COMING YOUR WAY!
Get ready for this fun children's audiobook I'm releasing early 2024! Advanced reviews include:
"Played this 7 minute audio book for my first grade class and they listened intently throughout the entire story without fidgeting! It was the perfect length."
Judy M., Westchester, NY
"What a great story! I was engaged from the get-go right up until the surprise ending!"
Risa S., New York, NY
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Ever wonder to yourself, "How the heck did I get here?" Heckuva a journey, right? Here's highlights from my tour:
Accompanied by a symphony of snores while commuting on a bus to NYC from the outer burbs, scored freelance writing, marketing, and communications gigs at Atlantic Records, Warner Bros., and NBC, with the goal to work on movies. After almost three years, a door opened and I launched myself into feature films, getting hired as a production and personal assistant for Academy Award luminaries including MARTIN SCORSESE, DUSTIN HOFFMAN and SIDNEY LUMET.
Absorbing everything I could from people like BILL MURRAY, I distilled what I learned from them and created compelling work for Warner Bros. Music, MTV, and InterActiveCorp (IAC), writing copy, scripts, dialog, and producing content.
At IAC, where I was an advertising copywriter, user experience (UX) copywriter, scriptwriter, and content producer, I introduced dialog to our animation division and opened the voiceover department, writing dozens of scripts with new characters and voicing more than 50 videos. I am also the voice of "Havens House," a permanent museum installation at the Shelter Island History Center.
To keep fresh and mentally limber, I perform with a wonderful group of creatives in improv classes; facilitate voiceover "workouts" where I direct and am directed by professional VO colleagues; emcee events; and make spontaneous appearances on national television, including "The Tonight Show," ABC's "What Would You Do," and "The Antiques Road Show," where I broke up a brawl between Raggedy Anns over who was more authentic.
SEE THE PRAISE
"Pete's got the touch. The timing, tone, and timbre in his voiceover tells great stories, energizing the work he performs on. He's professional, dependable and collaborative, and I look forward to working with him again to see what new wonderful ideas he delivers."
Emmy Award Winner and Oscar Nominated
Director and Producer
PUNCH UP THE FAQ
Why do I need a VO pro? Frank, over in accounting, sounds just fine.While Frank may be capable, it's like servicing a Rolls Royce at a Chevy dealer. Whether it's an ad, promotional piece or e-learning video, you're looking to drive revenue. This requires painting with one's voice, coloring the words, giving them dimension and texture to conjure up enticing images or enhancing visuals. It's achieved with professional acting, timing, cadence, and tone. This ensures getting it right the first time, saving you money, time and angst. And depending on the scope of the project, you receive the work within 12-24 hours.
Looks like you've done work for big names. Is this expensive?My rates are competitive. And let's face it, you have a budget. I'm seeking to have a long term relationship with you so I will deliver for you on that budget. I'll put a quote together we'll both be happy with, one that gets you kudos from your colleagues.
Can you voice part of my script so I can hear you read it before I hire you?Absolutely. I'm delighted to record some lines from your copy and send it to you for approval. No charge of course. Just include with your script some direction. For instance, tell me the kind of person you envision speaking to your audience, say, a bright-eyed dad or a thoughtful boss. The tone you're thinking about helps, too, such as "enthusiastic," "authoritative," "concerned."
Can I direct you from a remote location, like say, from my treehouse?Absolutely. There's no need for us to be in the same room. Working from my Personal Professional Studio, we can be live on Skype or Zoom so you can hear your script as I read it, allowing you to give me direction before and after I do takes. Keep in mind the work will need editing afterwards. I'm also SOURCE-CONNECT ready.
Will I need to Airbnb my bedroom if I want to make changes to the VO after you deliver it?My goal is you be happy with the work. If you have small things like just a few words, or a line or two, no additional fee. If we're talking about chunks of text or a new script read, or replacing music and sound effects (if your piece includes this), then we'll have to discuss wider budget parameters.
When you deliver the voiceover, is it ready for the world to hear?All VOs I perform are broadcast quality. Unless otherwise requested, you'll receive a clean, edited work that isn't processed. If you have an audio department, they may request I use certain settings when I record, which I can do. They may also want to make sonic changes to the recording I submit. I deliver completed work in mp3, wav and other formats via an email service supporting large files, the cloud, or FTP.
What equipment are you on?Roger that. Different mics work for different people. Since I have a lot of personalities taking up residence in my head, my go-to mic is one that's specifically designed for VO: the MLX V01A. I record and edit audio with Adobe Audition.
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Electrify those who cast you with your Lightning Reel. It gives them a good user experience by quickly conveying your talents, resonating that you respect their time, making their job easier. Like a great trailer, your Lightening Reel can entice them to book you on the spot or dive into your other, longer reels to experience more of your expertise. HEADS UP, the Lightning Reel here is Rated PG-13.
USER CENTRIC COPYWRITING
You may have noticed the copy in this site often talks about you first. I refer to it as User Centric Copywriting (UX Copywriting) and apply it to SEO, E-commerce, websites, apps, scripts, social media, ads, descriptions, on-boarding, E-mail, and other content. It’s key to the Millions in conversion cash I played a significant role in generating for Startups and the Fortune 500 folks.
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Need a host to emcee your corporate gathering, celebration, or non-profit? Can do! I'll work with you to understand your goals and create a memorable event to delight your audience. Need me to portray a character? You got it. Can write tailored tributes in prose, poems and lyrics, too.
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