How to Jump Start a Modern War

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Job # 16141 How to Jump Start a Modern War

Posted Date
Oct 18, 2009 @ 06:39
Respond By
Oct 31, 2009
Word Count
English (North American)
Age Range
Middle Aged

Job Description

Please allow me to tell you about my anti-war historical educational video, probably the last video or film that I will make and will be using cartoons and stock newsreel footage. The newsreel footage sections of the video I already have finished and on file.

For the cartoon sections, I need actors’ voices for the cartoon roles, eight famous politicians who were involved in starting the four big international wars of the last hundred years—World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq. The video will run about ten or twelve minutes with only the two types of material. The tentative title is HOW TO JUMP START A MODERN INTERNATIONAL WAR.

World War I was started on the order of an Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, joined by the Kaiser (Emperor) of Germany . The subsequent rise of democracy and the middle class has brought public relations to declarations. The protocol for each of those four big recent wars has been substantially similar and composed of three steps:
(1) mobilization, (2) provocation, and (3) invasion.
In each case, the key element was that mobilization occurred before the provocation, which was in each case artificially contrived and became simply the last stage before the invasion.

College history study needs this protocol front and center. Here are my eight cartoon characters: Goebbels, Hitler, Kim Il Sung, Syghmang Rhee, Robert McNamara, Lyndon Johnson, Dick Cheney, and George Bush, Jr. Interestingly, our protocol for starting wars is followed on all sides of the political spectrum, as first there is a fascist, and then a communist, and after that a Democrat and then a Republican. There are four totally independent dialog scenes, each less than two minutes, two of the characters in each. The characters are wild comedy—but verbal, not physical comedy. I see the script as fun to do.

Some actors have expressed a desire to attempt the considerable feat of doing all eight voices. I am open to listening, though the challenge seems daunting. However, I do think doing one of the voices in each of the four scenes could work. Or two or three of the voices.

Quite a number of actors have expressed interest in the Hitler character, a natural role to be able to go off in. In regard to that role and all the others, no accents are required, so please think about trying more than one role, since you are recording anyway.

At this point, I do not yet want to interview or see anyone but rather want to know you only by your voice in however many of the roles you read.

To be frank, there is no money in a short educational video like this, but I have always wanted to do something for peace and the issue becomes more pressing, and I have always wanted to use animation. Any actors who would like to try one or more of these voices and get experience, demo, and credit, and can make a decent recording without background noises,, in WAV or MP3 or some other format that will play in Flash, then please advise me, and I will send you the script. I can even convert iTunes format. Or mail me a CD. The whole script is just over five pages.

So it is not a lot of work, and I can guarantee the project will get completed and put out there. My film work has been recognized. Check out my links below.

Thank you for your interest in doing voices for the animation in my educational video HOW TO JUMP START A MODERN WAR.

Alan Gorg

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