Commercial voice over, imaging, dramatic naration
I can bring excitement and command attention to a reading. However, my favorite voicing is that which brings humor and intimately stirs emotion in the heart of the listener. I love theater of the mind, and the drama of expressing the feelings behind the words. I maintain a wholesome family-friendly image by voicing only scripts that do not detract from family values.
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
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• 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
My Recording and Delivery Capabilities
• 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
My Home Base
, Idaho, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
Unknown - Click here to ask Carl Watkins
My Voice Experience
As a budding teenager growing up in a Los Angeles suburb, I was drawn to pop radio and loved to hear the DJs. In high school I vowed that some day I too would become a DJ. In 1964, at the age of 19, I became a friend of KRLA radio personality Casey Kasem, providing my P.A. system for use at the dances he hosted. I began my broadcast career in 1968 as an announcer for a small radio station near Salt Lake City. Since then I have worked as an air personality for top rated pop stations in several major markets including Salt Lake City, San Bernardino, Denver, Phoenix, Fresno, and San Diego. Through the years I have voiced thousands of spots for these stations, and recorded radio and television voice-overs for advertising agencies. In 1980 I voiced two campaigns of K-Tel radio and television spots. I have also created some unique character voices. I now provide imaging for K-TALK in Salt Lake City. I voice and produce the radio spots and informercials for Dee's Cereal. And I am the producer and host of the syndicated radio program "Sounds of Sunday" which airs over several radio stations in Idaho, Utah, and Arizona, and is streamed over the internet.
I began college at BYU in 1962 majoring in Electrical Engineer. One of my elective classes was the Principles of Radio and Television Acting. My first voice production began while I was an LDS missionary in Lewistown, Montana recording short inspirational sermons for KXLO. Since then I have received on-the-job voice training at a score of radio stations spanning over 40 years of experience.
My Studio Equipment
Audio Technica AT-4033 condenser microphone, Behringer Ultragain Pro (tube type microphone pre-amplifier), DBX 286A Mic Preamp Processor, Alex Lexicon Digital Effects Processor (reverb), DBX 266XL Compressor/Gate, Echo Digital Audio 'Darla' Computer Sound Card, Sony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor Headphones, Scott 420A Integrated Power Amplifier, Altec Lansing 604C Studio Monitor speakers, Sony MDS-501 Minidisc Recorder, Sony TC-605S Dual Cassette deck, Sony CFD-G30 AM & FM tuner/CD/cassette system, Technics Quartz SL-1500MK-2 Direct Drive Turntable, Ortofon VMS-3E phono cartridge, Shure M44E cartridge with 78 RPM stylus, Sony 350C Tape Recorder, Ampex AG-440B Tape Recorder.
I have served as chief engineer for several radio stations, building studio and AM and FM transmitter facilities. Microphone technique and processing are of special interest. I have been active in recording, mixing, and writing of spots and dramatic productions. Beside producing recordings of my own voice, I have recorded many high school and college choirs and bands, and other narrative voices. I produce the Glenn Rawson Stories, which air on several radio stations and on my syndication of "Sounds of Sunday."
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
Online Payments Via PayPal
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