Michael Baer

Michael Baer

Miembro desde 4 años •
"Clear and articulate, lightly smoked, subtle."

My sound is international, neutral, and not particularly identifiable to one place, suitable for explainer videos, corporate presentations and branding. Also, appropriate for introspective and emotive pieces which require subtle shadings.

I have yet to sell anyone a car or living room furniture at a 'Weekend Madness Sale', but I have sold thoughtful, serious things - although 'sold' might be too harsh. I simply invited listeners in to have a look for themselves. I am not high tempo and I will not shout.

 Formación

I have spent three decades in audio, mostly in television, often recording and producing voiceovers and occasionally getting on the noisy side of the mic myself, and have spent many a happy hour in post production mixing and sweetening. I couldn't help but learn a great deal about the art of narration and voiceover, as well as the technical and performance side of things.

I have trained with coach Nancy Wolfson, with additional training on various web-based training sites, such as Gravy for the Brain. The rest of it I've learned on the way to Carnegie Hall, as they used to say, meaning 'practice, practice, practice!'

 Experiencia

Among other things, I have done an international TV spot promoting tourism to Abu Dhabi for their Tourism and Cultural Authority, with an agency in Dubai, as well as internet sizzle spots for Fortis Faucets, a division of Pfister, and an app launch promo for Flexjet.com. In between, there have been documentary and corporate clients such as The Language Conservancy of America, a non-profit working to restore Native American languages, and Rockwell Automation and Buhler AG.

In short, I have done voiceovers across a variety of sectors - TV, Internet, Radio, corporate and documentary.

 Características

I am able to provide production mixing on small projects. I have designed and built my own small booth along proper acoustic design lines, with non-parallel walls and ceiling, with de-coupled walls etc. It's not Abbey Road, of course, but it is quiet.

Almost everything on my demo reels has been recorded in my home booth.