Story of the X

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Story of the X 
The feel should be that of a storyteller. The video will have a Sherlock Homes feel. Very dark and moody and the voice over should not be too rushed in order to let the story breathe.

2012-04-19 23:28:03 GMT
2012-04-23 22:00:00 (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 350
Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
300 words
English - USA and Canada
Middle Age Male OR Senior Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks
The Voice Actor should have at least 2 years of experience in the voice industry.
This is a non-union project

Script Details

*** Please submit custom audition. 
This is a story from the life of *************** Steinmetz, a great electrical engineer.

Our story takes place just after the turn of the century, at **************************************, Michigan.

The River Rouge which covered nearly 16 million square feet was facing the loss of a major power generator.

A team of engineers had exhausted all repair efforts.

So… Steinmetz, who was employed by GE at the time, was called directly by Henry Ford himself.

Desperate to resolve the situation Ford requested that he visit the plant in person.

Upon arriving, ************************************************** the Ford engineers…

and asked only for a notebook…
and cot.

For two straight days and nights, Steinmetz listened to the sounds from the machine intently… while scribbling countless computations on his notepad.

Then… near the end of the second night…

he made a request for two simple items:
a ladder…
and piece of chalk.

Upon receiving them, he climbed up…

and made an X on the side of the generator with the piece of chalk.

He then instructed Ford’s skeptical engineers to remove the plate at the X and there they would find the answer to their problem.

They did as he requested…

and after a few minor repairs… the generator performed to perfection.

Henry Ford was satisfied to say the least… until he received the invoice from GE for the amount of $10,000. *************************************** success, but insisted upon an itemized bill.
Steinmetz responded personally to Ford’s request with the following:

Making X mark on generator    $1
Knowing where to place X        $9,999

Thus Steinmetz left his mark in more ways than one in early 20th century technology and business.

"Together, we can do the same in the early 21st century…

It begins with *******************************." 
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