Paul Getzels

Warm, Rich, Bass-Baritone, Classic, Authoritative,

Voice Description

I am an exciting, versatile voiceover performer who has that "classic" warm, deep, bass-baritone sound, but does not sound quite like anyone else. My voice is especially well-suited to financial institutions, pharmaceuticals, luxury goods and services, political spots, public service announcements, and narrations. I can also do high-energy, hard-sell spots.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• 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
• 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 have Phone Patch in my studio
• 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

New York, Liverpool

My Voice Experience

Credits:
Sponsorship tags, "American Grand" (public television)
Tag, United Healthcare (radio)
Commercial, Trijicon (television)
Commercial, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (television)
Commercial, Mark Fisher Roofing (television)
Animatics, KAYAK.com (in-house test commercials)
Audiobook narration, Plan Your Prosperity
Book trailer, What's New, Cupcake?, by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson (television)
Book trailer, Nothing To Lose, by Lee Child (television)
Book trailer, Bad Luck and Trouble, by Lee Child (television)
Narration, Philips North America, "See What Light Can Do" (trade show video)
Narration, Philips North America (Mayor Nutter tribute video)
Narration, Canon (Internet video)
Narration, Destrudo (film)
Narration, Wings of Liberty (museum exhibit)
Narration, Recipe (radio performance piece)
Demo Reel, SFI Films
IVR, Consumers Energy
Looping, Excuse Me for Living (film)
Live announce, Rotary Club of New York Induction Ceremony
Live announce, For a World Without Slavery Benefit Concert
Industrial, Philips North America (employee introduction video)
Industrial, Pfizer (in-house video)
Industrial, Gemach Naomi Gittel (fundraising video)
Political spot, Matthew Grieco for Supreme Court (radio)

My path to voiceover, like my sound, is atypical. Having built a career in an apparently unrelated field, I come to voiceover because I had so much fun recording radio spots for a friend's political campaign and everyone thought I sounded great doing it. My friend lost the election, but I found a new career. I am a member of the talent pools of The Jewish Guild for the Blind's InTouch Networks, which produces podcasts and closed-circuit broadcasts of readings for the visually impaired of excerpts from newspapers and magazines, and Acoustiguide, which produces audio tours for museums and other cultural institutions.

What's my "old" career? I have been a practicing lawyer in New York City for twenty years, meaning I am used to meeting the exacting requirements of demanding clients (as well as colleagues and judges) day-in, day-out. I bring this ethic of devoted client service and sweating the details to my voiceover work.

My Training

Wendy Dillon -- private lessons and weekly workshop
Paul Ruben -- private lessons -- audiobook narration
John McKinney, Lisa Fischoff, and Jason Sasportas -- workshop, "Voiceover Master Class"
Elaine Clark -- workshop, "Acting in the White Space"
Alan Sklar -- workshop, "Mastering Audiobook Narration"
Lisa Fischoff -- workshop, "30 Second Spotlight: Auditioning for Voiceovers"
Stacy Seidel & Paul Liberti -- workshop, "Advanced Voiceover Tuneup"
Maggie Phillips -- workshop, "Acting at the Mic: Promos & Narrations"
Bryant Falk -- workshop, "Promos -- Pitching TV Shows and Film"
Upright Citizens Bridgae, Improv 301 with Chelsea Clarke
Upright Citizens Brigade, Improv 201 with Brian Faas
Upright Citizens Brigade, Improv 101 with Achilles Stamatelaky

Toastmasters International

J.D., Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY

A.B., Columbia University, New York, NY

My Studio Equipment

Audio-Technica AT-3060 tube condenser mic; A.R.T. MP Studio V3 tube mic preamp; Echo Indigo i/o soundcard; CircuitWerkes MicTel phone patch; Sony Sound Forge audio editing software; Sony CD Architect red book audio CD mastering software

Additional Skills

In addition to my voiceover and legal careers, I am an accomplished choral singer. I am the bass section leader of the City Bar Chorus, a group of legal professionals honored by a local cable news channel as "New Yorkers of the Week" for our performances at hospitals, nursing homes, and senior residences, bringing cheer to our fellow New Yorkers who need it most. I have also sung bass with the Big Apple Chorus (formally known as the Manhattan Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society), including two performances at Carnegie Hall.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Demos
Commercial Demo

Narration Demo

IVR Demo

Audiobook - How I Play Golf

Audiobook - Gods Politics

Audiobook - Blink

Audiobook - Dont Believe