Deep, Warm, Friendly, Business, Southern, Humorous
Warm and deep for narrations, sexy (?? matter of opinion??) and fun for commercials, smooth and professional for presentations. Specialty is believable, "personal" sound, as though speaking directly and in person.
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
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• TV shows and movies
• 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
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 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
My Home Base
, Alabama, United States
Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects
Natural general-American / mid-America;
Southern gentleman (soft or hard real accent, not affected);
Pre-teen boy (cartoon voice);
Hard-sell (not my preference);
My Voice Experience
I started my broadcasting career in high school at my hometown radio station. My experience includes many years of radio, plus television.
In the military, I wrote, narrated and appeared in a training film for the Armor School at Ft. Knox, KY. The presentation was used for several years for both enlisted personnel and officers of all ranks.
Civilian free-lance experience includes taped and live narrations for church, YMCA, etc., as well as work for independent video and audio production companies.
My degree is in English, with Creative Writing as a minor, from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. While I took no broadcasting courses, I worked my way through college at local radio stations including 50,000-watt WVOK in Birmingham. Now, years later, I am still in broadcasting part-time but branching out more into the private free-lance market.
I am a stickler for proper grammar and knowledgeable departures from it when appropriate. Proofreading is natural for me.
I notice and am disturbed by broadcast commercials in which the announcer emphasizes the wrong words or fails to emphasize the proper ones, thereby failing to convey the meaning intended by the script or copy writer and/or the client. Such an error is nearly always the result of lack of attention to the point or subject matter, on the part of both the announcer and the producer.
A client should get the best job possible from competent, conscientious professionals. That's what he's paying for, and that's what I strive to deliver.
My Studio Equipment
My production room at home includes a 12-channel mixer with output to a computer, Rode microphone, CD players, turntable and cassette deck. My computer is recently upgraded and contains professional audio software including Adobe Audition, Sound Forge, plus CD/DVD recorders.
I have a phone patch, and can deliver by email, ftp, FedEx, UPS or U.S. Mail. I have an extensive collection of production music.
Video will be added in the near future, as I am also a professional photographer and videographer. Current equipment are a high-quality digital Sony still camera and a Sony video camera.
A friendly, pleasant voice is essential to customer relations in any business, whether it is in person, on a commercial, in a product, on the phone or any other.
While basic voice quality is a plus in this, though, it is much less important than having a sincere, enthusiastic attitude behind it. A client, customer, prospect, caller or listener should instantly be made to feel at ease, welcome and important, that the person speaking wants to help them and believes in the company he represents, and that the company itself is competent, dependable, able and anxious to handle their needs, and wants their business.
The best way to do that is to put a smile -- a real one -- on your face and in your voice. Many times, the face cannot be seen, so everything depends on the voice. That is a serious responsibility!
Payment Methods Accepted
• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers
Online Payments Via PayPal
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