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Highlights

I have a friendly, warm and comfortable voice with very clear pronunciation and a neutral accent that has been described as neither completely American nor completely Canadian.

I can be formal and deep for narration, or informal as if I were calling a baseball game.
I am not into wacky, loud or rapid-fire delivery but for documentary, business and not for profit projects I offer a sincere, credible delivery that can be emotional or dispassionate as the situation requires.

I do a very credible middle-class English accent, a Barry Fitzgerald Irish accent and a smooth Edinburgh Scottish accent. I also do an American Midwest accent.

Languages

English, English (North American), English (British), English (Australian), English (New Zealand)

Accent

Australian, British, Canadian, New Zealand, North American

Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Young Adult (18-35)

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television

Experience

I tend to be "Announcer" voice in commercials that involve mini-dramas. I have done several technical voiceovers for DVDs showcasing construction projects or oil and gas exploration activities to shareholders at corporate annual general meetings.

Stage:
I’ll be Home for Christmas Howard West (lead)
Two From Galilee Jacob (principal)
A Time for Christmas Bartholomew (lead)
Stage Fright Denis Michaelson (principal)
The Hollow Insp. Colquhoun (principal)Four Tickets to Christmas Chester Richmond (principal)
Fiddler on the Roof Rabbi (actor)

Television & Movies:
Crown Optical - 15” (local) Young Grandpa
ZIP Air - 30” (national) Young Grandpa
Star Choice - 60” (national) CEO
Shaw Cable - 30” (national Engineer
Six Figures - Feature film Owens
Seed Survivor - Internet Narrator

Voice:
Narration - Rebirth of the Land (video)
Narration - Pride Ring (powerpoint)
Narration - Annual Meeting (video)
Narration - Northern Pipeline (video)
Narration - Pipeline Economics (video)
Narration - Building Energy (video)
Radio - Meyers Norris Penny
Various roles - Corporate Training Audio

Credentials

Education

I have a BA and Graduate Diploma in Journalism and have completed the Dan Wilmot course in voice acting. I am a former radio newscaster, have acted in national television and radio commercials in Canada, and have extensive experience in community theater.
Courses:
Introduction to Voice - Dan Willmott
Dialect Workshop - David LeReany
Acting Workshop - Dennis Hassell
Extending Voice - Jane MacFarlane
Introduction to Scene Study - Company of Rogues

Studio

Microphone

Behringer transducer-type studio condenser

Computer & Software

PC

Special Equipment

Xenyx 802 8-input, 2-bus mixer with Xenyx mic pre-amp and JK Audio Broadcast Host digital hybrid

Delivery Methods

Email, FTP, Courier, Regular mail

Turnaround Time

Depends on assignment - usually 1 or 2 days

Service Description

In addition to voiceover and narration work, I am an excellent script writer for video and multimedia presentations, with more than 30 years of experience. I can write exactly to the number of words or the length of script required.

Payment Terms

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