Robert Sekula

versitile, Character, narrator, announcer, Wry

Voice Description

Flexible range, conversational/real, hip, deep-driving for commercials and corporate narration, driving for promos & Movie Trailers (ala Don La Fontaine),character voices, announcer reads , very real/conversational style when desired, warm and deep for documentary and narration, funny cartoon character voices.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• 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
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

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 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

, Italy

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Austrailian, Eastern European, Irish

My Voice Experience

I first began doing voice overs and narrations while enlisted in the United States Navy as a Navy Broadcast Journalist. Now I work for the Department of Defense as an audio-visual production specalist. I have narrated various types of broadcast products including recruiting commercials, TV and radio news and feature reports, travel segments, instructional videos, internal breifing videos, other various specialty products.

My Training

Freelance Film and Television work from 1991-2001
(I worked in nearly every job capacity in Film and TV production)

Basic Journalist Course -
Defense Information School 2001

Basic Broadcasters Course -
Defense Information School 2001

University of Maryland - BA Communication (in-progress)

Naval Media Center - Washington, DC
(Media Production and Journalism)

American Forces Network South - La Maddalena, Italy
(Media Production and Journalism)

American Forces Network South Network Production Center -
Vicenza, Italy
(Media Production and Journalism)

Performing Arts Training (Live theater, TV & Film)

I am also an accomplished singer/songwriter and musician.

My Studio Equipment

I am proficient, own and use various multi-track recording software including Nuendo, Pro Tools, Cakewalk, Adobe Audition, Sony Vegas and more.

I have an excellent professional recording booth and high-quality AKG and MXL microphones. (no tin-can bathroom echo)

I currently use a Yamaha 01V96VCM Digital Mixing Console in my production studio.

Additional Skills

American Forces Network La Maddalena (08/02/2005 - Present) - Television Department Head/ Special Projects Producer La Maddalena, Armed Forces Overseas Italy
Hours per week: 40+
Duties: Served as Television Department Head, Field Producer, News Director, Special Projects Manager, Vidographer, Reporter, Anchor and On-Air Radio Announcer/DJ. Effectively managed pool of 8 staff journalists. Oversaw the production of nightly television newscasts, daily television newsbreaks, and command information television spots. Produced radio and television command information spots, news stories, anchored live/taped network Radio & Television newscasts and special programs. Routinely combined audio/visual and written material into news program format. Worked with digital editing equipment to prepare Radio & TV Newscasts, spots and web stories on a daily basis. Routinely trained junior personnel on basic and advanced videography, lighting, planning, scripting and non-linear video editing and post-production on digital video and audio equipment, resulting in a pool of more qualified and enthusiastic journalists. Recommended news story assignments and selection. Performed news and sports reporting in both live and taped radio and television formats. Routinely acted as field producer/reporter, and camera operator/videographer.

Naval Media Center Headquarters (06/22/2002 - 07/01/2005) - Associate Producer, Staff Journalist
Washington, District of Columbia United States

Hours per week: 40+
Duties: Served as Broadcast Journalist, Field Producer, Associate Producer, Director, Special Projects producer/editor, studio and electronic news gathering camera operator/videographer, studio floor manager. Produced radio and television command information campaign spots, produced news stories and anchored live and taped Television newscasts and special programs. Routinely combined audio/visual and written material into news program format. Worked with digital editing equipment to prepare Radio and TV Newscasts and newsbreaks, spots and web stories on a daily basis. Trained junior and senior personnel on basic and advanced camera operation/videography, lighting, planning, scripting and non-linear video editing and post-production on digital video and audio equipment. Recommended news story selection. Performed news and sports reporting in both live and taped radio and television formats. Routinely acted as field producer/reporter, and camera operator/videographer. Responsible for research, scriptwriting, narrating, producing and editing news and TV feature stories for Navy Marine Corps News and Daily News Update. Produced and edited Navy Marine Corps News promos and billboards, All Hands Magazine spots


Robert Sekula Production Services (06/01/1993 - 05/23/2001) - Freelance Film and Video Production Specalist
Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Remote Locations, Southwestern United States

Duties: Worked as Freelance Film Production specialist in various capacities including 1st Assistant Director, 2nd Assistant Director, 2nd2nd Assistant Director, Grip, Electrician, 2nd Camera Assistant, Loader, Art Department Leadman, On-Set Dresser, Set Carpenter, Scenic Painter, Key Set Production Assistant, Locations Assistant, Extras Casting Assistant, Video Assist, Craft Services and Catering on various major motion pictures, Television series/TV Series pilots, Movies of the Week, National and local TV Commercial spots, Music Videos and Corporate Videos.
Credits include: "Walker, Texas Ranger," "The Chase," "The Journeyman," "Tall Dark and Deadly," "Universal Soldier, the Return," "The Riff," "Standoff," "The Curse of Inferno," "Masked Rider," "The Dentist," and more.

Provided managerial, administrative, communication and facilitation support to the entire cast, crew and production personnel working on various productions.

Accurately completed detailed paperwork/production-reports daily.

Constantly communicated the on-going status of all elements of production to everyone associated with the production. Consistently advised the Production Department personnel and other crewmembers of the locations of actors and other crew. Routinely relayed changes in schedule and plans to actors, crew, background, and the production office.

Distributed paperwork, schedules, scripts and revisions to actors, crew and background.

Organized the movement of actors and background in and out of the make-up, hair and wardrobe departments. Routinely checked when actors, background and crew were due on set. Delivered actors, background and crew to the set properly prepared and on time, and signed them out when dismissed.

Worked in advance of each scene, monitoring the progress of the crew’s work, ensuring that all needed elements were ready for the on-going shoot. Regularly anticipated, reported, and helped solve any problems that may have occurred.

Ran and assisted in running the set by: helping set background action; coordinating crowd and traffic control; maintaining quiet on the set during rehearsals and shots; clearly giving or relaying instructions; addressing large and small groups of people by making announcements and helping solve problems that interrupted actual shooting.

Facilitated and assisted production continuity by: responding to departmental requests; monitoring the safety of the set and communicating safety problems to the crew; learning union and guild contractual requirements and dealing with compliance issues; taking breakfast, lunch and dinner orders and seeing to their delivery; answering phone, beeper, radio, and walkie-talkie communications; locating people; and taking and delivering messages.

Coped effectively with widely diverse personalities. Routinely worked in close proximity to animals, firearms, special effects and stunts in varying and sometimes arduous conditions.
Other experience includes let lighting, rigging, coordination with local law enforcement personnel and emergency responders, ensuring the safety of all cast and crew members at all times, set dressing, set design, set construction/destruction, and much more.

(Complete Film Resume and References Available on Request)

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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