Todd Schick  Toronto, CA

Todd Schick
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Todd Schick

Todd Schick

E-Learning, Educational, Employee Training

Highlights

30+ years professional voice-over, dynamic range, pro studio.

If you would like to get a hold of Todd: voice (at) toddschick (dot) com.

Simply stated, if you're looking for an experienced male voice talent with great range, excellent acting chops and superb, professional service, Todd is about as good as it gets in the world of non-union voice-over.

Todd has spent more than three decades behind the microphone, making funny voices in small, padded rooms. Chances are you've already heard Todd's voice....somewhere. Perhaps it was as the narrator for How Machines Work on Discovery Channel, a Coca-Cola or General Motors ad on the radio, a spot for Panasonic televisions during the last winter Olympic Games.....or maybe it was the friendly voice on an automated telephone message from your gas company giving you the bad news your service was cut off......

But let's not go there......

With an insane amount of experience and a vocal age range from 18-45 male, Todd Schick has lent his voice to almost every format imaginable; thousands of radio and television commercials & promos, hundreds of television documentary programs, extensive animation work, imaging, e-learning and thousands of corporate narration projects. In addition to an extensive background in broadcasting, Todd is also an accomplished actor, bringing those skills to the studio and applying them to the world of voice-over.

Todd's most recent accomplishment was having his voice heard coast-to-coast in Canada as the National Brand voice for the Global Television Network from 2006 - 2012. Everyday for six years, he recorded promos for the Simpsons, House, NCIS, The Good Wife...all the promo content befitting a successful national television network...not to mention hundreds upon hundreds of bumpers, liners and tags.

Todd now runs two recording studios, one at his home in Toronto and the other on the shores of the Bay Of Quinty (near Picton) in Prince Edward County, Ontario. He has often been regarded as "The hardest working VO guy in Canada" and is credited with having invented the business model of a home-based voice talent recording studio delivering audio via the internet - an occupation now enjoyed by thousands of aspiring voice talent.

Todd was one of the first voice artists on the Internet back in the day when Yahoo! was in its infancy, circa 1995. As a result of his website's renowned reputation for providing relevant information on the art of voice-over, www.toddschick.com now enjoys a Page #1 ranking on Google under many search terms associated with voice talent and the VO Industry. Roundly regarded as one of the most comprehensive websites on the internet for voice talent, it boasts some 100+ pages of content related to the voiceover industry - much of the content he has personally recorded.

As an extension of his acquired experience, Todd is now a much sought-after consultant; working with semi-pros and pros to sharpen their skills, tune their product and shape their vocal brand.

Languages

English (North American), English

Ages

Teen, Young Adult, Middle Aged

Special Skills

Cartoons, Movie Trailers, Documentaries, Business, Educational, Radio, Telephone, Podcasting, Television, Internet

Experience

30+ years professional voice over. 6 years National Imaging Voice of Global Television network in Canada. 10+ Radio stations on retainer in multiple formats including AC/CHR/Alternative and Bob, Dave, Frank formats.

Narrated hundreds of television episodes. Series work for Discovery, Food Network, HGTV, FOX, and other international broadcast outlets. Imaging (brand) voice for the NHL (2010), Kawasaki (current), ING Direct, A&W and many others.

Credentials

Education

12 years broadcast radio (7 cites and 6 provinces in Canada - too many stations to list) 20+ years freelance voiceover with representation in Toronto, New York, LA, Atlanta and several other states.

10 years theater acting experience, 20 years audio engineering, computer tech and recording studio consultant. Todd is a busy, much sought-after consultant for semi-pro and pro voice talent who want to improve their product and service.

Studio

  • Microphone

    Rode K2, NT1000, AKG 3525

  • Computer & Software

    Dedicated DAW (PC), Adobe Audition 3.0, Waves Diamond, Restoration, Masters and Renaissance bundles.

  • Special Equipment

    Focusrite ISA 430 MKII Producer Pack, Mackie 1202 VLZ mixer, Telos One Digital Telephone Hybrid, Yorkville YSMP active monitors, ISDN, AudioTX and Source Connect.

  • Delivery Methods

    ISDN, FTP and any other method a client may require

  • Turnaround Time

    Normally 24 hours, depending on project.

Service Description

The best in the industry with staff to handle project management. Full service studio with ISDN, paperless recording facility with custom sound booth: http://www.toddschick.com/studio.htm

Record, edit and deliver cold voice files; full production services on request.

