George Washington III

Strong, Professional, Rich African American sound

Voice Description

I can bring a variety of interpretations to your project; from an active, fun sound or rich and smooth tones for commercials for products and services of all kinds, to a believable, present and confident tone for narration and documentary work. Credible and trustworthy messaging for your phone applications is yours with me.

Let me engage with you, and help you evolve your message with the strong sound you want.

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

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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Podcasts
• 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 will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio
• I have Phone Patch 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

, Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, North Carolina, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Midwestern neutral, urban, Jamaican and of course Mr. T.

My Voice Experience

I have taken a winding path to the voiceover world. I was student of music at Northwestern University; an IT specialist at Discover Card Services in Chicago and First Union National Bank, then Wachovia; an opera singer with Opera Carolina in Charlotte, NC; and an on camera talent for Wachovia and Wells Fargo for their internal news program “Take 5.”

In 2003, I began voicing with a trip to a local recording studio to do some narration bits for a First Union industrial. The gig stirred my imagination, and I began the research and practice to make my first demos. Working with sources both local and national, new opportunities came over time, and I started working on projects as small as phone messaging to as large as national ad campaigns.

Since that time, I have provided voiceover services in documentaries, videogames, radio and television commercials, in store announcements, messaging on hold, websites and web ads, virtually every aspect of the voiceover industry. I voice about 5,000 messages on hold and in store announcements a year for companies like McDonalds, Courtyard by Marriott, Whole Foods and Big Lots. My home studio is gives me the opportunity to build on my voicing successes, and I am looking to keep growing with new clients and outlets for years to come.

I am also an operatic baritone, and has appeared in many productions with Opera Carolina, both as a member of the chorus and as a principal artist since 1998. In 2004, he returned home to his native Illinois to appear in a production for the first time in 16 years. A local reviewer in the Charlotte Observer remarked “his booming voice was thrilling” from a production of Hansel & Gretel with Opera Carolina in 1999.

A testimonial from one of my satisfied clients: "After my first several sessions working with George III, I was impressed by his focus and professionalism. His great sense of humor along with his ability to handle a variety of direction and styles, make him a great resource for our company!" - Jim Knuth, ProComm Studio Services

And, from Jason Montero of Muzak: "All of the spots voiced by both George...were quick, articulate, and expressive - I can't imagine it could have been done better. George has also voiced other productions of mine and I have always been impressed by his versatility - he has a great voice and he can be both serious and light."

I have the versatility, focus, and the ability to deliver what you need; from James Earl Jones-style resonance to rap to opera to the dad next door.

My Training

Trained with Susan Berkley of The Great Voice Company. Music degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
VOCareers Training with Gabrielle Nistico

My Studio Equipment

HOME
VO-1A mic
PreSonus FireBox Audio Interface
PreSonus TubePre preamp
Sony Sound Forge
Sony Vegas Pro 9
Sony Cinescore Royalty Free library
Skype phone patch

STUDIO PARTNER
Groundcrew Studios
704-342-9900
704-342-2323 FAX
Neumann TLM 103 mics

ISDN
Prima 2200
704-342-2693, 9747
Prima LT
704 342-1278, 1279

STUDIO PARTNER
Charles Holloman Productions
p: (704) 529-3555 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (704) 529-3555      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
f: (704) 940-0560

Neumann TLM 103 Mic

Telos Zephyr codecs
ISDN 1: 704-343-2877/4993
ISDN 2: 704-343-2594/2672
ISDN 3: 704-339-0971/0977

Additional Skills

Dramatic baritone
17 year information technology professional
NBA basketball blogger and fan of the Charlotte Bobcats and Chicago Bulls
Starting to get this whole soccer/football thing
Occasional PS3 gamer

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Additional Information

• Currently George Washington III is a Standard subscriber.
• George Washington III has been active on Voice123 during the past 48 hours

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Demos
Radio and TV Commercial Demo

Narration Demo

IVR Messaging on Hold - Dry

IVR Messaging on Hold Demo

Classical Singing Demo

Finished Radio Spot - Porgy an

On Camera Hosting

Tennesse Lottery - Scratchegy

Mary J Blige Promo Spot

E-Learning Demo