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The resulting video will be shown at a TED conference and then possibly be posted on their website afterwards.
This VO will accompany a 3D animated video for an upcoming TED conference.
We are looking for a middle aged Male voice for this one (there's a second project entitled "Maps TED conference" where we need a female voice)
Please use the very rough animatic we created to help with an idea of timing: https://www.dropbox.com/s/e7pzkgbp689bfqo/0084_TED_UPS_GlobalVillge_v007_sm.mov?dl=0 2016-08-29 01:43:21 GMT 2016-08-31 16:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Yes (click here to learn more about ) Closed 25 21 0 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 25 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 25 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
By 2020 it is estimated that 70% of the global human population will be mobile phone users. 5.4 billion people. Hidden within each of those phones is the story of global commerce writ large.
Take the smartphone in your pocket.
Your pocket is the last stop in a journey that, measured in miles, could take you to the moon and back.
Let’s break that down.
On every continent, at every minute of the day, raw materials are being extracted and transported from places like Rwanda and Uganda, Argentina and Chile.
As those materials arrive, a global constellation of specialists kick into gear.
LCD displays roll out in Taiwan.
Where they’re met by sapphire hardened glass from Kentucky.
Communication chips fly from the Netherlands.
While processors flow from both Texas and Taiwan.
Only now do the components converge on city-sized assembly plants in China or Vietnam.
Seen from this perspective, your phone is actually made in a world-wide assembly line in which a networked fleet of jets replaces the conveyor belt.
It’s a living network, responding and rebalancing every day.
At the moment, specialized expertise captures the lion’s share of value. While at the level of resource extraction, battery production, and assembly – worker safety and equality are critical.
The same flexibility that allows the network to rebalance inputs and outputs from across the globe, also fosters human connections and communication.
Just as a smart phone is more than the sum of its parts - globalization is more than a zero sum game. It’s not us vs. them. It’s a global village, connected by logistics.
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