Steve Lawson

Files

  • sound file (wav)

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Radio Presenter / Police Dispatch
Lip Synch / ADR
BirthdayNFTS
2019Scratch Audio: Character Voice
Animation / Cartoons
ShoppedNFTS
2019Character Voice Artist
Video Games
Mildly Wild WestNFTS
2019Narrator
Narration
It Happened HereNFTS
2019Narrator
Documentary
MusicalityNFTS
2018Assistant Producer
Translation / additional service
The Sun: Living with Our Star (various animations)Spiral Productions
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2021MA Directing AnimationNational Film and Television School
    2017BA (Hons) Fine ArtOxford Brookes University
    BA (Hons) History of ArtGoldsmiths, University of London

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Rode NT1A, iMac, Focusrite Scarlett Solo interface, Rode SmartLav+, Rode VideoMic+, Canon 6D
    Available for hire, I have:
    Rode NT1A

    Additional Skills

    I have an exceptional grasp of the English language and have industry experience proofreading, writing and editing copy/scripts. I have also written scripts and directed voice artists as an animation director. Having previously been an assistant producer and having worked in various areas of media production, I also have a very good grasp of best practices and am adaptable to workflow preferences. My studies at the National Film and Television School have already taught me a great deal about this area of working. I am also easy-going yet professional, and having commissioned voice work myself, I have an appreciation and understanding of the different areas of its production.

    Short description of my voice

    Northern, but fairly neutral, and erring on the deeper side. I am often told I have a great voice for radio and V/O work, but I can also do a wide variety of accents and have experience performing characters (I am also an animation director).

    I can easily adapt my voice in terms of pitch, tone and accent. I grew up in Yorkshire and Northumberland, and have spent much of my adult life in Oxford, London and Beaconsfield, and as such I have spent time around a bevy of accents; many of these, I have been able to practice and acquire.

    Referees

    Emma Hanson (producer), Fabio Amurri (composer), Kevin Xang (director), Margarita Milne (director), Joe DeVine (sound designer), Miles Sullivan (sound designer), Russell Al Medenni (game designer)

    Additional Information

    Whilst I am new to this platform and industry as a performer, I have built up a portfolio of experience at the prestigious NFTS. Indeed, once I did some scratch voices on just one project, word got out and I have done all sorts of projects, from documentary narration to character acting. I am very keen to get stuck into projects, and have invested in a high quality home studio set-up. When things go back to normal, I will have access to world-class recording facilities at the film school. I am also a collaborative team member, and am happy to offer my thoughts and ideas to a project as required. As a director myself, I am also respectful of directors' and producers' visions, and take direction very well.

  • Skills

    Accents (North American)
    • Californian
    • General American
    • Midwest Farm & Ranch
    • Southern American
    • Standard American
    • Texas
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Home Studio
    • Yes
    ISDN Line
    • No
    Media Specialism
    • Audiobooks
    • Cartoons
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • E-learning
    • In-car Navigation
    • Jingles
    • Multimedia
    • Narration
    • Podcasts
    • Spoken word & performance poetry
    • Video Games
    Age Range
    • Under 20
    • 20 - 30
    • 30 - 45
    • 45+
    Native accent
    • English
    Voice Style
    • Angry
    • Announcer
    • Arrogant
    • Artistic
    • Authoritative
    • Charismatic
    • Cold
    • Concerned
    • Dangerous
    • Deep
    • Dry / Sarcastic
    • Empathic
    • Energetic
    • Friendly
    • Fun
    • Glamorous
    • Happy
    • Informed
    • Innocent
    • Luxurious / Smooth
    • Natural
    • Reassuring
    • Rich
    • Scary / Intimidating
    • Soft / Gentle
    • Sophisticated
    • Versatile
    • Warm
    • Whiny
    • Young
    ipDTL
    • No
    Accents (UK)
    • Edinburgh
    • English - General
    • English, standard
    • Essex
    • Hull
    • Leeds
    • London
    • Northern Working Class
    • Oxfordshire
    • RP
    • Sheffield
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • Eastern European
    • French
    • German
    • Indian
    • Irish
    • Polish
    • Russian
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Alto
    • Baritone
    • Bass
    • Falsetto
    Years in industry
    • less than a year