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Toby Ricketts

  Middle Earth, NZ

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Toby Ricketts
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Toby Ricketts

Middle Earth, NZ

Highlights

Toby Ricketts has been behind a microphone for over two thirds of his life. Currently based in the wilderness of Middle-Earth, Toby works in 4 different world accents to provide world class voice overs for premium clients worldwide. With the best microphones money can buy, a custom designed sound-proof cedar cabin in the middle of nowhere, and high-speed internet connectivity options, Toby has based his entire life around providing the worlds highest quality voice recordings possible. And he can do the same for you.
Right now.

Originally from the UK, Voice artist Toby Ricketts currently resides in New Zealand and has over 24 years combined experience in the UK and New Zealand in voice work and voiceover recording. If you need a voice talent that just GETS IT from the first read - Toby is your man! With clients that include; Microsoft, Audi, Shell, Deloitte, Proctor and Gamble, Ikea and McDonalds, as well as hundreds of others - your brand sizzle is in safe hands with Toby with proven results from world-class voice work.
Having owned the largest commercial production studio in town for 7 years also helps in assuring that the quality of your audio is second to none, and turnaround is quicker than ever. Toby offers 3 different accents; Australian, UK and New Zealand and can deliver finished voice recordings in under 24 hours, all for a pleasantly surprising low fee.
Google Toby Ricketts Voice Over to find out more and to hire him for your next voice over job!

Languages

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

Accents

Australian, British, England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - South East (Oxford, Sussex), New Zealand, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic

Ages

Middle Aged, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

Experience

Having been a sound engineer for most of his professional life he has been in thousands of voice over sessions and consequently knows exactly what works and what does not work when it comes to voicing. Toby started voicing in a truly professional manner in 2001 and since then has recorded hundreds of scripts internationally, and been the voice of several multi-national and international brands.
* Qualified sound engineer with over 16 years experience
* Bachelors degree in Broadcasting Communications from the New Zealand Broadcasting School
* Several national radio awards
* Designed and tutored the New Zealand Voice Academy - which helps aspiring voices into the industry - the only one of it's kind in the world.

Credentials

Education

Formal training at the New Zealand Broadcasting School - Degree in Broadcasting. Training at The Radio Network, Mediaworks New Zealand and Tandem Studios, Christchurch. Runs the New Zealand Voice Academy

Studio

  • Microphone

    Best of the best - Neumann U67, KM84i, Telefunken M221b, and more!

  • Computer & Software

    Working professional studio - Adobe Audition

  • Special Equipment

    Selection of top-shelf compressors, Drawmer 1960 valve, audio research, Buzzaudio preamp

  • Delivery Methods

    Any audio format delivered digitally.

  • Turnaround Time

    Usually under 24 hours

Service Description

Voice over talent, voice over producing/directing, scripting, high-quality recording, full production and post-production services available.

Testimonials

15th Oct 2010 "We laid your voice in the video and it turned out well. I am extremely pleased... Your work and voice are very professional, which is exactly what Iwas looking for, thank you.

APL Crane, Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Toby captured what we wanted in one take. He was fast and professional at every step. I would recommend him highly to anyone.

Steve Newberry, TopicSimple.com

Toby provided a very professional service, fast turnaround and a fantastic delivery in his voice over for our animation.

Joel Somerfield, Thisisorder.com

I just wanted to say a very big thank you for the work you did on Leaders' Map. It was great - just the right tone and feel for the video and the App!

John Greenway, Leader's Map

"I want to say that we found your performance nuanced and strong ... you are good at intuiting the correct delivery and characterization ..."

Anthony Rotolo, Rocket Ride Books

We had the pleasure of using Toby Ricketts voice over service for one of our multi national clients. The service was prompt and reasonably priced, the communication was clear and in time. The result was "a happy client". thanks Toby, we look forward to working with you again.

Zar Sydney Video Productions

We worked with Toby on a national New Zealand campaign for Car Take Back and were so impressed with his work, we signed him straight up to our own voice bank. Maple Street Studios are very excited to work with Toby on numerous jobs in the future. A great voice and an impressively speedy turnover make for a very happy production company!

