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We are seeking a sportscaster voice in the style of a 1970's Yankees play-by-play broadcast. Specifically, you should sound identical to announcer Frank Messer (WPIX 1968-1984). It is important that you capture the sound and feel of that period. The voice should sound authentic and should not be exaggerated nor overdone. Messer's announcing has been described as "straight arrow announcing", "straightforward play-by-play", with "great command of his voice".
When reading the script, pay attention to pauses as indicated by "beat" and ellipsis (...). Please listen to audio sample for reference from a 1978 game. The first voice you hear is Frank Messer, saying, "Ball one... It was his 17th home run of the year." Listen to how Messer stresses certain words such as: "It was his SEVENTEENTH home run of the year" "Thirty-nine years old, just signed a new FIVE-year contract" "He had SAID that next year MIGHT be his last year." Also note the subtle difference in tone of voice between his conversation with White and the play-by-play. Try to replicate that type of stress and tone when reading the script. Knowledge of and appreciation for baseball is not required but is strongly desired. 2012-02-20 16:24:41 GMT 2012-02-23 12:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Yes (click here to learn more about ) Closed 0 0 0 direct invitation(s) have been sent by the voice seeker resulting in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far. Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 50 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
It is important that you capture the sound and feel of that period. The voice should sound authentic and should not be exaggerated nor overdone. Messer's announcing has been described as "straight arrow announcing", "straightforward play-by-play", with "great command of his voice".
*************************************************** VOICE-OVER AUDITION SAMPLE FOR SHORT FILM: 1970'S - STYLE BASEBALL ANNOUNCER VOICES
ONLY READ LINES FOR CHARACTER NAMED FRANK.
This is a sample scene for a fictitious baseball game as announced by two sportscasters in the style of a 1970's Yankees play-by-play broadcast. FRANK should sound like announcer Frank Messer (WPIX 1968-1984). BILL should sound like Bill White (WPIX 1971-1988).
INT. BROADCAST BOOTH - DAY
The Game: TONY WRIGHT is a veteran pitcher for an unnamed baseball team that is on the road. The road trip is disastrous. This game is not going well. The other unnamed team is crushing Wright. It's early in the game - 3rd or 4th inning - and Wright has been hit out of the box.
Even Skeeter Wilkins... is having a field day against Wright's fastball... Now the southpaw leans in... checks the signs - he doesn't like what Rider is offering and Tommy Rider takes a jog out to the mound to set Wright straight...
And now Wilson joins them from first base.
All the poise we saw in Wright in San Francisco, all the confidence, the leadership he had for that organization before the trade... where is it now? ---
FRANK (V.O.) (cuts off Bill)
Home plate crew chief Morelli starts a slow walk to the mound to break this up... The crowd, of course, begins its customary booing
And now Willy Johnson walks out of the dugout
That, apparently, will be all for Tony Wright this afternoon. Wright is visibly upset... visibly upset...
BILL (V.O.) This only hurts Wright, whatever
rhythm he had this year ---
FRANK (V.O.) (cuts off Bill)
What little rhythm he had coming into this road trip, into this game is gone.
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