Jacques Lacava

French Narrator

Voice Description

- A Booming Bass Voice for Powerful Narrator's Roles
- A Mid-Range Conversational Voice
Always with a Classy Educated Parisian Accent

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

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

• French - European

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
• 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 will go to any designated studio in my area
• 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 offer translation services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, Illinois, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

- French Southern Accents
- Senior Citizen/Gramps
- Working Class Parisian
- Upper Crust French Bourgeois
- American Male with French Accent
- Video Game Over the Top "Circus" Announcer
- Cartoon Character (Pirate, etc.)

My Voice Experience

I have extensive experience recording narrations. With my background in performing arts, I have a strong familiarity with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. For exemple, I produced the French version of a video for Habitat for Humanity International, a multiple-voice script for the gaming industry, and co-produced a movie for French television.

Representative Clients: Leo Burnett, Kellog's, Disney, McDonald's E-Learning Modules, National Textbook Company French Classics, Orbis Production Group, WMS Gaming, Video Subtitling for Levy Restaurants, Learn French in your Car...

My Training

As a French native speaker, I bring more than 15 years of experience as a full-time linguist. Having traveled and/or worked on five continents of the world gives me a multi-national perspective.

I received my Doctorate in American Civilization from Paris VII University in 1994. I worked at Rotary International as an in-house Senior Language Specialist for 12 years. I manage Le French Link, a conference interpreting, narration and cross-cultural language services firm in Chicago. Le French Link is a convenient company solving the whole gamut of communication problems with transactions in the French-speaking world.

I keep up with the latest trends in technologies, which adds up to customer satisfaction.

My Studio Equipment

For Auditions/MP3:

- Behringer B2 Pro Microphone
- Lexicon Omega Desktop Recording Studio for Mac
- Mac Pro Computer
- Sony Vaio with Acid Music Studio
- Sony Minidisc with Sony Microphones

Additional Skills

I offer international expertise and numerous years of professional experience.

I am an Active Member of the American Translators Association and research practical aspects of translations of Video Scripts from English into French.

I am also a member of the Chicago Area Translators Association, which enables me to keep abreast of new software and Best Practices.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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