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Jesse Jones

Austin, Texas, US

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Highlights

Naturally Deep smooth voice for narrations, energetic and rhythmic for comedic effect or for engaging children. Good diction and metered speech for educational or instructional use. Quick clear speech, even rapping capability for entertainment or "fine print" text. Natural actor and story teller. Wide pitch range for impersonation or character acting. Control of nasal inflection for unique voices. Opera trained breath control. Sexy and intelligent sounding with capabilities for "mouth breather" humor as well. Adaptable soft palette allowing drastic changes in diction. Capable of mimicking most dialects or accents if given time to listen to them. Positive person who can hear the difference when a recorded voice is smiling or frowning and can perform accordingly as well. Capable of a fair range of screaming. Doesn't take himself too seriously, but is a man of principles. Loves jumping in and helping to achieve the vision of the work without ego.

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

Australian, British, Irish, Italian, Italian American, Latino, Mexican, New Zealand, North American, Russian, Scottish, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), Spanish, US Appalachia, US Cajun (Creole, Bayou), US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US New Orleans, US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota), US Western

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

Experience

I live in Austin Texas and have been working in commercial VO for the last eight years. I do regular weekly cold readings of up to 50 commercial scripts an hour for a locally headquartered, global production company called Mood Media, whose clients include some of the biggest names in the retail, restaurant, and entertainment industries. I have given my voice to a handful of instructional/informative videos and have done some character voices for local ad agencies. I am currently involved in a grassroots radio acting troupe much in the style of the Mercury Theater or Thrilling Adventure Hour.

I also work as a production editor within the VO industry, and understand how to make a recording easier on the editors.

Lately I have been steering myself toward audio book narration as well as character voices for animations and video games.

I have a background in theater and musical performance and have had the "acting bug" for quite some time. I have been performing in front of live audiences in various forms for nearly twenty years. I am also an accomplished singer with a wide performance background ranging from opera to rap and everything in between.

Credentials

Education

Bachelor's degree from EKU, in Music Performance and Merchandising with a minor in English literature.

Studio

Microphone

RODE manufactured LDC mic, modded to sound like a Neumann U 87

Computer & Software

Personally built PC running Nuendo and Audition, as well as a Macbook Pro running Reaper.

Special Equipment

Professional grade near field monitors used for music mixing let's me really hear how the voice sounds.

Delivery Methods

Email, FTP, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc - and of course physical postage methods.

Turnaround Time

Could turn around same day for reasonable projects.

Service Description

My aim is to do all I can to help you achieve your vision. I love doing the work and I am willing to work hard. I do not bring a personal ego with me; I understand that my voice is merely an instrument to be used to your design. I have a dynamic range and am willing to go "all in" to achieve what you are looking for. I take direction well and am intuitive and empathetic to a degree that helps me really get what is being communicated. I also love being creative and have the courage and confidence to make the right call when I need to. I work well under pressure and love being challenged. I am respectful and professional without being stiff and humorless.

Payment Terms

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Internet Video

Business

Audiobooks