Brent Halfyard
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  • Richmond, B.C.
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I WORK IN THE VOICE OVER INDUSTRY AS A(N)
Voice Actor, Creative Director
HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE
Over 10 Years of experience in radio, television animation, video games and internet productions, As a full time voice talent and accomplished sound producer, scriptwriter, musician and singer, I train and have trained with Pat Fraley, Deb Munro, Tony Alcantar, Randi Reidiger, Cindy Akres.
RECENTLY BOOKED PROJECTS
Possible Worlds video Game, Carfox, Knowledge TV, Scotty Chase 2075: lead VO role plus three secondary roles an 3D animated cartoon to be released in 2010.
LANGUAGES
North American English
VOICE DESCRIPTION
Authentic, nurturing, crazy bone-real. Versatility is my trademark. From creating characters and authentic dialects, a quirky teenage nerd, to a grumpy old man and everything between. That's me! I even discovered I have a pretty good promo voice
DIALECTS, Character voices and vocal impressions
Russian, British, Asian, East Indian, Jewish, Jamaican, Mexican, German, Austrian, Southern US, New York, Chicago, Irish, First Nations, Italian.
VOICES I AM ABLE TO PERFORM
Senior Female, Middle Age Male, Young Adult Male, Teenage Boy, Child Male
AUDIO DELIVERY METHOD
ISDN, FTP, AIF, MP3, WAV
EQUIPMENT
Mics: Apex 450/MXL990
OS: Mac Leopard
Software: Protools 8.0
Hardware: Mbox 2
WEBSITE
http://www.thevoiceactorguy.com

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Brent Halfyard narrator for Very Bad Men-aring now on Investigation Discovery

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 12:12am 0 Comments

Pleased to announce I'm the narrator for this revamped docu-crime-drama series airing Thursday Nights on Investigation Discovery. A fantastic show but not for the 'faint of heart', as it deals with some pretty heinous criminal acts. Its produced by a stellar production company in Vancouver, MBMTV Inc.

Watch the trailers here: (1-6) http://investigation.discovery.com/videos/very-bad-men/

If all goes well in…

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What is the best vocal mic for on the road

Posted on July 31, 2010 at 7:56pm 9 Comments

I'm looking for opinions on what is the best vocal mic for when I'm on the road ( hotel room, guest bedroom, etc) I need to be able to record broadcast quality vocals for TV spots 24/7. I've ordered the Harland Hogan Porta booth so that will help. I have heard shotguns are the best but there are always differing opinions. Please post any advice based on experience, cost not an issue.
Thanks!

VO Success!

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 9:26pm 7 Comments

Hi everyone, I wanted to share my very recent success with VU, with the hopes of inspiring you to always strive to be the best and to never give up. I recently was contacted by a client seeking a character voice for a company mascot. after a few call backs it turned out to be the fox puppet for the Carfax. I was shortlisted to the top three and did not get the gig. Then I received a phone call a few weeks back - they were re-evaluating the talent and i was now down to the top two! To make a… Continue

animation and video game demos

Posted on December 31, 2009 at 8:14pm 0 Comments

Is it best to have a separate demo for animation and video games? Or can one combine the best of both demos? If a video game demo is better separate, what should it be called? I've heard the term 'interactive' used a lot but have never seen anyone actually use it.

TheVoiceActorGuy

Apex mic upgrade

Posted on December 14, 2009 at 3:16pm 0 Comments

I have an APEX 450 mic and I've heard of a relatively cheap upgrade kit to make it sound like a $2000.00 or higher mic. Does anyone have a clue how and where to go about this?

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At 2:09pm on August 31, 2010, Patrick Sweeney said…
Good luck with your negotiations Brent. If you need any other voices other than what you deliver, check out my new Animation Demo on my website www.patsvoice.com. The demo still needs some tweaking but after a lengthy period of training I am excited about entering into this fun area. Continued success Brent!

Pat
At 10:52am on August 31, 2010, Patrick Sweeney said…
Hi Brent, Just wanted to congratulate you on the Car Fox gig that you got on Voices.com. Well done. I hope more are on the way for you.

Pat
At 7:16am on August 8, 2010, Tom Cook said…
Hi Brent. Thanks again. Keep writing those good articles . I would like to read your thoughts how you handle cold calls and the type of questions you ask?

Thank you,

Tom
At 11:35pm on July 16, 2010, Patrick Sweeney said…
Hey Brent, Congratulations that is fantastic news! Continued success out in Vancouver with your new agency!
At 10:55pm on February 11, 2010, Brent Halfyard said…
Cool, next time we can work on some mixing techniques or whatever you can dream up!
At 5:47pm on February 11, 2010, James Higuchi said…
So far so Good, what you showed me has really helped me improve my skills on pro tools. I fell like the program is a lot more effective and a little less intimidating. Once I have it all locked in my head I would love to learn some more!
At 12:13am on January 20, 2009, Jordan Reynolds said…
Oh, haha! Cmon Brent you should have just lied and admitted it was yours :). I'm sure your setup is very nice too. Please let me know when your website is finished because I would love to check it out!
At 3:48pm on January 19, 2009, Jordan Reynolds said…
Your VO work is very impressive. I also had to mention that your website is awesome! Very flashy but still very simple. I love the animated tabs when hovering over them. Oh and I can't help to say that your studio is beautiful.

-Jordan
At 9:16am on January 19, 2009, Norman Lee said…
Brent,

Welcome to voiceoveruniverse.com! We hope you enjoy your experience here. Looking forward to networking with you.

Norman Lee
Director of Business Development
Voiceover Universe
At 12:28am on January 16, 2009, joi said…
my pleasure,funny adopted,honorary jamaican,why did you ask?totally love accents and dialects.yeah get your stuff up and i'll check on ya.

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