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Schilcote
01-05-2013, 09:18 PM
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?

Booker
01-06-2013, 12:56 PM
I've got a perfect voice for damning the governments and politicians and crooked lawyers if it counts!?

But whats in it for me?

Schilcote
01-06-2013, 01:01 PM
A copy of the finished product?

Booker
01-06-2013, 01:04 PM
A copy of the finished product?


email it to me

Schilcote
01-06-2013, 01:05 PM
I would, but if it were already finished I wouldn't need voice actors.

Booker
01-06-2013, 01:15 PM
Ok then, send the script

druid12000
01-06-2013, 01:53 PM
What kind of voice are you looking for?

I can sing like Jim Morrison but I can't speak like James Earl Jones.

Schilcote
01-06-2013, 06:26 PM
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.

patskywriter
01-06-2013, 07:50 PM
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.

jjdebenedictis
01-06-2013, 09:59 PM
Sadly, I'd only be appropriate for "awkward speaker who sniffles often". Best of luck in finding (other, better) people! :)

backslashbaby
01-07-2013, 12:13 AM
Ha! Fun :D 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!' :D :D

Williebee
01-07-2013, 12:19 AM
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.)

Schilcote
01-07-2013, 12:30 AM
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.

Nekko
01-07-2013, 01:39 AM
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?)

Schilcote
01-07-2013, 01:44 AM
Yup, the film is CGI.

Nekko
01-07-2013, 02:13 AM
Okay, let me know if you can use my voice, (female BTW)

Civic
01-08-2013, 12:45 PM
Sounds like fun. I'd be interested if you need another male.

Schilcote
01-08-2013, 12:55 PM
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.

Civic
01-08-2013, 02:59 PM
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!