Female Narrator for National Trust 2012 Project

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Female Narrator for National Trust 2012 Project  
We are producing about two dozen short films for an awards ceremony for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. These films explore great preservation projects across the United States.

Photos and music drive the story, but the narrator is essential in laying out all of the hard work that has been done to maintain and restore America's greatest landmarks. Some of the films are straight and serious, but others are funny and entertaining!

The piece is narration heavy, and the recording session will take about 90 minutes; however, it is for a non-profit, not for broadcast, and will only be seen by a small group of attendees at the conference in Buffalo, New York at the end of October.

Chosen candidate must be able to do this recording in a professional home studio, as a 48K 16bit WAV or AIFF file. The candidate must be able to do the recording while on a phone patch with the client, so that they can direct the sessions. And after the recording, the candidate must be able to FTP or email the final raw files. 
2012-08-16 08:39:17 GMT
2012-08-22 17:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Student or Non-for-profit student project - USD 500
15 Minutes of final narration, which should take 90min to record
English - ANY
Young Adult Female OR Middle Age Female OR Senior Female
• Phone Patch 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 2 years of experience in the voice industry.
This is a non-union project

Script Details

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In 1959, as satellite missions and astronauts captivated Americans,In 1959, as satellite missions and astronauts captivated Americans, a small town in Ohio saw the creation of a building that looked as though it came straight from outer space: the American Society for Metals Headquarters.

This visionary complex featured a modern, semi-circular office building, and a Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome. But just a few decades later, the remarkable campus had fallen victim to outdated systems and skyrocketing energy costs. ASM International was considering moving elsewhere. Local developer Michael Chesler contacted ASM to encourage the building’s preservation – and to alert the company to the fact that at nearly 50 years of age, it was about to become eligible for listing on the National Register, opening the door for state and federal tax credit incentives.

Repairs and restorations began on the original metal surfaces and the historic plate glass windows. Sustainable improvements cut heating and cooling costs by 50%, and characteristics of the original layout were restored. Chesler wanted to let the building speak for itself – and at 52 years old, the ASM Headquarters still has plenty to say.


Since 1905, the towering smokestack of the Sears, Roebuck and Company complex’s powerhouse has been a landmark in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood. But in the 1970s, when Sears relocated most of its operations downtown, the chimney ceased smoking, the power plant fell silent, and the area around the complex began to decline.

By the 1990s, the building had fallen into disrepair and residents of this poverty stricken neighborhood saw very little potential for their reuse. Enter the Homan Arthington Foundation. Using historic tax credits, the Foundation spearheaded the Powerhouse’s $40 million adaptation, turning it into a LEED-certified school and community center, affectionately known as Power House High.

Pieces of the school’s industrial past are utilized as a historical reminder and a teaching tool, while the building serves as a poster child for sustainable energy technology. The smokestack was restored as well, and fitted with a wind turbine. What was once a white elephant is now an engine of change - and a testament that the impact of preservation is positively powerful. 
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