Boet Schouwink

Friendly, trustworthy, HUGE number of Accents...

Voice Description

My voice can best be characterized as 'extremely flexible'.
It's not limited to any 'accent' or even language..
I've recorded National campaigns in 4 languages: Dutch, English, German and French.
Lately I've been getting jobs from US-based clients wanting a 'British' sound...
(I was awarded to voice a national TV-campaign for Schwans for which hundreds of Voice-overs in the US and the UK had auditioned..)
My impersonations of Morgan Freeman have sofar attracted 15 million Youtube views.

Just Google my name or search for it on Youtube or Vimeo.
And don't let the fact that I'm probably the most successful voice-over in The Netherlands rule me out as a contender for American or British voice-over jobs. Don't confine yourself. I don't.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• Dutch
• English - British
• 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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

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 have Phone Patch in my studio
• I have Source Connect 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 have ipDTL in my studio

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

The Hague, Netherlands

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents: Anything American or British basically

Black (Jive, Bluesy, Jazzy, Preacher, Rapper)
Jiddish, Redneck/Hillbilly, Jamaican, Ozzy, Cockney, British Stiff Upperlip, Rasta, Scottish, Irish, French-English, German-English, Russian-English)

Impersonations:
Morgan Freeman (according to some considered to be the best impersonator in the world) http://www.mtv.com/news/1882173/morgan-freeman-impression-cold-air/

Christopher Lee, Michael Caine, Jeremy Irons, Christopher Walken, Sean Connery, Roger Moore etc.

My Voice Experience

I've been a full-time voice-over now for over 20 years..

People call me the Swiss Army Knife of commercials: I allways come through with a solution: a different character, a different script even. But the changes I make are allways for the better and have helped saved lots and lots of national campaigns..

Because I have a mobile recording setup in my automobile (digital Neumann 185d microphone), I've helped hundreds of productions meet their deadline by being able to record broadcast-quality audio within the hour..

My Training

Studied at the Delft University of Technology, earning a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Started doing stand-up comedy while in University, became a full-time voice-over right after.

I train on the job, perfectioning impersonations guided by Studio Engineers (probably the best 'ears' around)

My Studio Equipment

NEUMANN D-01 / 103D / 185D DIGITAL MICROPHONES FOR DIFFERENT RECORDING SITUATIONS

APOLLO TWIN SOUND DEVICE WITH REAL-TIME EFFECTS

PROTOOLS / ADOBE AUDITION SOFTWARE

APT 286 ISDN CODEC / TELOS ZEPHYR ISDN CODEC
ALLTHOUGH BY NOW RENDERED OBSOLETE BY SOURCE CONNECT NOW

MOBILE:
NEUMANN KM 185D WITH DIGITAL FIELD RECORDER

Additional Skills

COPY ENGLISH
COPY DUTCH
TRANSLATION ENGLISH-DUTCH / DUTCH-ENGLISH

ABLE TO DIRECT MYSELF IN 99% OF THE CASES, SO NO NEED FOR DIRECTION
AS LONG AS I HAVE THE BACKGROUND MUSIC (IF ANY) THE RESULT IS ALWAYS SATISFACTORY.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Credit cards

Contact Information

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