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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. Each role comprises 2-3 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 Friday Sept. 28. 2012-09-24 13:01:51 GMT 2012-09-28 13:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Yes (click here to learn more about ) Closed 0 0 4 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
“About this time I was transferred to the Seminary, where there were only a few Confederate officers, the buildings being almost exclusively appropriated to the use of wounded Federal officers. Douglass and I were the only prisoners able to leave their cots. Yet when a door opened the guards promptly came to the “make ready.” Douglas had been “Stonewall” Jackson’s aid. I was a Texan and credited with dining on negroes and unhappy unless I killed a man every morning before breakfast. Colonel Robert Powell, 5th Texas Infantry.”
Private Jeremiah Gage, a young Confederate soldier from Mississippi, mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg:
“This is the last you may ever hear from me. I have time to tell you that I died like a man. Bear my loss as best you can. Remember that I am true to my country and my greatest regret at dying is that she is still not free and that you and your sisters are robbed of my youth. I hope this will reach you and you must not regret that my body cannot be obtained. It is a mere matter of form anyhow. This letter is stained with my blood. Private Jeremiah Gage, 11th Mississippi Infantry.”
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