Maple Street Studios (London)

I auditioned around 40 different people for a voiceover, but Toby was the only one who truly seemed to "get it." He embraced the spirit of the piece, and it really set his work above the rest. Not only that, but he was quick to deliver the final product and fantastic to work with along the way. I would enthusiastically recommend him for your voiceover needs!

Mills Media

Responsible, qualified, and fast. Our 46 minute long documentary film is narrated by Toby. His beautiful narration fits our film perfectly which we are proudly showing to our clients (Newcom, General Electric, Leighton). Now he is top of our voice talent list. Very happy to work with professionals

Bat Amgalan - Film maker

Voice Over Clients

Microsoft
Unilever
Audi
Bridgestone Golf
The United Nations
Coca Cola
Rosetta Stone
Spotify
Jack Daniels
Shell
Deloitte
Roche
Proctor & Gamble
Usana
Strategy
McDonalds
MasterTrade
Christchurch City
Auckland City Council
Dynamic Controls
Lincoln University
South Pacific Motorcycles
and many more...

Payment Terms

Hire Toby as a voice actor. 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.

Watch a video to see how to make a payment

Next Steps

To contact Toby Ricketts about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.

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Toby Ricketts Voice Variety Reel 8085 Listens

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Orca TV Commercial 239 Listens

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Toby Ricketts - NZ Business Reads 96 Listens

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Toby Ricketts - NZ Internet reads demo 83 Listens

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Toby Ricketts - Australian business reads 186 Listens

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Toby Ricketts - UK Documentary Reads 1019 Listens

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Toby Ricketts - NZ Documentary Reads 78 Listens

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New Zealand Commercial Voice Reel Sep 2013 627 Listens

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UK Young enthusiastic friendly 527 Listens

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Toby Ricketts - UK - Audiobooks 896 Listens

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TobyRicketts - NZ - Audiobooks 187 Listens

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UK voice reel Sept 2012 234 Listens

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Australian Commercial Voice Reel Oct 2013 206 Listens

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Toby Ricketts - Cartoon Voices 1423 Listens

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Toby Ricketts - Character reads 91 Listens

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NZ Radio Ad Demo - Farringdon 37 Listens

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British Airways Ad 1218 Listens

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New Zealand up tempo corporate VO 77 Listens

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SHK voiceover for internet video 128 Listens

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USA Retail / Corporate read for Safeway 3085 Listens

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Discovery Channel 506 Listens

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BMW 5 Series 211 Listens

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MasterTrade New Zealand 278 Listens

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New World Wine script - character 412 Listens

Toby Ricketts

  • Business
    / 5 Trevor Arrand for Job #201350 Voices.com - Core Expectations Conference Video VO 3 videos total GREAT WORK!
    Sep 26, 2016
  • Television
    / 5 Agnes Kes for Job #201040 Voices: UK Voice for Festival TV Special Great work!
    Sep 20, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Victor Ong for Job #197376 Insight Worth Sharing Toby's voice is an adaptable asset that fits our criteria for bringing the project forward professionally, delivering a wonderful flexibility in understanding your requirements.
    Aug 25, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Anton Yavor for Job #197373 IQ_Robots_Tuts_Syn_English
    Aug 15, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Anton Yavor for Job #195539 IQ_App_Advt_English
    Aug 1, 2016
  • Television
    / 5 Jennifer Strom for Job #191479 Voices.com - National TV - Austrailain Male 40's - 50's Great work!
    Jul 19, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Anton Yavor for Job #193442 Forex_tuts1_English
    Jul 14, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Scott Worley for Job #192289 Everyday - Web Commercial
    Jul 12, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Anton Yavor for Job #192684 IQ Robots_Brit
    Jul 7, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Anton Yavor for Job #192619 BuyBack_English
    Jul 5, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Anton Yavor for Job #189422 IQ Option_Withdrawal_Eng
    Jun 11, 2016
  • Television
    / 5 Dale Dupuis for Job #183343 Voices - Pittsburgh Local TV Commercial (:30 second, and :15 second) Great working with Toby on this one! 5 + STARS
    Jun 8, 2016
  • Cartoons
    / 5 Ivar Krustok for Job #181987 Animated video It was a real pleasure to work with Toby!
    May 4, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Lance Cashwell for Job #183264 YourMembership
    May 2, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Mark Shaefer for Job #173957 Voices - Two new Xero (UI videos) Nice work Toby, thanks again!
    Mar 22, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Michael Di Lullo for Job #175540 VOICES - project we discussed over email Client loved your work, thanks for a great job!
    Mar 7, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Richter Studios for Job #175035 Cobra - JumPack English (British) VO Project Hi Toby,

    Just got approved by my client. I don't anticipate any additional work.

