Howard Ellison  Stoke Canon, EXETER, UK, GB

Howard Ellison
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Howard Ellison

Howard Ellison

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Highlights

Howard Powered… seven years full-time freelance, own studio.
VOLVO launch, US tv ++ MOONPIG UK national TV campaigns ++ Skrill Mastercard ++ UNHCR refugee appeal ++ Books 'Seeing Red' by Prof Nicholas Humphrey and 'Truman' by Roy Jenkins released by Audible ++ Audiobook 'World of Ryyah' wins Bronze ++ Improvised 'Angelic' Elvan and Orcan tongues.

GEORGE the FIRTH? Niche Brit if you like, but rarely Stiff Upper Lip. As well as Attenborough, Churchill, H.G. Wells, Ringo Starr, meet the Madman in the taxi, Elven and Orcan romantics, Simp Bratson, a lad in trouble, lovelorn Ingrid of iPad fame. I'm a narrator who can ACT, and make sense of a book on philosophy.
Own full-service studio, editing skill, BBC-trained, World Voices Organisation Quality Approved.

From basso boom to sneaky villain. Sweet talking to sharp suited. STYLES: Straight 'n clear, dramatic, conversational, intimate, poetic, experimental. I Iove performance. Posh, neutral, cockney, character. Ongoing FIVE STAR FEEDBACK. 'Ingrid' video I voiced for Zagg won ADDY GOLD 2011. BEST ACTOR semifinalist Amazon Studios Oct 2011. BRONZE AWARD Readers Favorite 2013. WINNER Halloween contest, VoicesPro 2014.
Just uploaded (2016) a voiced video reel on my YouTube channel.

Languages

English (British)

Accents

British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - North West (Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), Welsh

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Videogames

Experience

ACTOR'S TRAINING, voicework and stage Mountview Academy, London, with Peter Coxhead, Eileen Norris.
Former UK news writer and editor. Pro Technique pass, BBC Film Unit. Freelance voice actor.
VO COACHING: Kevin Delaney.
VOICED UK & USA national TV spots, 62k multi-voice romance, academic philosophy, history documentary, medical and industrial videos, radio & YouTube spots, local history DVD sets, charity podcast, children's stories, iPhone apps, Cathedral guide, cod-sports commentaries, poetry, anime and games characters.

Credentials

Education

UK state schools, Open University humanities, journalist, senior career development in voluntary & community sector.

Studio

  • Microphone

    Rode NT1A LDC, Coles 4038 ribbon.

  • Computer & Software

    iMac OSX10.8.5 Lion. Twisted Wave, Izotope RX2, Fabfilter Pro-C2, backup drive.

  • Special Equipment

    SCNow, phonepatch, linked Skype, whisper space.

  • Delivery Methods

    WAV/AIFF, zip. MP3 8-320, 16/24/32 bit. FTP/Hightail, flash.

  • Turnaround Time

    12 hours, timezone permitting, or immediate if short.

Service Description

PRO QUALITY performance and cleanup, own full time studio.
FREE TRIAL READS: Narration, stories, guides, characters, experimental.
SCRIPT DOCTOR: Inflexion and subbing for voice will cut your word count - and costs! Ask me how.
DIRECTION is welcomed by phonepatch or Skype - I am used to it, and also self-direct.
QUALITY tracks (I am BBC trained), recorded in silent acoustic. Breaths and clicks hand-cleared.
PRODUCTION? Yes. Music bed or a complete spot, including writing. Sold examples available.
OWN STUDIO = fast, flexible, almost 24/7... and great value!

Testimonials

'OUTSTANDING voice talent. Brought to life an idea
and made it exceptional. Very easy to work with' - Director Scott Meyer.

Video for Zagg Inc., Salt Lake City.

'The reads were right-on from the beginning. One of the best I have worked with' - Director Tim Powell

Tim Powell films

The recordings sound great and were done very well.
Thanks for great work! - Producer Brian Yi

Publisher of classic childrens' stories as apps.

Exceptional service and his voice, inflection and tempo were spot on. Howard Ellison was the perfect choice for this project. We will certainly rehire him for our next project - Randall Ritnour

Games Developer

Reading poetry is not an easy job, and Howard's audition was perfect from the first read. He grasped the right rhythm, tone and spirit of the poem with amazing precision. It was a great vocal performance, and we would be delighted to work with Howard again.

Olga Kosova

Thanks Howard. Loved your reading and beautiful narration, it really added to the project - Mike Leechin.

