Help us create a unique, playful, dynamic character!

Job #22037

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Job # 22037 Help us create a unique, playful, dynamic character!

Posted Date
Jun 14, 2010 @ 11:07
Respond By
Jun 16, 2010
Word Count
0
Language
English
Gender
Male
Age Range
Young Adult
Category
Animation

Job Description

We're looking for a bright, clear, friendly, dynamic voice for our new video game character, Fu.


Who is Fu?
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Fu is a male cartoon creature (3D images in the attached PDF) who guides our users to becoming more physically active. He previously led a sedentary life devoid of fun and activity, but one day he decided to change things and dedicate himself to the ways of "fu" - the art of feeling good through perseverance, progress and friendliness.

Fu is friendly, confident, fallible, modest, funny and yet authoritative. Like Yoda or a great Kung Fu master, he only occasionally reveals his awesome skills.


Our audience
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Our typical user is female, hard-working, 18-35 and from the US and UK.


The voice
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We're looking for either a North American voice, or, alternatively, a hard-to-pinpoint international voice. The voice must be:

1/ Energetic and natural - you must BE the character.
2/ Playful but not irritating.
3/ Dynamic - Fu switches from his own voice to Arnie to a Sargent to a "camp" style guru instantly.
4/ Clear and articulate - some of the things Fu says may be complex or very quick.

We'd love to hear from people of all ethnicities (please!), but don't ham up the apparent orientalisms; imagine how bad Star Wars would be if Yoda had a fake Chinese accent.


Audition Material (250 word draft script plus some ad-lib)
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The attached PDF explains the two sample performances we'd like you to do. All the details are contained in the doc itself.


Delivery (Final 1,000 word script)
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The voice will be chosen on Wednesday or Thursday this week.

The final reading is 1,000 words long - mostly short phrases.

We will need the recording delivered within 3 days of notifying the winning candidate. Budget includes high quality recording to a single file - we will post-process internally.

We are a tiny company so there can be no hidden costs; the cost below must cover a perpetual international license to the recording with no on-going royalties. We do hope to hire the actor again, though... OFTEN! :)


Many thanks for for reading! :)


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