    Thank you for your help on this project.
    Feb 25, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Mark Shaefer for Job #173718 Voices - Animated explainer video Fantastic Work from Toby Ricketts! The client was very pleased with the quality of Toby's work and he sends his Thanks. 5 +STARS
    Feb 16, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Paul Miller for Job #172165 Marketing Video- Cyber defense Great job!
    Feb 16, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Mark Shaefer for Job #171683 Voices - a new video for Toby Amazing Work Toby!! 5+ STARS
    Feb 3, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Josh Pippins for Job #170321 PlanNet UK PPT
    Jan 28, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Mark Shaefer for Job #170305 Voices - Long and Short scripts Great work Toby!
    Jan 26, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 THIBAUT DEHEM for Job #164230 STIB - customer dashboard
    Dec 21, 2015
  • Educational
    / 5 Joseph Banuelos for Job #166139 2 Minute Clinical animation
    Dec 15, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Sara De Grave for Job #164528 Voice over English (UK) for animation video
    Nov 25, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Sara De Grave for Job #160259 1 minute Animation video 'Resengo'
    Nov 4, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Adrian King for Job #159001 This One Toby Toby is awesome. Very professional. Great voice. High quality. Easy to work with. Fast turnaround. Thanks Toby.
    Oct 23, 2015
  • Educational
    / 5 Natasha Bujouves for Job #156922 Voices- Environmental video/ British male or female Great work!
    Oct 20, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Keri Hayter for Job #150877 Voices-Corporate Video Amazing Working with Toby on this project! Fantastic communication and simply a very talented artist.
    Oct 8, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Michael Di Lullo for Job #156434 VOICES - Online video for beauty brand Stellar Work Toby. Always a pleasure working with you. 5+ STARS
    Oct 8, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Sam Mishriki for Job #153413 Voiceover Needed For Explainer Video - New Zealand Accent Great job!
    Oct 5, 2015
  • Radio
    / 5 Scott Hettick for Job #158471 Feynman Group Great, great voice. Fast, fast turnover. Thanks Toby.
    Oct 5, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 chachu jacob for Job #156645 Mobile 10x Video
    Sep 30, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Scott Edwards for Job #151434 Time Matters - Australian Version
    Sep 28, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Avital Abramzon for Job #153347 Wix 15' stunning
    Sep 17, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Cameron Houston for Job #147758 Certifi Online Compliance Tool
    Aug 6, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Jack Parry for Job #146381 Medical Animation Hi Toby,
    Thank you for doing this - and thanks for you patience.
    Best,
    Jack
    Jul 16, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 ankur kapoor for Job #148715 Intex Smart Watch Features AV On time, superb quality voice over.
    Jul 16, 2015
  • Documentaries
    / 5 ankur kapoor for Job #148195 Intex Smart Watch Corporate AV Toby has an amazing voice and one of the fastest turnaround and response times. It was a pleasure working with such talent!
    Jul 8, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Bill Rogers for Job #139977 1 Minute Whiteboard - Australian Accent Toby has the perfect voice for our video and we were glad to work with him. Even though our client was slow to respond to us, Tony was very patience and professional with the process. I would recommend him to anyone and would be pleased to work with him again!
    Jul 6, 2015
  • Documentaries
    / 5 Dustin Power for Job #145178 The Elephant in the Room The voiceover came out way better than I could have hoped for. Thank you so much for getting it done quickly and with great quality. I will come back to you for future projects without hesitation.
    Jun 10, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Sean Mancuso for Job #139849 Your Voice Requested - Business Fantastic work Toby, thank you so much!
    Apr 29, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Erik Johnson for Job #138863 Next Promo Pack
    Apr 9, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Erik Johnson for Job #138685 Espresso pack promo
    Apr 7, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Josh Miles for Job #137216 Epson Edits
    Apr 3, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 THIBAUT DEHEM for Job #137275 Umicore - Toby Perfect and fast VO!
    Mar 26, 2015
  • Radio
    / 5 Ryan Croker for Job #136081 Natural History Museum of Utah Chocolate and Cheese Fantastic to work with.
    Mar 18, 2015
  • Radio
    / 5 Ryan Croker for Job #135175 Natural History Museum of Utah Great voice. Easy to work with.
    Mar 18, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Lisi Hentz for Job #134798 Voices - Creative Think Tank Video Great work. Professional and fast turnaround time!
    Mar 11, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Rebecca Connell for Job #133661 Awards Video Toby was incredible to work with. His response time was extremely quick and his voice over was exactly what I wanted. I would highly recommend him and hope to work with him again in the future.
    Mar 6, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Josh Miles for Job #133832 90-second motion graphic for Epson Australia Fast, professional, quality.
    Mar 3, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Stephanie Hardy for Job #132054 KAPPA - British Accent Diligent. Professional. Responsive. Talented! Thank you Toby!
    Mar 3, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Joseph Williams for Job #132354 Asset Management-Gatwick Excellent read as usual.
    Feb 17, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Rick Wells for Job #130622 The Voice of Arthur - Spotter For The Free Syrian Army Toby is an absolute voice master. I wold love to hire him for every voice I have in my up-coming productions. ...he's that good!
    Jan 29, 2015
  • Television
    / 5 Stephanie Dickson for Job #128667 Post Production Request Great Job- Thank you!
    Jan 16, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Sergio Cordoba for Job #127496 Voices.com - FOR YOU: Local Spot Post Production THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!
    Dec 29, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Angus Burnett-Smith for Job #124917 ClassiMate Promo Toby was a pleasure to deal with. He submitted the audio in less time then expected - with a end result that was better then I could have hoped for.

