Job #4734

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Job # 4734 Lockheed

Posted Date
Sep 5, 2007 @ 20:58
Respond By
Sep 6, 2007
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Job Description

We’re assisting a production company that wants us to cast for a TV campaign. They want a “really superb non-union V-O.” No idea where the spots would be running, or for how long. They won't be shooting until the end of October, but the client has requested we search for the V-O now. It looks like there are six :30 TV spots, paying $1,000 apiece.

I’ve included two scripts, and we need to hear a wide variety: men, women, white, black, whatever—not too young—30’s, 40s, 50s, but not old sounding. If you go to www.mechaniks.com, you can find a Lockheed TV spot by director Michael Cerny that will give you men an idea of what's been done in the past.

Client’s directions: “Understated seriousness but not ponderous. Direct, but not in-your-face. The voice needs to sound approachable, as though the speaker is one of our thoughtful engineers. More matter-of-fact. He's an actor. NOT A V-O GUY. You might mistake him for one of the people shown on camera...it sounds almost like the doctor on the Lipitor spots. Or a nature channel voice...just a real person. Sincere, unaffected. Like Richard Gere. Also, like the woman V-O on the latest round of Liberty Mutual TV spots.”


ONE TAKE ONLY ON EACH SPOT. We repeat, ONE TAKE ONLY ON EACH SPOT. Anyone who submits more than one take on each spot will be disqualified.


Recording: We need you to record these at 128kpbs, Mono. 128kpbs, Mono. 128kpbs, Mono. Make sure both channels can be heard. Make sure your volume is audible. Make sure the file can be heard. If you’re not sure, send the file to yourself and listen, or send it to a friend to listen to.

Slating: Slate your name at the top: “This is John Doe.” DO THIS ONLY ONCE. You don’t have to slate your name a second time. PLEASE don’t send me an audition actually saying, “This is John Doe” if your name isn’t John Doe. PLEASE. Slate “How-Anthem” for the first spot and “How-Security” for the second.
"This is John/Jane Doe; How-Anthem; script; How-Security; script."

Labeling: Label your file YourName-Lockheed.mp3. That’s it. Do you see how the template is laid out? Upper and lower case for the name. No space between the first and last name. A hyphen between the name and the client. No spaces around the hyphen. Upper and lower case for the client name. Correct spelling of the client name is critical. And PLEASE don’t label your file YourName, instead of using your real name. PLEASE!

So understand: no other info but your name and the title of each spot; no phone number; no date; Just what we asked for. PLEASE. We can’t believe we have to spell this out as we have, but there are still people out there who can’t follow simple directions! IF YOU CAN’T FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS, YOUR AUDITION WILL NOT BE SUBMITTED.

We need these quickly: by end of day Thursday, September 6th—tomorrow! Again, if you can’t follow these directions, you won’t be submitted. Sorry to be so obnoxious about these parameters.

Thanks in advance for your submission. Here’s the copy:


“How: Anthem”

Between the idea and the achievement.
Between mission defined and mission accomplished.
Between promises made and promises kept.
There is one important word:
And it is the HOW that makes all the difference.

“How: Security”

Between mission defined and mission accomplished.
Between thought and action.
There is one important word:
And it is the HOW that will make all the difference.
To our world. And our future.

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