HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE
Have been in the industry for about 5 years now...working for television, radio broadcasting as an RJ, doing corporate films, animation, lip sync dubbing, spots, promos, animatics etc etc. But frankly its just the beginning....Long long way to go...
RECENTLY BOOKED PROJECTS
Some corporate presentations, a couple of TVC's etc.
English - British, Neutral, Indian
Hindi - Colloquial, classical
A voice that's deep, warm, resonant, smooth, friendly, convincing, authoritative...and at the same time, sophisticated in a subtle way...
VOICES I AM ABLE TO PERFORM
Senior Male, Middle Age Male, Young Adult Male, Teenage Boy
AUDIO DELIVERY METHOD
Shure SM57 Dynamic Microphone,
M-Audio MobilePre USB : USB Powered PreAmp & Audio Interface,
Compaq Laptop with Windows XP,
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You're so right. Some studio guys goofed up before they talked to me about using my long narration into a radio spot! They've promised this will not repeated.
Hey, do you have facility to record VOs & send them via the internet? If so, do send me your 60-sec audio demo to feature on my site. Oh yes, you might be required to record an unpaid demo before the final recording.
A friend of mine, a veteran voice actor, in the business for over twenty-five years, went to a party at Don's house not too long ago. Not a shy guy, he asked Don point blank what his secret was. Don pulled him into his study and closed the door. He sat him down in an armchair and pulled another one up to him. Looking straight at him, Don took his hand and put another hand on his forearm and held it there, gently.
Within ten seconds, his eyes moistened and welled up a little. "It's in here," he said, pointing to his heart. "That's my secret. Connect to your heart and you've got it made."
The electrifying years spent with Don LaFontaine... well, I should probably write my autobiography right about now but I will share a little bit:
About 15 years ago I worked as a runner, running tapes for recording sessions from studios to production houses. Don LaFontaine was at most of my stops along the way. At the time when I first met Don, he was doing a read for Star Trek.. and the fact that I do Star Trek now is a very surreal feeling. But I digress... I told him that I was working my way to becoming a voice over talent, to which he replied "so you are telling me you're crazy?" We both had a good laugh, but ever since that moment, time permitting, he went out of his way to show me how he chose words to punch, mic technique, connecting to your script, etc. but most importantly how to conduct yourself in a recording session. I didn't realize it then but now I understand how important and true all of his instruction was. As I worked my way thru production being an editor, a sound mixer, a promo producer, each step helped me in my eventual goal of becoming a full time voiceover.
Don was an every day part of my job and growth in voiceover. As much as we all try to do our best impression of Don La.. there will never be another exactly like him. We all come from different walks of life, see things differently, have had different experiences, are not built the same etc. That is what makes EACH person unique in voiceover.. we all have walked a special path of our own, therefor each word means something different inside each one of us as we speak it. Trust yourself with confidence and the words will come out right.