Matt Swanson

Characters , flexible, fun, creative, Andy Rooney,

Voice Description

I have a versatile voice.

Character voices for cartoons and commercials
Bold and commanding for hard sells
Warm and enduring for soft sells
Expressive and interesting for narrations
Flexible
Fun
Forceful
versatile
quizzical
comical
serious
Dramatic for movie and game trailers
Young and hip
Mature and flowing for audio books
Natural and conversational




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
• 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
• 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

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

ACTRA (Canada) ACTRA (Canada)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Source Connect 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 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

, Ontario, Canada

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

TV Anchor Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Ted Copple, Dateline NBC's Keith Morrison, Christopher Walkin, Christian Slater, Kermit The Frog, Burt and Ernie, Rolph the Dog, Casey from Mr Dressup, Captain Picard of the USS Enterprise, Lieutenant Commander Data, Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx), Julia Chiles, Ray Charles, Cat Stevens, Cockney accent, New England accent (my grandfather), English aristocrat, Ronald Regan, George W. Bush, Dr Phil, Prime Minister Jean Cretian, French Canadian accent, Andy Rooney,

My Voice Experience

B.A.A. - Radio & Television Arts - Ryerson University 1992.

Copywriter for 1470 CHOW 1992 where I first started voicing ads.

Producer for 105.7 CHRE from 1994 to 2000 where I wrote, voiced and produced hundreds of ads and promos.

Voiced a national TV ad for Dairy Queen in 2001 entitled "Crouching Tiger Hidden Cheeseburger". I provided the voice for a young kung-foo student who fights his master for the honor of eating not one, but two double bacon cheeseburgers. You may view the ad here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHZecsOcJb0

Voiced a series of on-line educational flash animations regarding climate change in 2009 for FutureThink BC: Climate Change in Action. The read was informative and interesting.

Provided many character voices for Owl Salad in 2009 and 2011. Owl Salad is a comedy group that produces audio sketches in the tradition of Monty Python. The producers of Owl Salad are currently trying to sell the show to XM Satellite Radio.









My Training

BAA in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University in Toronto - 1992

I worked in the radio industry from 1992 until 2000. I was a copy writer and commercial/promo producer. During that time I voiced hundreds of radio commercials and promos. As a commercial producer I developed an ear for interpreting copy and I mastered my mic technique.

I have been an apprentice member of ACTRA since the summer of 2001.

I attended a voice-over workshop with Deb Munro in 2010.


My Studio Equipment

I have a Rode Podcsater mic and Adobe Audition 3.0 software.

Additional Skills

With a degree in Radio and Television Arts and a degree in accounting I have the skills to provide excellent voice talent mixed with professional business savvy. I dabble at the piano and I am musically inclined. I understand the responsibilities and headaches of home ownership. I know how mortgages work and I know how to amortize them. I am fluent in business English. I am married. I understand that relationships can be hard work, and can be very rewarding. In my life time I have been a dish washer, a municipal enumerator, a government employee, a creative director for a radio station, a production manager for a radio station, I have worked retail for an art supply store, and I am currently working as an accountant. I like riding my bike. My biggest talent and the thing I love to do most is voice-over.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal

Contact Information

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Additional Information

• Currently Matt Swanson is a Standard subscriber.
• Matt Swanson was last active on Voice123 61 days ago

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Demos
Commercials

Narration

Character Impressions

Sham Wow type read

On Hold Message Demo

Andy Rooney Demo

Movie Trailer Demo

Audio Book Demo