Ziad Nassif

Classical and Lebanese Professional Arabic Voice Over Talent - 18 yrs exp.

Voice Description

My voice has a wide dynamic range and can adapt to various assignments from serious and deep for corporate films to playing a crazy parrot for a TVC.

I can play many characters for animations, web ads and TV commercials as well as tuning down for a warm, engaging and appealing radio ad.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male

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

• Arabic
• English - Other
• French - Other

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

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 upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail
• I have ipDTL in my studio

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer translation services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I have a music library and can add music to any project

My Home Base

Katy, Texas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I am fluent in the lebanese dialect and classical arabic. I recorded a number of commercials in english with a middle eastern accent for clients who request it. I'm also fluent in french.

I recorded countless radio ads and TVCs as well as animatics, corporate narrations and IVRs. I can perform as an announcer MVO and can take on many characters like a sales person in a lebanese dialogue, a sportsman shouting in a field, a singer engaging with his fans, a father talking to his kid or an automatic answering machine.

My Voice Experience

I visited Zurich Switzerland lately for a 5 days recording session for a TTS project (text to speech technology in arabic, an all time first). After a worldwide selection process, my voice was chosen for the task.

I've been recording a number of IVRs for banks, and i'm also the main VO on the safety and facility videos on board all Emirates Airline flights.

I started as a gap filler for an urgent job in Beirut where the intended talent canceled at the last minute. The sound engineer back then recognized my skill and later many other producers came to know my voice and asked me to do more jobs. As i moved to Dubai, i quickly acquainted myself with local studios and sent demos to various sound recording producers. I gained a reputation as both a creative talent able to direct himself and a VO artist flexible for many applications. My client portfolio include L'Oreal, Garnier, Coca-Cola, Nissan, Chevrolet, Lux, Nakheel real estate, Mercedes, Baskin Robins and Emirates Airline. Today, my typical schedule requires that i manage my time to record in many studios in one afternoon then come back to do my video editing work. Sometimes this means working late nights to compensate.

My Training

Specialized in video post-production, i understand timing like no other. I can adapt easily with speed, pace and momentum without hurting the delivery intonation. My cinematography diploma allowed me to engage with many artists in the field like actors, directors, producers and script writers. That itself offered a huge advantage for my learning curve as i experienced first hand the thin line between creativity and client needs. For my current job i sometimes direct other VO artists in order to edit their voice track in my editing studio later.

My Studio Equipment

I currently work with my macbook pro laptop connected to a Fast Track M-audio mixer and a Solaris large diaphragm microphone protected with a pop filter. I use Garageband for mac for editing and delivery.

Additional Skills

On the other side i have developed a fond fascination for photography and collected a decent size stock collection of portraits and events photography in Houston and around the world.

Laterally i'm a big fan of latin music especially Salsa, i'm a social salsa dancer and a latin DJ.

I'm also a professional non-linear video editor and producer.

Payment Methods Accepted

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• Credit cards
• Wire transfers

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Demos
Titanic - National Geographic

Adidas 5sec TV Tag

Nissan Radio ad

Nokia N8 - C7

Panasonic Radio Ad

Lux Lumiere

Coca Cola Zero

Chevrolet Aveo-Optra

Dubai Bank IVR

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