Jeffrey Hays

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5.0 • 13 Reviews

Demos

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Vocal Skills

Languages

English (North American), English

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Accents

British, Irish, Italian, North American, Scottish (Standard Scottish English), Trans-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)

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Voice Ages

Child (5-12), Middle Aged (35-54), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35)

Categories

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Jingles, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Television, Videogames

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Studio

Turnaround Time

One day or less for scripts 1,000 words or less, three days for anything 10,000 words or less, and anything more than that will have to be negotiated.

Microphone

Blue Yeti Pro

Computer & Software

2013 27

Special Equipment

Sound Booth, Ableton Live for audio engineering

About

Overview

I love my job as a voice-actor, and this fact shines through the performances I deliver, and the service I provide. Not only am I talented at using my voice to bring text to life, but I also have a very broad range that I can use to fulfill almost any demand. I have done many voice-overs for instructional videos, web-ads, performance art narratives, and myriad other applications. However, my favorite and most frequent work is audio books. Authors pick me to record their books because I have an excellent sense of rhythm, I have a whole troupe of actors inside my head that can play the roles of each character convincingly (yes, including the female characters), and I'm able to engineer clean, high-quality audio without all the awful room noise and mouth sounds so common to audio books. Not only that, but I'm also open to creating and adding sound-effects, and have even been composing music to supplement the books I narrate. Though they can be tiring and require a lot of work, it's quite gratifying to finish a book and know that someone is experiencing an entire novel's worth of story, or learning something elaborate and valuable, through my performance. I want that listener to have the best experience possible, and I want the same thing from any project I contribute to, regardless of length. Everyone I've worked with so far has given me a five-star rating and left good feedback, and I believe this is because I am highly attentive to detail, I listen carefully to my clients, and I'm willing to push my performance and go the extra mile to meet my clients' needs. I hope to never stop improving, and to provide the highest-quality audio I can.

 

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Service Description

I am willing to try any sort of voice-over work available. The more creative, the better. I strive to constantly expand my range, communicate effectively with clients, improve my technique, quicken and streamline my workflow, obtain knowledge of the craft, and create the best product possible for my clients. I record in a soundbooth and engineer my work to sound clean and clear, maximizing actual vocal tones, and minimizing noise. For fiction audiobooks and character work, I also have special effects I can use to create even more specific voices, or even sound effects and music if requested.

I've thoroughly enjoyed this profession since I've started, and I intend to produce high-quality sound to suit you and your media projects to the very best of my ability. If you know what you want and are willing to put forth direction, I am happy to listen and work with you by whatever means necessary to give you the performance you want.

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Experience

I am a musician, but I have experience in acting from high school, and I took a Radio and TV Performance class in college. I've always been interested in using my acting and voice skills to help produce media. I love the English language, I love experimenting with my voice and all sound in general, and I compulsively parrot commercials and other media noise that happens around us all day-to-day, which exercises my range and flexibility. I have now completed three audiobooks, one non-fiction, two fiction complete with characterizations, a short college training course narration, and a few voice-overs for commercial demos. I have a lot of experience producing music and recording through Ableton Live, and I use my home studio to do it. I also love to write, so if scripts need to be written or rewritten, I am more than capable of handling it. I'm eager to continue making my way in the voice-acting community, and even more eager to work on new media!

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Client List

Pearson Education
Listen and Think Audio
Wayman Publishing
Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies

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Education

Graduated High School at the Barstow School in Kansas City, Missouri.
Attended the UMKC Conservatory of Music for two years.

Reviews 5.0

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Automaton Creative

Jun 5, 2014

We had a very specific ask for the character, accent, and approach we wanted. Jeff was able to take the direction we wrote, read between the lines, and give us exactly what we needed. When we came back with a major change the client sprung on us, he delivered the revision within the hour at no extra charge. Excellent work, hope to work together again!

Internet Video Job #105843 • Wise Choice Market - Product Videos

Otherland

May 19, 2014

Internet Video Job #107005 • Solar

Otherland

Apr 7, 2014

Talented, Fast and Flexible.

Internet Video Job #101607 • solar video v2

Testimonials

Jeffrey did a GREAT job on the audio book that he narrated for us! He really brought the book to life with his ability to change and maintain multiple characterizations. He was efficient and very detail oriented. We would definitely hire Jeffrey for future voice work.

Curt Geren, Pearson Education

Delivered exactly what the client was looking for, and over the weekend at that.

Zach Kennedy

Excellent work here, highly talented, timely and professional. Highly recommend!

Will Perez, Sci-Fi Publishing
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