John de Forest
A voice with the qualities of genuineness, authority, and a wry sense of humor, authentic, and sensitive to the needs of the copy. When asked to sound like a "real person," he's been called "the uncle you like and trust."
Recent credits: Narrator of promo for PBS documentary "The Lost Bird Project"; Anchor Man in film "Dearly Beloved"; Reader for Librivox: (Website hidden)
English (North American), English
Irish, North American
Middle Aged (35-54)
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Radio, Telephone, Television
Showtime/The Movie Channel: writer/producer of promotional videos on film series and people in the business. Directed many v.o. sessions.
Proofreader at major New York law firm, Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
Superior knowledge of English. Writing and editing copy.
New York: Voice study with Jean McClelland.
San Francisco: Voice-over training with Elaine Clark, Tom Chantler, Bob Wood, Kathy Garver, and others.
New York University, M.F.A. - Film and Television
Yale University, B.A. - English
Computer & Software
Dell Dimension 3000 desktop
Standard audio equipment
mp3, wav via Voices.com
Usually 12-24 hours.
Delivery of finished, edited dry recordings from home studio.
Travel, if desired, to recording studios in San Francisco Bay Area.
Copy editing. Copy writing
"It was really great working with you. I got a lot of compliments on the articles ... and people love the narrations."Hunter Hayden: At the Academy of Art University produced articles for an iPad magazine
Muffie Meyer, Producer: "Your voice sounds like a real person, unlike the voices of so many commercial announcers."Middlemarch Films
Voice Over Clients
So Rare Productions
Khaled Sayed, Producer of award-winning documentary "Egypt - The Story Behind the Revolution"
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