sang a jingle for my local channel 9 News Station when I was only 16 years old.
Do you remember the first political voiceover spot that you did?
Yes, it was in 2016, A political voiceover for the Democratic Party in Las Vegas.
What has been your favorite voiceover project to date – political or otherwise?
I just narrated for the first time and it was for NETFLIX I am still in shock!
Why do you think voiceover will be an important part of political advertising in the 2020 election?
OMG with all this craziness there is no way a message can be portrayed strongly without a voiceover actor behind it for sure, on any platform!
What issues would you like to see at the center of the Democratic platform for this year’s election?
Immigration, Healthcare, Welfare Issues.
What is your biggest voiceover pet peeve?
When someone asks for me to sound conversational and it’s an announcement that asks for EXCITEMENT or clearly promo. I find it kinda funny…
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 know exactly the feeling or emotion you want to portray it really helps us!
What advice do you have to aspiring voiceover talents that want to work in the political arena?
Look up current political spots with voiceover and listen to them often because I find trends do change.
What hobbies do you have outside of your voiceover work?
Cook, play with my Frenchie Puppy and overspend on him wayyyy too much and travel.