Frank Lodato

regular guy, husband, smooth, confident,diverse

Voice Description

Deep, rich resonance for narration. Can lower tones to make voice sexier. Can add sarcasm. Smooth and professional for presentations. Able to; infuse sarcarsm, reflect annoyance ala Dennis Leary or sexy undertones like a Don LaFontaine type.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• 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

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 deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

None

My Home Base

, Connecticut, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Italian accent-blue collar worker (crime boss, deli owner). New York/CT dialect. Can immitate midwest and iconic southern. Can sound like Sam Elliot, Arnold Shwarzneager, Army Drill Sergeant,
Indian. Provided French accent for documentary in development on the history of perfume

My Voice Experience

Last year I followed the advice of several television producers that worked with me and signed up for voice over training. I recorded my demo last fall and have been auditioning with many talent agents in NYC since then. During these auditions, I consistently receive compliments on my voice resonance and ability to take direction. My projects include:
Web Commercials
The Creek and Cave Restaurant-Long Island City (youtube video)
1800INjurylaw - Jeffrey Penneys
Video Projects -
VO for The Crew to You comedy group (Funny or die and Youtube)
French accent for documentary on perfume- Macedonian Arts Council
In-house Pentagon Promo for US Army
Department of Veterans Affair-Training video on diabetes. Voice over for avatar
Somnia Anesthesia- Marketing Video
Web based training program- leading international drug manufacturer

My Training

Bachelor of Arts - Mass Communications, University of Hartford. Courses included media production, acting, and journalism. I produced several comical tv productions using my wide variety of voices.

Master of Business Administration - Finance/Systems, Northeastern University.

Product Manager - Unisys (formerly Burroughs Corporation) Extensive sales training including mock client presentations and videotaped demos. Learned to work 8 - 10 hour shifts at trade shows while projecting high energy presentations throughout the day.

I also studied Italian in high school and college and can read Italian comfortably with great inflection and accurate pronounciation.

I owe all my voice over training to the Marla Kirban agency. I continue to audition for talent agents at Marla's and take additional training there as well.

My Studio Equipment

Do not have my own studio.

I record my auditions on an Apple MacBook Pro with Garage Band and a Samson Q1U microphone

Additional Skills

Prior to entering this field, I have had extensive experience in public speaking. I know how to address a large audience with confidence (largest was over 200 at a Board of Ed Meeting) or run a small meeting with 50, 20 or 5 particpants.

Years ago, when I was in marketing, I often presented humerous; yet important marketing presentations to large gatherings of sales reps by utilizing my impersonation skills. Most of my impersonations were of co-workers and clients, although I could add a Rocky or Rodney Dangerfield or even an Andy Rooney impression when necessary.

Over 20 years ago, I created a video presentation, with voice over (on VHS Tape) of my parents wedding for their 40th anniversary. I enjoy making multi-media presentations.

When my children were in elementary school, I participated in a program called "Art in the Classroom". I would present information on a predetermined artist of the month and to the class and encourage discussion on the artist's work. Given my tendency to incorporate multi-media props, I would dress in costumes as the artists or a subject in the artists painting and provide background/history on what was going on in the world at the time the artists created their paintings. I was complimented on my creativity and energy by parents and teachers alike and the students looked forward to my visits.

As a football coach, I learned to use my voice tone and volume to convey support and sometimes inspiration to my players. I also run portions of aerobics classes and have a great understanding of how to communicate to class members during certain exercises so as to make sure the class knows what to do and what is coming next


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