Matt Ritts

Versatile, Offbeat, Wry, Guy behind the Guy

Voice Description

A natural everyman. Upbeat and informative. Professional and believable.

Whatever voice, delivery, style or tone desired: his paints - your clients' canvas.

Gritty, geeky, quirky and kooky for CHARACTERIZATIONS.
Upbeat, honest and spirited for COMMERCIALS.
Zesty, savory, hip and cool for ANIMATIONS and VIDEO GAMES.
Off-beat and on his feet for RADIO IMAGING and PROMOS.
Clear and concise for IVR's and ON-HOLD projects.
Warm, honest and relaxed for PRESENTATIONS and NARRATIONS.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• 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
• 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
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

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 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 copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

ACCENTS: Cockney, Scottish, Irish, Russian, Mexican, Cuban,

IMPERSONATIONS: Joe Pesci, John Travolta (Grease), Jeff Foxworthy, Stallone-Rocky, Frank Sinatra

CHARACTERIZATIONS: Barney-Simpsons, SpongeBob, Jewish Rabbi, Italian-American, Italian-Regional, Redneck Southerner, Science Geek (Professor Frink-esque), Movie Telephone Operator, Valley Girl-Guy, Surfer Cool, Military Drill Sgt.

My Voice Experience

I've been writing, producing and acting from the very moment I learned how to put pencil to paper and push the play and record buttons on my old Panasonic portable tape recorder.

PAST CLIENTS:
Starbucks
Discovery Channel
LeapFrog
Paramount Home Video
A&E
Geico
eBay
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
American General Life and Accident Insurance
Geppeddo Productions
PhotoDoctor Graphics
...

My Training

VOICEOVER:

Radio, Radio, Radio! This is where I cut my teeth and continued to properly maintain my gums.

* KFRC/KYCY AM/FM in San Francisco. Worked as On Air Producer and
developed show ideas, produced, voiced, executed bits, parodies, spoofs and satires. Had on-going appearance on the show as Dr. Evil from the A.P. films.

* KIOI FM - San Francisco - On-Air Producer for the "Don Bleu in the Morning" show. On-going characters: Anatoly the Men's Apparel Clerk, Lionel the Energetic Effeminate, etc.

* Gott Game website -- Worked as Lead Producer and Imaging Voice for a syndicated gaming feature (serving 150+ radio stations, nationally). Reviewed latest releases for all gaming platforms. Provided recaps to clients such as EA, Disney Interactive, Nintendo, Rockstar Games, Sega, Capcom, etc.


THE GUY BEHIND THE GUY:

1) Started creating goofy video skits and analog recordings in grammar school.
2) Graduated college with a degree in bull---- and an emphasis in television, radio, film and creative writing.
3) Attended broadcast school, acting seminars and voiceover workshops to up my street cred.
4) Immersed myself in San Francisco radio (on-air, producing and writing with some of the Bay Area's finest radio legends) and began working solo, as well as, agency-facilitated voice projects.
5) Still creating silly skits and zesty audio recordings - DIGITALLY and commercially! Bliss.

My Studio Equipment

Microphone:
AKG C 1000 S - Condenser Mic

Computers:
IMac Intel Core 2 Duo
eMachines T3120 PC

Special Equipment:
M-Audio MobilePre
Pop Filter
Sound Dampening Walls

Software:
ProTools
Adobe Audition 1.5


Additional Skills

Having worked in radio for 10+ years, and been involved with every aspect of a concept's process - from inception, script development, pre-production, production and post - I have an intuitive sense of how to market an idea properly by looking through the consumer and client's eyes.

I am a writer of all things creative. Whether it is straight-forward copy or whimsical poetry, children's stories or edgy parodies and put-ons. Happy to spice up a script, or sit-back, enjoy and interpret those provided unto me.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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