Matthew Smith

Ashburn, Virginia, US • 4:09 PM Local Time

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Matthew Smith

Vocal Skills

Languages

English (North American), English

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Accents

US General American (GenAm), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)

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Voice Ages

Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54)

Categories

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

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Studio

Turnaround Time

Next day for short (30-60 second) pieces

Microphone

CAD E100S (Large diaphragm supercardioid condenser mic), Shure SM7B (dynamic mic)

Computer & Software

Mac: Audacity, Steinberg WaveLab LE & Cubase LE

Special Equipment

Scarlett Solo Studio microphone preamp, DBX 286s microphone processor, Cloudlifter CL-1, Stedman Proscreen101

About Matthew Smith

Overview

Voice Ability:

Baritone speaking range that works well for scripts and audiences that call for authority, maturity, assurance, and trustworthiness. If you have an important message, I can get it across.

Natural curiosity that works well for topics in science history, arts and humanities, and current events. Your topic is inherently interesting, and I can help generate enthusiasm in your audience.

Sense of humor that works well for funny material or scripts that call for irony, sarcasm, absurdity, or light-hearted delivery. This is my default setting among friends. If humor is part of your message strategy, I can make the most of it.

Background:

20 years as a professional communicator, with emphasis on persuasive writing, audience awareness, and editing for style and tone

Training from Such a Voice in voice control and inflection, studio set-up and equipment, and digital audio editing and formatting

I began training as a voice actor after a 20-year career focused on getting ideas across to specific audiences – as a teacher, writer, and trainer. I’ve studied, practiced, and taught how to use rhetoric, editing, and critical thinking to inform – or persuade – clearly and effectively. In addition to my professional writing, I’m a frequent presenter of well-received webinars and workshops on effective writing and communication. This experience has helped me deepen and enrich my voice, improve my articulation, and adapt my inflection and delivery to many audience types.

My growing confidence as a speaker led me to voiceover coaching through Such a Voice. Experienced coaches like Dave Tolar and Angela Castonguay helped me realize that the disciplines of persuasion, audience awareness, and message analysis I’ve refined as a professional communicator are all essential to voice acting.

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Service Description

Clean audio files in any required format, recorded in an acoustically treated space on professional equipment
Script analysis and client collaboration to determine appropriate tone, persona, audience, and emphasis

Light copyediting, on request

Available for in-studio work in Washington Metropolitan Area, including Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George’s

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Experience

Voice acting and script analysis training from Such a Voice

Professional writer: 17-year career as a proposal writer (audience analysis, writing and editing, rhetorical design) focused on system and operational services to government clients in human services, healthcare, and transportation

Trainer: 14 years creating, hosting, presenting, and recording training seminars for proposal writing teams (sales and capture, system designers, project managers, subject matter experts)
Student and teacher: textual analysis and critique, etymology and language history, rhetoric, grammar and usage

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Education

Such a Voice Coaches:
- David Tolar – Voice technique, control, inflection, script analysis, audience awareness
- Angela Castonguay – Script analysis, voice technique, and recording studio technique & protocols
- Ben Marney – Studio set-up, microphone technique, and digital audio editing

Education:
- Bachelor of Arts, English and Philosophy, Middle Tennessee State University
- Master of Arts, English, University of Tennessee

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