    This was my first exposure to voices.com and it couldn't have been a more pleasant experience.

    Ill be back.


    Nov 21, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Chase Huber for Job #124055 HouseSetter Sherlock Great to work with, would definitely use again!
    Nov 12, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Graham Majin for Job #123542 IT Company Animation Great voice, fast turnaround, excellent audio quality. Toby was very fast to re-record when we requested a change at the last minute. Professional and highly recommended. A++++
    Nov 11, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Alex Glusman for Job #123670 Target Dentists Toby has a very nice voice, is very professional and did an excellent job! Will request him again next time. Thanks!
    Nov 10, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Ryan M Murphy for Job #122672 Toby - Your Voice Requested - Repeat client Awesome work, as usual, Toby! You are a fantastic voice talent and we really appreciate all of your hard work. Thank you for the high quality files and fast turnaround times.
    Nov 6, 2014
  • Educational
    / 5 Brandon Orton for Job #123050 Australian Accent Thank you for your great work!!!
    Nov 6, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 James Tackett for Job #123489 Espresso Promo Italian or British Accent Great read, awesome accent. A+
    Nov 4, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Jordan Schmelzer for Job #119826 Migrate to Magento - Fashion Show Nice work, thanks!

    just for fun: https://vimeo.com/107819900
    password: mmfs
    Oct 7, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 THIBAUT DEHEM for Job #119815 Umicore Fast and very good!
    Oct 7, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Kyle Holder for Job #119827 Voices- Online Product Video 5++ stars!
    Oct 3, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Mark Shaefer for Job #117960 ***RUSH*** - Voices - Evoke curiosity 2 Phenomenal work!
    Sep 23, 2014
  • Television
    / 5 Ryan M Murphy for Job #114534 Voices.com - Jimmy the Giraffe - Male Voice GREAT work, Toby! You're an absolute star - thank you for your great voice, awesome turnaround times and professionalism!
    Sep 19, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Maciej Sawicki for Job #115555 voice over for explainer video Toby is really skilled with making amazing audio! I already asked him to record his voice for very hard topic - and he did it in a perfect way!
    I wish we will build long term relationships! Thank you very much Toby.
    Sep 5, 2014
  • Documentaries
    / 5 Kieran Harris for Job #114909 Surfing Poem for short film Outstanding as usual!
    Aug 14, 2014
  • Telephone
    / 5 Milan Marecek for Job #114111 AU IVR redesign final
    Aug 5, 2014
  • Educational
    / 5 Tony W for Job #112130 Drawn Together Toby was fabulous! I received a great demo reading within 1 hour of my pitching the script to him - and following a couple of comments I sent back he delivered a perfect final version within another hour! Top man! Top professional! Many thanks Toby for a great experience! :)
    Jul 12, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Kieran Harris for Job #112132 Validity & Authenticity Technology Toby is very talented and professional, highly recommend!
    Jul 10, 2014
  • Television
    / 5 Josh Johnston for Job #110407 Voices.com - National TV - Food product Superb working with such a wonderful, and talented voice professional!
