81 Reviews

Howard Ellison

Stoke Canon, EXETER, UK, GB

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Highlights

Cheerful 'Brit' storytelling voice. Soundalikes? Just ask. Cats, bees, trees, cheese? Played 'em all.
Eight years full-time online voice actor, own studio, BBC quality trained. One Voice Awards (UK) 2018 - shortlisted.

Howard Powered these and more: VOLVO launch, US tv ++ MOONPIG UK national TV campaigns ++ Skrill Mastercard ++ UNHCR refugee appeal ++ Books 'Seeing Red' by Prof Nicholas Humphrey and 'Truman' by Roy Jenkins released by Audible ++ Audiobook 'World of Ryyah' wins Bronze ++ Improvised 'Angelic' Elvan and Orcan tongues ++ Indonesian documentary (release imminent).

GEORGE the FIRTH? Niche Brit if you like, but rarely Stiff Upper Lip. As well as Attenborough, Churchill, H.G. Wells, Ringo Starr, Elven and Orcan romantics, lovelorn Ingrid of iPad fame, I'm a narrator who can ACT, and make sense of a book on philosophy.
Own full-service studio, accurate editing, WoVO - World Voices Organisation - Quality Approved.

STYLES: Straight 'n clear, dramatic, conversational, intimate, poetic, experimental. I Iove performance. Posh, neutral, cockney, character.
Ongoing FIVE STAR FEEDBACK. WINNER Halloween contest, VoicesPro 2014.
There is a voiced video reel on my YouTube channel.

Languages

English (British)

Accent

British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC)

Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Special Skills

Animation, Audiobooks, Documentaries, Educational, Radio, Videogames

Experience

ACTOR'S TRAINING, voicework and stage Mountview Academy, London, with Peter Coxhead, Eileen Norris.
Former UK news writer and editor. BBC Films Pro Technique 98% pass.
VO COACHING: Kevin Delaney, Jill Crago.
VOICED UK & USA national TV spots, 62k multi-voice romance, academic philosophy, history documentary, medical and industrial videos, radio & YouTube spots, local history DVD sets, charity podcast, children's stories, iPhone apps, Cathedral guide, spoof-sports commentaries, poetry, anime and games characters.

Credentials

Education

UK state schools, Open University humanities, journalist. Grassroots action and senior career in voluntary & community sector.

Studio

Microphone

Rode condenser, Coles ribbon.

Computer & Software

iMac OSX10.13.2 Sierra. Twisted Wave, Acon, Audio Hijack, Fabfilter Pro-C2, WD backup drives.

Special Equipment

Phonepatch, linked Skype, whisper space.

Delivery Methods

WAV/AIFF, zip. MP3 8-320, 16/24/32 bit. FTP, flash.

Turnaround Time

12 hours, timezone permitting, or immediate if short.

Service Description

PRO QUALITY performance and cleanup, own full time online studio.
FREE TRIAL READS: Narration, stories, guides, characters, experimental.
SCRIPT DOCTOR: Inflexion and subbing for voice will cut your word count - and costs! Ask me how.
DIRECTION is welcomed by phonepatch or Skype - I am used to it, and also self-direct.
QUALITY tracks (I am BBC trained), recorded in silent acoustic. Breaths and clicks hand-cleared.
PRODUCTION? Yes. Music bed or a complete spot, including writing. Sold examples available.
OWN STUDIO = fast, flexible, almost 24/7... and great value!

Testimonials

'OUTSTANDING voice talent. Brought to life an idea
and made it exceptional. Very easy to work with' - Director Scott Meyer.

Video for Zagg Inc., Salt Lake City.

'The reads were right-on from the beginning. One of the best I have worked with' - Director Tim Powell

Tim Powell films

The recordings sound great and were done very well.
Thanks for great work! - Producer Brian Yi

Publisher of classic childrens' stories as apps.

Exceptional service and his voice, inflection and tempo were spot on. Howard Ellison was the perfect choice for this project. We will certainly rehire him for our next project - Randall Ritnour

Games Developer

Reading poetry is not an easy job, and Howard's audition was perfect from the first read. He grasped the right rhythm, tone and spirit of the poem with amazing precision. It was a great vocal performance, and we would be delighted to work with Howard again.

Olga Kosova

Thanks Howard. Loved your reading and beautiful narration, it really added to the project - Mike Leechin.

