Michael McBride

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Vocal Skills

Languages

English (North American)

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Accents

British, North American, US New England (Boston, Providence), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)

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Voice Ages

Young Adult (18-35)

Categories

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

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Studio

Turnaround Time

Extremely fast; this of course depends on the length of the media in question but I am used to doing studio "phone directed" voice over work where the director listens in on your various takes while they are all recorded and then selects which take number

Microphone

2 Senhessier microphones, 1 Audio technica

Computer & Software

2 different Multimedia Quad-processor workstations, 1 custom built and the other is a HP XW8000 customized for audio and video

Special Equipment

Over $398,000 in specialized professional audio recording and processing equipment

About

Overview

Professionally working in the industry since 1996, with over 14 years experience. I worked for MTV, VH-1, Nickelodeon, & Paramount from 1005-2000, and for NBC / Universal Studios (now NBC Universal) from 1999-2007 when I decided to branch off and open my own business so I was not restricted by contracts. I have temporarily relocated from Orlando, FL, to be close to my mother (my only family) and so have been tapping into various markets here; A lot of work is done at Screen Gems Studios (where One Tree Hill is filmed, and of "I Know What You Did Last Summer" fame) so the area is picking up especially now that as of last year Screen Gems (www.screengemsstudios.com) now officially has the largest Sound Stage outside of Pinewood studios in London (where TITANIC was filmed among other things like ALIENS and Pirates of the Caribbean)

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Service Description

This will always vary by project, but since I already have all my own pro level equipment with no overhead and am an expert in running it myself, I can generally underbid ANY competition (at least for the quality of media you will be getting, obviously some hack at home with Windows Sound Recorder and a cheap headset can afford I imagine to sell low quality work for very cheap,) but as far as any professional I can generally guarantee not only the best competitive prices but at also the highest quality end result at the fastest turn around time you will likely find. If need be a "generic" pricing sheet can be made available by request but obviously unless I am working for a Day Rate, my fees will of course differ from a Feature Film trailer V.O. versus a thirty second ad spot.

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Experience

As noted above I have worked on such a huge variety of varied projects from TV & Film to Theme Parks, DJ'ing, MC'ing, and really want to branch out info audio books. I attended private schools as a child and began taking Speech classes from the 1st grade on up and was very competitive winning numerous awards for Speech, Dialect, Public Speaking, etc. I also have recorded phone /PBX messages and prompts, and worked my way through college as an Emergency switchboard operator for 911 in New York and also at a Hospital Switchboard for graveyard shift emergencies where enunciation and no margin for error made for excellent experience.

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Client List

MTV
Nickelodeon
VH-1
NBC
Universal Studios
Estefan Productions, Miami (Emliio, Gloria's husband)
Paramount
Hard Rock, Inc.
Disney World
various Video Game design firms in Orlando, FL
Contract work for different radio stations both Broadcast and Internet based
other random odd jobs here and there for friends, no profit work (I did a lot on Orlando for Hope and Help, an AIDS assistance agency and Give Kids The World, and Make A Wish Foundation.)

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Education

Speech and Dialect classes from 1st grade on by professional tutor who was an Ambassador for the US, and pushed me until I was at a college level reading and speaking by junior high. I believe the information I entered above in the "Experience" section actually answers most of the rest of this, but as far as "General" curriculum I attended Gospel Light Christian Prep Academy until my Sophomore year when I switched to a young adult arts tutoring program given by an award winning drama teacher (who was a voice and speaking coach widely contracted by many now famous Broadway successes) and a second tutor who was a professional writer and public speaker; I also competed every years in both regional and state Speech competitions for 5 years and received 1st place 3 out of the 5.)
BA degree in Communications;
MBA in Film/Television/and Broadcasting
Certified in many specialized software packages for both Audio, Audio Post-Processing, High quality compression software, Universal Digital seminars and classes on professional audio techniques in the real world, Avid and Pro-Tools "boot camp" at Digital Media school in Portland, OR, and much more

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