Biography

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Melissa Ungar

Professional singer, voice artist and narrator.

Co -Owner/Narrator for  JDescribe  DV Narration.  

www.JDescribe.com


JDescribe provides both standard description as well as DNA Dual Narration Added formats in English and French for television, film and documentaries.

DNA™ Dual Narration Added-
is a method of description whereby dual narration is added in the form of male and female narrators. This allows for a more dynamic and entertaining delivery of description. DNA™ was initially conceived during the process of choosing male vs female narrators for particular projects. At times it was difficult to determine which would better suit the piece, thus the idea of using both was born. Adding a dual narrative track lends itself to a more dramatic and varied performance for the listener. After hearing DNA™ layered into a film we knew there would be countless applications where this format could be showcased. 

JDescribe
is a member of the 'Described Video Best Practices' working group.

Programs & films
JDescribe
is describing...

"Some Sort of Judas" - TVO - Documentary
"Fox Tales" CBC - The Nature of Things
"The Skin We're In" - Documentary
"Sweet Daddy Siki" - Documentary
"Under Her Mouth" - Film 
PSA 'Govt. of Ontario' Texting & Driving
Prisoner X
IF.....The Poet
Gangland Undercover
Bitten
Longmire
William Shatner Presents: Chaos On The Bridge
Native Planet
Mayday 
The Nature of Things
Women Who Act
Tori and Dean - Cabin Fever
The Property Brothers
Buying and Selling
Wild Things - Writing - Description
Mouki - French
Blind Children - Blind Love

I've studied singing, theory and commercial voice work/narration at the Royal Conservatory of Music, York University and Ryerson.
I have completed two CDs...

'Checkered Past' & 'Poppy' 

Recent songs recorded-
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"Take It All" .........
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"Life Is Sweet"
.........on my MUSIC page!

Jingles-Internet

canadianteacherdotcom
shopforsuperdealsdotcom


In 2012 I recorded the audiobook "An Original Sin"
written by Nina Bangs
for Dark Desires Audio a division of Audiorealms.


I am a non-union artist and have recorded virtually every genre of voiceovers for many years since I first started singing jingles as a teen. I've worked with and recorded for stations such as
Citytv, MTV, TacTV, The Food Network, YTV, CBC, The Comedy Network, Star TV, Space, and Bravo!

Some programs I have recorded narration for include:
Stargate SG-1, How To Be Indie, Little Bear, Super Why, Bo On The Go, Turbo Dogs, Erky and Perky, Mighty Jungle, Who Do You Think You Are?, Canada's Super Speller, Danger Bay, Caitlin's Way, That's So Weird, Hotbox, The Jon Dore Television Show, Doctorology, Little Mosque On The Prairie, Kenny vs. Spenny, Glenn Martin, DDS, Look-A-Like, Canadian Case Files, The Rig, Inside The Box, 24 Hours In..., Departures, Megaworlds, Second City's Next Comedy Legend, and Vancouver Paralympics 2010.

I've recorded the DV narration for films such as: A River Runs Through It, Mask, Crossing Delaney, America's Sweethearts, The River Wild, Clean and Sober, Love on the Dole, Stanley and Iris, After the Harvest, Get Christy Love, Winterset, The Lady and the Highwayman, David and Goliath, Obsession, The Glove, Savages, The Life's and Loves of Mozart, Dracula, Frankenstein, Little Big Man, A Star is Born, Royal Wedding, On Golden Pond, Uncommon Valor, Slaughterhouse-Five, Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, Insomnia, Akeelah and the Bee, A Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street, The Interrogation of Michael Crowe, The Paper Chase, Arcanum, 13 Going on 30, Love Affair, A Beautiful Mind, Hotel, Airport 75, Between Truth and Lies, Fletch, Ghost Story, Grumpy Old Men, Grumpier Old Men, Jack the Bear, Lorenzo's Oil, Out of Africa, Six Degrees of Separation, Philadelphia Story, Twins, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Heroes, I'm Not Rappaport, Same Time Next Year, Deadly Betrayal, Melvin and Howard, Jesus Christ Superstar, Anatomy of an Illness.

My narration has been heard in countless special programming & mini-series which include: Holocaust and the 2010 Winter Paralympics. I continuously record e-books for children, teens and adults.
 

 
I was awarded the "Ontario Volunteer Service Award
" in 2009 for my narration for Voiceprint Canada over the years providing narration for the vision -impaired.

During the year 2008 I was awarded the prestigious "IAAIS" (International Association of
Information Services) award for narration -program of the year.


In 2007 after recording renditions of Elton John songs- which led to the donation of funds raised for Voiceprint Canada through sales; my singing was acknowledged on the highly respected
eltonjohnworld.com worldwide fan website for the money raised.