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Don Martin

Don Martin

Palm Desert, California, US
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Don Martin

Don Martin

  Palm Desert, California, US

Highlights

Warm and welcoming, with a touch of cello; specialize in delivering information in a comfortable and engaging manner (e.g., docs & corporate videos); can go authoritarian or hard sell if you need it. Excellent sight-reader for longer projects and technical material. As for characterization or sound-alikes, I'm comfortable with vocal characteristics - creating a character with attitude and inflection - but I am not adept at specific ethnic or national accents.

Languages

English, English (North American), English (British), English (Australian), English (New Zealand)

Accent

Australian, British, New Zealand, North American

Ages

Middle Aged

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Documentaries, Educational, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Radio, Television

Experience

* Live events emcee, 35 years
* Freelance voiceovers, 30 years
* Radio & television hosting, 10 years
* Grammy-nominated singer
* Experienced script writer

Credentials

Education

Music has always been my teacher for proper use of the voice. As a recording voice you "sing" the script with inflection and emphasis. Music degree studies were at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa; additional studies at University of Washington, Seattle.
The rest has all come by experience. Began speaking career as a live stage emcee in variety entertainment in Seattle.
Progressed to radio & tv hosting for NBC affiliate (KING) in Seattle; performed for several years as Bob Barker's sub-host for Miss USA-Miss Universe pageants, and as his announcer on the CBS pageant telecasts. 

The move to Los Angeles served to continue my experience as special events host (Disneyland park events, corporate galas & trade shows).
Wrote and voiced the Westside Community Report on KABC TalkRadio for several years, in addition to a wide range of V/O work for commercials and info pieces.
Volunteer narrator (books-on-tape) for Braille Institute, 5 years.
Sidebar: Also a bass singer for five years with the Grammy-nominated jazz vocal group the L. A. Jazz Choir.
Currently do V/O work for internet clients, and producers across the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs area). Host a weekly TV show here called "Desert Entertainment This Week".

Studio

  • Microphone

    EV27-ND

  • Computer & Software

    iMac Desktop (Latest OSX - Intel Core 2 Duo)

  • Special Equipment

    Mackie mixer; Mini-disc & CD co-axial and optical capabilities.

  • Delivery Methods

    Broadband internet email

  • Turnaround Time

    24 hours for commercials & trailers

Service Description

Voiceovers

Payment Terms

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Next Steps

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