Communication and creativity have always been my passions.
Working in TV and video production for many years I have written countless scripts, produced hundreds of films, and worked in about 20 countries.
For quite some time, numerous colleagues and contacts, several in North America, others around the world, and of course here in the U.K., have enthusiastically encouraged me to do voice work. I am very grateful to all of them as I find voice work is such a rewarding channel for my creative communication skills and passion.
I can work with directors and I can self-direct.
I also direct other voice professionals.
I am happy to work in my studio or to travel worldwide.
With my extensive broadcast technical experience and top-quality recording equipment, I can record my voice to the highest professional standard for clients to have mixed and mastered by their own audio post-production people.
And for clients that want me to provide my recordings mixed and mastered I have a complete suite of professional audio post resources and the skills to use them.
I can also edit VOs to video productions if required.
East Coker - Poem by T. S. Eliot (excerpt) Four Quartets
Intro - Living It Wiser Podcast by Catherine Mwangi
Outro - Living It Wiser Podcast by Catherine Mwangi
Of Love - Poem by Nichita Stanescu
Sentimental Journey - Poem by Nichita Stanescu
English Gazal - Poem by Shabeeh Heider
|CONTACT DETAILS||VOICE PROFILE|
Business number: +44(0)7778641566
Description of voice:
TESTIMONIALS & COMMENTS
1, "I always thought you have a great voice."
2, "Authentic, earthy, effortless, deep rich tones."
3. "...because it is clear and well-spoken your voice travels well - in the same way as aged Irish, Scottish or US voices have a similar universal character and appeal."
4, "You've a definite air of John Noakes about you - And it's not just the dog."
5, "Wonderful film [Ian McCann's Bucket List], sounds fantastic."
6, "Your voice is soft butter on warm toast."
7, "That gorgeous voice of yours, a total pleasure."
8, "Your voice is very unique and fabulous, Whiskey Commercials etc."
9, "I loved the Bucket List film!!!!! I think it was a great use of your voice and showed your playful and accessible personality."
10, "To hear your voice is a magical treat."
11, "I knew that finding the perfect narrator to read a poem by T.S.Eliot for my documentary was key to giving my film a powerful beginning. When Ian starts to read the poem, you really feel the message behind it and are able to transport authentic emotions. Ian is awesome. Very professional. Great voice."
12, "Ian was utterly my first choice. I am thrilled to be able to work with him. I will definitely be working with Ian again soon."
13, "...your film, it's lovely and I agree you do have an air of John Noakes, great VO."
14, "Will forward your details to the Manchester ITV department."
15, "...phenomenal!! If ever I have something I will def reach out. Your voice is beautiful, textured, and embodies all the wonderful traits of storytelling. Lovely."
16, "...Oh my goodness! Ian, your voice is lovely, mesmerizing, stunning, and electrifying.
You brought me to a place in 30 seconds that I would never have thought possible. Please keep shining your light! It is needed.
QUOTES KINDLY PROVIDED BY
David Kangas (UK, TV Series Producer/Director). Andy Lovatt (UK, TV Creative, Director, Editor). Jacqueline J Shea Sica (USA,Voice Actor, Singer, Artist). Lila Smith (USA, Saying Things Better Creator, International Communication Speaker, Certified YouMap Coach-USA). Ramona Patterson (USA, FINE Artist). Fatemeh Eskandari (Iran-Filmmaker). Catherine Morgan (UK, TV Series Producer, Multi Media Stories / ITV). Marem Hasseler (UK/USA, Actress and Filmmaker). Heather Carter (USA, Founder of Relationship Rescue).
Sounding Age(s): 41 - 50, 51 - 60, 61 - 70
Languages: English (UK)
Accents: Generic English, Northern English
Expertise: Commercial, Corporate, Narration
|Voice Direction||Over more than 30 years in TV and corporate video production, I have directed numerous voice and on-screen talents.|
|Script Writing||I have written hundreds of scripts for corporate clients of all sizes.|
|Making short effective films that communicate||I have created, scripted, shot, and edited countless films for corporate and broadcast and they all communicate effectively. The spoken word, the voices are always a vital part of their success.|
|Audio Engineering||I have recorded broadcast audio for more than 25 years. I have also recorded CD albums for Opera Singers and a well-known choir.|
|Video Sync Available:||Yes|
|Microphones:||AKG C 414 B-ULS, Sennheiser MKH-416, Sanken COS-11 D|
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|Recording, Mixing, and Mastering||A year-long, highly practical training course (6 hours per week) covering basic to advanced recording-studio skills and techniques including microphone selection, microphone placement, mixing desks, eq, compression, other outboard effects, recording, and mastering.|
|Recording Location Sound||A GTC workshop run by Industry expert location sound recordists.|