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Howard Ellison

Howard Ellison

  Stoke Canon, EXETER, UK, GB

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Howard Ellison

Stoke Canon, EXETER, UK, GB

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

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Next Steps

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Relaxing, soothing, hypnotic, British 9 Listens

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Storytelling reel - fiction and factual 52 Listens

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Documentary narrations - British English 456 Listens

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Animation 578 Listens

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Science Horror by the master, Wells 114 Listens

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Air commercials - Moonpig to Mastercard 153 Listens

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Why Nick Loves the Internet 306 Listens

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Voices from history speak again 244 Listens

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Sound design - Ellison in house 333 Listens

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Educational, scientific, factual 300 Listens

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Audiobooks, characters voiced & produced 305 Listens

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Web explainers 205 Listens

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On-hold with promotional spot 132 Listens

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Quiet classics and poetry 908 Listens

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  • Documentaries
    / 5 Patricia Guerra for Job #191758 FORD DIRECTORS CUT great :) thanks
    Jul 14, 2016
  • Videogames
    / 5 Alberto González for Job #190954 Cursed Castile Teaser 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
  • Documentaries
    / 5 Ulrico Grech-Cumbo for Job #190089 Pilanesberg National Park documentary Superb voice quality, lightning turnaround, highly recommended. I hope to work with Howard again.
    Jun 14, 2016
  • Videogames
    / 5 Jim Yildirim for Job #178319 Opening sequence for a medieval fantasy video game Pleasure working with you, Howard. I look forward to working with you again very soon!
    Mar 16, 2016
  • Videogames
    / 5 Joe Parisi for Job #164624 Ember - Howard Ellison Excellent work!
    Dec 7, 2015
  • Television
    / 5 Marc Oestreich for Job #159924 Churchill Solitaire Promo Video
    Oct 15, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Alahna Macfarlane for Job #145617 voices - UK Sizzle real, not too British sounding Fantastic! Files are perfect, thanks!
    Jun 16, 2015
  • Audiobooks
    / 5 Andy Male for Job #136744 Voice Talent for Children's Book App 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
  • Business
    / 5 Dave Croyle for Job #139117 British Voice Actor - MALE Very talented, quick response. A pleasure to work with.
    Apr 14, 2015
  • Cartoons
    / 5 Brian Hoyle for Job #134728 Alice in Wonderland: The Queen's Croquet Ground Sorry for the delay. Thanks very much.
    Mar 6, 2015
  • Videogames
    / 5 Steve Bergen for Job #129887 Male Voice for Professor Character Wonderful voice and response time!
    Jan 21, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Sapan Bhatia for Job #126763 Voiceover for a unique handwriting software It was a pleasure working with Howard. Very fine recordings and a fast turnaround.
    Dec 13, 2014
  • / 5 Alexander Koehler for Job #126911 Memo, an Anti-ADD broadcast (pt. 1) 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
  • Educational
    / 5 Blair Frayer for Job #120035 Voices - VO needed for educational app (BRITISH MALE) Fabulous job Howard, you are SO talented!
    Dec 12, 2014
  • Videogames
    / 5 Ruslan Efimov for Job #118460 DG2 (Ted_Samuel_2-4) It is always a pleasure to work with Howard.
    Sep 23, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Katie Weed for Job #113571 Voices - Non-Broadcast - Internet, American Revolution (5 British Males) 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
  • Business
    / 5 Annie Miller for Job #103932 Tisski Howard is FANTASTIC! Turnaround time is incredible.
    May 15, 2014
  • Educational
    / 5 Pieter Vanbrabant for Job #104598 Shell Shock Strict deadline, good audio quality, fair price, good voice and intonation. strongly recommended
    May 14, 2014
  • Educational
    / 5 Dale Petersen for Job #105764 British Accent Required - Virtual Field Trip to London 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
  • Videogames
    / 5 Ruslan Efimov for Job #105016 DG2 (Samuel 1.3) We always enjoy working with Howard.
    Apr 25, 2014
  • Educational
    / 5 Allison Schneider for Job #103082 Jabberwocky / Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Howard works quickly and has a great style in his voice. It was a pleasure to work with him!
    Apr 8, 2014
  • Videogames
    / 5 Ruslan Efimov for Job #98166 DG2 (Ted_Samuel_0.1) 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
  • Business
    / 5 stephfan nurse for Job #93873 Opening narrator AMAZING VOICE TALENT!!!!! Highly recommend Howard, his reading really helped bring to life our project
    Jan 1, 2014
  • Educational
    / 5 Margarit-Gajane Kalatshjan-Kirejeva for Job #85939 The North
    Dec 4, 2013
  • Educational
    / 5 Margarit-Gajane Kalatshjan-Kirejeva for Job #86749 North (amendments) - lip sync Great job once again! Always fast and professional.
    Dec 4, 2013
  • Videogames
    / 5 Randall Ritnour for Job #89263 Further explanation of Takamo Universe Excellent job as always.
    Nov 12, 2013
  • Educational
