Jamie West

Non-fiction: intelligent but friendly readings. Fiction: mood-matching; mood-creating.

Voice Description

Baritone with resonance. I enjoy finding the right tone and style for each project.
• For academic/educational/technical materials, I sound as though I understand the material and I'm trying to convey meaning, not just read gibberish. But really, for pretty much any voice product, I feel that conveying a desire to communicate is part of the overall effectiveness (entertainment value, educational value, PR value, salesmanship...).
• For industrial voiceovers and documentaries, I can sound both authoritative and warm or friendly. At the same time, if necessary!
• For dramatic materials, my character voices range from young adult to elderly.
• I don't do impersonations, but if given a model, I'm very good at reproducing the overall effect in terms of tone and rhythm.

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
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

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

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

L.A., California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Some regional US accents; some British accents for small roles; some non-native-English accents (French, Russian).

My Voice Experience

Many thousands of hours of experience voicing documentaries, academic and educational and edutainment materials, industrial materials (public relations, publicity, training materials, commercials, point-of-sales videos, etc.), dramatic materials (live-action ADR lip sync; animations, anime), etc., etc.

My Training

Winchester College, U.K.
Yale College (BA, MA)
Williamstown Summer Theatre Festival Apprentice Program
English versioning for NHK news, documentaries, and edutainment (Tokyo)
Don LaFontaine Voiceover Lab training sessions (SAG FOUNDATION, L.A.)

My Studio Equipment

Mic: Sennheiser MKH416 condenser shotgun
Pre-amp: Focusrite ISA One
Interface: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
Software: ProTools 12.5
Hardware: Mac OS 10.12.4

Additional Skills

I've done quite a bit of translating and writing and content-development for documentaries, ESL educational materials, TV & radio & Web commercials, public service videos, anime and live-action dramas, etc. I've even done some directing and some production/post-production coordinating and supervision. This variety of exposure to production processes has given me some insight into the value of the division of labor! So right now at Voice 123 I'm focusing on voice work, and concentrating on how to give clients a reading that will fulfill--maybe surpass!--their expectations.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Demos
Car Commercial

AmdahlCorp-X25-TrainingVideo

Cardiac Catheterization

Doing It Right!

Sagan-Cosmos

90-Day Wonder

Edgar Allan Poe, "Cask of Amontillado"

Tashlin-TheBearThatWasnt