Job #2890

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Job # 2890 Superpretzel-Katrin

Posted Date
Feb 5, 2007 @ 19:55
Respond By
Feb 6, 2007
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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.

KATRIN: Character:

El Salsador’s girlfriend. She works in the cube next to him. She knows it’s actually Mike McDougal, despite any surprise she might show. She’s as bored with her life as El Salsador and so is along for the SuperPretzeler ride.

Voice: Tina Fey. Sorry to be so simplistic about it.

WEB VIDEO XX: Web Video XX is the bout between the Bavarian and El Salsador. Open on the contenders in the ring. Bring up Super:

SUPER: SuperPretzel 2007
The Bavarian vs El Salsador

The contenders “face off” as best pretzels can.

MUSTARD MIKE: Over the shot of the ring:

And now, let’s get TWISSSSSTEEEEEEED!

The two “face off” as best pretzels can. There is a jar of salsa over in El Salsador’s corner.

BAVARIAN: I must bake you.

EL SALSADOR: Oh yeah? Well bring it, old man.

They fight.

BAVARIAN: You know vat is wrong vith you kids today?

EL SALSADOR: Let me guess . . .

Lands a blow or move to the Bavarian:

. . . I have no respect for my elders?

Cut to Mustard Mike and Katrin at ringside:


KATRIN: That’s what he gets for being old.

BAVARIAN: Cut back the ring where the Bavarian gets up then picks up El Salsador and spins him over his head:

You hide behind your mask, and behind zees substances.

EL SALSADOR: Seriously, man. It’s just a job.

BAVARIAN: Vat are you hiding from?

MUSTARD MIKE: As voice over:

He should be hiding from that jar of salsa he’s headed towards.

The Bavarian throws El Salsador into the jar of salsa.

BAVARIAN: Who are you!

As he says this, he pulls El Salsador out of the jar of salsa and we see that El Salsador no longer has his mask on. He then throws El Salsador out of the ring and into Katrin and Mustard Mike at the ringside table:

KATRIN: Oh my g-- . . . Mike?

EL SALSADOR: Yeah, it’s me.

MUSTARD MIKE: Why didn’t you look under his mask? I would have.

KATRIN: I kind of always knew it was you.

EL SALSADOR: But you never noticed me at work. You didn’t even know I was alive.

BAVARIAN: You are not going to be alive much longer.

EL SALSADOR: Shut up! I’m bored. You take this way too seriously. Why would anyone eat a plain pretzel?

To Katrin:

Do you love me?

KATRIN: . . . yes!

EL SALSADOR: Then there’s only one thing left to say. SALSA! I quit!

They “kiss” as best pretzels can.


That’s so beautiful. The winner, even though he has no friends and no one likes eating plain pretzels, the Bavarian.

BAVARIAN: I’ll be back.

MUSTARD MIKE: Yeah, and why don’t you go inject some more cheese. Maybe it’ll help you be original.

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