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Skip Graef

San Jose, California, US

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Skip Graef

  

Highlights

I have a polished narrative voice that is ideal for corporate and technical presentations as well as a personable inflexion for a more casual appeal. I can be the smooth jazz late night announcer or Wolfman Jack... I am the precocious three year old or the ninety year old codger. I am a natural baritone/bass but have a falsetto capability that allows flexibility when it comes to creating characters. I have been called "quicksilver" for my ability to morph into what ever shape the director might call for.

I entered UCLA as a Speech Major and moved to Communications Studies when the Speech and Journalism Departments were closed. I gained considerable experience and exposure as a cheerleader during Coach Wooden’s last two coaching seasons.

I have been in Sales, Sales Management and Marketing since leaving UCLA. I have run my Sales/Marketing Company (GMM) along with other ventures since I relocated to the Bay Area in 1982. GMM has dealt primarily with the High Tech, Communications, RF Spook, Manufacturing and Commercial/Industrial segments as well as the Bio-Tech and Pharmaceutical Industries in the San Jose/San Francisco Bay Area.

This knowledge and experience along with my over 40 years of performance and public speaking allow me the ability to take direction and create the exact voice over sound and feel which is your vision.

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

North American

Ages

Child, Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

Experience

Public Speaking, Master of Ceremonies, Guest Lecturer, Cheerleading (SAMOHI, UCLA), Radio Broadcast, Television Shows/Commercials, Live Interpretive Reading (character improvisation), Stand Up Comedy, Singing as well as performing with various Blues, Jazz and Rock Bands throughout the California.

Credentials

Education

Santa Monica High School
UCLA: Speech/Communications Studies and Economics
Pepperdine University - Presidents MBA Program
San Jose State - Various Adult Classes
Voice Media / Susan and Friends (Susan McCollom) - Various Classes and Peer Group work

Studio

  • Microphone

    audio-technica AT 2020 / MXL 990 / Shure SM57 / Shure SM58

  • Computer & Software

    HP Pavilion

  • Special Equipment

    audio-technica ATH-M40fs Studiophones / 5' x 5' x 7.5' windowed sound isolated recording booth

  • Delivery Methods

    Digital Audio Files / CD's / DVD's

  • Turnaround Time

    24 hrs if necessary... and possible! I am much more concerned with QUALITY Production Values and a QUALITY FINISHED PRODUCT!!!

Service Description

We have the capabilities to professionally produce everything from simple voice over work to large scale productions. We are in Silicon Valley... whatever you need... it can be found here!!!

Voice Over Clients

The One Who Dies With The Most Toys Wins, Inc. - The Intrinsics - The Maltose Falcons Brews Band - Santa Claus for Southern California Head Start - The Clubhiouse (San Luis Obispo) - Appeared as one of the candidates for the voice of the AFLAC Duck on The CBS Evening News (04/06/2001) - KAOS - AFRO - Lenny Blue and The Otter Guys - KC Records and more...

Payment Terms

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