Deep, Smooth, Sensual, Enticing, Strong, Villanous
Narration: More of a relaxing, and inviting tone. Warm and articulate, I try to draw inspiration from Mr. Freeman.
Promos: Authoritative and energetic, much like pregame announcements for major sporting events.
Character: Not so much in the way of distortions, the deepest I can attain is 'Dr. Claw' from inspector gadget. Most would steer my sound closer to an anti-hero type or a villain.
In general, the sound I am most comfortable with is a natural bass sound, a smooth, yet intellectual speaker, closer to a Dennis Haysbert than a James Earl Jones type of sound. I tend to lean toward a sexier delivery, however I can emulate most tone requests.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• English - USA and Canada
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• 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
My Recording and Delivery Capabilities
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer
• I offer radio ad production services
My Home Base
, Kentucky, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
As mentioned before, I am currently limited to voice distortions. In practice, and I'll fabricate a term here: 'Hyperbass' is as far as I can go in the lower ranges. Much like Dr. Claw from the animated Inspector Gadget series.
I did recently try the character Doviculus from the game Brutal Legend voiced by Tim Curry. The accent I cannot emulate but I feel like it was fairly decent for a first villain attempt.
My Voice Experience
Well, to be honest the best way I can portray why I'm here is through a short tale:
To begin, I've sounded the same way since I was about 16 years old. I never went through any of the awkward transitions and tribulations of my peers and close male friends dealt with as far as vocal development was concerned. The only real trouble I did come across were the random, yet somewhat accurate, likenesses some friend of mine could discern to famous voices.
Marvin Gaye was the first similarity that was drawn. I never really sang in front of anyone at his point, mind you. All I ever really got at the lunch table in my early high school days were requests to say 'Lets get it on' in the deepest and sexiest way I could muster.
I didnt take much mind of it back then, not until I heard a growing amount of people comment on my voice and how I should think about pursuing a career in radio. To my disbelief I just dismissed most of the praise as momentary and arbitrary and moved along on an uncertain path through college. The compliments became more frequent and more flattering and hearing such praise from strangers gave me enough confidence to take on an attempt at a radio position, I was 20 at the time.
So, I gathered information on local radio stations, called around, basically accessing any semblance of nepotism I could clasp onto and pressed forward. I had a few interviews, and in each of them the panel or individual conducting the examination were all impressed with my sound, I was assured of this through verbal compliment and pleasant facial expression. As much positive outpouring came my way each attempt ended the same way, in failure.
I was told: 'We're looking for more experienced employees.' 'We need employees to fill a dual role' 'Your voice talent will be considered after a sales assessment test is taken' so on and so forth, with less focus on the vocal talent than I'd originally thought was possible for establishments based around voice talent.
So, here I am, this place is new and I'm still new to the VO game. I'm here to try my best and see if theres anyone out there that would like to work with me :)
I never took any college courses concerning broadcasting or had any relation to voice over in general. My original focus was to obtain a degree in Psychology, but various factors have changed this decision since.
I did take some VO classes with Edge Studio around the end of the year in '11. Mostly webinar (Like a group call seminar) in nature, the girls leading these courses were helpful, engaging, and fun to listen to. For what time I did study with them I learned some useful skills. Alas, payment became impossible to I had to halt the process.
I do sing a little, very little and I'm not too confident to show it, yet... haha. But I would like to work with a vocal coach someday soon to see if theres any feasible means to add that to my vocal repertoire.
My Studio Equipment
This I'll have to get back to updating. A friend of mine provides me with the use of his home studio, and In my opinion it feels pretty professional.
Upon inquiry I can list equipment specifications.
I've got a good grasp on technology, how to use it and if I am unfamiliar with it I can adapt quickly to software applications and hardware devices.
I currently work at a technology outsourcing company and I enjoy the work, but I would like to see where I get if I pursue voice over work seriously.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
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