Given Shelter

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Given Shelter 
Looking for a male voice actor who can do a convincing Civil War Era (mid to late 1800's) North American orator or statesman accent for an MIT documentary about the hidden voices of a public space in Downtown Los Angeles.

Accent/tone/style references: (Thomas Edison, 1888 “Around the World on the Phonograph”) (Sec. of Navy Daniels, 1914 – although this is from a later era, his slight Southern drawl sounds more old-fashioned to me.)

It might help to imagine you’re in a private council chamber, stating this position to your colleagues in a very logical, matter-of-fact way. Please make sure to enunciate each word clearly and treat each sentence as a separate thought so that there is plenty of gap between them for me to edit. Please read the name and date as well. And no need to add any effects or filters, as my sound engineer will do this later.

The Project:
This project began as my master’s thesis at MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning, as a way to test the use of cinematic techniques in urban design. Since graduating, I have focused on making this into something that can help wider audiences to think differently about public space (in different ways than my last film, the cerebral city

Technically this is a 'buyout' since I may produce multiple versions of this project. As this is an educational project, I cannot offer compensation through Voice123. But of course, I’d give you proper credit for your work. Happy to discuss how you could use this in your reel, as well.

Thanks for auditioning!! 
2016-12-05 00:48:22 GMT
2016-12-10 16:00:00 (GMT -08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Student or Non-for-profit student project
Via Internet: Vimeo, Youtube, film festivals
English - USA and Canada
Middle Age Male
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
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The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project
Civil War Era (mid to late-1800's) orator or statesman accent

Script Details

Despite the lack of foresight of the city’s Spanish founders and their decedents, the desirableness of its location has impressed itself upon the public mind. Irregularities are being removed where practicable, and new improvements are conforming to a precise, yet comprehensive plan.

One block has been set aside for some public purposes. An association of real estate gentlemen has subscribed funds for fencing in and ornamenting the block. It shall be declared a public place forever for the enjoyment of the community in general. 
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