The Vocal Philosopher

Welcome to the Philosopher's Study! Home of the eccentric and excessively dapper creative Mr. Declan P. Burke.

Voice Actor, Writer, Producer, and Thinker, Declan is a creative of all seasons and stripes dedicated to bringing a unique tilt to every area of his output.
 

We hope you enjoy the ride!

 

Title Graphic by Declan Burke, 2016

"The Philosopher Vocalizes"
Coming Soon

The first of my two upcoming Youtube series. "The Philosopher Vocalizes" is a series of formal and informal meditations on topics including (but not limited to) politics, economics, psychology, current events, art, culture, music, philosophy, history, and technology.

Rather than emphasizing my answers, the aim of TPV is to provide people with something that will prompt dialogue, question something unconsidered, or simply consider the familiar from a new perspective. With luck I'll also include interviews and conversations with friends and guests before long as well!

Episode Length: 5-15 Minutes
Rating: PG-13 to R
Schedule: Every Friday (Planned)

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Title Graphic by Declan Burke, 2016

"One Man Cast"
Coming Soon

The second of my two upcoming Youtube series. "One Man Cast" explores Voice Acting through example. A fun experiment where I attempt to create as many unique characters from a given IP, and discuss how and why I give each character the voices that I do. I'll discuss some of the thought processes I use to conceptualize characters, how to avoid falling into cliches, tips for recalling unique voices, accents, and much more.

Series are not limited to voiced properties, and will include video game(s), animated movies/shows, webcomics, and books. Filmed on location in the Philosophers Study, with editing and mixing done by myself.

Episode Length: 15-30 Minutes
Rating: Y to R
Schedule: Every Other Month (Planned)

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Title Graphic by Declan Burke, 2016

"How Now's & How To's"
Coming Soon

Not a series in and of itself, this will be an ongoing collection of videos on topics and areas I feel enough of an expert in to be able to help with! This will mostly be tech related to voice acting and self production for small scale creatives, as well as some tips and tricks on digital and traditional art and photography I think are worth sharing.

I'm tentatively considering including a few FAQ's under this series as well, relating to either specific topics or even myself if they come up. Either way, hopefully you'll find something useful here!

Episode Length: 5-30 Minutes
Rating: Y
Schedule: When Mood or Demand Strikes!

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The Colony Anthology: 2014- Present
A sci fi short story anthology that developed out of a story of the exploits of a colony ship that leaves Earth during the outbreak of nuclear war, and expanded to include multiple ships that all departed for parts unknown at the same time. The Colony Anthology will be a series of 5 or more short stories following the exploits, triumphs, failures, discoveries, and horrors of each of the ships face as the last embers of humanity escape the fires of war into the cold embrace of spaces endless night. Once all of the stories have been released, I'll be collecting them into small physical volume in both soft and hard cover for purchase. You can read the stories as they come out here.

Infinite Unanswerable: 2016
A collection of poetry I began in January of 2016, combined with a collection of my photo's into a small handsome pocket volume. Inspired by introspection and observations from around my home, Infinite Unanswerable is an expression of the root nature of philosophy: that no question results in an answer that doesn't prompt more questions. Some revel in this, other revile it, but ultimately we all must confront it if we ever want to grow. And hopefully these poems will be able to help others come to terms with their uncertainty, and embrace the flow of confusion that sweeps through us all. Soon to be available in hard and soft cover version for your enjoyment, but feel free to peruse a few choice selections here

 

Articles and Essays: 2012-Present
Despite developing a healthy hatred of Academia, I still occasionally like to write essays on various topics as well as more informal articles and meditations. You can find them by clicking here.

Short Stories: 2016-Present
In addition to the above, I'm hoping to keep my writing skills sharp by writing small stories here and their fairly frequently. You can find all my completed stories here.

Click Below to Visit my Digital and Traditional Art Galleries
(2013-Present)

Click Below to Visit my Photo Galleries
 (2014-Present)

Photograph by Kylie Mackay. 2014

Photograph by Kylie Mackay. 2014

Self Portrait. 2013

Self Portrait. 2013

Background and Logo Designed by Declan Burke, (C)2015. "VP" logo Designed by Kylie MacKay, (C)2014.