Consult voice talent on demos, recording studio and business model.....(Todd invented the business model in 1995).

We actually answer the phone...! After all, we're in the "communication" business and voiceover isn't a hobby :-)! Ask for Charlene at 416-463-5590. Hours of operation are 9AM-5PM. Mon-Fri EST.

Testimonials

5 days a week, week after week, month after month; from animated comedies to murder and mayhem, the National voice of Global Television needs to deliver every day. Consistency, vocal range and reliability are a must....but to do it with good humor and enthusiasm is Todd's special gift.

Brian Neal, Director, The Creative Agency, Shaw Media Toronto, Ontario, Canada

"You can't go wrong with Todd in the booth. Great character voices, stellar corporate reads, he has an amazing range and always hits the mark spot on."

Bill Nygren, Creative Director, Boom Sonic Branding Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

"Todd has become my go-to man whenever I need that extra 'something special' from a V.O. artist. Having launched a few channels in Asia with the help of Todd's voice, I can say that Todd's own recording facilities, file delivery, and personal professionalism are top-notch. And if you ever need a voice as specific as, "a curmudgeonly peg-legged old pirate with a dry hacking cough being attacked by a hot air balloon filled with ninjas", Todd will nail it, usually within the first two takes....."

Jayson Chan, Turner Broadcasting Hong Kong, China

"In our search for a new imaging voice, we were looking for someone who didn't just compliment the BOB radio brand but captured the spirit of BOB. A guy you'd hang out with, share a beer with and laugh at life with. Todd Schick is BOB! Our radio station is extremely active with imaging and Todd never lets us down. He's accommodating, versatile and flexible with both his turnaround time and vocal delivery. Geez Todd! Im getting misty here! It's truly been a pleasure to work with such a pro!

Al Smith Program Manager, 93.9 BOB FM Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"Todd has become our male voice talent cum laude. I have many good things to say about his talent and his consummate professionalism, but in the end, for us, the success of our voice campaigns is based on what resonates with our clients' customers. And Todd has that special kind of appeal that brings a script to life and makes regular folks want to listen - and that's very hard to find. "

The SoundBite Team, Soundbite Communications Burlington, MA, USA

"The thing that immediately strikes you about Todd is how non-announcer he is - and I mean that in the best way - for those who know the difference between a voice talent and a voice actor"

- Tim Underwood, thewebvoice.com Bend, Oregon, USA

"I have to say Todd; I am blown away by the speed with which you have delivered, the quality of the production and the overall experience of having dealt with you and your company. You can be certain that we will be utilizing your services in the future. Just delighted...."

Shawn M. Cady, Director, Multimedia Development Synoptix Media Group Tampa Bay, Florida, USA

"Just what you want from a modern V/O artist, efficient, switched on to technology and able to do fantastically entertaining voices. Great ability, versatile and responsive, not to mention a great bloke to work with....hurrah to the death of distance."

Owen Johnson, Partner, MoseleyWebb Design Cardiff, Wales, UK

"We use Todd on one of our variety hits stations. These guys have to make a station full of personality, while only having a live, local, morning show. How do we make up the rest of the "stationality?" Easy. Todd Schick. As the voice of "Max" Todd brings personality to the station in a way that no other vo guy can. Todd is easy to work with, "gets" the station, and oftentimes adds his own personality outside of the copy to really bring it home. Top marks!"

Ed LaCombe, President, Exec. Producer Digital Sound and Video Ormond Beach, Florida, USA

Client List

Commercial radio and television clients:

* Coca Cola
* General Motors
* General Electric
* Procter & Gamble
* Crayola
* Molson Canadian Brewery
* Moosehead Brewery
* Bell Express VU
* Laura Secord
* Canadian Airlines
* Nestle
* Hugo Boss
* Wal-Mart

E-learning and Corporate Narration clients:

* The World Bank
* Exxon/Mobil (by far the largest e-learning project in North America)
* Adobe
* Microsoft
* Research In Motion (Blackberry)
* Bell South
* Gillette
* The Royal Bank Of Canada
* Nextel
* Kentucky Fried Chicken
* A & W
* Toronto Transit Commission
* Motorola
* BC Hydro
* Centrica
* Symantec
* Stanford Linear Accelerator safety program.
* Scotiabank

And many, many more... :-)!

Payment Terms

Hire Todd for voice-over work. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

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