War Game in the Skies

Job #37655

Job Posting Details

Job # 37655 War Game in the Skies

Posted Date
Jun 15, 2011 @ 09:36
Respond By
Jun 22, 2011
Word Count
Attitude, Hip Hop
English (North American)
Age Range
Young Adult

Job Description

Language: American
Accent: North, ‘Urban, street’
Age: 25-30


Using a form of Slam poetry created bespoke for two trailers we require a credible and authentic American accent. The voice must be young, but confident, combative and have a ‘street’ edge to it that places it in a rap MC or hip-hop style.

The voice must have a great performative capability, and be able to take extensive direction in terms of delivery. They must authentically communicate a sense of drama, of psychological readiness for combat, and a swagger that underlies great confidence in the speaker’s ability.

The cadence and structure of our voiceover is extremely important to the overall sound, so the voice must be comprehensively familiar and ideally experienced in Rap, MC or hip-hop diction.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7eZOXmORA0 – Go to 50seconds into the video piece. Great reference for the style of voice we are looking for, and the speed at which the VO needs to be produced.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn8HFz1E-Y0 – Good reference for the kind of ‘swagger’ we want, perhaps a little too ‘rap’ but still a great thing to have in mind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVDi-ubywYo – Go to 1 min 03 sec into this video clip. It’s a good reference for attitude, and the rhythm/style of what we’re after – although this is delivered too quickly for the messaging we want. We do not want the singing style at the very start of the clip.

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