Recognized as one of the world’s leading directors and authorities on voice over, he says, “Although I never had the voice for it, I guess my ears work pretty well.”
Evidently so. David’s ears are considered the best in the industry, and he is one of the country’s most active voice-over producers, instructors, and speakers. Since founding Edge Studio in 1988, he has directed thousands of voice over productions nationally and internationally.
His background is unique:
He began his career producing, directing and engineering music artists ranging from Mel Torme, John Mayer, Deep Purple, and Jose Feliciano. Not long after, his own studio became voice over by day, music at night. At the request of his professional voice over clients, he began offering voice over training sessions in 1991, and in 1992 wrote the first edition of the copyrighted “Voice Over Technique Guidebook”.
In 2000, he transformed Edge Studio to produce, cast, and train exclusively the spoken voice.
Voice talent rely on David’s ability to help them find their full potential – they benefit from his personal perception, straight-forwardness, detailed production savvy, and acute ear. Clients and agents also rely on his ability to pinpoint the right voice talent for their production.
He has directed and engineered for renowned clients such as Cosmopolitan, Nickelodeon, AOL, Duracell, Disney, Gatorade, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Special Olympics, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Gillette, Fila, Pixar, Prudential, Daimler Chrysler, The United Nations, Lucent Technology, GE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, IBM, The US Postal Service, Scholastic, The U.S. Army, Microsoft, Earthlink, and many others.
He has trained media personalities from National Public Radio, Associated Press, ESPN, Discovery, Lifetime, and countless radio stations including CBS and Bloomberg Radio.
Celebrity talent produced at Edge Studio include Mel Brooks, Joan Rivers, Phil Donahue, Kate Jackson, Eartha Kitt, Tom Brokaw, John Ratzenberger, Method Man, Geoffrey Holder, Denise Austin, Mark Linn-Baker, Lisa Loeb, Robert Vaughn, BD Wong, Melissa Joan Hart, Mason Adams, more than 35 leading actors from Broadway, and more than 40 leading television actors.
He has worked on TV shows including Style Network’s reality show “Clean House”, he has coached star Michael Schulson in Style Network’s “Pantry Raid”, star Jason Cameron in TLC’s “While You Were Out”, star Lisa Loeb in E Channel’s “#1 Single”, PBS’s “POV program”, a team of directors and copywriters for USA network, and stars Angeline Hartman and Tom Morris in “America’s Most Wanted.”
Edge Studio remains one of the country’s most acclaimed voice over facilities, offering voice over production, casting, and education.