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Mario Costa

Mario Costa

-North Hollywood, California, US

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Mario Costa

Mario Costa

  -North Hollywood, California, US

Highlights

Young Male Range, Bossa Nova warm style and also energetic. Good with Portuguese, Spanish, French and Russian foreign accents applied to English. Experienced with cartoon voices, very versatile. Brazilian Portuguese specialist.

Languages

Portuguese (Brazilian), English

Accent

French, Russian, South American (Brazilian), Portuguese

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

Experience

1990 - Present

VOICEOVER / DUBBING / DIRECTOR AND STUDIO MANAGEMENT:
More than 350 feature films, 59 miniseries, 2700 cartoons , promos, interstitials, marrations. Mario was the owner of "TRIX BRASIL PRODUCTIONS" a Dubbing studio in Rio de Janeiro from 2000 to 2009 providing technical services for Disney, Buena Vista, Paramount, Dreamworks, NBC Universal, Fox, CNN, Cartoon Network, TNT Herbalife, Tahitian Noni, ADM, TV GLOBO Brazil, Directv, Warner Bros and many others.

VOICE OVER / CHARACTER DUBBING / DIRECTOR:
Mario has lent his vocal skills and or directed ADR on more than 350 feature films, 59 miniseries 2700 cartoons, promos, interstitials, narrations and 122 corporate keynote speeches, town hall annual reports and other voice related jobs. Some of his clients are Disney, Paramount, Dreamworks, NBC Universal, Fox, CNN, Cartoon Network, TNT Herbalife, Tahitian Noni, ADM, TV Globo Brasil and many others. Mario was the official announcer for the Cartoon Network Brazil, from 1993 to 1995.


TRANSLATOR:
More than 260 feature films, 59miniseries, 2700 cartoons, promos, narrations and corporate keynote speeches, town hall annual reports and other miscellaneous translation related jobs. Some of his clients are Disney, Paramount, Dreamworks, NBC Universal, Fox, CNN, Cartoon Network, TNT, Herbalife, Tahitian Noni, ADM, Rotary International and many others.

Q.C. SPECIALIST:
Quality control for the HBO content in movies and series as: “Boardwalk Empire, Girls, Eastbound and Down, Game of Thrones, Strike Back, Rome, Behind the Candelabra, Clear History and many others. Freelance work Q.C. for CCI, CMS, JBI and others.

DIALOGUE COACH:
Dialogue coaching for Paul Riser "IBM commercial", Louis Ferreira Fox's "Touch" miniseries, " and Direct TV Brasil spokepersons. Language consultant on Fox's feature cartoon "Rio", Paramount's "Hellldorado" and "Fast Five" and Warner Bros "Medicine Man", "Boca" and "3 Days in September." Mario also owned a Voice Over and Dubbing Recording Studio called "Trix Brasil", in Rio de Janeiro. 2000 / 2009

LOOP GROUPS:
Help create audio ambience in Brazilian Portuguese for original movie soundtracks as: Medicine Man, Boca, 3 Days in September, Navalha na Carne, Helldorado, Fast Five, Rio, Rio 2 and others.

INTERPRETER:
Portuguese (A) English (B) Spanish (C) French (D)
Corporate event simultaneous / consecutive / whispering interpretation and Live TV Satellite World Broadcasting for companies such as Herbalife, Tahitian Noni, Rotary Club, Kingston, Stanford University, Sony Corporation, CBS News, ADM, Bio Conference, ANVISA, BD, W.L. Gore & Associates, Mercedes AMG, Lockheed Martin, Brazilian Air Force, US Coast Guard, CUNA, Google, Amway, World Council of Credit Unions and others.
Worked with: Nutrition and Supplements, Medical, Automotive, Agriculture, Computers, Pharmaceuticals, Sports (Bull riding, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Car racing), FDA, Credit Unions, Aeronautics, Avionics, US Government, Brazilian Government and others.



SIGNIFICANT ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Considered a top professional today in Rio de Janeiro and Los Angeles as a voice talent in major projects in Brazilian Portuguese dubbing services in constant demand for Brazilian Portuguese related jobs. Corrdinated dubbing projects for the massive MGM Film Library, The Cartoon Network Latin America, TNT and Turner Classic Movies Brazil. Supervised and organized many projects in its various levels, from the creative writing process to the final post-productions stages, directing, translating, creating music, sound effects and coordinating ADR. Translates from English, French, Spanish and Italian. Translated song lyrics from English into Portuguese, keeping metric and rhymes for computer animated cartoons and had the project approved and sold to the Brazilian market.

SKILLS:
Fluent in Portuguese, French, English, Spanish and Italian. Computer Software literature, character voices, piano, musical production, theatre and voice over direction and voice casting.
Sports: Played amateur soccer, tennis and volleyball.

