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"Jay was amazing to work with. Exceeded expectations. Lighting speed delivery. Easy to work with and a great communicator.
A couple of unique things about Jay. First, his demo reel shows a great selection of voice options to chose from... but none of them were exactly what we were looking for. However, when we told him what we wanted he was able to take our abstract ideas (about being educational, sincere, conversation etc) and transform those directions into EXACTLY what we had in mind.
So if you're thinking about hiring him... tell him what you want... give him a sample to read... I'm sure he can deliver what you want. We're very VERY impressed. Will use Jay's services many more times in the future. Secondly, he delivered our project within a day and made adjustments within the hour. Highly highly recommend."
- John Sweeney - Academy of Mine
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On receiving my read as Arnold Schwarzenegger Barbara had this to say:
"THIS IS GREAT!! Love it already, you are very talented, glad we found you! We are now big fans and I'll tell my colleagues about you as well!
-Barbara Schroeder, Answers Productions
Character Voiceover Tips: Ad-Libbing
Ad Lib in Character
So part of being able to have a character voiceover sound genuine is to ensure it sounds natural, when someone is “putting on” a character voice you can hear it a mile away and it immediately breaks the illusion and the character is no longer believable because you can “hear past” the character.
It’s important to remember that when you’re creating character voices, you’re actually creating characters which you can then modify and tweak to fit the story and character you might be auditioning for.
One way to make your characters sound more natural is to ad-lib in the character voice, by doing this and not working from a script you are forced to think as the character and the speech should immediately become more natural. Give your characters a back story if you find that helps, give them a history and some life story! If you then find you can’t sustain the voice or that you don’t know what to say then you know you need to work on the voice and character more. Any voice you have should be the end point, not the beginning point of creating a character.
Check out the video below to see this is action!