As the first person in my family to go to college, educational access is a topic near and dear to my heart. Since I was a little girl in San Juan, Puerto Rico, my parents made it clear that they wanted me to go to college in the United States more than anything in the world. My dad only made it through 5th grade in his native Buenos Aires. My mom graduated from public high school in the Latino barrio in NYC, then immediately went to work as a secretary to help her family. You can imagine how ecstatic they were when I got into college – my first choice, Bryn Mawr.
Thanks to their hard work, determination and business acumen, I had access to high quality schools throughout my youth. Now it’s my honor to be part of a family that pays it back by lending our voices to many educational projects. We have the good fortune of working with producers who share our passion for the power of education and creativity.
A Labor of Love: Educational Voiceover
My hubby Brian, our daughter Alisa and I, all love using our voices to promote global education, social change and cross-cultural understanding. Our skill set is well suited to providing voiceovers and educational narration for both young and adult audiences. Whether it’s an online video, a bilingual television promo, a Spanish overdub, or an animated educational game, we get to provide voice overs and related services (music, translation) to advance our clients’ goals. So inspiring.
I’m proud to highlight some examples of voice over work we’ve done on educational projects created by wonderful clients, new and old.
Launching a World Education Lab Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ~ Rosi Amador, Narrator
Did you know that worldwide there are 250 million children out of school? J-WEL brings together brilliant minds to transform education and learning worldwide.
MIT and Community Jameel created the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) initiative. I got to narrate this video for the MIT website, working with the brilliant MIT Video Production team under the leadership of Senior Producer Joe McMaster. My gratitude goes to my good friend Cecilia Préstamo, the video editor on this project, who recommended me as narrator. ¡Mil gracias Cecilia!
J-WEL works to empower and educate minorities and women. It was an honor to combine my voice acting skills and my passion for women’s education in the narration of this video. Read the full feature story on the MIT website.
Lewis & Clark : Keelboat Animation, produced by Baker & Hill for WETA National TV ~ Alisa Amador, Narrator
One in a series of animated shorts about Lewis & Clark, produced by the wonderful team Baker & Hill (Ken Burns Classroom, Animal Planet and the World Bank are but a few of their clients). Alisa narrated these videos, as well as a more recent one about the Statue of Liberty.
Another recent honor was my first collaboration with New York’s flagship public media provider, WNET. Their “Parenting Minutes” videos in English and Spanish were created to help parents check their children’s school readiness. Check out this bilingual “Parenting Minutes” promo announcing Learning Hero’s “Readiness Check”.
WNET, New York Public Media’s Parenting Minutes ~ Rosi Amador, Narrator
Also see our Voiceover for Educational Justice blog post to learn more about an eye-opening documentary about educational access that we had the pleasure of overdubbing into Spanish.
Bringing our ‘Grain of Sand’ to Help Educational Media Producers
Here are a few ways we can complement your creative process in producing effective non-profit videos focusing on education and social change.
- Using our acting skills to bring just the right amount of emphasis to your project;
- Offering original music and production services to increase the reach of your message;
- Offering translation, native Spanish voiceover, script supervision and a bicultural/bilingual perspective to help you target your message to a Hispanic audience;
- Sharing your passion for your work. We love to work with creatives who also care deeply: our voiceover family and dedicated staff are all equally invested in the excellence of your project and the success of your mission.