Don Martin

Informational; Ranging from intimate to authority

Voice Description

Warm and welcoming, with a touch of cello; specialize in delivering information in a comfortable and engaging manner (e.g., docs & corporate videos); can go authoritarian or hard sell if you need it. Excellent sight-reader for longer projects and technical material.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male

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

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Songs
• 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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Sorry - straight voice only. Can inflect words and phrases if the project requires (recorded book dialogue, etc.) but I leave the character work to those who have a knack for it.

My Voice Experience

My range of experience has focused on making information sound interesting.
Tons of commercials, of course, but I particularly enjoy documentaries and informational pieces because you're not only telling the client's story, but having to engage the listener over a longer period of time than a "sell" piece.
Info/doc clients have included many international corporations; commercials and promos too numerous to mention. Also worked for five years as a books-on-tape narrator for the Braille Institute in Los Angeles.

My company name, auOral Communications, is a combination of "Oral" for speaking and "aural" for hearing. Company motto: "Hear what's being said!"

My Training

Music has always been my teacher for proper use of voice. As a recording voice you "sing" the script with inflection and emphasis. (Music degree studies at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa)
Began speaking career as a live stage emcee in variety entertainment in Seattle. Progressed to radio & tv hosting for NBC affiliate (KING) in Seattle; performed for several years as Bob Barker's sub-host for Miss USA-Miss Universe pageants, and as his announcer on the CBS pageant telecasts.
The move to Los Angeles continued my experience as special events host (Disneyland park events, corporate galas & trade shows).
Wrote and voiced the Westside Community Report on KABC TalkRadio for several years, in addition to a wide range of V/O work for commercials and info pieces.
Sidebar: Also a bass singer for five years with the Grammy-nominated jazz vocal group the L. A. Jazz Choir.
Currently do V/O work for internet clients and producers across the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs area). Host a weekly TV show here called "Desert Entertainment This Week".

My Studio Equipment

E-V 27ND mic; Mackie mixer; Mini-disc & CD co-axial and optical capabilities.
I learned my V/O and studio chops in the "knobs & dials" era, which the above equipment represents. But I am also a Mac addict with new iMac & iBook with computer studio system.
Broadband Time-Warner internet connection.

Additional Skills

I have written my own material as emcee, special events host and radio & tv host for 30 years. I write and produce a local live performance show on a monthly basis, in addition to my weekly tv show.
Due to my own professional schedule, I would prefer to have a finished script from the client; but my background shows that I will be an eagle-eyed proofreader, and that I know the difference between good copy and just a bunch of words.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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