Pawleys Island, South Carolina, US
A voice that inspires trust: clear, articulate, confident yet friendly. He delivers your message with punch, humor, intelligence, and the emotion needed to tap into your audience's own needs and motivations--getting them to act on your message.
Michael offers the producer a SOLUTION to the problem of "who do we get whose voice over will fit perfectly with our video/music or can even stand on its own if need be?" He is the VOICE PROBLEM SOLVER! Get your project completed with the perfect voice for it and get it out the door. Michael can help you make that happen.
Michael's voice over type has been described as authentic, authoritative, trustworthy, charismatic, conversational. relatable, sophisticated, and knowledgeable. He can just as easily play the role of the guy next door, professor, corporate executive, business man, animals, inanimate objects, and even the voice of God. His voice is cast for males (but sometimes females too) aged 30-60 and has been consistently compared to Morgan Freeman, Will Lyman, Sam Elliot, and George Clooney. In fact, a personal friend of Will Lyman's said Michael can sound exactly like him even when making no attempt to add character to his voice--a super compliment.
Michael also offers a wide variety of accents and characterizations: French, Scottish, British, Irish, Australian, US South West (Texas), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), Spanish, Caribbean (Cuban), South African, and even Swahili and Hawaiian--Michael offers these and can custom an accent to your needs. Want a character like a sassy African American female, a snobby, boozy Atlanta Buckhead housewife, a middle aged African American male, a male French Persian cat...even the voice of a 3D printer...or anything in between? Michael offers these and/or can modify them for your project or even create a new character just for you.
Believable and motivational are the first words that come to most client’s minds when describing Michael’s voice. Comforting, sincere, warm, powerful, energetic, inspirational and versatile are also accurate just as is humorous, playful, and folksy. He can range from a gritty, gravelly, grizzled cowboy style to blue collar approachable, to reverent, velvety, and warm. He is just as at home recording a corporate or medical narration as he is an inspiring religious piece for a church of any denomination. If your need is a voice over for a commercial, white-board animation, corporate narration, audiobooks, video, e-learning, explainer video, training video, internet video, TV project, educational script, IVR prompts, on-hold message, tutorial, direct response ad (DR), talking toy, GPS, medical narration, technical, legal, mobile app (android or ios), radio imaging, or high powered promo . . . Michael is the one who can make it happen.
Michael believes in two key things: (1) close partnership with clients based on honesty and promise-keeping, and; (2) an awareness that getting the right voice is often the final "bow" on the package of your project. You want someone who can deliver, who does it on time or, frequently, ahead of schedule, and gives you the voice product that finishes off your project quickly and easily. Michael communicates frequently and promptly--you never have to wonder "how are things going with the voice over?" Small projects are completed in a matter of hours and larger ones within 24-48 hours, depending on project length and complexity. Michael is not satisfied with the product until you are, and he offers a 100% guarantee on his work. If you don't like it and don't use it, you don't pay for it. Not only is Michael's voice trustworthy, so is he!
STUDIO AND AUDIO:
Voice over work is so much more than a great voice and a great read. You expect a high quality, pristine audio recording delivered in the format of your choosing (WAV, mp3, AIFF, etc.) and that is what you will get from Michael. He records using a Neumann TLM49 large diameter condenser microphone in an ultra-quiet fully treated Whisper Room. He offers directive and collaborative capability via Source Connect Now, SKYPE, and phone patch--allowing you the option to direct the session from your location wherever it is in the world.
Michael can perform studio editing and processing services at the level you require and will deliver the rendered audio files to you via Dropbox, email, SoundCloud, etc. depending on the size of the file and your preferences.
English (North American), English
Caribbean (Cuban), French, Scottish (Edinburgh), Scottish (Glaswegian), Spanish, US African American, US General American (GenAm), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas)
Middle Aged, Senior
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Radio, Telephone, Television
Over 20 years of speaking and training experience in organizations both non- and for-profit. I have provided voice over/voice acting/narration for films and commercials. I can provide VO for corporate, industrial, training, radio/TV, in-house videos, internet, etc.
PhD Georgia State University (Clinical Psychology)--Clinical Psychologist
MBA University of Colorado
MA Georgia State University
MDiv The Pontifical College Josephinum
BS Georgia State College and University
Neumann TLM49 / CAD E100s
Computer & Software
Mac OS 10.13.3 Reaper 5 Digital Audio Workstation
PreSonus AudioboxiOne Interface, Source-Connect Now
Email, Dropbox, Soundcloud
3-4 hours for small jobs, 1 day+ for larger jobs
Voice over and voice acting work for film, radio, TV, and other media. Audiobook and other long or short form narration.
Your Will Lyman-style delivery was so spot on, I couldn’t tell the difference - and Will’s a friend of mine! I couldn’t be more pleased with your voice...it’s utterly perfect.Tim Atzinger--Playhouse Productions
Sheesh your voice is incredible! I love the build-up of what you sent over! It works beautifully with the images. Got some chills. You're amazing. Thank you so much. And thank you for being so patient and thorough. I'm thrilled with your work. You absolutely brought this script to life.Danny Corey--Danny Corey Productions
Man, these are fantastic. We ran it as a “Preview” last Sunday and people really responded to it. The VO definitely took it next level! Thank you so much for turning this so quickly!Jonathan Maloney--12 Stone Church
You have a lovely instrument. Your voice is warm, deep, and rich, and pleasant to listen to. It is clear and well-spoken and your reads have a wisdom, gravitas, competence, and authority about them.J. Michael Collins
Both takes are perfect. Thank you so much and best regards.Bernardo Miguel--Double Double (Belgium) / S&D Marketing | Advertising (Denver)
Absolutely fantastic to work with. We needed a reading of a poem in a Hispanic accent, and his first reading gave us chills. On top of his voice being exactly what we were looking for, he was dedicated to the project and hopped on the phone to work out a line. Worked above and beyond to make sure we got what we wanted; extremely easy to work with and took direction well.Tanya Musgrave--Good to Go Media
Voice Over Clients
Playhouse Productions (Los Angeles)
Danny Corey Productions (Santa Monica)
12Stone Church (Atlanta)
Better Bureau (Atlanta)
Moon Tide Media, Inc. (San Diego)
Kona Deep (Kailua, Kona, Hawaii)
Double Double (Belgium)
S&D Marketing | Advertising (Denver)
Zach Christy Designs (Los Angeles)
Good to Go Media (Idaho)
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