Doriane Elliott has been a highly successful New York casting director for over 15 years. Working at Phantom Audio, a state of the art audio production recording studio, Doriane has cast more than 1,000 commercials, from promos to local radio spots to memorable national television campaigns. Doriane's precise awareness of the clients needs combined with her industry and talent contacts has earned her a respected position where she continues to work with New York City's top talent on a weekly basis.
Doriane is also an experienced voice-over teacher and private voice-over coach, as well as a co-teacher for on-camera commercial classes, offering classes in-studio at Phantom Audio, and co- teaches small on-camera classes of no more than 5 students with fellow Casting Director Ian Weiss. Doriane accepts small groups of students for full four week intensive courses, and trains actors on a one-on-one basis. All courses/private lessons cover every detail the actor encounters from the moment they walk in the door of the casting session to the moment they leave. Plus, everything Doriane teaches you (breaking down copy, how to execute her tried and true Flat, Fluid, and Small technique) will cross over into everything else you do. “from on-camera commercials, to KNOWING sides for anything legit – stage, TV, and movie sides, my technique will have you MORE than prepared. The proof is in the pudding. I get more thank-you emails than I know what to do with regarding my technique”.
“Having a good (musical) ear is one of four very important factors in being a great voice-over artist. The other three? Being able to break down a piece of copy (ie: what’s going on in the spot, knowing where you are in the spot, who’s your target audience, etc.), being a technically great reader (learning to read copy flat and fast, so as not to become “married” to it), and learning to trust yourself enough to be a great actor... to sound like you’re NOT ACTING!