Norm and Cory- Female Bird

Job #55910

Job Posting Details

Job # 55910 Norm and Cory- Female Bird

Posted Date
May 10, 2012 @ 23:56
Respond By
May 17, 2012
Word Count
578, including directions and title
Budget
$100 - $250
Language
English (North American)
Gender
Female
Age Range
Middle Aged
Category
Internet

Job Description

GOAL:
I am a working animator in New York, and am looking for voice actors to bring to life characters for my upcoming independent animated short. This particular job post is for a Female Bird and other animals.

ABOUT ME:
I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 in Animation and Illustration and am working in New York City. I am gifted in classic character animation, storytelling, and production. My past credits include the Nicktoon Kappa Mikey, Speed Racer: The Next Generation, Hooked on Phonics Learn-To-Read, Pepperidge Farm's Goldfish, and Southwest Airlines. I am currently employed at an ad agency for a day job, but of course, continue to produce animation, illustration, and comics. To get familiar with what kinds of work I do and the kinds of voices I usually direct, visit my website at http://www.andrewkaiko.com , especially Mime For A Day, BONE, and Orbis Park. Orbis Park, in fact, was my first project with a cast mainly comprised of Voices.com users.

ABOUT THE SHORT:
In a world where cartoon animals know nothing beyond their own purposes in life (except talking) and live separate from humans like real animals would, a chipmunk named Norm somehow learns the capability of advanced knowledge, and proceeds to spread human knowledge around the animal kingdom in hopes it would benefit them, along with a naive red tree squirrel named Cory.

This short is based on a comic of the same name I started approximately 10 years ago when I was at RISD, which is currently on hiatus since 2007, and can be found online. The comic was very much inspired by Looney Tunes, Calvin and Hobbes, and living amongst the forests of Connecticut and Vermont, which the setting is based on. The goal of this short is to finally bring to life these characters I was so familiar with for so long, with better animation than Orbis Park! I learned that owning your own title is essential if you wish to have a future in this field, which is why so many freelancers are happier than if they were working for another company. I plan to show this short at festivals, screenings, and other formats, possibly online, for the indefinite future. It is for all ages. This short will adapt the comic's first chapter in a very loose, abridged way.

SPECIAL REQUESTS:
Communication and relationships are important to me in a job. Keep in mind that because I have a day job, it could take anywhere from a minute to a day for me to get back to you, however. I support improvisation, however this particular project is an exception since it is only 2 minutes long, and the script is tight. Your sound files must be the clearest possible and used with professional equipment- noise, crackles, watery sounds, etc., will mean rerecording.

NUMBER OF CHOSEN APPLICANTS:
I am looking for voices for several background animals I will provide for you in a list, and one female bird that has one line. Must be versatile.

NUMBER OF PHASES:
I predict you will be on-board this job at least twice. Once in the initial phase where you form the voices, practice, and record your lines all the way through. Second later in the year, when animation is near completion, so you can record some ad-libbing to what’s on-screen to make it natural, and we can have retakes on revised lines here too. You will be paid for both individual phases. Be ready after the first phase to be available on the second phase months later.

ASSETS:
Upon being accepted for this job, you will be able to use character designs, a script, character descriptions, and an animatic mov file from me, to give you an idea of the performances.

RATE:
I am willing to pay the amount on this job listing with no delays or false promises- money is not a problem for me. I can bargain to an extent, but cannot go above $400. I am able to pay through Voices.com, Paypal or check.

BEYOND:
Currently, the short has no deadline. You will be fully credited in the short. I will also send you in-progress, non-distributable files upon request later.


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