Stephen McNamara

Engaging, Sincere, Fresh, Relatable, Warm, Authoritative, Genuine & Energetic... So, how can I help?

Voice Description

Warm and authoritative for corporate work, engaging, 'guy next door' for narrations, from 'booming' high energy to quiet, articulate, genuine and relatable for commercials, promos and imaging, smooth and friendly for e-learning, audiobooks, narrations, web content explainers and online course work.

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 - Australian
• English - British
• English - Other
• English - Scotland

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
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

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
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

Melbourne, Australia

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Aussie Bogan, Italian, Greek, Scottish, English, Generic American. Indian Guru, 'Yuri' from the Ukraine, countless others...

My Voice Experience

I started in Australian Radio and broadcast media in 1987 as a Music Station Announcer and worked in the Radio industry until I was laid off due to budget cuts in 2013, Voiceovers and copywriting have always been my forte, with narration, explainers, phone IVR's, corporate training audio and radio and TV imaging the types of voice work that is most familiar to me.
My company 'Steve Mc Media' was born in 2013 and I've never been happier running and administrating my own freelance voiceover, copywriting and production editing business from my home studio in Melbourne, Australia.
I've worked with a wide variety of clients, from regional and provincial Radio Stations, ad agencies, media production houses and corporates as well.
Narration, web content, e-learning and phone IVR's has become my 'bread and butter' in this freelance lifestyle that seems to have chosen me and I absolutely love it!
I help my growing list of clients to sharpen their image and vocal message with an honest, efficient, good value approach, a fast turnaround, on budget and with a minimum of fuss.

My Training

The Radio Works - Melbourne (18 months)
Diploma of Announcing/Broadcasting - 1985 - 1987
Online Seminars and VO Coaching Courses since 2013...
I'm fascinated with constantly honing my sound, my business technique, my studio and my equipment, So when I'm not recording your VO project, I'm sourcing VO and Sound info on youtube or elsewhere online...

My Studio Equipment

Rode NTK valve condensor microphone
Mac workstation
Adobe Audition CC
Tascam UH 7000 pre amp and interface
Skype/Broadband/Dropbox/FTP
Home Built 'Whisper room' style VO Booth (Yes I'm Handy also) and lots of acoustic foam, foam and more foam...

Additional Skills

•Announcer/Copywriter - 89.9 Light FM (2002 - 2013)
•Copywriter - Media Features - Melbourne (2010 - current)
•Sound recording/editing, Copy-proofreading, editing, writing, tweaking & polishing...

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Credit cards
• Wire transfers

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Demos
Steve Mc's Showreel - a taster of my sound...

Oil Co Video explainer

Snobbish but likeable Art Dealer - Modern Art Game

Samba Firelighters 30 Second Commercial

Scottish Entrepreneur Explainer

Learning English Web Course

Aussie Tradie IVR Demo

Disney Style Story teller

MGR Accountants 1 x 30 Commercial - 106.5 Life FM

Druid Character - 'Lord of the Rings' style game

Register my Mark.com 1x30 sec EON Sports

Telephony Greeting - Northern Urology

Bay Ford Group

South East IT Telephony Message

Tiger Bay Jewels 1x 30 Sec Commercial - EON Sport