Superpretzel- El Salsador

Job #2889

Job Posting Details

Job # 2889 Superpretzel- El Salsador

Posted Date
Feb 5, 2007 @ 19:49
Respond By
Feb 6, 2007
Word Count
0
Budget
$250
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.

EL SALSADOR:

Character: El Salsador is really Mike McDougal, a junior accountant from Chicago. He hated his boring office job and was in love with the girl in the next cube but couldn’t talk to her. He became El Salsador the to solve both problems. Believes in salsa.

Voice: A fake, but not insulting, accent of some kind. Not necessarily a fake Spanish accent (and not Nacho Libre), but something that sounds romantically European but somewhat off beat.

WEB VIDEO X: Web Video X is the introduction of El Salsador. It looks like the intro to a sitcom. Cheap, cheesy music plays under throughout. The video consists of a changing roster of pictures behind El Salsador. Open on El Salsador standing in front of a picture of an apartment interior. He is not dressed as El Salsador, but looks like a plain pretzel. He is no one special. He doesn’t even have an “office guy” costume because he’s so boring. Bring up Super:

SUPER: The Days and Nights of El Salsador

EL SALSADOR: My life was pretty boring. Wake up.

Shot behind changes to a picture of a city bus. Bring up Super:

SUPER: Starring Mike McDougal as El Salsador.

Shot behind changes to the interior of and office building filled with cubicles.

EL SALSADOR: Go to work.

Shot behind changes to a clock that says 5pm.

EL SALSADOR: Go home.

Shot behind changes back to the shot of the bus.

EL SALSADOR: Repeat.

Shot behind changes back to the shot of the apartment interior.

EL SALSADOR: I did get to see her every day.

Cut to shot of Katrin standing in front of the same office shot we’ve seen before. Bring up Super:

SUPER: Co-starring Cathy Miller as Katrin

Camera moves across the photo of the office to show El Salsador standing in front of it once again.

EL SALSADOR: But she didn’t even know I was alive. Because I was a boring loser. I needed something spicy. I needed . . . SALSA!

The screen wipes and returns to El Salsador now dressed in costume, still standing in front of the office shot.

EL SALSADOR: People started noticing me. I got a raise and a promotion. And I threw it all away for the two things I love, SuperPretzeling and Katrin.

Katrin rushes back into the shot and kisses El Salsador. Fade out.

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