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Old 01-05-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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Need some voice actors!

I'm doing a big project for my Media I class, and I need some voice talent. You don't have to be super-mega-pro, but a decent-quality (I heartily recommend Plantronics brand products- they're cheap and good) microphone is a must. It's a 2.5 minute long video with a two page script, so you won't be saying too much.

Anyone interested?
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I've got a perfect voice for damning the governments and politicians and crooked lawyers if it counts!?

But whats in it for me?
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A copy of the finished product?
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A copy of the finished product?

email it to me
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I would, but if it were already finished I wouldn't need voice actors.
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Ok then, send the script
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:23 PM   #7
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What kind of voice are you looking for?

I can sing like Jim Morrison but I can't speak like James Earl Jones.
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While having James Earl Jones on hand would be nice, I'll settle for "not grating".

And even if your voice is grating, I need a voice for the crazy computer.
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I've done some voiceover and audio book work but my voice might be unsuitable for your project. In order to get the most appropriate voices, why not list the emotions that will be expressed by each character. For example, "crazy computer," "overbearing matriarch," "whiny brat," etc.
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Sadly, I'd only be appropriate for "awkward speaker who sniffles often". Best of luck in finding (other, better) people!
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Ha! Fun I have crap equipment for any sound, so I'm out, unless someone wants to mail me a mic

But it reminds me of a friend I have who does sound for Hollywood as a career. His Facebook status will often say things like, 'Can anyone out there do an excellent Daffy Duck reciting Shakespeare? Send me a file, ASAP!'
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I have a few years of radio production in my history. So, from that POV --

Can you give us some character descriptions for what you need?

How many male/female?
Older/younger, educated/refined/speech "impediments"/regional/national dialects/English as a second language?

Also, what format do you want the audio files to arrive in? Is there a program (Audacity, CoolEdit, Goldwave, ProTools) you are planning to mix in?

The more you've visualized and defined what you're looking for the less work you'll have to do in post-
production. (And the more likely the project is to end up being all that you wanted it to be.)
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:00 AM   #13
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All the characters are pretty generic, really. 2 and a half minutes isn't all that much time to do heavy characterization.

Going to do any audio processing in Audacity, then splice it into the video with Adobe Premiere. MP3 ought to do the job formatwise.

The list of characters, from memory (don't have the script on-hand right now):

2 scouts, who exposit and then die
1 commander, who gives a speech
2 soldiers, one who yells for backup, another who throws a bomb (both die also).
1 crazy computer, who explodes.
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I've recorded audio-books for my husband. I have a decent mic. I'm game!
Are you just asking for audio? (Are you supplying the video separately?)
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Yup, the film is CGI.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:43 AM   #16
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Okay, let me know if you can use my voice, (female BTW)
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Sounds like fun. I'd be interested if you need another male.
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Sounds like fun. I'd be interested if you need another male.
The little side-bar says you're from Australia- do you have the accent? Might be good for one of the team leaders.
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I speak regularly to Americans and Canadians on the net and they say I have an accent, so I think so? I can put on a thick Aussie accent anyway.

Oi crikey, that's a fair dinkem rinky dink Aussie accent that is!
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