Chris Arias

Membro dal 1 anno
"The Veraciously Versatile Voice"

Whether it's a madcap Joe's Crabshack spot with a shrimp on a treadmill, an epic, iron forging, Lord Of The Rings-esque spot for Rogue fitness or extolling the virtues of all-natural male enhancement products, I try to bring a sense of enjoyment to each and every project. Well okay. Some are a stretch. (They don't work, by the way. None of them, dammit.)

(Or so I've heard.)

But I digress.

I've had some wonderful clients over the years, like Chevrolet, CNN, HGTV, Focus On The Family, Delta and AT&T just to name a few. And I've worked with a couple who were a real pain in the... But let's talk about technology for a minute.

Studio

I operate a full-service commercial studio in Atlanta. Audio is always top drawer, on time and on budget. No surprises. For the gear heads among you, my mic of choice is usually a U-87 patched into a Universal Audio LA-610 mic pre. Sometimes I use an AKG C-12, sometimes an SM-7. And sometimes a Neve 1073 pre. It depends on the nature of the spot.

Background

I've had the good fortune of doing something I love for over twenty years. My mom told me I'd never be able to earn a living running my mouth. It's one of the few times she was happy to be proven wrong. I began my career as a composer and sound designer, writing music and doing audio post-production. One day, while working on a broadcast spot for one of my clients, the producer was wanting to make some changes to the copy. They asked if I could record a scratch track. After auditioning three other talents, they decided to keep my read. I got paid twice on that project, which was awesome. The rest is history. I still compose and mix, but VO has become the third ring in the circus. So if you happen to be reading this and need some original music... Ya know. Just sayin’. #Shameless Plug

In Closing

Since the early days of my career, I have been mentored by some of the best people in the business. Now I pass along what I have learned by mentoring others and teaching VO workshops. In short, I'm a grateful guy with the gift of gab who would love nothing more than to bring something fun and fresh to your next project. Whether you need some deep, subdued gravitas, a professional spokesperson or a friendly and believable guy next door, I'd love a chance to earn your business.

 Formazione

I sort of fell backward into voiceover. For years I have been a composer and mix engineer for television. I have engineered hundreds of voiceover sessions. All that time, I was sitting between incredible, top-level producers, copywriters and directors, and top-level, veteran voice talent. Though I didn't know it at the time, I was learning the art of voiceover and specifically how to take direction well. I have since gone to workshops and worked one on one with some incredible mentors.

 Esperienza

So far, the most humbling and gratifying project I've ever gotten to voice was a 3-minute feature for CBS Sports that preceded the 2019 AFC Championship Game. It was viewed by 53 million people and was one of the best pieces of storytelling I've ever seen. Aside from that, I've done documentaries for PBS and the Golf Channel and gotten to do tons of really fun national TV spots for clients like Clorox, Five Hour Energy, Fjällräven, Garmon, Hillsdale College, Joe's Crab Shack, Kioti Tractors, Rogue Fitness, and XXIO Golf. I've done loads of regional spots and campaigns for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Lowes Foods, Ozinga, UNC Healthcare and more banks than I can recall. And I always enjoy learning new things when I read corporate and industrial training and sales videos.

 Peculiarità

I have been a TV and film composer and post-production engineer for over 25 years now. When needed, I'm a one-stop-shop of TV ear candy.