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Michael Montes

Michael Montes

Brea, California, US
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Michael Montes

Michael Montes

  Brea, California, US

Highlights

I began my voice over career back in 2009 under the direction of Bud Barth at DelMar Media Arts in Irvine, California. After completing my training I received my first demo from Chuck Duran of (Website hidden) and was soon picked up by VoiceOver LA for non-Union representation. Under VoiceOver LA, I have recorded for LaRosa's Pizza, Mazda, Yamaha, Toyota, Honda of Canada, SDG&E, and ABC's The Taste Season 2. I have also recorded for smaller companies, such as Morinda and Softwater Swim.

My voice has a clear quality with a young adult to middle aged versatility. It has enabled me to narrate for television spots, online commericals, industrial training videos, and audiobooks.

Languages

English (North American), English, Spanish (Iberian)

Accent

North American

Ages

Middle Aged, Young Adult

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

ABC's The Taste (Season 2) -narrator
SDG&E -online commericals
LeRosa's Pizza -tv commerical
Mazda -internal training videos
Honda of Canada -internal training videos
Kia -internal training videos
Yamaha -internal training videos
Toyota -internal training videos

Credentials

Education

Private Training with Nancy Wolfson (current)

DelMar Media Arts (2009, (Phone hidden)):
-Voice over 1
Orientation to the skills of voice over acting using a combination of lectures and hands on experience. Course focuses on radio commercials, narration, and animation/character voices, as well as industrial work, demo production, and marketing. Class culminates with SAG/AFTRA agent visit.

-Voice over 2
Continuing study of voice over using more advanced material. Material chosen specifically to the needs of each student. Class culminates with a field trip to a commercial recording studio where students read before a current voice-caster/producer.

-Voice over 3: Spokesperson
Students are taught skills necessary to perform the work of a spokesperson in industrial and trade-show work. Students learn to become proficient on the TelePrompTer and the wireless ear prompter. Last class is visited by an SAG agent who specializes in spokes projects.

-Voice over 4: Radio theater, audio books, dialects
Students learn skills to perform vocal work in radio theater and books-on-tape, which are very similar in nature. The regional dialects of New York, American Southern, American North Eastern, and British are developed. Class culminates with a field trip to a major recording studio to do a looping session for foreign cartoons and films.

-Voice over 5: Advanced animation
Intensive advanced work on animation voices. Students learn to create and sustain original characters. Classes visited by current animation artists.

-Voice over 6: Advanced narration
Refining interpretation skills, focus, and delivery for strength and consistency. Geared toward material such as travelogues, The History Channel, Biography, and instructional tapes and videos.

Studio

  • Microphone

    SHURE PG42 USB Microphone

  • Computer & Software

    iMac OS X

  • Special Equipment

    Whisperroom

  • Delivery Methods

    Email; Dropbox

  • Turnaround Time

    24-48 hours

Service Description

I am excelent at building trust and confidence with people on a regular basis. Every studio operator I've ever worked with has only commented positively on my abilities and my openness to coaching. Though my general experience my be lacking, I have not been given the opportunity to really showcase my abilities. If you choose my voice for your project, I will put in the effort that it deserves to deliver the message you need.

Voice Over Clients

Nancy Wolfson, Braintracks Audio - Los Angeles, CA
Chuck Duran, World Digital Studios - Los Angeles, CA
Bud Barth, DelMar Media Arts - Irvine, CA
Bunny Barth, DelMar Media Arts - Irvine, CA
Bill Trousdale, AudioVision - Tustin, CA
Shantih Haast, Studio 770 - Brea, CA
Naomi Killian, Lyon Studios - Newport Beach, CA
Allison Moffet, Voice Actor and Sound Engineer
Dan Leonard, (Website hidden)
Amos "Mossi" Watene, Brobee on "Yo Gabba Gabba"
Robert Gunton

Payment Terms

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