    Jul 9, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Adam Hudson for Job #110572 Short vo needed Outstanding work, thank you! Our client is very pleased. It was great working with you again, Toby!
    Jun 25, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Sonja Fernandes for Job #105387 Voices - UK English talent needed for marketing video Great work, Toby! Thank you for everything!
    Jun 19, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Max Piaggio for Job #107484 Funny Video V/O Absolute champion! Quick, reliable and the quality of work is amazing.
    May 22, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Demo Duck for Job #103804 Australian Racing Website
    May 21, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Theory Press for Job #105835 Author Media - Product Video 1 Toby is fantastic! He took my brief and executed it perfectly first time. The quality of his voice really adds value to any project and I will definitely be working with him again soon.
    May 14, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Jesse Natale for Job #103897 EnduroShield for Toby Ricketts Great job. High quality recording. Quick and accessible communication.
    Apr 16, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Adam Hudson for Job #103576 Australian accent needed Wonderful work - our client is very pleased, thank you!
    Apr 15, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Max Piaggio for Job #104029 DataTools - Explainer Video Toby has an excellent voice and is very quick and reliable.

    Would definitely recommend to anyone.
    Apr 14, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Shawn McEntyre for Job #99557 SpiritWear Consumer Product Page Video
    Mar 2, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Stephanie Dickson for Job #97051 Secret job - one minute video Thank you for all your excellent work!
    Feb 27, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Jimmy Penna for Job #90712 QualiTest
    Jan 31, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Shawn McEntyre for Job #95077 SpiritWear Admin Profile Fantastic voice artist. Quick turn around and very easy to work with.
    Jan 24, 2014
  • Telephone
    / 5 Simon Crean for Job #93134 Recorded Message for Phone Campaign Hey Toby, Thanks for the great work. I suspect we will need some more help in the future and look forward to working with you again.

    All the very best,

    Simon Crean
    Jan 9, 2014
  • Business
    / 5 Stephanie Dickson for Job #91882 Single Word List for Electronic Device Excellent work! Thank you!
    Dec 20, 2013
  • Business
    / 5 Ray Araldi for Job #72148 GRA Event - Take 2 Great to work with. Prompt, takes direction well & a wonderful voice. Would like to work with him again.
    Feb 26, 2013
  • Business
    / 5 Ray Araldi for Job #70564 GRA Event
    Feb 21, 2013
  • Internet
    / 5 Roy Forsdick for Job #70420 Expectations Holidays Video Presentation Cheers Toby,

    I'll be back in touch when the video is finished so you can have a copy!

    All the best

    Roy
    Feb 13, 2013
  • Business
    / 5 Shawn Arora for Job #66698 New Zealand Accent VoiceOver Quick, professional, and high-quality. I'd definitely work with Toby again!
    Dec 14, 2012
  • Documentaries
    / 5 Jed Smith for Job #26624 APLCrane in Dutch Harbor Alaska Thanks Toby! The cut sounds great. If we have any issues in the edit (tomorrow morning) we will let you know.

    Jed
    Oct 14, 2010