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SAM RAGUSA

MONTRÉAL, Quebec, CA

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Highlights

* Trained as an Actor first: Improv, Stage Comedy, and Puppeteer.
* Natural speaking voice is medium-pitch, soft, and warm (Caucasian male, late-30s, guy next-door).
* Very broad range of pitch, tone, age, and emotion.
* Specializing in wacky colourful personas, and character development.
* Can play monsters just as easily as children.
* Dramatic as well as comedic content.
* Narration: inviting and believable.

Languages

English, French (Canadian), Italian, Spanish (Latin American)

Accent

Canadian, Eastern European, French (Québécois), Italian, Russian, Spanish

Ages

Child, Middle Aged, Young Adult

Special Skills

Animation, Audiobooks, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Radio, Television, Videogames

Experience

~~EDUCATIONAL~~
-> “CANADIAN HISTORY HALL – Documentary Interview”
Role: First-Nations man (French and English)
Company: Northern Light Productions (producer: Daniela Moya)
Client : Canadian Museum of History. Gatineau, Ontario.

-> “OCHRE HILL – Documentary Interview”
Role: Tower Keeper (French version)
Company: BaAM Productions (producer: Gary Myers)
Client: Parks Canada. Charlottetown, Newfoundland.


~~SHORT FILM~~
-> “LORDS OF MAYHEM”
Role: Sonny Psycho
Company: Yeungblood Productions (producer: King Yeung). Toronto ON.

-> “CANADA: WORLD OF WONDERS”
Ep 4: "Quebec's Dark Secret"
Role: Narrator
Company: You And Media Productions (producer: Brian G. Smith). Toronto ON.


~~LIVE EVENTS~~
-> Master of Ceremonies & Host
“Comedy for a Cause” (Fundraiser and Show for the Montréal Children`s Hospital Foundation).
Montréal QC.

-> Master of Ceremonies & Host
“No One Fights Alone” (Fundraiser and Show for the Cedar`s Cancer Foundation).
Montréal QC.


~~PC VIDEO GAMES~~
Roles: various
Company: LV Studios, (producer: Paul Thibault). Montréal QC.


~~THEATRE~~
-> “STUDENT IMPROV PRODUCTIONS”
Roles: various roles
Theatre: The Second City (producer: Kevin Frank) Toronto ON.

-> “THE YOUNG AND THE GUEST LIST” (Improvised puppetry episodic series)
Role: Jacques the Concierge
Theatre: The Second City (producer: Nick Lemon) Toronto ON.

Credentials

Education

VOICEWORX STUDIOS:
Introduction to Voiceover Acting (Instructor: Mike Kirby)
-> Studies included: Intro to the studio, Radio and Television Commercials, Documentary Narration, Corporate Videos, Staying in character, Comedy vs Drama, Dialects, Interpreting and “carving up” the script, Talking Book session, Mic skills, Taking direction, The Audition.

VOICEWORX STUDIOS:
Cartoon All-Stars (Instructor: Susan Hart)
-> Studies included: Studio Protocol, Developing unique characters, Comedic timing, Accents, Singing, Video games and Combat simulation, Solo vs Ensemble scenes, Interpreting the script, Breathing techniques, The Audition.

THE SECOND CITY TRAINING CENTRE:
Improvisational Acting, Level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Various instructors)
-> Studies included: Improv fundamentals, Introduction to scene basics, Location work, Emotions, Environment, Object work, Physical comedy, Character development, Status, Scene development, Graduation performance.

THE SECOND CITY TRAINING CENTRE:
Puppetry Techniques and Scene work, Level 1 & 2 (Instructor: Nicholas Lemon)

THE SECOND CITY TRAINING CENTRE:
Writing for sketch comedy (Instructor: Natasha Boomer)

MARIANOPOLIS COLLEGE:
Advanced Drama Techniques (Instructor: Monique Polack)

Studio

Microphone

RODE NT1000

Computer & Software

PC running Windows 10 (2016 model HP); Adobe Audition software

Special Equipment

Focusrite Scarlett MK2 Audio Interface, Behringer Speakers

Delivery Methods

online: WeTransfer, Dropbox, FTP, e-mail,

Turnaround Time

24-48 hrs

Service Description

(1) Custom Demo / Audition: recording a portion of the script and returned to Client for review and approval.
(2) Recording the project: either independently in my home studio, or directed by Client live via Source Connect, Skype, other chat medium, or in an external studio arranged by Client.
(3) Audio Editing: removal of any unwanted sounds,, clean up any microphone clicks, remove breaths, etc
(4) Upload/Deliver Files: via FTP file sharing protocol, WeTransfer, or Email. Client reviews the work.
(5) Pickup Session: a free “pickup” recording session for any small changes Client requires after the initial recording is complete.

Payment Terms

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Radio

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Videogames

Radio

15
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Radio

Animation

53
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Television

Audiobooks

Documentaries

Documentaries

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