Smooth, warm, authoritative, sincere
My voice has a deep resonance with a friendly, yet authoritative character. I deliver a warm and intimate interpretation for soft sell commercials, audiobooks, and documentaries. I also have excellent diction and command of technical terminology for presentations, eLearning, and other instructional materials in the medical, engineering, and technology-related fields. My voice and presentation is clear making it very accessible to non-native English speakers.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• 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
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• 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
My Home Base
, District of Columbia, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
I'm able to perform characters for children's books, switching back and forth between characters with the course of dialogue. I present the voice over based on the type of character (animals, children, adults) and combining it with friendly narration. I've been working on performing British and Australian accents, but haven't done any professional work in the area.
My Voice Experience
My experience ranges from telephony, hard-sell infomercials, video narrations, and podcasts. Most recently I managed the public diplomacy podcasting program for the U.S. State Department where I focused on podcast and video narration. These podcasts were used as radio presentations, eLearning materials, and event support materials. Prior to that, I performed hard-sell infomercial spots for a Belgian production company in Brussels, for purposes of product marketing throughout the European Union. I have also performed voice-on-hold and telephony for Renaissance Cruises in Florida and other clients and an independent producer.
I have a degree in French, and I'm able to speak French with a medium American accent. I can easily translate French to English copy as needed. I've trained with a voice coach periodically (three courses total, one comprehensive week-long course in a c group setting, a one-on-one course with my voice coach, and a recent refresher course last year to refine my delivery, diction, and produce a new demo. I also work as a social media and eLearning consultant and understand the industry and its developments.
My Studio Equipment
For most projects I work from my soundproofed home studio, but I also have access to fully equipped audio/video production studios as needed. My home studio is equipped with Auralex panels, plus I use a VoxGuard for added noise isolation. My hardware is a MacPro with a Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 digital audio interface with a Firewire connection. I use a Neumann TLM 103 microphone for all studio voice-overs, and Garageband for recording and editing.
My background gives me an excellent understanding of audiovisual production, project progression, and AV uses in the marketplace. I have extensive experience in public diplomacy, association management, and education, so I understand the presentations types for each space. I've also written extensively for podcast and narration projects. For commercial purposes, I've performed as an on-camera spokesperson for infomercials for television and web delivery.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers
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