QwertyVox | Giving Voice to Great Ideas
My voice has been described as Knowledgeable, Authentic, Authoritative but Not Overpowering; Rugged & Experienced. Bring up the energy, and we get Car Sales Guy . . . Really ramp the energy and we get Extreme VOG, Wrestling Announcer or Game Show Host.
I am a full-time VO artist, working from a third-party certified home studio; this means very fast turnaround, nimble retakes, and many options for file type and delivery. Live directed sessions too.
Demos | Roger Gray
Demo Reels, Published Work
COMMERCIAL DEMO 2 | Roger Gray
Knowledgable Earnest Everyman can help you get the best shave ever, wake up and fight a cold, and experience a luxury car. Coool Guy offers Jazz Radio ID, Car Guy offers hot SUVs, and Helpful Believable Guy knows where to find good water.
Rum Chata's Mini Chata | R. Gray
An extreme, over the top V.O.G. camp retro game show announcer. On a scale of 1-5, this is a 4.5 for over the top. This voice can also be rendered at a level 2 or 3 . . .
NARRATION DEMO | R. Gray
Even broccoli is interesting with the right voice and production; flu shots don't work immediately, and this voice cares about you and your family; got an ax to grind? This knowledgable voice can tell you how to do it best.
Local Real Estate Buyer (:60) | R. Gray
Long form major metro radio spot. Voice Qualities: Knowledgable, believable, authoritative, sincere, honest, and helpful.
Gardeners Table Intro | R. Gray
Gardener's Table podcast intro; Univ. Cal Master Gardeners chat about growing, preparing and eating their favorite food crop.
Globus Financial | R. Gray
Sincere, Experienced, Knowledgable Friend offers financial advice to a young adult demographic fretting about the future.
Custom Auditions Invited!
"Ancient Accent" Workshops & Individual Coaching for Stage, Screen, & Voice Actors:
Elizabethan & Shakespearian English as it was Actually Spoken + Everything's Shakespeare
Beowulf, Canterbury Tales, & Hamlet: How English Changes
ROGER came to Voice work through an eclectic mix of life experiences, including a background in Journalism, Law, Public Education, Science, and History -- allowing sharper interpretations for specialized VO projects; a certified Master Gardener, blacksmith, former Magician and current Living History performer, his many hats add depth.
ROGER is a long time sole practitioner, with effective freelance business skills.
B.A. USC Journalism / Political Science 1982
J.D. Catholic Univ. America 1985
California Clear Teaching Credentials, Multiple Subject & K-8 Science
Univ. Calif. ANR Master Gardener
VFA VO Master Class
In Pasadena, in a 1903 "Craftsorian" house, there is a heavily sound treated room -- inside of which is a further sound-treated booth and VO recording space, certified by third parties to produce broadcast quality sound. The studio runs:
Røde NT1-A mic
M-track 2x2 Interface
Pro Tools (full)
Mac Mini (32GB Ram)
Live directed sessions are possible with simple phone links, proprietary Skype-link with Pro Tools, and Source Connect.
OF COURSE, Pasadena is near all the cool studios in greater SoCal if an in-house session is desired.