I speak TO people, not AT them. I take direction very well and get you exactly what you're after. I'm the 'anti-announcer,' sounding like the guy next door from whom you feel good asking advice. I also sound trustworthy, authoritative without arrogance -- like the guy you turn to when you need to talk with somebody. This is the type of voice people listen to and believe -- not a "radio voice", which agencies won't hire -- because they know listeners will believe that I myself believe what I am saying.
English (North American), English
British, Indian (India), Irish, North American
Middle Aged, Senior
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Have produced for The History and Discovery Channels, VH1, TruTV, Billy Graham
BS JMU; studied with national brand manager from Dancer Fitzgerald Sample NYC
Lawson L47 MP II (high end tube mic), record voice on reel-to-reel for added warmth before going to digital editing.
Computer & Software
MOTU DAW, Apple Computer
MIDI studio with Roland Sonic Cell & Ensoniq keyboards, licensed music libraries, licensed sound effects. Custom musical beds and single-instrument backgrounds; multiband compressor with peak limiter for added presence
MP3 and WAVE at any resolution, CD
Same day or overnight in majority of cases
Writer / producer / voice talent highly proficient at communicating the heart of an idea to listeners in ways they instantly pick up on and get the point of.
I use a very expensive world-class microphone because it is absolutely not ear-fatiguing. It unconsciously establishes an intimacy between the listener and me. A minority of voice talents use a mic of this caliber, and it makes a significant difference.
This business is my passion and you'll get 110% of what you pay for.
"Just wanted to give you some feedback --this week people traveled from Charlottesville, Va., Martinsburg, West Va., Woodbridge, Va., Orange, Va., and Richmond, Va., as a result of hearing the ad on the radio, going to the website, and then making a trip to the store. And they all purchased a Farm Table [$4,000]."Shenandoah Furniture Gallery, Purcellville, Virginia
Voice Over Clients
Zion Productions - network television producers
TeleMedia Productions - network television producers
Focus on the Family
Subcontract for The History and Discovery Channels,
VH1, truTV, The Food Network
MediaScore - jingle producers
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