Dave Orts

Smooth, brash, magnetic, character specialist.

Voice Description

Experienced and easily directed. My muscian's ear means fewer takes for you. And being a writer gives me an intuitive understanding of your copy.

Versatile vocal range, from smooth warm butter, upper/mid ranges to low, gravely/raspy. Attitudes from intense to matter-of-fact and formal to friendly-casual. Accent and charter voice specialist.

In-house private studio means that your project gets timely attention. From idea gestation to deliverable product. I would love to hear about your project.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Female
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Female
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Female
• Senior Male

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

• 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
• Podcasts
• Songs
• 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

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• 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 can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I offer translation services
• 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

Twin Cities, Minnesota, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

If you can "feel" it we can discern and produce it.
Initial consultations for character development are always on my dime. So what are you waiting for?

A M E R I C A N:
Down-easter, NY'er, southern, mid-west/ western, urban and more. Accents so genuine they fool the locals!

F O R E I G N:
British, Hispanic, French, Italia, German, Scandinavian, Middle Eastern, Western European and many more... all can be voiced with differing degrees of 'broken English' and can be performed with an authentic sounding spoof language.

C H A R A C T E R:
From Ahhnold to Zsa Zsa, BoBo to Yoda, even that evil empire guy!
"I’ve never met a 'voice' I didn't like!" -DO

My Voice Experience

My voicing experience is varied and is touched on in this list, more detailed information, dates and/or demos provided on request.
° TV/ Radio spots
° Film
° IVR - various
° Hosted drive time talk The Computer Guy on KDAL 1995-99
° The Sanhedrin - 3 NYer voices
° David Calls - 1 Middle eastern accent
° Acts 4 - 1 English accent
° Acts 14 - Middle eastern, californian teen
° Through the Ages - English, dark creature
° The Name - Deaf man
° Pet Diary - Narrator, Cat and Dog
° Santa Prays - web animation
° Lead vocals for Shepherd Warriors
° Backup and lead for SHWF
° and more...

My Training

Years of practical experiance. Teaching voice-over and coming soon, "The Transparent Voice" and "Talking to Talent: A Directors Handbook"

Communication Arts
New York, NY
Radio Broadcast
Television Production
Upper-level Speech

Electronics Curriculums
Washington, DC
Industrial electronics, robotics, fluidics and industrial controls.

Artistic/ Technical Curriculums
New York City, NY
Aesthetics, composition, advanced lighting

School of Modern Photography
All phases of commercial photography with special emphasis on the freelance market and studio techniques. I have also studied Underwater Cinematography.

CURRENT OR RECENT PROJECTS:
Creative and Technical Director for numerous projects current CD position
Superior, WI

Freelane Contract For Hire and on Staff at Safe Harbor Fellowship
Freelance Graphic Artist Superior, WI
Multi-Discipline/ Animation/ Creative services
Animator/ digital/ stop motion
Illustrator/ concept artist/ graphic designer
Production manager/ designer/ layout artist
Copy/ story/ script writer
Painter/ sculptor
Story developer/ storyboard artist

The Computer Guy Superior, WI
Consultant/ Programmer/ Developer/ Technician
Windows and command line application support, troubleshooting, training
Custom applications development, support, troubleshooting, and training
Hardware installs, upgrades, troubleshooting, support and training.
Windows/ Apple/ Unix/ Linux developer continuation/ reverse engineering
Designer/ programmer Excel/ Access, 123/ Approach, MySQL, PHP
2000/ 2003 Server, MCSD C++, Visual J++, VB, Exchange Server
Multimedia expert/ content developer in all programs/ formats/ platforms
Business Development Systems Superior, WI

Business Development and Marketing Solutions Consulting
Specialist in broadcast, multimedia and web content for business
Positioning and branding, interactive branding and brand equity solutions
Media buying, programming conceptualization, production and direction
Online/ offline data capture/ order processing/ fulfillment expert
Content conceptualization/ development/ implementation/ deployment
Hosting/ bandwidth aggregator provider/ and domain solutions provider
Marketing campaigns for television, radio, direct mail, Internet.

Interactive Titles for the Web and ROM, hosting Service including content development, marketing deployment, monitoring and maintenance. ProCare computer service contracts, training, upgrades and sales. And the most recent addition, Freedom. A dialup, DSL, broadband ISP.

Freelance Photographer
Training in advanced view Camera and underwater cinematography. Still an active shooter, I freelance in video and still realms. Now focusing (no pun intended)in commercial product shoots for catalog work.

Printing Industry
Publisher/ Consultant/ Broker
Intimate working knowledge and 20+ years of hands on experience in every area of the publishing and printing industry from concept and layout to pre-press and production. 4C, spot, flex process in the sheet fed and web environments. Interest and education in stereo lithographphy being pursued.

My Studio Equipment

24 hour access to private, modern, in-house, digital AV, animation, midi studio including live/dead room.

° Neumann U87 ° AKG C414 ° MXL V63M
° Pro Tools
° 24 track DAW
° Outboard mixers
° Live/Dead room
° CD/ DVD duplication in house
° Compressors and effects processors.

AV: Sony, Roland, Audio Technica, Emu, Digitech, Denon, Yamaha, Behringer, Quanta, Panasonic, JVC, Fortel, Neumann, AKG, MXL, Wacom, Apple, Dell, other wintel in rendering farm All gear is broadcast quality.

Intruments: Electric/Acoustic six and 12 string guitars, electic bass, violin, cello, flute, trombone, acoustic drums, synths, an upright and baby grand piano as well as many MIDI controllers and triggers including breath and guitar to MIDI controller. Chroma-key capable, mo-cap, mo-control, digital puppetry and more.

Additional Skills

Multi-Discipline:
° Director/ Voice, Creative, Art, Technical,
° Singer Songwriter
° Writer/ ad copy, story and script
° Animator/ 2-3d, digital, rigger, cel, stop motion
° Illustrator/ design-concept, development, storyboard
° Post/ foley, ADR, effects
° Painter, potter, sculptor, cartoonist, welder, jeweler, carpenter, poet, rhymer
° Actor/ experience consisting of character actor, spokes-model
° Various ON-CAMERA jobs between 1992 to present...
° DJ/Producer Radio Broadcast/ KDAL AM, WDSM, KRBR
° Lyracist/ Vocalist/ Musician
° Jingles, Beds, Scores, Stings - guitar, keyboard, drums

Memberships and Certificates:
FPA - Freelance Photographers of America
IFPO - International Freelance Photographers Association
PPA - Professional Photographers of America
ASTD - American Society for Training and Development
SSIUSA (NASDS) Certified SCUBA - Scuba Schools International

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
• Wire transfers

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Demos
Through the Ages

Sanhedrin Wise Guys

Our Pet's Diaries

Freedom Internet Spot

IVR

Edmund Fitzgerald Documentary