Donald McCallum

Traditional announcer, characters

Voice Description

I can voice in a conversational style, classic announcing to storytelling, narration to radio style. My voice type ranges from baritone to higher baritone to some tenor as I have singing experience.
I enjoy voicing my characters from Southern to NY/NJ, Scottish, Irish and English, old radio, and others.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male

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

• English - USA and Canada
• English - Other

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
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

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 offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, Florida, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

My cast of characters range from Southern US, Scottish, English (proper to working class) Irish, Nova Scotian.
Also a "pompous politician", caricature "hick", classic radio, caricature "New York/New Jersey", and others.

Many new characters are created spontaneously, and other dialects are on the way.

My Voice Experience

I have been the Master of Ceremonies for two Scottish festivals, the Central Florida Scottish Highland Games and the Dunedin Highland Games since 1996, which included outdoor announcing and MC duties for receptions.

I was an entertainer at EPCOT and created a Scottish character from 1996, who in character told stories, tickled ribs with jokes, played the bagpipes.

I have used that character in two ads, one for Clear Channel radio and High Country Radio. (can give references)

I have been the MC for special festivals at EPCOT (Walt Disney World).

I have done work for my college radio station, WPRK Rollins College.

I was the music director of the RTC Bluejacket Chorus for the U.S. Navy

My Training

I have a BA in Business Administration with as minor in music from Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida.

I was in the artist training class and member of the Central Florida Light Opera, doing various solo roles.

My voice over training is from the many years of devoted listening of radio and TV. Many of my characters were inspired by great character actors and radio personalities.



My Studio Equipment

Microphone: ADK A6
Preamp: Steinberg UR12
Software: Audacity, Reaper, Cubase, Tracktion 5

I have sent audio files to WPRK Rollins College, Clear Channel and High Country Radio. All accepted the files as broadcast-ready.

Additional Skills

It is not easy to pinpoint when I wanted to record voices, but early TV and radio fascinated me. I love my Scottish heritage and I am quite familiar with it, thus my Scots voice. I was a musician at EPCOT, and created the character.
I do other dialects...English "proper" and "Cockney", Irish and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

I was influenced as a lad by traditional announcers, and that remained with me. Clyde McLean of WBTV Charlotte, Bill Stamper and Jim Turner of WDBO Orlando, Mike Harvey...I could go on and on.

As a singer I learned to act, and this led to the creation of more voices.

I would be able to adapt to just about any voice challenge.
I write my own scripts...yet I respect the scripts I'm given.

I love being an announcer, and I love my characters. And I would love to accept any challenge.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers

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