Columbus, Ohio, US
Mark Elkins is "living the dream" as a successful media producer, director, video storyteller, editor, voice over narrator and character voice artist.
In addition, Mark is also very successful specifically with audio design, sound effects, music creation and enjoys more than anything, character voice acting and mixing and mastering audio projects. You may have heard some of Mark's animated voice work "as a little side kick character" in a nationally syndicated television cartoon series and for their interactive entertainment division. Or perhaps you've heard Mark's voice as a talking "ear of corn" for a children's interactive CD/DVD, geared for children in major cities that have not yet experienced agriculture or farming.
Regardless of the audience, Mark Elkins has the talent and ability to do many types of character voices, from a young highly spirited "mischievous little bad boy" animated character, to the "shy and introverted" afraid to do anything, because "well he just might fail at trying."
Mark cares greatly about delivering the very best quality and making sure whatever voice he performs, "young or old" that it's always exactly what the client wants.
English (North American), English
Child (5-12), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35)
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Television, Videogames
Mark places a "passionate emphasis" on wacky, silly, nutty, crazy, funny, animated character voices, everything from a 10 year old animated "bad boy" to an overly confident 15 year old "skateboard ripping" teen, to "the disco dancing, punch bowl party spiking" throwback to the 80's middle aged wannabe cool guy, to the 95 year old "crusty curmudgeon, mad at the world, hates everything, "old fart."
Mark especially enjoys doing "over the top" challenging animated character voices, just tell him what you're looking for.
If you already have voice talent from voices.com and need a place to post audio, Mark has extensive audio and video experience, he can edit any type of project that you need finished. Mark has edited thousands of short and full length audio and video projects, everything from coal mining processes to aerospace technology. Mark is the Operations Director of Blast Digital Media and has an extensive HD suite loaded with all the right tools and gear. Mark has built an extensive book of business over the years, and looks forward to working with you on your next project.
Mark's style is very laid back and loves to have fun during the workflow process, but this style will never deter from your goals and tight deadlines... Mark said, "Are there ever times we have plenty of time in this business?" NEVER!
Mark will work very hard to make your project a complete success. Mark states, "I'll do the work, you'll get the KUDOS!"
Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania / Business and Communications
NHCC - Houston, Texas / Communications and Technology
NCTI - IT / Telecommunications / Technical Training
Various Sales, Marketing and Training Events and Courses
Various Accolades and Honors Awarded
University of "Life and Hard Knocks" - Continuing Education
"I am not smarter than you, I have just fallen on my face a few more times" - Mark Elkins
"When something makes you happy, when others laugh so hard when they hear your work they cry laughing and almost pee themselves, then you know you're doing something worthwhile, then you're successful." - Mark Elkins
Shure KSM32 / Shure SM7B / Neumann U87 (mic mod)
Computer & Software
AVID ProTools, Adobe Audition, Waves, Sony Acid, Sony Sound Forge, Entire Adobe Creative Suite.
A "stellar" HD 192K, "Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56", liquid channels, tube mic pres, solid state mic pres, vintage analog, tubes, transistors, outboard vintage gear, analog/digital hybrid HD suite.
HSI (High Speed Internet), FTP, Dropbox, (probably anything you'd wish for except... no ISDN)
Same day for little stuff, next day for more complicated, more time for the entire encyclopedia.
animated character voice work, voice work. narration, audio for radio, television, interactive, internet, gaming, any media or medium. audio editing, video editing, audio mixing, audio mastering, mix to pictures, voice and music mix, sound design, sound effects.
Just let Mark know what you need, it will be done.
"Mark is a master of the voice over. From silly to straight and everything in between. Mark also loves to make sure his projects make his client's happy."Robert Leitch Content Technology Manager at MediaSource
Mark satisfies clients that have revenues into the 100+ MM dollar range annually.Many Agencies and Fortune Companies have used Mark Elkins' services.
Voice Over Clients
Mark says, "I do the work for the client, they get the credit not me. I would rather be "the best" at helping others be successful and be in the background, than being in the spotlight, make sense?"
I have done work for a nationally syndicated television cartoon series, several large Interactive media companies and leading education companies, all with revenues into the 100MM range annually. I have worked on thousands of successful projects.
Here are some of the client types Mark Elkins has served:
Agencies, Agricultural, Automotive, Banking, Corporate, Educational, Government, Hospitality, Independent, Interactive, Internet, Media, Manufacturing, Music, Private, Public Sector, Radio, Retail, Service, Technology, Television, and others.
Mark can be contacted through voices.com
Payment to Mark Elkins is made through Voices.com SurePay®, our escrow service that guarantees your project is completed to your satisfaction. Pay securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com and when your work is done, simply download the final files, and release funds to Mark Elkins.
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