Ben Stovall

Warm, Friendly, Hip, Edgy

Voice Description

My voice is warm and engaging, friendly and accommodating, with a hip and edgy quality that makes me perfect for a broad range of projects.

Though a native North American English speaker, I can do a convincing English (British) accent, and varied characterizations, including Southern dialects and Boston and New Yorker variations. When characterizations are needed for commercial work, I have flexibility in many delivery styles to suit the task.

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
• Movie and game trailers

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 Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) 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 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
• 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

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Though a native North American English speaker, I can do a convincing English (British) accent. I also can do characterizations using dialects such as Southern and New Yorker.

My Voice Experience

I started in voiceover when I was eight years old. Yes, really. But, you wouldn't call it professional back then.

You see, my mother worked as a seamstress in an auto plant in Detroit, Michigan. She sewed the interiors of cars on heavy duty, industrial machines and stood in the same place for hours on end on a daily basis.

One day, she said to me, "I would love it if I could hear books read to me in my headphones while I work, but I really want to hear my son's beautiful voice, not a stranger's."

And so, my journey began, to create recordings for my mother that would take her mind off of her very long and arduous days in the plant. I started off recording into a handheld cassette recorder with on-board microphone. It was most likely horrible—but my mother adored it—and a passion was born in me at a tender age to perform and to perfect my delivery.

All these years later, after acting in the theater, to becoming a professional audio/video editor in Los Angeles, I couldn't shake the bug.

My Training

I have a Film and Video Production degree from Full Sail University and do professional editing work in Los Angeles with Pro Tools and Avid Media Composer. I'm involved with projects from their inception all the way to distribution and have intimate knowledge and experience with media production and delivery.

I've acted in Community Theater in Jackson, Michigan and had minor roles in independent films such as "Transit" by Terrence Williams, where I played a college recruiter and worked closely with David Fogg from Flash Film Works on Dave Benullo's "Shadow Man" project.

Being surrounded by professionals and delivering professional audio and video on a daily basis gives me a lot of insight as to the needs of clients and the expertise to produce and deliver high quality product that sells.

My Studio Equipment

I offer professional production quality, utilizing Sennheiser MKH-416 and Neumann U87 microphones, a Focusrite and Avalon 737SP preamp/channel strip, 16-channel mixer, Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools in an acoustically treated studio environment.

Additional Skills

In addition, I have a lot of life experiences that help me to achieve the authenticity and believability that is sought when delivering copy.

In high school, I was on the David Mackenzie debate team, where I gained a lot of early experience in public speaking, insofar as much as to become the debate league champion for the city of Detroit in 1988.

I served in the United States Marine Corps and participated in Desert Storm; I've travelled the world and the seven seas—literally.

I spent many years as an Information Technology Analyst which gave me command of hundreds of software programs and hardware configurations. Very helpful when doing studio work, I can tell you!

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