rich, warm, deep, authoritative, character vox's
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• James Barbee started his/her voice over career in 1987.
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I have over a thousand voices.........in my head at anyone given point in time. Sometimes they talk to me, sometimes about me. They range from:
*Rich, Deep, Experienced and Authoritative....to Warm,
conversational and 'guy-next-door'relatable.
*I also do character voices upon request.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Female
• Senior Male
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• English - North American
• 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
My Home Base
Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
*Dialects from all over the world, India, Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, England, the American south-west and upper mid-west and California Surfer-Valley guy.
*Characters like 'Droopy' dog, 'Dudley Do-Right', 'Tom Slick', 'The Wicked Witch of The West' AND EVEN 'Yogi Bear and Boo-boo'...and Monty Pythonesque Old British Lady. Bar-Fly from 'The Simpsons'.
My Voice Experience
Partial List of Clients:
U.S. Marine Corps
Dreyer Motorspors, Indianapolis
CFC Inc. - Comprehensive Financial Consultants Inc.
True Value-Ace Hardware
PRCA - Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assoc.
Advanced Signs & Graphics
Sarkes Tarzian Broadcasting Inc.
Old National Bank
I've had over a thousand voices running around in my head longer than the 22 years I've been a Broadcaster. Not to mention the 10 years of Night Club Experience. Somewhere along the way, I got a degree, which is in storage in Iowa, one of the 6 states I've lived in. I've spent nearly my entire broadcasting career in commercial voice work, producing and script writing. I've won numerous National & Regional Awards for Excellence in Producing and Copywriting.
*Educated in copywriting by Paul Barth of Hunter-Barth
Advertising and Production in Orange County, Calif.
*2006, Dan O' Days International Radio
Creative Production Summit, Los Angeles.
*Have earned many awards for excellence in commercial
production for radio.
*Calfornia Polytechnic State University, Agribusiness '88
*Cuesta Community College, Associates In Arts '83
I learned (or learnt, as the Brits say) how to do this initially, by spending a lot of time entertaining myself while waiting for my Dad to finish his rounds as a Doctor in San Francisco. I would try to mimick the street performers, the mime's were the hardest. Eventually, I got into radio commercial production and found a venue for all these voices I have.
My Studio Equipment
Digital Editing Software: Adobe Audition 1.5 and 2.0
Microphones: Audio Technica AT2020
Mixing Board: Alesis Multimax 8 USB
Headphones: Sony MCR 7506 Professional Series
Custom Dell computer with 2GB Memory; 250GB Hard Drive
w/ CD-DVD burner
Small Royalty-Free music library.
Small Royalty-Free Sound Effects Library.
Custom Sound Effects Library.
I have had over 200 distinctly different jobs in my life. From shoveling s*** in a Dairy, Farm/Ranch hand, working cowboy, short-order cook and Denny's manager to Ranger/Guard for the U.S. Forestry Service, Fire-Fighter, Night CLub DJ/VJ, Chain Saw Instructor YACC, Heavy Equipment Operator and Federal Law Enforcement Officer. Alllllllll of this experience has introduced me to a variety of lifestyles and people whom I can immitate for more effective commercials. I've picked up tons of dialects and accents, and can tell you if you're from Western or Eastern Pennsylvania as well as Michigan Normal or the UP.
I've done all these jobs professionaly and I bring those sensibilities to the table when I'm writing/voicing and producing commercials to appeal to specific genders/demographics/professions. Consumers are a thousand times more savvy than they were 20 years ago and they don't cotton to being patronized and they turn a deaf ear to insincere deliveries. You want to sell someone something they don't actually NEED? You've got to grab 'em by the heart, mind and wallet.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in any currency
• Wire transfers
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