EDUCATION:
• Studied from Kindergarten to High School in Peru, Italy, France, Paraguay, Iraq and El Salvador, accompanying his father a diplomatic and Brazilian Ambassador. Mario was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1962 / 1977
• Santa Ursula University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, major in architecture. 1978/1979
• Certified trained and unionized as a professional actor by "Tablado Theatre School" Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1974 /1977
• Member SAG/Aftra
• Studied vocal techniques with Sonia Joppert, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , 1983
• Graduated at the "Grove School of Music", major in Keyboard and Piano in Los Angeles, California, 1990
• His combined experience with corporate events, movie and TV sets throughout the years has developed his social and technical skills.

• Additional information and references are available upon request.



Credentials

Education

SAG/Aftra member, more than 27 years of experience in Voice Over, Dubbing and Translation. Simultaneous Interpreter, Home Studio Owner, very quick turnaround. Speaks fluently Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

Studio

  • Microphone

    Shure SMB7

  • Computer & Software

    MacPro ProTools 12

  • Special Equipment

    UAD 610 and Neve 1073 Preamps, SSL Channel EQ, API, Neve and SSL Compressors

  • Delivery Methods

    Internet

  • Turnaround Time

    24 hours depending on project and availability

Service Description

5 different studio vocal chain presets to match client requirements. Mixing capabilities. 27 years of experience in the voice business, great versatility, quick turnaround and flexibility for any required changes.

Testimonials

Mario was part of our team for 2 decades. He is professional, reliable and talented.

Blas Kisic

Blague Communications

Mario provided Dubbing services in Brazilian Portuguese for several feature films for Universal Studios for 8 years. He always delivered the projects on time in a very professional manner.
Chana Smith-Ballofet

Universal Studios

Mario is a consummate professional. Fast, reliable and easy to work with.

Taku Aihara

JVTA

Voice Over Clients

Disney, Buena Vista, Paramount, Dreamworks, NBC Universal, Fox, CNN, Cartoon Network, TNT Herbalife, Tahitian Noni, ADM, TV GLOBO Brazil, Directv, Warner Bros and many others.

VOICE OVER / CHARACTER DUBBING / DIRECTOR:
Mario has lent his vocal skills and or directed ADR on more than 350 feature films, 59 miniseries 2700 cartoons, promos, interstitials, narrations and 122 corporate keynote speeches, town hall annual reports and other voice related jobs. Some of his clients are Disney, Paramount, Dreamworks, NBC Universal, Fox, CNN, Cartoon Network, TNT Herbalife, Tahitian Noni, ADM, TV Globo Brasil and many others. Mario was the official announcer for the Cartoon Network Brazil, from 1993 to 1995.


TRANSLATOR:
More than 260 feature films, 59miniseries, 2700 cartoons, promos, narrations and corporate keynote speeches, town hall annual reports and other miscellaneous translation related jobs. Some of his clients are Disney, Paramount, Dreamworks, NBC Universal, Fox, CNN, Cartoon Network, TNT, Herbalife, Tahitian Noni, ADM, Rotary International and many others.

Q.C. SPECIALIST:
Quality control for the HBO content in movies and series as: “Boardwalk Empire, Girls, Eastbound and Down, Game of Thrones, Strike Back, Rome, Behind the Candelabra, Clear History and many others. Freelance work Q.C. for CCI, CMS, JBI, DeLuxe and others.

DIALOGUE COACH:
Dialogue coaching for Paul Riser "IBM commercial", Louis Ferreira Fox's "Touch" miniseries, " and Direct TV Brasil spokepersons. Language consultant on Fox's feature cartoon "Rio", Paramount's "Hellldorado" and "Fast Five" and Warner Bros "Medicine Man", "Boca" and "3 Days in September." Mario also owned a Voice Over and Dubbing Recording Studio called "Trix Brasil", in Rio de Janeiro. 2000 / 2009

LOOP GROUPS:
Help create audio ambience in Brazilian Portuguese for original movie soundtracks as: Medicine Man, Boca, 3 Days in September, Navalha na Carne, Helldorado, Fast Five, Rio, Rio 2 and others.

INTERPRETER:
Portuguese (A) English (B) Spanish (C) French (D)
Corporate event simultaneous / consecutive / whispering interpretation and Live TV Satellite World Broadcasting for companies such as Herbalife, Tahitian Noni, Rotary Club, Kingston, Stanford University, Sony Corporation, CBS News, ADM, Bio Conference, ANVISA, BD, W.L. Gore & Associates, Mercedes AMG, Lockheed Martin, Brazilian Air Force, US Coast Guard, CUNA, Google, Amway, World Council of Credit Unions and others.
Worked with: Nutrition and Supplements, Medical, Automotive, Agriculture, Computers, Pharmaceuticals, Sports (Bull riding, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Car racing), FDA, Credit Unions, Aeronautics, Avionics, US Government, Brazilian Government and others.

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