Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
Craig recently completed the narration for a children's audiobook with his 4 year old daughter doing the main character's voice - really cute, and response has been phenomenal!
English (North American)
Canadian, US General American (GenAm), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US West Coast (California, Portland)
Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Podcasting, Radio, Television, Videogames
Craig has voiced Corporate, educational & promotional narration; e-learning; character work; and audiobooks
Craig has solid experience in scriptwriting, marketing and copywriting, which gives him real insight into how narration scripts should be delivered.
In addition, Craig has appeared in several short films and a long history in acting and improvisation, and his training in both is ongoing. He loves character work and diving deep into the inner workings of any character he plays.
And Craig's past experience as a teacher at a technical institution, where he received many commendations from students, informs how he reads educational and narration text.
Craig also has an extensive technical background, with strong experience in video and audio editing, as well as website development and graphic design. This technical expertise means he deeply understands how the files he provides will be used on a technical level, and he has a genuine appreciation of those who do such work. This understanding allows him to prepare and deliver any media required in a given project the right way the first time.
Columbia Academy of the Recording Arts
Vancouver Film School Digital Filmmaking course
Vancouver Film School Scriptwriting courses
Computer & Software
Mac with Adobe Audition
Presonus Firestudio I/O
email, ftp, dropbox
Same day to 24 hours, depending on script length & work load
Whether for Narration, Commercials, Promos, Education or Corporate projects, or Audiobooks, Craig has a voice that is at once natural, warm, authoritative and relaxed. Craig's voice is Believable, Trustworthy, Sincere, Authoritative yet Conversational, Friendly, Dynamic, Professional, Powerful, Energetic, Reliable, and Relatable.
Craig works hard to understand the text to make sure he's delivering the best, most effective read. He speaks with confidence and clarity, and he understands how cadence and pace help in making your script relatable, understandable and memorable.
With Craig's long history of audio production in music and voice work, he is able to provide professionally produced and edited audio files in whatever format you need, either processed or unprocessed.
Craig's technical background allow him to pronounce complex words with ease, making his voice suitable for even the most challenging texts, such as medical or technical training.
Craig's voice is suitable for Television, Radio, Documentaries, Business & Educational, Audiobooks and any kind of Narration. Craig also loves to dive deep into character work, fleshing out characters that are consistent, realistic and well considered.
Providing fantastic service is a priority for Craig, and he loves to build lasting, collaborative relationships with clients. Craig prides himself on his easy going professionalism, and he works hard to make sure all clients feel absolutely delighted with the final product.
I worked with Craig continuously for several months, during which time he created the audiobook versions of my two books: Free Your Mind and The Caterpillar that Became Enlightened. His level of professionalism and attention to detail is unmatched, converting each project's journey into a joyous experience. He communicated with me every step of the way, keeping me informed as each project progressed. I was delighted that he shared ideas to help improve the final product and he was clearly emotionally invested in the success of the project beyond his completion. I consider myself very fortunate to have worked with Craig and am excited for our future projects together. I would highly recommend Craig Benzan to anyone in search of high quality voice acting or voiceover needs.Darryl D. Diptee, author
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