warm, cheerful, energetic, comical, upbeat
Current voice work I've been doing are in-store intercom announcements for my current place of work, Safeway. My announcer voice is warm, always upbeat, and always eccentric. I dabble in comical voices to entice customers, from a scruffy, '49er Miner's voice (imagine the stereotypical gold rush miner with a single gold tooth) to a latchkey kid with a high-pitch voice (closely resembling Curly from the Three Stooges). My voices tend to be a bit higher pitch, but I enjoy using a faux deep voice for sarcastic sexiness. My announcements are always smooth, no hiccups, and I can speak in variable speeds.
Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform
• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Female
• Senior Male
Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:
• English - USA and Canada
I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Adult content
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)
• Non-Union Jobs
My Union Affiliations and Memberships
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 deliver the files by regular mail
Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project
My Home Base
, Washington, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
I speak a strong exaggerated Russian accent, including correct sentence structure. I love to speak in a British accent, although I'm not keen on knowing too much slang to make it authentic. I also dabble in an Irish accent and Australian, but they tend to fall back into British eventually. I also do a good Scottish Highlander voice, deep and gruff, mostly good for telling a golf joke or two. In American accents, I can do a great southern drawl and a comedic mobster New Jersey/New Yorker accent. All my voices are meant to be comical and extreme, but I can always adjust to appear more authentic.
Impersonations I do include many cartoon characters including: Grove and Miss Piggy from the Muppets, as well as a Kermit the frog that is also familiar to my Marvin the Martian from Looney Tunes. I can do a spot on Mickey the Mouse, from his laugh to his nervous fluctuations. I can do Patchy the Pirate from Spongebob Squarepants and even sing the theme song (kids love it!). I also do a very good Rod Roddy from the Original Price is Right, but that's more a joke then authentic impersonation. Same goes for a Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenagger.
Original characterizations I can do include: A latchkey boy voice, high-pitched similar to Curly from the Three Stooges, an eccentric old goldrush miner male, older deeper-vocal senior female whose smoked way too much in her years, a high-pitched sweet grandma's voice, a southern bell's voice that's comically high-pitch with a schoolgirl giggle, plus many more that I can't remember off the top of my head. Basically ask me to do it and I will always try.
My Voice Experience
It is a requirement for employees of every department in a Safeway to perform intercom announcements of their daily specials. For me, it was a privilege. While everyone else would read the prices and items off like a shopping list in a monotone voice, I exploded onto the intercom like a bat outta hell. It started with writing out a poem using the daily specials, which eventually developed into a self-written jingle I would sing a cappella. From that moment on, my boss gave me full creative control over the announcements. This was both for the better or worse, since I started to experiment with many different voices. Around 5 o'clock when the fresh French bread came out of the oven, it was my pubescent high-pitched voice pulling off the most stereotypical western cowboy, "WOOOOOOOH HOWDY! What's that delicious smell comin' from the safeway bakery!" Every customer stopped dead in their tracks. This led to me going for the shock factor to get everyone's attention, which developed from shocking voices to annoying voices and I was asked to tone it down a bit.
If you can't tell by now, I used to be a drama kid in high school, and characterization comes natural to me and I thrive when people are listening to my voice. Because of drama, I have had some singing lessons, but beyond my occasional jingles I wouldn't trust my abilities...yet. However if the audition arises where singing must be my forte, I will venture to acquire the lessons I need to progress my ability to the level of which is desired.
As of now, I am currently employed at the second Safeway I've worked at, in the Seafood Department. I have written a jingle for fish, as well as performed several of voices including the latchkey boy who would pipe up during a shrimp sale announcement to playfully declare, "Hey! Who ya callin' a shrimp?" If you are in the neighborhood, stop off at the Silver Firs Safeway, in Everett, Washington and request to hear my jingle or one of my many other wonderful announcements. It was actually a customer who perchance heard my voice that suggested this site to me, as he and many other customers have complimented me on my clarity, enthusiasm, and willingness to perform at my full.
Training for most of my voice work came from watching cartoons, doing imitations of my favorite characters, and testing them out on friends and family. I have have public speaking practice in both 4-H youth group and Lake Stevens High School Drama, which have trained me to speak clearly with diction, and never to say "uh" and "um." I also received two semesters of singing lessons through the high school in my senior year.
My Studio Equipment
My current equipment is a Macbook with the Garageband media program. I know, this is about as minimal as it gets, but I've played with and experimented with Garageband to know minor basics and to spark an interest in pursuing better equipment if needed (or if I get the money).
While I expect most voicework to not require live or public performances, I am willing to do either. I am an excellent public speaker and have training in doing so. I speak clearly, loud, and without any hiccups. I am skilled at improvising a script when none's available and can tell a good joke for any age and any audience. Puns are my favorite.
Payment Methods Accepted
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers
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