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Yabo Obien

Yabo Obien

Los Angeles Area, California, US
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Yabo Obien

Yabo Obien

  Los Angeles Area, California, US

Highlights

Warm, wise, and seasoned narrator; character and dialect specialist, hint of the past vo masters yet standing alone enough to call it unique; trailer and preview attitudes always complement the story---the attitude is primary to the tonality. Narrator sound is warm, personal, seasoned, authoritative. Influences include Peter Coyote, Will Lyman, Peter Thomas, Morgan Freeman, Live Schreiber, Richard Basehart. Dialect and Character voice influences: Paul Frees, Mel Blanc.

Languages

English (North American), English

Accents

British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), French, Hawaiian, India, Pakistan (Punjabi), Italian, Jewish, North American, Norwegian (Nynorsk), Philippines (Filipino, Tagalog), Spanish, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), Yiddish

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

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

Experience

My core money voices are as a seasoned 1) narrator/interp artist and 2) dialect/accent specialist. My 15 years at Walt Disney Imagineering as an Imagineer computing guru supporting the creative groups: music, voiceovers, production, special effects and my concurrent career as an actor, musician, and in-demand I.T. analyst have all come together in this arena of voiceovers where vocal talent meets technology. The traditional is mixed with the cutting edge where vocal skill and acting prowess still remains the major talent, yet production and technical expertise is mandatory to deliver the product on time, every time. I have been trained by the best in the field of music, voiceovers, and future technologies and computing in the creative arts. I have learned under the likes of the voices that surround visitors at the worlds largest entertainment company, Walt Disney Co. As a trained singer and professional touring and studio musician, I come to the industry with the vocal, interpretive, acting, and writing experience that covers a wide range of character and dialects as well as narrative forms with great facility, flexibility, and meaning.

Credentials

Education

1) Toyota USA "No Matter What" & "Straight To The Top" campaign
2) Lifelock Identity Theft Protection
3) (Website hidden) - “HULU Viewers Choirce Awards” announcer
4) Hollande America Cruise Lines live production, "Droom" - Opening atmosphere VO
5) Walt Disney Imagineering, Theme Park Productions
6) Bank of America Travelers Checks
7) Dupont Corporation training videos (ongoing)
8) Carnival Cruise Lines Italy (Live show narrator tracks)
9) BBC Worldwide (Bikeshop Showdown)
10) CNN (Avianca promo)
11) Discovery Channel
12) Amgen
13) US Armed Services Military Museums (Battleships)
14) Time Audio Magazine (Website hidden)
15) NBC Affiliate, Meade Express Morning Show - Atlanta, GA "Rooster"
16) Chinese Dept of Educational Instructional/Translation Materials, Guangzhou, China
17) Gateway Church, Grapevine TX
18) Zondervan Publishers The Bible Experience II: Job, Matthew, Narrator
19) Marconi Automotive Museum Los Angeles CA


My core money voices are as a seasoned 1) narrator and interpretive actor and 2) dialect/accent specialist. My 15 years at Walt Disney Imagineering as an Imagineer computing guru supporting the creative groups: music, voiceovers, production, special effects and my concurrent career as an actor, musician, and in-demand I.T. analyst have all come together in this arena of voiceovers where vocal talent meets technology. The traditional is mixed with the cutting edge where vocal skill and acting prowess still remains the major talent, yet production and technical expertise is mandatory to deliver the product on time, every time. I have been trained by the best in the field of music, voiceovers, and future technologies and computing in the creative arts. I have learned under the likes of the voices that surround visitors at the worlds largest entertainment company, Walt Disney Co. As a trained singer and professional touring and studio musician, I come to the industry with the vocal, interpretive, acting, and writing experience that covers a wide range of character and dialects as well as narrative forms with great facility, flexibility, and meaning.

Studio

  • Microphone

    Sennheiser MKH 416 Shotgun, Neumann TLM103

  • Computer & Software

    MacBook Pro Retina, Adobe Audition CC, Apple Logic Pro X, Izotope, Waves, McDSP and various other plugins

  • Special Equipment

    Avalon M5 mic preamp, Lynx Hilo AD/DA Mastering interface

  • Delivery Methods

    Dropbox

  • Turnaround Time

    30 min to 48 hours depending on project

Service Description

Producer and voice actor for voiceovers, music, special effects.

Testimonials

I think you could be doing more work for us:)
... and I will keep you in the loop

Thanks
Steve Howard
Vice President/Creative Director
Hybridadv.com

Hybridadv.com

WOW!! HE'S AWESOME!!! I'm with you Steve...

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Voice Over Clients

Dupont, Toyota, Lifelock, Pixar, National Park Service, Hulu, University of British Columbia, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, San Francisco Department of Tourism, Los Angeles Ahamnson Theater Group, Disney, Beijing State Department of Education, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, BBC discovery, National Geographic Explorer

Payment Terms

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