Wally Hild

warm, deep, convincing, encouraging, believable

Voice Description

I'm a retired broadcaster with over 35 years in private radio and have a vast experience in all kinds of voice-overs, commercial production, narrative and documentary work and production as on-camera TV spots and live radio.
I have a deep, warm voice that is charming and believable and with my experience in interviewing, I can laugh, cry and fill my voice with emotion, sympathy and empathy.
I can adapt to many different client needs. I also have a rock band and am the lead singer, drummer and songwriter so I also have the ability and confidence to perform for jingles and commercials.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• 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
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

• 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 ISDN 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

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

, British Columbia, Canada

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I can do a southern US and British accents but accents, dialects and impersonations are not my strong suits.

My Voice Experience

I worked at a number of radio and TV stations over 35 years in Alberta and BC from 1972 to 2006.
I earned a very good living with my voice and it took me to 24 years of hosting morning shows as well as being a news anchor.
My delivery is smooth, sincere and as morning host, was able to include a lot of humor in my work.
I also learned to ad-lib very effectively which is crucial as a morning host.
I also had to think on the fly and by the seat of my pants which often was hilarous.
In a scripted scenario for voice-over, I'm able to create that kind of delivery that seems to be spontaneous and off the cuff, making it more believable and sincere (and sometimes really funny).

My Training

I studied in the Television, Stage and Radio Arts program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary and graduated in 1971 and began my broadcasting career.
I also taught Broadcasting and Cable Television fundamentals at the Lethbridge Community College from 1988 to 1993, much of it centered around voice work with the students.
In the small, medium and major market stations that I worked, we had to do a myriad of voicing for many different clients.
And with the experience as a vocalist and singing harmony, it's given me a deep pool of experience in music.

My Studio Equipment

My band has a complete recording studio with state of the art recording equipment including mics, computer and instruments including an accoustic and electronic drum kit, accoustic guitars, electric guitars and bass and keyboards.
I also have access to the recording studio at a local radio station where I worked.
I've also gained much experience in recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio and music.
Our band has just completed recording our first CD of original material and we'll have the mastering of the songs done by the end of April.

Additional Skills

I'm completely flexible in my schedule. I'm also a freelance professional writer and I understand the critical importance of timely production and pride myself on submitting my writing before deadline.
I also have several years experience in radio sales so I understand the needs of clients and how important a well-produced commercial, narrative or documentary voice-over is in a successful campaign.
I work well individually or in a team setting and do not have an ego that I might trip over.
However, if I feel that I have an idea that might make the project even more successful, I will bring that to the table for discussion.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Demos
Narration from my book

easy sell commercial

news story

Sample of narrative

Relay For Life-American Cancer

dramatic demo

telephone on-hold sample

Sincere read