Voice Over Talent

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FAQ

Who is Scott and what have I heard him in?

A lifelong performer and full-time freelancer, Scott is an American actor, working mainly as a male voice-over talent. He’s also been a musician (singer/programmer) recording and performing original industrial rock songs under the moniker Stormdrain, and a marketing executive in the Silicon Valley tech scene. Nowadays, he’s at the mics day and night and mainly does short- and mid-form formats: corporate/industrial, commercial, character, and promo reads.

His work has been in films from studios like Lionsgate and on the small screen for folks like Anheuser-Busch, FX, and The San Francisco 49ers. Also, on terrestrial and streaming radio for clients like the Colorado, Kansas, and Texas State Lotteries, Pandora, and Ticketmaster, in games from publishers such as Activision, Electronic Arts, Konami-Bandai, Namco, Square Enix, and Ubisoft, and over telephony for firms like Discover Financial Services.

Additionally, in online ads, product explainers, training (e-learning), and sales tools for technology, professional services, energy, and finance leaders, including Adobe, Cisco, Deloitte, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, Intuit, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, PG&E, Salesforce, Square, Wells Fargo, Workday, and Yahoo!, and education and government clients like the University of New Mexico and the US Navy.

Scott has also voiced projects for media, entertainment, telecommunications, automotive, hospitality, pharmaceutical, restaurant, retail, and CPG brands: Averitas, BMW, Carl’s Jr., Cartoon Network, DuPont, Kohler, LeapFrog, Meineke, Mercedes-Benz, Michelin, Neurocrine Biosciences, Nickelodeon, Ritz-Carlton, Skechers, Sleep Number, Snap-On, T-Mobile, Tommy Hilfiger, Whole Foods Market, and Walmart.

Where is Scott located?

Based in Northern California, Scott works for producers and clients all over the world and across time zones regularly from his home studio in the Sierra Nevada mountains. He revisits the San Francisco Bay Area monthly, and works onsite at dedicated commercial studios there and Los Angeles as needed.

Union status?

SAG-AFTRA

Scott regularly converts non-union work to union via his paymaster. With many types of work like IVR, Internet, or other non-broadcast projects, it’s a very simple process.

How can we direct (ISDN, Source-Connect, Other)?

For live-directed recordings, Scott defaults to Source-Connect Pro with ISDN bridging partners if needed, but other platforms like Zoom and phone patches are also supported. He can use whatever, whether hosted on your end or his.

Easily specify your preferred technology (or another CA studio if you’ll need him to come to you) when you book a session.

Scott's other studio specs?

ISO: Custom-built vocal booth, ~STC 52
Mics: Sennheiser 416, Neumann U87AI with InnerTube option
Rigging: Revelation 600 series hardware
I/O: Digi002R Rev H, Black Lion Audio Signature Series mod
DAW: Avid ProTools Studio 2022 via iMac Pro
Private network (hidden, VPN); ProRemote LE & ProTransport
Bandwidth: mbps (up/down) 17/588
External quiet drives, local and remote backups; E2E encrypted
Mobile (rarely): Centrance Mixerface / MicPort Pro via iPad / MacBook
100% paperless workflow
Electricity generated via renewables
Backup generator: EcoFlow DELTA Pro
Carbon-negating web host

Editing / QA / post-production?

While he normally works just as a talent, Scott can also cover such if needed and budgets allow. Not mixing or full production, though. For now, at least, he can’t mix his way out of a paper bag.

Confidentiality, contracts, insurance, etc.?

NDAs are daily routine. What doesn’t come out of a talent’s mouth (and when) is as critical as what does. Subterreign Media, Scott’s parent company, carries coverage that normally meets or exceeds clients’ requirements. He’s able to meet the needs of even the strictest of security protocols and is familiar with regulatory standards and compliance needs for Marketing, BFSI, HR, and IT.

Rates?

Requirements vary per project and account. Every engagement is custom quoted and negotiated, but always clearly and competitively because hiring a professional actor should always be easy and low-drama. Please get in touch to discuss your needs. Looking forward to connecting!

Invoicing, payments?

Whenever Scott’s booked through his representation, they handle any and all money stuff. Otherwise, his work is normally billed by Falcon Paymasters with payments accepted via ACH, check, or PayPal within Net 14 days, and late fees of up to 2% kicking in after 10 days overdue.

Alternatively, you can onboard Scott as a vendor with your own payroll company or get invoices from him directly. He can accept payments via all the same methods as well as cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, bill on Net Negotiable terms, and report his work to the guild come tax season. Please note however that whenever billing directly as such, his late fees run compounding at 10% per 10 days overdue (Example: A $600 job on Net 30, if past due and fully unpaid as of Net 61-70, becomes an $800 job).

Avail-holds, releases, cancellations?

Scott’s been short-listed? Great! Feel free to let us know or book a time slot to have him stand by. There’s no charge for releasing or rescheduling him at any point during the casting process.

Occasionally, clients ask for sessions to be rescheduled. Full cancellations after casting has been finished, however, e.g. last-minute re-castings after sessions have already been fully negotiated and booked but not yet recorded, are extremely rare. In such cases, charges would be as follows: 50% of the respective session fee. Comparatively, in cases of re-castings or project cancellations after projects’ sessions have been recorded, their full session fees are due. In either scenario, separate content usage fees (if applicable) are waived.

How soon can we get started?

Same-day auditions and bookings on 12-72 hours’ notice are standard practice. To hear an audition or get a quote, just email your sides or script with specs, or to cast Scott now just book a time-slot.

The Voice Factory

Operating from the years of 1998 to 2008 as California’s premier voice talents casting and coaching company, The Voice Factory provided an energizing and nurturing training environment for voice artists of all levels of experience.

Under the experience and effective guidance of casting director and teacher Taylor Korobow, also various agents, producers and working voice over actors, students like Scott Reyns and others studied everything from basic training to intermediate exercises to advanced methods. Courses covered effective auditioning, creating characters, mastering narrations, demos production, business best practices and more.

The Voice Factory is fondly remembered in the San Francisco voiceover scene.