    / 5 Olga Kosova for Job #84078 Reading Verse 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
  • Business
    / 5 Annie Miller for Job #82234 The Gourmet Lizard
    Jul 29, 2013
  • Audiobooks
    / 5 Torsten Alfred Lauschmann for Job #81985 Pataphysical Frequency Receiver Superb Job, fast, professional and friendly.
    Jul 28, 2013
  • Business
    / 5 Randall Ritnour for Job #79064 Online Science Fiction Game Project 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
  • Audiobooks
    / 5 Brian Yi for Job #77021 Voice for classical children's book The recordings sound great and were done very well.
    Thanks for great work!
    May 28, 2013
  • Videogames
    / 5 Adam Gill for Job #76949 Big reward narrator Great work and quick response time!
    May 16, 2013
  • Educational
    / 5 Eric MacDonald for Job #69847 AIM Self-Guided Audio Tour Howard did great. Very responsive, and great communication. I plan to use him again in the future.
    Feb 6, 2013
  • Business
    / 5 von darnell for Job #69544 Victoria Common - British voices --RUSH Howard was amazing- he gave a perfect read. A real pro!!
    Jan 17, 2013
  • Audiobooks
    / 5 Mark Harrison for Job #65250 Children's Story Narration 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
  • Business
    / 5 Stephanie Hardy for Job #59714 Oral Hygene
    Oct 15, 2012
  • Internet
    / 5 Alex Hartley for Job #64239 Quirky iPhone Trivia Game Trailer excellent voice. very fast and professional.
    Oct 12, 2012
  • Documentaries
    / 5 Theo Lipfert for Job #61839 Natural Order Multimedia Very professional with fast turnaround. Thank you!
    Aug 26, 2012
  • Television
    / 5 Geoff Kwitko for Job #60406 Howard E Voiceover Job A simply stunning voice. Unique. Deep. Mesmorizing. A great business ethic! WOW. What a super star!
    Aug 22, 2012
  • Internet
    / 5 Jonathan Coussens for Job #59545 Orphans Great to work with. Perfect amount of emotion in the read. Responds very quickly.
    Jul 20, 2012
  • Audiobooks
    / 5 Simon Forsyth for Job #57605 Voice Over For Section Of Book 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
  • Documentaries
    / 5 Przemyslaw Diering for Job #56111 Audioguide gdansk Oliwa ENG Well done again! Thank you Howard.
    May 24, 2012
  • Business
    / 5 Dylan Fuller for Job #55922 Social Direction
    May 18, 2012
  • Educational
    / 5 Chris Jennings for Job #55998 Perspectives in Design 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
  • Documentaries
    / 5 Phil Katz for Job #52289 Historical documentary - need 30 year-old British male for voiceover quotes
    Mar 14, 2012
  • Videogames
    / 5 Gabe Carter for Job #48891 Adventure game project 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
  • Business
    / 5 Fifteen Four for Job #47640 Digital Agency
    Dec 22, 2011
  • Television
    / 5 Douglass Davies for Job #47550 THE CROSSING (Comtemporary drama) 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
  • Educational
    / 5 Fifteen Four for Job #46900 Fractals
    Dec 19, 2011
  • Videogames
    / 5 Matt Lichtenwalter for Job #45883 Raphael Fractured Fairytales Beauty and the Beast
    Dec 14, 2011
  • Business
    / 5 Laurence Hagood for Job #45171 RUSH - Voice over for short web videos Howard has been an absolute pleasure to work with!
    Nov 7, 2011
  • Videogames
    / 5 Matt Lichtenwalter for Job #45134 Raphael - Fractured Fairytales: Beauty & The Beast Adventure Game It was a real pleasure to work with Howard. He has a golden smooth voice. I will work with him again!
    Nov 6, 2011
  • Documentaries
    / 5 Tim Powell for Job #43845 Great Pyramid Documentary 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
  • Internet
    / 5 Ivan Saliba for Job #41483 Duckstar Great job Howard!
    Oct 12, 2011
  • Educational
    / 5 Nathan Graeser for Job #40825 Piper Paquen and the missing Piece Howard was amazing I would highly recommend. ; )
    BBB
    Aug 30, 2011
  • Business
    / 5 David Hill for Job #40955 MC Introduction 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
  • Educational
    / 5 Margarit-Gajane Kalatshjan-Kirejeva for Job #37734 Petfood training video
    Aug 8, 2011
  • Documentaries
    / 5 Emanuel Altenburger for Job #38024 Event documentary Thank you very much for super-fast turnover and Top-Quality! Very nice contact, superb quality. Again, thank you, Howard!
    Jun 24, 2011
  • Documentaries
    / 5 FEDERICO SCHIAVI for Job #37667 Medicins sans Frontieres
    Jun 18, 2011
  • Audiobooks
    / 5 Przemyslaw Diering for Job #36993 **duplicate - please do not audition** AUDIOGUIDE Gdansk Howard - or should I say - Doctor Kulmus ;) - you were marvelous again!
    Thank you!
    Jun 11, 2011
  • Educational
    / 5 MIKE SCULLION for Job #34600 Childrens Fairytale 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
  • Audiobooks
    / 5 J D Freedman for Job #33294 Talented actor to lend a dramatic voice to inspirational film 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
  • Radio
    / 5 Timothy Madhukar for Job #32735 Kama Sutra Cricket great to work with, will surely use again when the need arises.
    Mar 18, 2011
  • Documentaries
    / 5 Przemyslaw Diering for Job #32695 the Oliwa Cathedral Excellent warm voice, good diction, proffesionall attitude.
    I hope I will have a chance to work again with Mr. Ellison.
    Mar 15, 2011
  • Radio
    / 5 Timothy Madhukar for Job #32271 Kama Sutra Tennis Radio
    Mar 5, 2011
  • Radio
    / 5 Timothy Madhukar for Job #32419 Kama Sutra Football
    Mar 5, 2011
  • Business
    / 5 Scott Meyer for Job #26671 ZAGG Online Ad 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
  • Audiobooks
    / 5 Erik Klimczak for Job #24666 Interactive Story Book Great working with Howard. Quick turnaround time and response to emails
    Aug 31, 2010