Philip Bennefall’s voice over career began with the voicing of four roles in the CD-ROM “Dinas-World”, or in Swedish, "Dinas Värld” a project for Save the Children in Sweden. Dinas-World is a production that identifies the different rights that children possess in the form of an animated series. Having nurtured a love for voice acting from an early age, Philip’s transition into voiceovers and signing up with Voices.com was natural and proved complementary to his background in the gaming industry.
A game developer by trade, Philip has expertise in many facets of production, including developing games for the visually impaired, coupling those projects with impeccable sound effects and voiceover performances. When interviewed recently, Philip revealed that it is vital that games created for the visually impaired are produced in a quality and professional manner, paying special attention to sound effects and voice acting.
Philip’s favorite voice acting pastimes consist of performing character voices, including a perfect imitation of Donald Duck, a beloved character of Disney fame. As a singer and a composing hobbyist, Philip has hundreds of VST and Direct X effects in his library and makes use of his skills as a producer by modifying and expanding his vocal range using voice changing, filtering and enhancing technologies. Some of Philip’s character voice roles comprise of computer voices, robot voices, and voices for both heroic characters and those of a darker nature.
Voices.com Marketing Director, Stephanie Ciccarelli, says, “Philip’s background in game development, audio production, and his ability to sing has provided him with a perfect springboard to launch into voiceovers.”
Recently, Philip started developing his own audio drama productions, featuring material from the horror and thriller genres. Philip will serve as director, audio producer, and casting director for the dramas, voicing minor roles in select productions himself. The most challenging aspect of this endeavor is that Philip’s voice actors are internationally based, however, with today’s technology, Philip can overcome those obstacles and produce first-class content, regardless of location.
About Philip Bennefall
Based in Värmdö, Sweden, bilingual Swedish / English voice actor Philip Bennefall provides voice-acting services for a variety of applications including video games, jingles, and narration. Specialty services include translation from Swedish to English and vice versa, the mixing and mastering of audio and game development. Philip's recording studio equipment includes an M-AUDIO Fast Track Pro, an audio interface for high quality multitrack recordings, an Edirol R-09, A battery powered recorder which is perfect when portability is essential, a Beyerdynamic MCE72, a stereo microphone with a wide pickup range for field recordings, and a Joemeek JM47A, a phantom powered microphone intended for vocals and solo instruments.
Based in London, Canada, Voices.com provides an online marketplace, facilitating transactions between business clients and voiceover professionals, employing a comprehensive suite of web-based services. Clients that have worked at Voices.com include NBC, ESPN, PBS, The History Channel, Reader's Digest, Comcast, Nortel Networks, Bell Canada, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, ING, Western Union, Ford, GM, Jaguar, US Army, the US Government and more.