BNY Intro Video

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BNY Intro Video 
MediaCombo is producing two video programs about the history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The videos will be part of the permanent exhibition in the BNY's new Building 92 museum which opens in November 2011.

This audition is for the "Introductory Video" which describes the early history of the Navy Yard and Wallabout Bay, the East River site on which the yard was built.

We are looking for a husky, self assured voice that can give a passionate reading about an iconic place in Brooklyn and United States' history. Possibly a tinge of Brooklyn accent, but really, just a hint.
2011-07-22 08:55:55 GMT
2011-07-26 07:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Fixed - USD 500
8-minute video
English - USA and Canada
Baby OR Young Adult Female OR Middle Age Female OR Senior Female
• Talent must record at a designated studio in a specified area AND
• Audio files must be delivered via email
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
The Voice Actor should have at least 5 years of experience in the voice industry.
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

We are looking for a husky, self assured voice that can give a passionate reading about an iconic place in Brooklyn and United States' history. Possibly a tinge of Brooklyn accent, but really, just a hint. 
"Since the early 1800’s, the Navy Yard has been an economic engine providing skilled jobs and a home for Ingenuity and Innovation:

It’s a place where early American workers powered an industry that would dominate an era…

And helped transform U.S. military might in the nick of time.

Where the hopes of a nation went out to sea…

And a burgeoning borough – and a new nation – faced a brutal test… before beginning an extraordinary ascent.


In 1776, when the Colonies declared independence from Britain and with Revolutionary zeal spreading like wildfire, British troops descended on New York Harbor… mooring enormous ships here in Wallabout Bay to imprison Americans.

Some 12-thousand souls perished aboard these rat-infested hulks.

But among the survivors was a young sailor who embodied the "can do" spirit of the Yard.

James Forten was serving on a ship that hunted British merchant vessels for their cargo. After it was captured, Forten was thrown onto the most notorious of the prison ships, the Jersey.

He might have been sold into slavery, like other black prisoners... but a game of marbles with the captain’s son secured his future.

The captain offered to send him to England for an education, but Forten fervently said no:

"I am here a prisoner for the liberties of my country. I never, never, shall prove a traitor to her interests!" 
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