Douglass Lane

Malibu, California, US 10:42 PM (MDT) Local Time

Skill

Voice Over

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Skill

Voice Over

About

Industry professionals describe my voice as, "A big voice, rich and resonant. His vocal range spans from your user friendly, everyday guy-up-the-street to the sophistication of a Park Avenue executive. His voice is commanding without being imposing and as comfortable as your favorite arm chair: you will want to curl up with his textured tones. Long-form narration and documentary material are decidedly 'in his wheelhouse'. With his wealth of experience, long phrases and complicated words are delivered with knowledge and assurance."

The voice over pros whom I know and respect the most say my narrations remind them of industry icons David McCullough and the late Edward Herrmann; my promo voice delivers like Dorian Harewood; my trailer voice reminiscent of the emotive power of the cherished late Don LaFontaine and Hal Douglas; and, my commercial voice resonates a natural timbre to touch the suave tones and sophisticated deliveries of Morgan Freeman, the country-rugged essence of Sam Elliott, and the everyday conversational guy down the street in many hats and with many persona, and much, much more.

So, why the "Red Door"?

I've been to the UK a couple of times and was always amazed at the 'bespoke' shops in and around Bond Street and the Mayfair district in London. The best of the best all seemed to have that special Red Door. I asked one of the shopkeepers once, 'Why the red door?'. What he said to me was perfect, "Mate, you can't hide behind a red door, can you? You've got to be good . . . the best!" When thinking of a name for my voice-over business that shopkeeper's words kept ringing true. It's what I want and strive for with every one of my cherished clients, from the $100 tags to the multiple $thousand$ of dollar$ project$: "to be . . . the best!".

And the voice? Have a listen on my website audio and video demos . . .
Plus, there's much more to come.

It's your voice for your projects:
The way your clients demand it . . .
The way you want it . . .
The reason your target audience will respond so favorably to it.

Contact me today. I'd love to work with you to make your and your client's projects all huge commercial successes.

All the best,
Doug Lane

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English (North American), English

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Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Accents

British, French, French (Standard International), German, North American, US African American, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota), US West Coast (California, Portland), US Western

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Voice Over Skills

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames, Voice Assistant

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Studio

Turnaround Time

Immediate when requested by client; Same Day when requested; Standard turnaround 24 hours for copy under 10 minutes; By Request for longer projects

Microphone

FLEA 47 Tube Microphone; Sennheiser MKH 416; and, EV RE20

Computer & Software

Pro Tools 12 on dedicated HP Z550 Workstation, Nvidia Graphics

Special Equipment

Avalon VT-737sp Tube Channel Strip; Audient iD 22 Interface (Burr-Brown Converters); -60dB Professional Sound Treated Studio

Service Overview

Voice Over

Pharmaceutical, medical, scientific, and technical reads are my specialty. Prior experience in these fields enable me to offer a special and unique skill set for my clients, providing in-depth understanding of the copy and ‘fluent’ pronunciation and inflection for that "real" delivery of complex material. For these specialized reads the copy isn’t just words on paper to me that must be read accurately. They have specific meaning and intent that only in-depth experience and understanding, such as mine, can convey. As a result, that “extra something”, that "X-Factor" I bring to the copy brings words to life, a thorough understanding of the context and material transforming copy into believable authenticity and “real” emotive depth clients demand in today’s market that so successfully intrigues, influences, and drives customers' behavior.

COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMER SERVICE:
Every client receives my "Red Door Service", added benefits as important to my clients as my vocal work. I’ve run businesses so I understand what’s at stake for my clients and how my work and my services help my clients fulfill their promises and their commitments to their clients. All of my clientele receive my personal “Red Door Service”:
> Every project produced with my full commitment to my clients' success
> Outstanding service delivered with utmost professionalism
> Consistent fulfillment of services and commitments
> Fast turnaround and always timely responses
> Professional Business Practices
> Unparalleled personal and business ethics, and,
> Focus on my clients' and their clients' satisfaction with the projects they entrust me to voice.


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Voice Over Testimonials

Douglass is the master Jedi of voices. He is professional, fast, super easy to work with and an amazing talent. This is my second project and he did not disappoint. Looking forward to working with him again.

Green Straw, LLC

Wow! Douglass has the most incredible voice. He is such a pro and dedicated, pleasant person to work with.

Steenwijk Studio

Douglass was awesome to work with providing high quality recordings, responding quickly to the job, bringing the character to life with great power and authority! Amazing job!!

Voices.com
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Reviews

5.0

Very Professional

4 people said Douglass was a professional from start to finish.

Takes Direction Very Well

2 people said Douglass followed directions to deliver the project.

Great Communicator

1 person said Douglass communicated clearly and quickly.

Intervoke

Dec 1, 2020

Intervoke

Dec 1, 2020

shy kids

Nov 21, 2020

Excellent experience with Doug, who brought everything we could have wanted to the performance. Would highly recommend!

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