Denis Gessing

Sam Elliot,wry, character,cool, old, fantasy

Voice Description

A voice in the Sam Elliot catagory. Warm and deep for narrations. Gravely for character narration. Warm and inviting for commercials and audio books. Smooth and firm for professional presentations. Light and fun for animated. Wide range for audio book characters.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• 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
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

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 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 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

, Colorado, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Irish, Brit, Scott, Spanish, German, Mid East, U.S.: Southern, New England, Minnesotan, Western. I can do a hint of each, over the top or somewhere in between. I can do a "riff" on just about any language, much in the same way Danny Kaye did. If I can hear it, 9 times out of ten I can duplicate it or do a credible imitation of the language. Can also "create" a language/dialect.

Can replicate character voices from movies, t.v. etc.

Impersonations include: The usual, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Robert Dinero, Dustin Hoffman, Marlon Brando, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Tom Brokow, and others known for memorable lines or distinctive deliveries.

My Voice Experience

Presently, I've been doing voice overs for a land development company. Ten - twenty minute spots. From 1997 to 2009 I worked as an audio describer for the blind. Describing theatrical presentations in major houses in Denver and the surrounding area. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Arvada Center, The Fox Theater and for private clients.

For the past 18 years I have worked as a professional storyteller and am a member of Rocky Mountain Storytelling.

I have told stories of all kinds, fairy tales, folk tales, personal stories, at all sorts of venues. Each story has it's own set of voices. So I might do one story with as many as five or six voices in it. Presently,I am a recording cd's of my own stories and others. I have a podcast: "The Radio Station of the Imagination" where I do stories as one of three different persona: "THE AMERICAN IRISH SEANACHI," "THE OL'STORYTELLER," and "EVERYMAN"

I have worked as a sign language interpreter for the Deaf and therefore have had to develop skills which allow for giving the DEAF client a voice the hearing client can associate with.

Back in the 70's I did voice overs for CVD Studios, commercial, feature film, t.v.(local)

Currently, I am looking for a venue(s) to present an open mic night(s) for "WORD ART"

My Training

I have a BA from The School of Visual Arts, N.Y. where I majored in Film and so had to do a lot of voice over.

I was accepted into the Film/Television masters program at UCLA.

I have a certificate in Sign Language Interpretation.

I have attended a lot of performing arts seminars, including one specifically for describing for the blind.

I have worked as an master of ceremonies, professional storyteller, recording artist and in media production.

As a writer and actor I have worked to develop distinct character voices over the years.

I have conducted seminars and workshops in the areas of storytelling, coaching, acting and human services.

My Studio Equipment

I work off a MACBOOK PRO using the Garage Band Recoding program with a MXL, USB, condenser microphone with a MXL pf-001 Pop Filter and or MXL ws-001-Windscreen.

Additional Skills

I take direction very well. I come prepared and will have done my homework. My main objective is to give the client exactly what they want in as few a takes as possible.

I am a communicator. I listen as well as I speak. Meaning, I will do my best to listen to your intentions from the overt to the more subtle and be true to intentions in my delivery.

In the past I have worked with people with disabilities. Mostly people with developmental disabilities and those suffering from traumatic brain injuries. I have also interpreted for the Deaf. These experiences have taught me the listening and communicative skills necessary to properly communicate for individuals their true meaning and intent.

I like to work with clients on their final scripts, if desired. Anything I can do to give your script the life and flow you want it to have. To work with the director to make it sound as smoothly as you hear it in your head.

I have an ear for voice and a voice for the ear. The right voice to give your product, service the desired "branding."

I work very well with visuals. And once I get the picture, the feel, I can add the desired tone to a project.

I work fast, but am not sloppy. The more material and prep time a client can give me means less time in the studio.

Put it all together and you have spoken word artist who incorporates all of his experience and education into your vision. Who gladly takes direction and delivers on time.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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