Warm sincere authority, regular bloke, or offbeat
For narration, my voice is warm, unaffected and engaged with the content. I am able to approach sensitive topics with compassion and evoke empathy in a listener. For corporate presentations my modulated tone and assured vocal presence exude authority and inspire confidence. I am particularly competent and self-assured with technical and medical content. I have created dozens of quirky character voices for animated television series. For imaging I have been able to craft unique vocal personalities tailored to specific campaigns. I bring a sense of fun and spontaneity to commercials and radio spots.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• English - Australian
• English - British
• English - South African
• English - Other
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
My Recording and Delivery Capabilities
• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail
Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer
• I offer copywriting services
• I offer translation services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project
My Home Base
, South Africa
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
British - Standard Received Pronunciation (RP), Liverpool, North Country, Irish, Scottish.
European - Russian, Netherlands, German, Yiddish
American - Standard, Mid-West, Southern
African - South African English, regional dialects from Durban, Cape Town & Johannesburg. Afrikaans accent (Proficient in Afrikaans language - reasonably comfortable with Zulu and Xhosa languages)
My Voice Experience
I had thoughts of becoming a doctor and even worked in medical research for some time after studying towards a degree in the life sciences. But after being conscripted into the military in 1980 and serving time in conflict zones I re-evaluate my dreams; I went back to university in 1983 to study drama and film. I paid my way by doing news and actuality broadcasts for the SABC (Radio RSA) into Europe, the Middle East and North America. The different time zones allowed me to work a full shift on the radio before showing up for lectures at 8am! I graduated in 1986 and have since built a career in South Africa as a voice-artist, actor, screenwriter, and journalist. I worked in the field as a radio journalist for talk Radio 702 during the fall of Apartheid and the first democratic elections in 1994. More recently I have been anchoring the morning drive show on 567 CapeTalk (Cape Town). I do imaging for e-TV and have been their station voice since they began broadcasting in 1997. I have voiced a range of material from documentaries, commercials and corporate productions to telephone-on-hold messages.
I attended drama school at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg where I did rigorous vocal training during the four years of my degree. Since graduating in 1986 I have acted in radio dramas, stage (from Shakespeare to musicals) - and spent some time singing with an a-capella group "Not the Midnight Mass". I completed a course in investigative journalism at Johannesburg's "Institute for the Advancement of Journalism" in 1993. I have been active in the South African Scriptwriters Association and have done numerous courses in screenwriting under their auspices. In 2004 I joined a film school in Cape Town (AFDA) where I taught actors and screenwriters and where I earned an honours degree in 2007. I graduated with a masters degree at the University of Cape Town, for my research into emotional contagion and empathy from a nuerobiological perspective. (How and why we're wired to experience others' feelings - and the implications for communication and social cohesion in an increasingly technological world)
My Studio Equipment
My home studio is accoustically treated and I use an SE Reflexion Shield for further controlling room ambience.
I use a TUL F47 (Based on the Neumann U47 FET) and a Samson C-Valve Tube Mic pre-amp through an Alesis MultiMix 8 audio interface onto a PC with a dual core Pentium processor at 2.70 GHz. My preferred recording software is Adobe Audition and Cool Edit Pro.
A higher-end studio to which I have ready access runs Digidesign ProTools on a Mac Dual Core G5 which allows seamless file transfers with any video editing software. The studio also contains Sony, Yamaha, Rode and Behringer equipment with full music and FX libraries.
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