Stephen Llevares

Authoritative, Sympathetic, Good-neighborly Voice

Voice Description

Professional, authoritative and smooth voice character for documentary narrations and general voiceover work, upbeat and stimulating for campaigns, commercials and business presentations, fun and captivating for children's storybooks and learning programs
Realistic male voice actor for ages 70s-80s
Study voice for jingle demos
American English, Filipino/Tagalog and Cebuano (native)

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• Other
• Tagalog

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
• Songs

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 offer translation 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

Online, Cebu City, and Southern Leyte, Philippines

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Visayan accent, old man, booming voice, Russian accent

My Voice Experience

Recorded audio in English for MSN Arabia weekly video news items for a Swiss company (ToutLeContenu).
Recorded clips in Cebuano for an interactive voice response system for a UK company (Lattice Voice Technologies).
Recorded Tagalog information campaign on various diseases for a U.S. medical services company (Transcendent International).
Produced training and promotional videos with my voiceover in English for a manufacturer of saunas and heaters (Finland Sawo).
Contributed to a collage of voices for an international TV/Web corporate promotion in English (Tyco Electronics).
Recorded audio for a video presentation for a Philippine beach resort (Ocean Bay Beach Resort).
Produced docu/promo DVD with my virtual tour narration in English for a realty outfit.
Recorded the part of a U.S. army general in an animation project.
Recorded legislation in English into chapter and paragraph mp3s for a private individual.
Produced photo essay or AVP for a nonprofit.
Cleaned up, edited and assembled a continuing series teleseminar audio files for an Australian business coaching club.
Recorded voiceover for videos played over a cable TV community channel (1990s).

My Training

Worked as part-time radio newsreader in college; occasional oratory coach.
Studied liberal arts including journalism and economics, some electronics and communications engineering, basic music theory, photography.
Later recorded, edited and mixed many school plays, skits and presentations for high school and college students; acted as voice dubbing talent for additional characters when needed.
Technical background useful in performing technical reads/assignments. Managed a small cable TV business for nine years; edited and produced videos of local events, occasionally with my voiceover, for the community channel. Learned industrial and management engineering on the job while working as process analyst for a plywood and newsprint manufacturer and later for a maker of refrigerators and air conditioners.
Published songwriter and arranger; arranged and recorded accompaniment for graduation hymns and various songs for others.
Twenty years editing English-language books and magazines (various publishers), indicating thorough knowledge of grammar and syntax and familiarity with American idioms. Most projects edited are memoirs and biographies, wartime narratives, family and corporate histories, business and management essays, advanced behavioral treatises, novels, philosophical writings, advanced specialized healthcare dissertations, financial planning guidebooks, and books for children.

My Studio Equipment

Shure, Sennheiser and V-Tech dynamic mics; Sony, Behringer and Philips condenser mics; Line6 preamp and recording/tone modeling interface; Behringer and Magus preamps/mixers; ORC gated compressor/limiter; Creative digital outboard interface/module; Yamaha synth; AKG and Philips studio headphones and M-Audio monitors

Additional Skills

Translation and editing: English into Tagalog or Cebuano. Supplying character voices in dubbing of movies and TV programs.
Writing, arranging and recording original voicemail greetings, onhold music, music beds for station IDs, custom jingles, stingers; scoring for documentary or virtual tour.
Recording personal and/or specialized messages for podcasting or audio blogs.
Producing training DVD, photo essay CD, documentary and virtual tour narration, and technical/legal/medical reads.
Proven skills in photography, videography, audio and video editing, satellite TV receive-only installation and setup.

Payment Methods Accepted

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• Wire transfers

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Tagalog essay excerpt

Tagalog instructional

Corporate presentation excerpt

Audio for promo slide show

Elderly and adolescent voices

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