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Voiceover artist, member of the Kayelle Allen Creative Team

About Zack Black Voice Artist

 

Zack Black

Voice Artist


Voices by Zack
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Zack Black has been a DJ for over a decade and prides himself on his ability to not only rock a party but also read the crowd. Once he has listeners where he wants them, he lets them know who's keeping their feet moving -- all -- night -- long! He is also a motivational speaker and provides daily insights and uplifting messages on Instagram.

As a voiceover artist, Zack's voice is warm, intelligent, and clear. He has a wide range from friendly and fun for commercial aspects and narration, to serious and regal for corporate events and e-Learning.

Zack has performed as Pietas for multiple projects. Pietas is not easy to capture but Zack's voice is close to what I hear in my head when I write. I love hearing him speak my words. Coupled with the performance of Nik Nitsvetov in costume as Pietas, it is a surreal experience.

Zack has astonishing talent and pays meticulous attention to detail. It's a pleasure to work with him every time. Click any of the links below for voice-only samples or hear him as Pietas in two videos, Ritual of Strength, and/or The Ultras.

Want to hire Zack yourself? He's on Fiverr.com.

Zack's performance when Pietas introduces himself is perfect. (5 seconds)

A quote from Pietas, who is found in all the Bringer of Chaos series books. (6 seconds)

This performance as Pietas is a snippet from the Ritual of Strength. (2 seconds)

Ritual of Strength

Pietas ap Lorectic
Immortal King featured in
Bringer of Chaos
Model: Nik Nitsvetov
Voice: Zack Black

 

The words are on the screen, but you will want to hear the music and the voice actor.
Zack's performance is exactly the way Pietas sounds in my head.
It's as if this video was filmed in my imagination and brought to life in reality. I can't wait to share it with you!

Images and voiceover on this page are licensed and used with permission.

Turn on your speakers ~ click play ~ watch full screen

Ritual of Strength performed by Nik Nitsvetov
Voiceover performed by Zack Black
Images courtesy of: Nik Nitsvetov and @by_cosphoto
Video editor Zealot6
Based on the Sci Fi series Bringer of Chaos by Kayelle Allen
Music: Coming of Time by Orchestralis, licensed via Dual Horns Studios Ltd

Ritual of Strength

I am Pietas.
First Conqueror.
War Leader of the Ultras.
As fire has victory over life, so I have victory over my enemies.
I am powerful, as fire is powerful.
I own the wind -- I prevail over the breath of my enemies.
Water submits to my presence the way enemies submit to my will.
The blood of my enemies trickles into the pool of time, is absorbed, and forgotten.
My body submits to my will.
No pain defeats me.
No fear touches me.
My will is absolute.
I am bigger than any fear.
I prevail in every circumstance.
I face every foe.
I vanquish every enemy.
I overcome.
I am indomitable.
I am invincible.


Pietas on Facebook
Pietas in the Bringer of Chaos series

Bringing Pietas to Life #Voiceover @voicesbyzack #Cosplayer @nitsvetov #PietasFans #SciFi #MFRWhooks #MFRWorg

Discovering Pietas through a voice actor and a cosplayer

Bringing Pietas to Life

Watching Nik Nitsvetov perform as Pietas during the Ritual of Strength cosplay, I understood my character and saw nuances I'd never caught when I wrote the character. I'll share those insights in a later post. Because I had hundreds of images to choose from, I saw things in the background that readers never see. It opened my eyes to my character in ways I never expected.

Here's a quick video to introduce Pietas.

An interview with Pietas, the immortal king during his initial period of exile on Sempervia, from the Bringer of Chaos science fiction series.
Pietas voice actor - Zack Black
Pietas model - Nik Nitsvetov

What's your experience?

Have you ever worked with a voice actor? How did it go? Where did you find them? I'd love to hear your comments and questions. Please leave a note in the comments.

Check the links below to find more authors in this blog hop.

Pick up the first story in the Bringer of Chaos series, Lights Out, free by joining a reader group!
https://kayelleallen.com/reader-groups

Origin of Pietas

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Lights Out

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The Creative Team

Nik Nitsvetov: Performer for Pietas cosplays

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Nik Nitsvetov is an award-winning cosplayer and photographer who portrays the immortal king, Pietas, from Bringer of Chaos. His role on the Creative Team is invaluable.

