Calum Ker

Deep, Rich, Trustworthy Scots, also characters.

Voice Description

My voice has been described as smooth and solid, the type which can fill a room and grabs the attention of an audience.

I have an extensive range, able to adapt my delivery to the needs of the project. From soft and caring, to aggressive and threatening; from factual and informative, to jokey and fun; from passionate and intense, to cold and distant; and all in between. This is a dependable and flexible voice, able to tailor itself to whatever you need.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male

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

• English - British

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
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• 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 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

, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

A wide range of Scottish dialects; East and West coast, Highlands and Island, and my own unique Borders accent. I can also tailor these to represent various social and economic backgrounds, from the Edinburgh toff to the iconic Glaswegian Ned; from the stereotypical hard man's drawl to a more effeminate and flowery take on the traditional Scots dialect.

Similarly I can provide a range of English dialects; Geordie, Scouse, Manc, Yorkshire, and variations on London dialects, such as the traditional cockney wide boy and the more modern youthful, modern dialect.

I am also capable of doing a few variations of an American accent, including amongst others the California surfer dude, the Southern hillbilly, and the stereotypically effeminate, 'fabulous' type.

I can also do a wide range of characters, including pirates, mad scientists, creatures from under the bed, and several others.

My Voice Experience

After undergoing training with the expert tutelage of Gary Terrza, I returned to Glasgow full of ambition. I was taken on the books at a local recording studio, offering my voice for a variety of mediums. Sadly however that project fell through before any work could be produced. However, I maintained my ambition, undertaking an acting courses to further hone my abilities, and tried to gain experince wherever possible, appearing in several local stage productions and a few student films, which allowed me to experiment with accents,characters and styles of delivery.

In the summer of 2011 I moved to London with my ambitions in voice artistry still burning in the back of my mind. Then, in April 2013, a breakthrough. I applied for and was selected to be the Voice of Summer Cinema 2013. Working with The Picture Production Company, I recorded the voiceover for the Summer of Cinema 2013 promotional trailer, currently being displayed in cinemas across the country to a potential audience of 15 million. The audio clip can be found in my demo list, and you can see the actual trailer and read a short interview with me about the whole process at the following link:
http://www.moviepreviewnetwork.com/summer2013-trailers

This experience turned the burning flame of my ambition into an inferno, and I am currently in the process of pursing numerous opportunities in voiceovers, with the intent of establishing myself as a fully fledged voiceover artist.

My Training

2003 - 2007
BA Honours Film and Media Studies Stirling University

2009
Voiceover Masterclass with Gary Terzza

2008-2011
Adult Acting Classes at the UK Theatre School Glasgow

2010
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Level 3 Certificate in Performance Acting Solo
Grade 6 Bronze Medal
Awarded with Merit

2011
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Level 3 Certificate in Performance Acting Solo
Grade 7 Silver Medal
Awarded with Distinction


My Studio Equipment

Unknown - Click here to ask Calum Ker

Additional Skills

For my 'regular' job, I am a live subtitler for Red Bee Media, currently providing live subtitles for Sky Sports 1 - 4, Sky News and Sky Sports News. The job involves watching live output and respeaking an audio into a computer programme which then displays my words as subtitles, meaning I use my voice every day in a professional capacity, gaining experience in voice control, voice care and pronunciation and delivery on a daily basis.

During my time at University I acted in a number of amateur student plays, performing material by both established playwrights and my fellow students, all of which took place in professional theatres to paying audiences. I also had roles in many comedic sketches many of which required a wide array of accents and impersonations.

I have also acted in many student films and radio dramas, both as coursework and as an extracurricular activity, giving me experience in voice work for the camera and in a professional radio studio. This is something I continued upon graduation in both Glasgow and London, lending myself to numerous local student films and working with my friends to produce our own series of filmed comedy sketches.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Contact Information

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Demos
Summer of Cinema Trailer

Comparison Site

Corporate

History promo

Hard Sell

IVR