Little Castaways animation

Perfect! Happy to work on future projects with you. The others who took part this morning were very happy as well - Owe Bengtsson

TMP (Volvo US television spot)

Very happy. What an excellent cat! - Judith

Gravity Europe

Voice Over Clients

Moonpig - UK national TV ads
Volvo - US national tv launch
Audible - a/book Seeing Red
BBC America - thriller trailer
Kramp gmbh - Industrial films
Ydraw - action sketch voice
Danny Wallace - short story
Lapka - Russian innovation
JDFtv - Inspirational video
Soap fm - Street reporter
15Four - Executives online
Webnation - Entrepreneurs
(Website hidden) - Animation voice
Britain on Film - DVD histories
Soundart Radio - Zap That Mic!
McGraw Hill - Literature Educational
Tim Powell - Historical documentary
Redwood Audio - philosophy audiobook
N3RD London - Voice replacement
Daxic Group - Smartphone apps
Global Poverty - Vaccine appeal
Big Top Games - Role of Raphael
Suetvess, Rome - Social documentary
Clean Fantastic - Radio spot production
Clarity Consulting - Interactive storybook
Medical Specialists - Film Company promo
Heritage Media - 45 tourist DVD guides
Mastercard Skrill - Company launch
Home Positions - Lifestyle web ad
Dr Dave Hill, DCH - Warmup PA
Lanesborough Hotel - onhold
The Mask fansite - teaser
Author (Website hidden) - Audiobook
Swansea University - I am a Tree
Ravensbourne Media - After Auschwitz
Dalhousie University - Arts documentary
Emanuel Altenburger - Event documentary
Transas International - Naval architect training
Medecins Sans Frontiers - Doctor recruitment
American Museum of Independence - guide
Staffordshire University - Futurist narration
Matthew Chappell comedy - Polite guy
Mexpo tourist guides - Cathedral tour
Twisted50 - new horror short stories
Takamo Universe - Sci-fi narrator
NAIF childrens' health products
UNHCR refugee appeal
Telos jewellery launch

Payment Terms

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Educational

StudioTimbo for Job #321720 Mighty and His Missing Spots

Howard was absolutely stellar to work with! Really, really top notch. Quick turnaround, took direction well, easy going, and nailed the reading on his first go around.
I would, without hesitation, use Howard again if the opportunity arises. A huge "thank you, and job well done" to Howard!

May 2, 2019

Documentaries

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT for Job #307339 GWYR 2 VISION OF TIMES

It has been a pleasure working with Howard! Excellent result!

Oct 2, 2018

Business

Joackim Media for Job #302652 7 Trolls Presentation Video

A great pleasure to work with a great talent such as Howard. Thank you for your excellent work. Highly recommended!

Sep 2, 2018

Videogames

inXile entertainment for Job #288973 Bard's Tale IV: Bryan

Howard was great to work with... very accommodating.

Jul 11, 2018

Internet Video

Moses Venegas for Job #271052 Classic Tootsie Roll Pop Commercial Remake - Wise Owl

A pleasure to work with and he provided exactly what I hoped for.

Mar 3, 2018

Documentaries

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment for Job #267587 Short Nature Mockumentary

We needed a David Attenborough-esque narration for a funny mockumentary and Howard nailed it! Fast turnaround, great sound. Highly recommend.

Jan 11, 2018

Internet Video

Lapka, Inc. for Job #238959 New project!

Always a pleasure to work with Howard — prompt, professional, thoughtful, creative! Highly recommend!

Jun 22, 2017

Audiobooks

Des Carabistouilles Sprl-Bvba for Job #236022 Young (British) English voice for story book app for toddlers

Very professional and reactive to feedbacks.
Would be happy to work together again. Howard's bzz, moo and baa are the best!
Thanks for the easy and smooth collaboration.

Jun 12, 2017

Videogames

Elephant Games for Job #111777 DG2 (Ted_Samuel_dd)

High quality, fast delivery.

Jun 6, 2017

Videogames

Elephant Games for Job #104188 DG2 (Ted_Samuel_1.2)

High quality, fast delivery.

Jun 6, 2017

Videogames

Elephant Games for Job #107102 DG2 (Ted_Samuel_1.3)

High quality, fast delivery.

Jun 6, 2017

Internet Video

Senshi Digital for Job #228114 Expeditions Online

Fantastic! Nailed it first time. My client is very happy. Would defiantly use again.

Apr 5, 2017

Videogames

SHANGHAI LILITH NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD for Job #217444 Lilith - Radulf

Jan 20, 2017

Documentaries

Central Films for Job #191758 FORD DIRECTORS CUT

great :) thanks

Jul 14, 2016

Videogames

Abylight Studios for Job #190954 Cursed Castile Teaser

It's been really a pleasure to work with Howard Ellison. He delivered exactly the voice and intonation we were looking for and even better! And he did it very fast. Exceptional talent. Looking forward to work with him again! - Alberto J. González, Producer @ Abylight Studios

Jun 22, 2016

Documentaries

Deep VR for Job #190089 Pilanesberg National Park documentary

Superb voice quality, lightning turnaround, highly recommended. I hope to work with Howard again.

Jun 14, 2016

Videogames

Jim Yildirim for Job #178319 Opening sequence for a medieval fantasy video game

Pleasure working with you, Howard. I look forward to working with you again very soon!

Mar 16, 2016

Videogames

N-Fusion Interactive LLC. for Job #164624 Ember - Howard Ellison

Excellent work!

Dec 7, 2015

Television

Javelin for Job #159924 Churchill Solitaire Promo Video

Oct 15, 2015

Business

Voices.com (Alahna Macfarlane) for Job #145617 voices - UK Sizzle real, not too British sounding

Fantastic! Files are perfect, thanks!

Jun 16, 2015