Robin Wood

english, regions, boffin, character, jovial, camp,

Voice Description

Fanstastic all-rounder with versatile styles.
Educated and informed for technical or instructive,
calm and smooth for narration or story telling,
excited and inspiring for sales or commercials,
professional and articulate for presentations or announcements
can produce accurate and characature regional dialects and accents including Scottish (Glaswegian, Edinburgh, Lowlands, Highlands) Welsh (Valleys, Swansea, Cardiff, West Wales, North Walian), Home Counties, Oxford 'Queen's English', "plum in mouth 1950's public information/newsreel", London (East, North and some west), Essex, East Midlands, rural norfolk/suffolk, Bristol and south west, manchester, lancashire and yorkshire (various).
Can portray makle aged 20's to much older - current oldest character was 85.

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 - British

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)

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 can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• 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 have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

South or middle England, Home counties English, Proper English, Queens English, West and South Wales, Swansea Jack, Valleys Welsh, Birmingham (Brum, Coventry, Black Country), Glaswegian, Lowlands Scottish, Edinburgh, Yorkshire Rural, Yorkshire Urban, Yokel, rustic, Rural English, Ooo-arrr, west country, cockney, geezer, suburbia, Hertfordshire, Kent, Sussex, South coast, essex boy, bedfordshire, London, Bondon posh, hooray Henry, 1950's news reader, Manchester raver.

My Voice Experience

a voice of authority and reassurance: I have narrated tourist guide to west wales town (college marketing project BA (Hons) 1988
college radio presenter 1988-1990
overdubbed website for community partnership program accessibility initiative(2005)
voice characterized short animated films - animals, robots and aliens (1998- 2003)
talking books recorded for community news initiative 1995- 1999
Recorded reading of the Lord of the Rings trilogy for dyslexic students (2001) - each character with a different but themed voice
recorded telephone response options for housing helplines and out of hours public services (english and welsh(1995- 2003)
narrated and introduced men's health awareness video (1997)
radio adverts for local authority housing (1996- 1999)
wrote and sang jingles for independent local radio (1988 - 1991)including some classics!
acted as "big brother" for community consultation programmes and youth engagement initiatives sponsored by EU and Welsh Assembly Government

This is a fledgling career aspiration further fueled by a return to amateur dramatics - currently rehearsing to take 8 parts in Under Milk Wood (July 2009) ... all male, but of varying age and style and each with a distinct South / South West Welsh regional voice character to match the part

My Training

No classical or trade training apart from on the job experience
Worked in local authority and private (and free lance) copyrighting, marketing, public relations and training roles.
Won national public speaking competitions - Institute of Housing 1994, and have delivered lectures and Plenary speeches to countless conferences, etc
Performed as "one man band" and as part of a music group (rock, blues, funk, cheesy disco) for 12 years+ and recorded sessions with other artists.
Trained in media interviewing skills and have coached my own children through LAMDA speech exams.
Trained as Digital Storytelling facilitator (BBC)

My Studio Equipment

Edirol R9 voice recorder
Apple Mac with garage band, and other recording programmes (rebirth, ACID Pro, etc)
ION pc recording and mixing facility
TASCAM porta studio
Sony condenser and other mics
Sound proofed out-building
high quality CD burner
MC303 "groovebox"
Roland DX7 keyboard
20mb Broadband

also access to 22 channel recording / mixing facility and mini-disc system

Additional Skills

Worked in local authority and private (and free lance) copywriting, marketing, public relations and training roles.
Won national public speaking competitions - Institute of Housing 1994, and have delivered lectures and Plenary speeches to countless conferences, etc
Performed as "one man band" and as part of a music group (rock, blues, funk, cheesy disco) for 12 years+ and recorded sessions with other artists.
Trained in media interviewing skills and have coached my own children through LAMDA speech exams.
Trained as Digital Storytelling facilitator (BBC)

I am flexible and dedicated
I am experienced in working to tight deadlines and learning from feedback
I am renowned as an innovator and facilitator and this comes across reassuringly in my voice and ability to explain new concepts to people in all walks of life

For the past 10 years i have worked managing major community regeneration programmes in South Wales. My career also includes teaching in schools, lecturing to students and post graduates, Public Relations work for Local Authorities and commercial bodies, call center work, Custodian of Ancient and Historic monuments for English Heritage. I am able to get on with (almost) everyone and engage people.
I grew up moving around: Bedford, Harrow, Canterbury, Hertfordshire, Essex and Rutland. I lived with Glaswegians and Irish in Corby. I moved to Swansea 20 years ago but still have my own roots voice plus an ability to pick and mimic others.
I secured my first job on leaving University by amazing the boss that i could tell she was South Side Glaswegian.

I have wanted to be a voice over or continuity artist for as long as i can remember.. i only wish that my school careers adviser had the option of Voice123!

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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