Don Hoeksema

Conversational, Friendly, Warm, Authoritative

Voice Description

Don Hoeksema records voice-overs for Radio/TV commercials, audio books, phone system recordings, and training narrations. More than just someone who reads commercials or narrations, Don puts his skills to work. He breathes life into your script, tells your story and conveys your instructions. He makes your commercial message come through loudly and clearly and brings customers through your door. Don will make your animated video game characters come to life or promote whatever you are selling.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Child
• 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
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (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
• 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

Orlando, Florida, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

American, Canadian, Johnny Bravo, Hulk Hogan, Mickey Mouse, Arnold Schwarzenegger

My Voice Experience

Unknown - Click here to ask Don Hoeksema

My Training

Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology
Sheridan College
Niagara College
• Academy of Voice, Longwood, Florida, Voice Over lessons, Voice coach - Linda Nunez
• Truthful Acting Studios, Orlando, Florida, Commercial Acting (On camera), Kevin O'Neill and Al Hubbs
• Interpreting the Script • Releasing Inhibitions • Spokesperson Scripts • Using the Camera Effectively • Living "Without Sound" • Finding "You" in the Script • Creating Character and Relationship • Diction and Emotional Punctuation • Use of Props and Product • The Commercial Audition
• Truthful Acting Studios, Orlando, Florida, Voice Health, Evan Charles
• Tooned in Animation workshops, Atlanta, Georgia, Animation Voice Over, Stevie Vallance
Animation Voice Actor! Created ORIGINAL Cartoon Characters!
• Truthful Acting Studios, Orlando, Florida, Acting - On-Camera, Chris Greene
• Set terminology, who’s who on set & proper set etiquette • Essential items needed to work in the Film and TV Industry • Camera framing and how to adjust your movement for each one • Hitting your mark while entering and exiting your frame • The essentials of the Close Up • Eye Lines - Movement of your eyes in different shot types
• AudioBook Narration training, LA, California, Voice Over training for audio books, Patrick Fraley
o Courses: Well Read, Well Paid - Better Read, Better Paid - Master Read, Master Paid - Cutting Edge Narration reading
• E-learning and TV documentaries training LA, California, Voice Over training for E-learning and documentaries, Patrick Fraley
• Private Voice Over coaching with Kate DeVore, Chicago, Illinois, Speech pathologist, Voice training

My Studio Equipment

Microphone: AKG C214 Recording Microphone

Computer & Software: IMAC, Logic Pro X

Special Equipment: Behringer Q802 Audio Interface, Yamaha HS5 Studio monitors

Delivery Methods: MP3, AIFF, MP4, WMA, WAV

Additional Skills

• Commercials
o Chevrolet
o Doritos
o MIR Compensation
o Livita Nutrics
o Ruselprom
o Suntory Food and Beverage
o Codecon
• Walt Disney Theater (Announcer)
• PBS Television (Announcer)
• Telemundo Television (Voice Over Announcer)
• Dr. Philips Center of Performing Arts (Announcer – V.O.G.)
• Voice Over for Instructional purposes (E-learning)
• Voice Over for Ruselprom Productions (YouTube infomercial)
• Voice Over announcer for The Marky Marcano show (TheMarkyMarcano.com)
• Voice Over announcer for The Kidawa show (Youtube)
• Radio Imaging announcer for Radio36 (Radio36.com)
• Voice Over for Telephone answering services
• Voice Over Actor and Actor at Mysteria Mystery Dinner Theater
• Animation (Captain Velocity) Youtube series
• ACX (Narrator)
• 2nd Empire Media (Narrator) – 2ndempiremedia.com
• Reese enterprises (Narrator and voice characters for comic book series)
• Mobile Phone application (Voice impersonations)
• Voiceover for Video games (Kilt Games: Bad Blocks)
• Voiceover for Video games (Tarboosh Games: Desert Zombies)
• Radio Station FM108 (Disc Jockey) – 10 years
• Story narrator and Voice Over for trailer for movie 'Suddenly Real'

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

Contact Information

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