Little Castaways animation

Perfect! Happy to work on future projects with you. The others who took part this morning were very happy as well - Owe Bengtsson

TMP (Volvo US television spot)

Voice Over Clients

Moonpig - UK national TV ads
Volvo - US national tv launch
Audible - a/book Seeing Red
BBC America - thriller trailer
Kramp gmbh - Industrial films
Ydraw - action sketch voice
Danny Wallace - short story
Lapka - Russian innovation
JDFtv - Inspirational video
Soap fm - Street reporter
15Four - Executives online
Webnation - Entrepreneurs
Zagg.com - Animation voice
Britain on Film - DVD histories
Soundart Radio - Zap That Mic!
McGraw Hill - Literature Educational
Tim Powell - Historical documentary
Redwood Audio - philosophy audiobook
N3RD London - Voice replacement
Daxic Group - Smartphone apps
Global Poverty - Vaccine appeal
Big Top Games - Role of Raphael
Suetvess, Rome - Social documentary
Clean Fantastic - Radio spot production
Clarity Consulting - Interactive storybook
Heritage Media - 45 tourist DVD guides
Mastercard Skrill - Company launch
Home Positions - Lifestyle web ad
Dr Dave Hill, DCH - Warmup PA
Lanesborough Hotel - onhold
The Mask fansite - teaser
Author H.L.Watson - Audiobook
Swansea University - I am a Tree
Ravensbourne Media - After Auschwitz
Dalhousie University - Arts documentary
Emanuel Altenburger - Event documentary
Transas International - Naval architect training
Medecins Sans Frontiers - Doctor recruitment
American Museum of Independence - guide
Staffordshire University - Futurist narration
Matthew Chappell comedy - Polite guy
Mexpo tourist guides - Cathedral tour
Takamo Universe - Sci-fi narrator
NAIF childrens' health products
UNHCR refugee appeal

Payment Terms

Hire Howard for voice-over work. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

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Sound design - Ellison in house 333 Listens

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Educational, scientific, factual 296 Listens

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Audiobooks, characters voiced & produced 304 Listens

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Web explainers 205 Listens

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On-hold with promotional spot 130 Listens

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Quiet classics and poetry 908 Listens

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    Jul 14, 2016
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    From Alberto González To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #190954) It's been really a pleasure to work with Howard Ellison. He delivered exactly the voice and intonation we were looking for and even better! And he did it very fast. Exceptional talent. Looking forward to work with him again! - Alberto J. González, Producer @ Abylight Studios
    Jun 22, 2016
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    From Ulrico Grech-Cumbo To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #190089) Superb voice quality, lightning turnaround, highly recommended. I hope to work with Howard again.
    Jun 14, 2016
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    Mar 16, 2016
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    Dec 7, 2015
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    Oct 15, 2015
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    Jun 16, 2015
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    From Andy Male To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #136744) Howard's work for us was SUPERB in all senses of the word. His character work far exceeded our expectations -- his molded his voice to match the exacting needs of three different characters and did so perfectly. Moreover, he was speedy, professional and a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend him for your project!
    Apr 19, 2015
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    From Dave Croyle To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #139117) Very talented, quick response. A pleasure to work with.
    Apr 14, 2015
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    From Brian Hoyle To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #134728) Sorry for the delay. Thanks very much.
    Mar 6, 2015
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    From Steve Bergen To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #129887) Wonderful voice and response time!
    Jan 21, 2015
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    From Sapan Bhatia To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #126763) It was a pleasure working with Howard. Very fine recordings and a fast turnaround.
    Dec 13, 2014
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    From Alexander Koehler To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #126911) Howard Ellison is not only does his job professionally, also he is really interested in a material itself. The whole process of working with Howard is a pleasure and pure joy.
    Top marks!
    Dec 13, 2014
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    From Blair Frayer To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #120035) Fabulous job Howard, you are SO talented!
    Dec 12, 2014
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    From Ruslan Efimov To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #118460) It is always a pleasure to work with Howard.
    Sep 23, 2014
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    From Katie Weed To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #113571) GREAT work, Howard! Thank you so much for being a voice over superstar. We love your voice and you are very professional to work with! Thank you for your quick turnaround times and high quality files. We hope to work with you again soon!
    Sep 15, 2014
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    From Annie Miller To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #103932) Howard is FANTASTIC! Turnaround time is incredible.
    May 15, 2014
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    May 14, 2014
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    From Dale Petersen To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #105764) Thanks, Howard. Yours was definitely the right voice for the job! I can send you a link to the finished product if you like. I'm sure you would be interested in seeing how it all comes together.

