Seeking talent for museum project

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Seeking talent for museum project 
Documentary company seeks voice talent for a museum project that includes a significant amount of first person testimony from the Civil War era (gleaned from letters, diaries, news articles, etc.).

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 characters: more details are below in the sample script.

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 15:08:19 GMT
2012-09-26 15:00:00 (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 125 to USD 0
175 words
English - USA and Canada
Senior Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email OR
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks
Not defined
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

*** Please submit custom audition. 
Frederick A. Ross, 61 year old Virginia native who was educated in Pennsylvania, was a pastor in Huntsville, Alabama:
"Let the Northern philanthropist learn from the Bible that the relation of master and slave is not sin per se. Let him learn that God says nowhere it is sin… and that the Golden Rule may exist in the relations of slavery… I regard slavery to be as righteous a mode of government as that of magistrate and subject, parent and child, husband and wife... Frederick Ross."

Isaac Trimble, 61 years old, Confederate General from Virginia:
"As no movement seemed immediate, I rode off… north of the town… and noticed conspicuously the wooded hill northeast of Gettysburg – Culp’s – and a half mile distant, and of an elevation to command the country for miles each way, and overlooking Cemetery Hill above the town. Returning to see General Ewell… I said, "General, There," pointing to Culp's Hill, "is an eminence of commanding position, and not now occupied, as it ought to be by us or the enemy soon. Give me a good regiment and I will take that hill! Major General Isaac Trimble, Confederate Army."

Male voice quoting Lutheran Synod of South Carolina, Senior 19th century S. Carolina man:
"We look upon [Northern Abolitionists] as enemies of our beloved country." 
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