Opensource GPS Audiotours

Job #3718

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Job # 3718 Opensource GPS Audiotours

Posted Date
Jun 7, 2007 @ 00:18
Respond By
Aug 26, 2007
Word Count
0
Language
English
Gender
Both
Age Range
-
Category
Documentaries

Job Description

I am constantly developing new narrated content for an online archive of GPS-guided audiotours (www.oggtours.com). I do not charge for users to download the audiotours on my site, so I am running on a non-existent budget. If any voice talent is able to do pro bono work and read a few pieces (200-1000 words each), I can include your name, website and contact information in the final product. These could also be easily used as demos and samples for future clients. Below is an example of a script that needs to be narrated.

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The "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" Sign

The "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign was created by Betty Willis and Ted Rogich for Clark County, Nevada, in 1959. The design is characteristic of the Googie architecture movement, which was popular at the time. The sign was built by Western Neon. Over the years, the sign has been moved south several times on Las Vegas Boulevard as growth continued. The back of the sign reads "Drive Carefully" and "Come Back Soon." When seen up close, the circles on which the letters of the word "Welcome" appear reveal themselves to be silver dollars.

The sign is currently located in the center island of Las Vegas Boulevard across from the now closed Klondike Hotel & Casino. Some consider the sign to be the official southern end of the Las Vegas Strip. The sign, like most of the strip, sits in the town of Paradise and is located roughly four miles south of the actual city limits of Las Vegas. Such distinctions are usually ignored by residents of the Las Vegas metropolitan area, who refer to the entire urban region as Las Vegas.

With the sign so far away from the city itself, the Las Vegas City Council erected a "Welcome to Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas" sign just within the city limits of the city of Las Vegas, on Las Vegas Boulevard. There is also another sign in the same style welcoming visitors to North Las Vegas. In 2006, yet another sign, identical to the sign on Las Vegas Boulevard, was erected on the center meridian of Boulder Highway, marking the official city limits.

The image of the sign is featured on the Nevada license plate that was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the City of Las Vegas in 2005. The sign is currently owned by Young Electric Sign Company, which leases it to Clark County, while the design itself is in public domain. The design of the sign was never copyrighted. This has resulted in the image being ubiquitous on Las Vegas souvenirs, including smaller versions of the signs that also light up.

On October 4, 1999, the sign went dark for about a month when the company that had been paying the power bill was bought by another company, who decided not to pay the power bill. When the problem was discovered, payment of the past due amount, under $60, was made and power was turned back on.

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