Christopher Stritch

Young, energetic, happy

Voice Description

Young, 22 year old, 3.5 octave range. Can do lower voices, but higher ones are my forte. I can do some voice acting and practised accents: Irish, English, Scottish (bare), Australian.

I can do announcer voices, soft and calm voices and have an energetic personality that can be conveyed through my voice.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male

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

• English - Australian
• 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
• Songs
• 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

My Home Base

, Australia

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Announcer, warm, Australian, Irish, English, Scottish, overplayed southerners American accent. I have 3 characterisations. 1. 'Scritchy', a low, rough voice for children-based performances, Pirate-like accent. 2. Butler, a snob-nosed sound, designed for unlikeable characters, English accent. 3. 'Clown' a higher pitched voice, designed for children's performances, English accent, if used right, can be done in awkward character scenes, or creepy characters.

My Voice Experience

From young, I was learning how to speak properly, having shown signs of not developing proper speech patterns. I can happily say that I've overcome them by far. Then through schooling, I've done singing, lots of singing. Finally, I hit work, where customer service was paramount.

Then people started to comment I had a wonderful voice, my aunt, who is blind, as well as customers who could only hear my voice through a crackly speaker or on the other end of a phone.

Idly suggesting this to family and friends, they all agreed that I would make a wonderful speaker. I then worked on stories that people wrote, for free, I was trying to get myself ready for when I started to advertise myself for narration services, when someone I narrated for as practice asked me for a contract on their book!

I was happy to say the least, but I only had a mediocre microphone. Instantly, things were changing, I got a microphone, better sound quality control and noise reduction, and I was starting to get paid, and this was only in September 2013!

As such, I'm still very green, but apparently, I have raw talent, and a good ear and voice for narrative and voice over work.

While I only have specifically 3-6 months of work into getting myself set up for narration, I have had years of training my voice due to singing and ongoing speaking practice.

My Training

I've done no training in voice over work officially. I have had to work on the fly, and do narration work for practice in the last 3-6 months, and have done singing training to strengthen and modulate my voice. My voice is trained, but I have not done much voice over work as of October 2013.

My Studio Equipment

I have a small, home-made studio. My recording equipment is an AT2020 condenser microphone, a US-122 Audio interface, and I use audacity for all my editing and noise cancelling headphones to assist. The studio structure itself is a sectioned off portion of a bedroom, padding all around the sectioned area with clothes and roof insulation. The ground has carpet to deaden the sound, and the general area I live in is also very quiet.

Additional Skills

I've been singing all my life, and have a good pitch, and musical ear. I often work on my voice to get certain sounds right, if I don't think I'm ready to showcase it, I won't, however, people have liked my voice acting on an unprofessional level. I have done several reads of different writing styles, from amateur to professional, and know how much easier the latter is to narrate.

I've also been in customer service for 5 years, I often get remarks about how well I treat the customers, from the customers themselves.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal

Contact Information

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Demos
Characterisation Scritchy

Telephone examples