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If you’ve watched or heard Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary, with its many first-person excerpts read aloud, you have a sense of the style of delivery: honest, conversational, not overly dramatic or showy but warm and full of emotion, paying attention to the language and where emphasis should fall in each sentence, letting the words breath, and making it sound as if the person speaking is across the room or even inside one’s head. Our uppermost goal is to make these voices from the past sound like real people talking to us today.
Because we have over 75 characters to cast for the media we are creating for this museum, we are bundling similar characters. This role comprises three Union soldiers: two from Wisconsin and one from Michigan.
You must be able to record and deliver professional quality reads. A sample excerpt to record is below. The excerpts are short (most are in the range of 150-300 words), and depending on the number of lines, we are offering $75-150 per role.
If interested, please submit a sample by Wednesday Sept. 26. 2012-09-22 14:24:55 GMT 2012-09-26 14:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Yes (click here to learn more about ) Closed 0 0 3 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 15 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
"…for unsurpassed courage in battle, where he had both eyes shot out."
Robert Beecham (young soldier from Wisconsin:
"Seminary Ridge blazed with a solid sheet of flame, and the missiles of death that swept its western slopes no human beings could endure."
Charles Crary (Young soldier, 29th Michigan):
"Dear Mother: -- We have met the enemy and have driven him out of Pennsylvania. The fight was a hard one… My wound is in rather a bad place… there were many worse than me, and so few doctors, and we were in the rebels’ hands part of the time…”
"Dear mother, I am almost worn out now; I am going home."
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