    May 10, 2014
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    From Ruslan Efimov To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #105016) We always enjoy working with Howard.
    Apr 25, 2014
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    From Allison Schneider To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #103082) Howard works quickly and has a great style in his voice. It was a pleasure to work with him!
    Apr 8, 2014
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    From Ruslan Efimov To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #98166) Working with Howard was great! He is very responsive to any adjustments, friendly and definitely easy to work with.
    Thank you, Howard, for the quality of your voiceovers and quick turnaround time.
    Feb 19, 2014
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    From stephfan nurse To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #93873) AMAZING VOICE TALENT!!!!! Highly recommend Howard, his reading really helped bring to life our project
    Jan 1, 2014
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    Dec 4, 2013
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    From Margarit-Gajane Kalatshjan-Kirejeva To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #86749) Great job once again! Always fast and professional.
    Dec 4, 2013
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    From Randall Ritnour To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #89263) Excellent job as always.
    Nov 12, 2013
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    From Olga Kosova To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #84078) Reading poetry is not an easy job, and Howard's audition was perfect from the first read. He grasped the right rhythm, tone and spirit of the poem with amazing precision. It was a great vocal performance, and we would be delighted to work with Howard again.
    Aug 23, 2013
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    From Annie Miller To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #82234)
    Jul 29, 2013
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    From Torsten Alfred Lauschmann To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #81985) Superb Job, fast, professional and friendly.
    Jul 28, 2013
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    From Randall Ritnour To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #79064) I delivered the final draft of the project three days late and he sent back a polished voic over in a few hours. He delivered exceptional service and his voice, inflection and tempo were dead on. Howard Ellison was the perfect choice for this project. We will certainly rehire him for our next project.
    Jun 21, 2013
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    From Brian Yi To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #77021) The recordings sound great and were done very well.
    Thanks for great work!
    May 28, 2013
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    From Adam Gill To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #76949) Great work and quick response time!
    May 16, 2013
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    From Eric MacDonald To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #69847) Howard did great. Very responsive, and great communication. I plan to use him again in the future.
    Feb 6, 2013
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    From von darnell To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #69544) Howard was amazing- he gave a perfect read. A real pro!!
    Jan 17, 2013
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    From Mark Harrison To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #65250) Howard did an excellent job - very timely and efficient. I am very pleased with the technical quality of the recording and with style and manner which Howard uses. Spot on.
    Oct 27, 2012
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    Oct 15, 2012
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    From Alex Hartley To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #64239) excellent voice. very fast and professional.
    Oct 12, 2012
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    Aug 26, 2012
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    Aug 22, 2012
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    From Jonathan Coussens To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #59545) Great to work with. Perfect amount of emotion in the read. Responds very quickly.
    Jul 20, 2012
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    From Simon Forsyth To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #57605) Howard did a great job! Quick to respond to messages, he provided the finished file in just a few hours. Highly recommended.
    Jun 10, 2012
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    From Przemyslaw Diering To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #56111) Well done again! Thank you Howard.
    May 24, 2012
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    May 18, 2012
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    From Chris Jennings To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #55998) Howard delivered exactly what I was looking for in record time. I couldn't be happier with the end result and look forward to working with him again.
    May 14, 2012
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    Mar 14, 2012
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    From Gabe Carter To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #48891) Wonderful voice, excellent acting skills. Was less than 24 hours from posting job to approving final VO files. Highly recommend Mr. Ellison (it's not every day you find someone who can even give you 3 minutes straight of believable snoring).
    Jan 18, 2012
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    Dec 22, 2011
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    From Douglass Davies To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #47550) Howard is an excellent talent. He's disciplined and responsive and the kind of artist a producer or director can depend on regardless of the scale of the project. Thanks Howard! A job well done. --Director/Writer Doug Davies
    Dec 20, 2011
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    Dec 19, 2011
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    Dec 14, 2011
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    Nov 7, 2011
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    From Matt Lichtenwalter To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #45134) It was a real pleasure to work with Howard. He has a golden smooth voice. I will work with him again!
    Nov 6, 2011
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    From Tim Powell To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #43845) Great Talent! Easy to work with. The reads were right-on from the beginning. One of the best I've worked with!
    Nov 2, 2011
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    Oct 12, 2011
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    BBB
    Aug 30, 2011
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    From David Hill To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #40955) Howard did an awesome job! Not only was his voice work perfect, he used his creativity to improve the script that I sent him.

    Simply superb!

    Dr. Dave Hill, DCH
    Aug 23, 2011
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    Aug 8, 2011
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    From Emanuel Altenburger To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #38024) Thank you very much for super-fast turnover and Top-Quality! Very nice contact, superb quality. Again, thank you, Howard!
    Jun 24, 2011
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    Jun 18, 2011
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    From Przemyslaw Diering To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #36993) Howard - or should I say - Doctor Kulmus ;) - you were marvelous again!
    Thank you!
    Jun 11, 2011
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    From MIKE SCULLION To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #34600) Excellent work Howard! You delivered as promised and completed changes on time. We listened to at least 25 different voices-none of them interpreted the text as perfect as you did.

    Txs

    Cranston School
    Jun 9, 2011
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    From J D Freedman To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #33294) Absolutely the best. I can't rate Howard high enough in every category. Here you have a talented and passionate thespian - dedicated to his craft who has a wonderful rich voice a great mastery of evoke emotions and making the words come alive but also an excellent technician from his years working as a soundman with the BBC he has a great technical knowledge which supports everything else. I can't recommend him highly enough.
    Mar 24, 2011
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    From Timothy Madhukar To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #32735) great to work with, will surely use again when the need arises.
    Mar 18, 2011
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    From Przemyslaw Diering To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #32695) Excellent warm voice, good diction, proffesionall attitude.
    I hope I will have a chance to work again with Mr. Ellison.
    Mar 15, 2011
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    Mar 5, 2011
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    Mar 5, 2011
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    From Scott Meyer To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #26671) Howard Ellison went above and beyond expectations. He is a very professional voice actor with a unique style. It has been a pleasure to have him be part of our video project. He is highly recommended in every regard.
    Oct 19, 2010
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    From Erik Klimczak To Howard Ellison (Re: Job #24666) Great working with Howard. Quick turnaround time and response to emails
    Aug 31, 2010