This is the demo I created for Central Casting in DC. I tried to focus on two things for this demo: my variability and strength in character voice, and believe I succeeded. All music is open-licensed.
- TV Promo: This is a deeper, but friendly voice. It’s meant to be strong, yet soft, inviting the listener in, but also demanding a listen with the slight rasp.
- TV Promo: This is a more urgent, sinister voice, not necessarily deep, but very strong on the rasp. It’s almost whispering more than speech, to fit the more “suspenseful” script. This should be a familiar voice to most people.
- Animation Promo: Much higher voice, very friendly, almost in a crazed way. You can hear how I’ve tucked my neck into create that overly sincere sound. This is primarily a voice for promoting kids’ content, but if dropped, it could be rather villainous.
- Product Promo: This is closest to my actual voice, but slightly raised in pitch. Emphasis is on “transmitting a smile” via audio. Diction is not as focused, to suggest a more casual relationship with the listener.
- “Sexy” Product Promo: With a dropped pitch and a slower pace, this voice is meant to have the listener “ask for more” about the product. This voice is improved in a later demo.
- Character (Russian): Your standard “Moose and Squirrel” accent, but looser in the mouth to give a greater sense of character. I want the listener to hear an older, heavyset sort, world-weary and moist of mouth.
- Character (Bees): My wife hates this one. This is a product demo, but I wanted to give the bees their own personality, and not forget that they are, well bees. The “buzz” in the back of my throat for the main bee is meant to communicate that, and the indignant voice is the script pairing.
- Character (British – South/London, various classes/ages): You may recognize this script from Saturday Night Live in the 1990s. I chose to use several voices for this script. The first and last you’ll hear is a standard, but light and friendly posh voice. The middle voices get sillier and sillier, with the final voice evoking an image of someone with very bad breath who would probably get way too close.
Not bad for a first time, all in all!