Cliff A. Zellman

PROFESSIONAL BIO

 

I've been in the production industry for over 35 years. I've pretty much recorded, produced, directed and edited just about anything & everything audio. My firm foundation in music has been instrumental (pun intended) in my success on the "other side of the glass". The listings below represent long-term relationships. I did not include the hundreds of independent projects...

 

I began my career as an assistant engineer in Los Angeles at the age of 19.

 

Davlen Studios, 1977-79, home to such artists as Fleetwood Mac, Hall & Oats, Al Stewart, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Alice Cooper and others. In-house assistant engineer to freelance audio engineers. Setup and break down of sessions according to engineer specifications. Monitored and charted all session activities. Maintained stock levels and purchases.

 

All while enrolled and approaching graduation from the University of Sound Arts, Los Angeles.

 

Fidelity Recording Studios 1979-93, Studio City, Ca.

Chief Audio Engineer and Head of In-House Production. Performed in recording, production, editing, mixing and all aspects of the professional recording studio. In charge of all acquisitions and maintenance.

 

Saban Entertainment 1992-95 Burbank, Ca.

Audio engineering specializing in live dialogue recording for animation. Maintained quality-controlled recording of live actors, assisted in script content and production. Programs include “The Power Rangers”, “Creepy Crawlers”, “Little Mouse on the Prairie”, and “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego”.

 

RadioVision LP. 1995 to Present. Dallas, TX

Chief Audio Engineer/Client Creative Services and head of audio production for RadioVision, a full service marketing & advertising agency. Vo direction, Strategic campaign creations, Voice Over performing, original music compositions, script writing and voice-over casting.

 

Complete audio mainframe design and maintenance, documentation and archiving of all audio files.

 

In Taipei, Taiwan, I taught audio engineering and music production while recording mainstream pop artists on 6 separate occasions for various labels including Music Impact, BMG Asia and Friendly Dogs Records.

 

Education - Graduated LAVC completing requirements for Communications and Music.

Graduated University of Sound Arts L.A. with a degree in Audio Engineering

Attended UCLA studying foreign language (Mandarin Chinese)

Presented at the following national and international voice over conferences

• 9 - Faffcons

• 2 - Faffcamps

• 7 - VO Atlanta (Including 2 VO Intensity)

• JMC Euro Retreat 3, Normandy France

• WoVOcon 1 – 3 - 6

• Once Voice Conference 2021 - Dallas TX

• Held over 200 workshops as organizer of the Dallas Voice Acting Meetup Group Est.

2005

Guest Speaker

• Voice Over Body Shop /VOBS

• VO Boss Podcast

• I Know That Voice Podcast

• Let’s Talk VO Podcast

• Stories from the VO Booth

• Tenn. VO Meet Up

• AmiVO Podcast

• Celia Siegal’s CSM Alumni Workout

* Ask Dave (Fennoy) Anything

* Mary Lynn Wissner's Meet the Pros

• The Voiceover Gurus w/ Linda Bruno & JJ Wilson

• Blue Collar Voice Over Podcast

• Marc Guss’ VO Clubhouse

• SOVAS Presents: The State of VO; Producers Panel.

 

  • OWNER - Amazing Demos. Hand crafted VO Demos for the professional Voice Over Industry.

  • Founder & Organizer of The Dallas Voice Acting Meet Up Group since 2007

  • SaVoa Certified #12001

  • 7 time SoVAS Award nominee 2016/18

  • World Voices Org.  Member Technical Standards Committee

  • THX Certified for Audio Engineering

  • Member of SMPTE

  • Emmy Award Winner for Best Original Song in a Televised Series

  • Winner of the Communicator “Crystal Award”

  • RIAA Multiple Gold Record Recipient for Audio Engineering/Production

  • Owner of AutoGraphyx - A graphic/design/web resource servicing the production and creative industries for over 15 years

  • Owner & webmaster of DallasVO.com – a support site for the DVA

  • I have been married to the same wonderful woman for 33 years and have 2 beautiful daughters age 28 & 20.