Superpretzel- Super Captain Cheese Wizard

Job #2887

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Job # 2887 Superpretzel- Super Captain Cheese Wizard

Posted Date
Feb 5, 2007 @ 19:44
Respond By
Feb 6, 2007
Word Count
0
Language
English
Gender
Male
Age Range
-
Category
Cartoons

Job Description

This project was posted last week. Our client would like to hear more reads on all the characters posted again. All are welcome to re-submit, but we would prefer new reads and multiple takes would be appreciated.

About Us:

Blissium Motion Graphics is a full service motion design studio. We offer a wide variety of services, and we have the capability to meet and project needs, creatively and technologically.

We have 26 web videos that we are producing. Sample lines and character descriptions have been included here but the full script is in pdf. We are working on a tight deadline so we need audition reads as soon as possible. One person can read more than one character if they are capable. This project is for web-only, non-broadcast.

A NOTE ON THE VOICES: Some are almost normal speaking voices. Some are over the top, but mostly, the voices are just quirky enough to be engaging and funny. The voices never get in the way of the character or the script. Lastly, if you didn’t see the cartoon, if you could only hear the voices, you would still be able to follow the story. Because the voices are the characters. The very sound of the voice should make us laugh.

The campaign as a whole is designed to look like a very low-budget affair. The pretzels are real, not animated. They move a little stiffly. We’ve found that this sort of authenticity resonates very well with our target audience of 13-17 year olds (mostly male). Giving them the expected ceases to entertain and engage them. On the contrary, to do the expected, even with voice characterizations, is to sell to them.

That said, the characters should be broad and a little over the top to start with. Use pop culture as a guide and go from there.

SUPER CAPT. CHS. WIZ.:

Character: Super Captain Cheese Wizard is a nerdy collector type. Believes he has super Cheese Wiz powers when he and a jar of Cheez Wiz were left overnight in a faulty microwave oven.

Voice: This is one place where the voice can probably be over the top. Nerd voices are funny all by themselves: Dexter and Mandark, both from Dexter’s Laboratory, as is Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons. None of these should be the voice, but that should be the direction.

WEB VIDEO III: Web Video III is the Origin of Super Captain Cheese Wizard: This should be shot almost like a comic book. There should be word balloons for everything. However it should be photographs rather than illustrations. And SSCW speaks all the words in the word balloons as a voice over:

SSCW: My story begins when I was left overnight in a faulty microwave next to a jar of Cheez Wiz. The radioactive emissions and cheese fumes gave me uncalculated powers.

SSCW’s MOM: Todd, who are you talking to?

SSCW: Nobody, mom!

Thus was Super Captain Cheese Wizard born! But they laughed. Laughed and called me mad.

As he is talking, cut to various shots of the other SuperPretzlers hanging on his wall.

But who’s mad now? Who shall have the last laugh?

Maniacal laughter:

Ha ha! Ha ha! Ha ha! It shall be I!

Cut to a shot of Cinnamon and Sugar

Then we shall be together. And all the world will know the name Super Captain Cheese Wizard!

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