Chris Koprowski

Warm Smooth Friendly Confident Engaging Sincere

Voice Description

Born and raised in Duluth, MN with a 'standard' Midwest accent. My voice is clear, warm, articulate, neutral, smooth, confident, believable, and engaging.

Young, youthful, bright, fresh, fun, energetic for mobile apps.
Grounded and authoritative for news and documentaries.
Clear and engaging for e-learning.
Assertive, deep, voice of God, and fun for promos and trailers.
Relaxed, natural, guy next door, Midwest, and friendly for commercials.
Versatile for videogames, characters, and ESL.
Solemn, somber, and compassionate for hospital, medical, and doctor reads.
Everyday, friendly, and conversational...to rich, serious, gutsy, and powerful.

Testimonials:

"Thanks, Chris - These are perfect. If Voice123 lets me rate finished jobs, I'll give you the highest as you were a true pro to work with!"
—Jack Davies, Beauty Advisory Services, Branded Futures

"The client loved it! As usual, great work!"
— Scott Gray, President/CEO of Video Craft Productions, Inc.

"Great job and thanks for doing it so quickly…" —Nathan Gillis, Toshiba America Medical Systems

"Thank you for the files! Your narration really reflects what we were looking for: a clear, deep and warm voice. " — Matilde Bongio, Genenta Science sri

"Client loves the voiceover…" —Arty Goldstein, Animus Studios

"Chris, the client was very pleased with your work, as was I. Thanks for your prompt turn time and professional service." — Scott Gray, President/CEO of Video Craft Productions, Inc.

"Our project demanded a voiceover talent that could be both casual and refined at the same time. Chris was the perfect fit. From the high quality of his recording to the prompt delivery of the final product, Chris was a complete professional in every aspect." —Aaron Bryant, Hands On Films

"I'm quite pleased. Actually, as I sat here listening to it, your voice sounded very similar to the narrator on a Dale Carnegie audio book I have. I think this is going to be a gem! Thanks a lot!"
—Tom Sill, author of Top Business Skills You Need To Master

"I really do love this and have enjoyed working with you. :-)"
—Rhonda Hopkins, author of The Gift

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Girl
• Teenage Boy
• 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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers

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 Phone Patch 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 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 have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

Tokyo, Japan

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Midwest "standard" American English.

I can voice a range of characters of different ages, from teens to seniors.

I can read/narrate basic Japanese, too.

My Voice Experience

After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Duluth with majors in philosophy and psychology, I traveled to Tokyo in 1993 and taught English for several years. I soon began narrating textbooks and exams for English education publishers. With professional VO training and 15+ years of experience, I now do voiceover and narration full-time.

Notable voice projects and clients:

• Television, Radio, & Web commercials and promos for Mitsui, Starbucks, Uniqlo, Toshiba, Omron, NTT Group, Sumitomo Chemical, Panasonic, Honda Power Products, St. Louis Science Museum

• Corporate narration for P&G, Toyota, Dentsu, FujiFilm, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Hitachi, Honda, KAO, Mitsubishi, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic, SONY, Yahoo Japan

• Mobile apps: Measure Map, Workday, TravBook, Be Still Prayer

• Audio guides for the National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo), Suntory Museum of Art, Mitsui Museum, Mori Art Museum

• NHK World documentaries and other programs:
Design Talks, Samurai Wheels, Trails to Tsukiji, Side by Side, J-Tech

• Online news narration for Mitsubishi.com's ‘English Room’

• Financial and annual reports for Honda, Mitsui, ANA, Capcom, JAL, AEON, Ajinomoto

• TOEIC/TOEFL/EIKEN test & textbook narration for ALC Press, Cengage Learning, Goken, Kinseido, Lint, Obunsha; Seibido

• Video game voices:

Super Bomberman R (Plasma Bomber) — Konami
Mystery Chronicle: One-Way Heroics (Creatoire / Aerdou) — Spike-Chunsoft
Lunar Knights (Nero / Polidori ) — Konami
Michigan: Report form Hell (Mark Bockwinkle / Andy Stemboat) — Spike
Shenmue II (Baiyang Liu) — SEGA

Audiobooks:

100 Tough Questions for Japan by Itsasaka Gen

The Complete Guide to Mobile Business Success by Fadi Tawil

Top Business Skills You Need To Master: What Your Business Skills Say About You and How to Small Talk into Persuasion by Tom Sill

Dating by Persuasion: The Science behind How to Attract a Woman You Want Now by George Klein

Duplex by Michael James McFarland

The Gift by Rhonda Hopkins

My Training

Raised in Duluth, MN I was active on stage (school plays, community theater) along with school and church chorus (and a barbershop quartet).

Professional training under top VO coaches:

Pat Fraley | TV/Film Documentary & eLearning Narration Home Study Course

Talon Beeson | The VO Academy

Marc Cashman | Cashman Commercials

Elaine Clarke | Voice One

Don Cosgrove | The Talent Center

Melody Jones

Peter Rofe | PDR Voice-over coaching

Edge Studio: PHASE 4 "THE ESTABLISHED PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM"

Attended VOICE 2010 in Los Angeles (The World’s Only Conference for Voice Actors)

My Studio Equipment

Personal studio:
Treated vocal booth (with Real Traps' Mini Traps)
Computer: Mac-mini
Mics: Neumann U87ai, CAD E100S, RODE NT1
Other gear: Golden Age 73, Speck 5.0 preamps
RME ADI-2 AD/DA converter
Yamaha MSP531 monitors
SONY dynamic stereo headphones

Software:
Pro Tools 11
Amadeus Pro
Waves plug-ins
Voxengo plug-ins
iZotope plug-ins
IK Multimedia plug-ins
Smartsound music production tools
*Phone patch via Skype

Additional Skills

intermediate Japanese proficiency

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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• Chris Koprowski was last active on Voice123 18 days ago

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Demos
Commercial Mix

Narration Mix

Documentary Mix

Promo Mix

Video Game/Animation Mix

Audiobook Demo

Commercial Mix Japan

Measure Map mobile app

National Leadership Challenge

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