Darren Bernard

Campy, Character versatility, Man's best voice

Voice Description

My voice is rather unique in which it can display many different kinds of emotions and inflections. For example, I can portray an italian pizza maker one moment and a spokesperson for a kids toy the next. Doing various characters also allow me to challenge my style and productivity. I am obedient to following all instructors' and agents' methods and can instantly become that voice in a heartbeat. My voice can be smooth and deep for love spots, corny and fun for animations, and stern and professional for promos.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Female
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Female
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Female
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

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 deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

A lot of the accents I can perform involve southern types, California surfers, Italian food workers, mysterious detectives, British spies, spooky scientists, Bostonian cops, and many more. Depending on the script, my voice can inflect high, medium, or low, add a foreign piece, or fill in an emotion or two. Whatever the case may be, I can perform anyway you tell me to be. I enjoy doing impersonations like Pee-Wee Herman, Cookie Monster, Yoda, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jimmy Stewart, Beavis & Butt-head, Hank Hill (King of the Hill), Robert DeNiro, and so much more.

My Voice Experience

The only voice over experiences I have actually performed was when I was a little kid and came into a Federated Group store (remember Fred Rated played by Shadoe Stevens?) telling a brief introduction about myself on the video screen with a microphone. I wish I had that tape to relieve but it's no where to be found. Years later in 1995, I attended a sportscaster's camp in St. Louis where along with meeting some of the greatest in the business like Bob Costas, Kevin Harlan, and Joe Buck doing play-by-play simulations for basketball, two Cardinal baseball games, and a football game on a giant screen, I went into a studio to do some voice over highlights for sports. That is what really drew me into doing sports broadcasting at the time only to find out I had several obstacles in the way preventing that. When that was all out of the way, I became interested in doing voice over acting thanks to a client I talked to over the phone at my job informing me he had the flu and was unable to do his voice over work. I asked how does one get into the business after we discussed it. He told me to do my research and now here I am ready to take it on.

My Training

I have been infatuated with voice over acting for several years but got my feet wet by attending some voice over classes in Burbank at Aliso Creek Productions this past spring. It is ranked one of the top ten voice over classes in the country. My instructor, William Williams, provided me the vast knowledge involved in voice over acting and utilized that to my skills. Frequent practice was conducted in doing many scripts of all kinds in the studio. It began with an introductory class displaying the origin of voice overs, followed by a commercial course learning countless methods of doing voice over spots, and finally letting our wacky voices spill out in doing animation scripts. I learned so much involving the emotions, inflections, origins, communicative skills, timing, breathing exercises, and patience involved with this field. I fell in love with the whole concept and want to make others out there feel like they are part of the package in hearing what I have to give from the product described.

My Studio Equipment

I have a professional Rode Broadcaster microphone that many networks and radio DJ's use during their work as well. The PSA1 Podcaster studio arm attached to it allows me to swivel it 360 degrees so I can angle it any way I want to based on my sitting arrangement. Included is a MicPort Pro preamp that helps me to adjust the gain based on the sensitivity of the microphone and to add an extra boost to the sound making it sound clearer along with adjusting the volume for the headphones involved. The windscreen on the microphone prevents those "popping" sounds from happening (a pop filter also works best) and the sound quality is simply amazing!

Additional Skills

I am very courteous and reliable when it comes to performing work. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again has been one of my favorite quotes pertaining to life. I love to make people laugh any way that I can but more importantly to use my gifts and talents that I've been blessed with and help others out the same way. I am a people person and that's what it's all about. We present the product in an amicable, convincing way to entice the viewers/listeners in becoming interested as what to purchase or sign up for. If you don't have the success and confidence to persist, you won't go anywhere in this world without it.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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