Douglass Lane

Deep, Rich and Resonant Textured Tones - Velvet to the Ears -

Voice Description

Find me on the web at www.RedDoorVoice.com, or email me at Doug@RedDoorVoice.com.

Call Direct: (310) 457-0982

So, why the "Red Door"?
The answer's on my website - front page. Check it out! It's good stuff . . .

COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMER SERVICE:
Every client receives my "Red Door Service", added benefits as important to my clients as my vocal work. I’ve run businesses, so I understand what’s at stake for my clients and how my work and my services help my clients fulfill their promises and their commitments to their clients. Each of my clientele receives my personal “Red Door Service”:

> Outstanding service delivered with utmost professionalism
> Consistent fulfillment of services and commitments;
> Fast turnaround and always timely responses;
> Professional Business Practices;
> Unparalleled personal and business ethics; and,
> Focus on my clients' and their clients' satisfaction with the projects they entrust me to voice.

VOCAL DETAILS:
Industry professionals describe my voice as, "A big voice, rich and resonant. His vocal range spans from your user friendly, everyday guy-up-the-street to the sophistication of a Park Avenue executive. His voice is commanding without being imposing and as comfortable as your favorite arm chair: you will want to curl up with his textured tones. Long-form narration and documentary material are decidedly 'in his wheelhouse'. With his wealth of experience, long phrases and complicated words are delivered with knowledge and assurance."

The voice over pros whom I know and respect the most say my narration voice reminds them of David McCullough and the late Edward Herrmann; my promo voice almost indistinguishable from Dorian Harewood; my trailer voice the emotive power of the cherished late Don LaFontaine and Hal Douglas; and, yes, my commercial voice has the natural timbre to touch the suave tone and delivery of Morgan Freeman, the country-rugged essence of Sam Elliott, the everyday conversational guy in many hats and many persona, and much, much more.

Have a listen . . .

It's your voice for your projects.
The way you want it . . . the way you need it.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior 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
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

Malibu, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Un-accented North American English
Midwestern English
Southern English
Texas-Southwest English
Mid-Atlantic English
Country Guy
Doctor
Farmer
Attorney
Ranch Hand
Investment Banker
Professor
"Yoda"
Scientist
Shop Foreman
Qwirky ditz
Personal Confidant
Major A . . Hole
Insurance Representative
Golfing Buddy
Banker
"The Force"
. . . just to name a few I've voiced
And many, many, more.

My Voice Experience

Experience includes professional commercial voice over work, and prior to launching my voice over career twenty years of motivational presentations to small and large groups and dynamic public speaking engagements to clientele and audiences around the world.

I specialize in pharmaceutical, medical, scientific, and technical reads, from both the science and business perspectives. Prior experience in these fields offers a unique skill set for my clients, providing in-depth understanding of the copy and ‘fluent’ pronunciation, inflection, and "real" delivery of complex medical, scientific, and technical material. For these complex reads the copy isn’t just words on paper that must be read accurately, it has specific meaning and intent to me. As a result, the “extra something” I bring to the copy delivers a thorough understanding of the context and material, transforming the reads into the authenticity and “real” reads clients require in today’s market.

My Training

Three years professional voice over training from top industry commercial, promo, narration, and animation coaches, directors, producers, and actors in Los Angeles. Professional training in acting and voice from a Broadway and Tony Award winning actor who trained under Sanford Meisner and Kristin Linklater.

Most importantly, my commitment to life long personal development and improvement, and my commitment to provide the very best for my clientele, results in continuous training, education, and workshops from the very best to further hone my skills and improve my art.

My Studio Equipment

My commitment to my clients begins with the high quality recordings I produce for them from my studio in Malibu, California. It is fully equipped with industry standard Class A electronics and recording equipment expected in a professional sound studio, tailored specifically for voice over recordings and production. I offer many special “Bells and Whistles” to my clients, but here’s a list of the primary equipment and resources I use:

> Microphones: Neumann TLM 49; Sennheiser MKH 416;
> Audio Processing: Universal Audio LA-610 MKII Tube Preamp/EQ/OC
> Digital Interface: Audient Class A ADC (Burr-Brown AD/DA Converters)
> DAW Software: Pro Tools 12
> Acoustic Recording Studio
> Phone Patch Services
> A Source-Connect Studio
> And, access to the top recording studios In Los Angeles for in-studio projects requested by clients.

Additional Skills

SPECIALTY:
Pharmaceutical, medical, scientific, and technical reads are my specialty, from both the science and business perspectives. Prior experience in these fields offers a unique skill set for my clients, providing in-depth understanding of the copy and ‘fluent’ pronunciation, inflection, and "real" delivery of complex medical, scientific, and technical material. For these complex reads the copy isn’t just words on paper that must be read accurately, it has specific meaning and intent to me. As a result, the “extra something” I bring to the copy delivers a thorough understanding of the context and material, transforming the reads into the authenticity and “real” reads clients require in today’s market.

COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMER SERVICE:
Every client receives my "Red Door Service", added benefits as important to my clients as my vocal work. I’ve run businesses, so I understand what’s at stake for my clients and how my work and my services help my clients fulfill their promises and their commitments to their clients. All of my clientele receive my personal “Red Door Service”:

> Outstanding service with utmost professionalism
> Consistent fulfillment of services and commitments;
> Fast turnaround and always timely responses;
> Professional Business Practices;
> Unparalleled personal and business ethics; and,
> Focus on my clients' and their clients' satisfaction with the projects they entrust me to voice.

You can read more about my “Red Door Service” on my website at www.RedDoorVoice.com, also where you will find “Why The Red Door?”

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