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Zack Black: Voiceover artist for Pietas audio and video

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Professional voiceover artist Zack Black is the member of the creative team performing the voice of Pietas in videos and snippets. He sounds like Pietas sounds in my head.

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GermanCreative is a cover artist and graphic designer. She has created many covers for the various series of books set in the Tarthian Empire, including the cover for A Stolen Heart.
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Hiring a voiceover artist for Pietas #PietasFans #SciFi #MFRWhooks

Hiring a voiceover artist takes time and patience. I found mine on Fiverr. Here's how it went.

Hiring a Voiceover Artist

Be prepared to listen to samples and watch video reels. This can be fun. You will see many different levels of expertise.

You might get lucky and find the right person on the first try, but I had specifics in mind and that made it a bit more daunting.

If you'd like to search for a voice actor yourself, try this link. Fiverr Voice Actors

Giving a Voice to Pietas

In 2018, I worked with the Russian cosplayer Nik Nitsvetov, who is a dead ringer for Pietas. After he recreated the Ritual of Strength from the book, Origin of Pietas, I decided to find a voiceover artist who could give Pietas a voice.

I wanted someone with at least a slight English accent, as if he'd learned English from someone in the UK. And he'd been born in Wales, so that was important to pull into the sound.

Also, Pietas has a tenor voice, not too deep. He speaks properly. The immortal king is a perfectionist who demands the best of himself and others, so he had to enunciate each word without sounding like he was reading a script.

Are you thinking -- you are one crazy woman, Kayelle. Where are you going to find someone like that? And how could you afford it? Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.

I decided to try Fiverr. I've been lucky at getting help there over the last few years. I recommend giving it a try if you need help on a quick project -- or a long one. I've successfully added automation to my newsletter, engaged Twitter followers (not bought them) and created more than one video, and I've hired several artists. I'll share info on those in another post.

After listening to bajillion different samples of voiceover artists, I settled with one. Got the sample back, and hired him ($60). He did a great job, but I wasn't quite satisfied. I decided to try again. The next one also cost me $60. Yet I still wasn't happy with the final product.

Should I try one more time, I wondered. You know what they say about the third time being a charm? Well it was true on this one, because I found someone who sounded EXACTLY the way I hear Pietas in my head.

Here are the three voice artists (each sample under 20 seconds). One is no longer on Fiverr. I'll provide links to the ones that are.

Each created a sample using this dialogue:

"No. I cannot imagine settling down with the same person for eternity. How mundane. It would take a special person indeed. I have, however, cohabitated with the same person for centuries and been quite happy. At least at first."

Voice talent artist Lukedact records professional voiceovers in a British accent. You can hire him here. https://www.fiverr.com/lukedact

Drywvoiceover has left Fiverr and I have no contact information for him. Here is his sample.

Hiring a voiceover artist for Pietas #PietasFans #SciFi #MFRWhooks


Zack from Zack Black Voiceovers was the perfect candidate for voicing Pietas. He is now a member of my Creative Team. You can hear him on the Ritual of Strength video, with performer Nik Nitsvetov as Pietas. Here is Zack's sample.

 

Is it any wonder I went with Zack? I'll be posting a video next week using Zack's voice and Nik's performance to answer a few questions. I hope to see you then.

Comments or questions about working with a voiceover actor? Pop a note in the comments. I'll be glad to help if I can.

Check the links below to find more authors in this blog hop.

Pick up the first story in the Bringer of Chaos series, Lights Out, free by joining a reader group!
https://kayelleallen.com/reader-groups

Origin of Pietas

Origin of Pietas: Bringer of Chaos #SpaceOpera #SciFi

Forged in Fire

Forged in Fire: Bringer of Chaos #SpaceOpera #SciFi

Lights Out

Lights Out: Bringer of Chaos #SpaceOpera #SciFi


JOIN US FOR BOOKHOOKS
Book Hooks is a weekly meme hosted by Marketing for Romance Writers as part of the MFRW Authors Blog. It's a chance each week for you the reader to discover current works in progress or previously published books by possibly new-to-you authors. Thank you for stopping by. Please say hello or leave a note in the comments.

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