VO for video presentation

Job #6055

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Job # 6055 VO for video presentation

Posted Date
Jan 29, 2008 @ 02:33
Respond By
Jan 30, 2008
Word Count
English (North American)
Age Range

Job Description

We're looking for an experienced non-union person to do a voice over for a consumer video. We're open to auditions by both males and females. This is not for commercial use- it's strictly for internal presentations and discussions with clients.

We prefer that the talent have an American accent, although the video is about Hispanics living in the US- so a very slight Latin accent could be good as well as someone who can properly pronounce the few Spanish-language words and references that we have in the script. It's important to read clearly and avoid reading overly fast. Visuals will accompany this piece, so it's best to slow down the pace a bit.

We have a tight timeline on this project, so please send your audition as soon as possible.

Here's the script (also attached in Word):

The Garcia family are typical Recent Arrivals.

They emigrated to the US from Cuernavaca, Mexico just five years ago.

They came looking for better opportunities and a better life and so far so good. They’ve settled in Santa Ana, CA, where they have plenty of friend and even some relatives from back home.

Gabriel Garcia is 34 and works in construction and his wife Maria, who’s 32, has a steady job working at a local resort. Their two kids are adapting well to life in the US.

The Garcia’s haven’t changed all too much yet. Living in Santa Ana, you can get by with just Spanish without a problem. All their neighbors and friends are Hispanic, mostly all Mexican like them,

And between programs on Univision and Telemundo, there’s no shortage of things to watch on the television in their free time.

Maria is particularly fond of the telenovleas. The kids are starting to watch more American TV, but sometimes they just have to put up with what mom and dad want.

Gabriel loves rancheras and futbol, He plays in a local league and is teaching his kids the sport.

Maria’s dream is to open up a flower shop and Gabriel wants to become an independent contractor some day.


Now let’s meet Jose, who’s Culturally Fusing

Jose is 28 years old, originally from Guatamala city, Guatamala. He’s lived in New York for the past seven years and is loving life.

He works as a short order cook in a restaurant and enjoys going out to clubs and exercising in his free time.

While Jose still prefers to speak Spanish, he’s integrating well into life in the US and loves the energy of the Big Apple.

His English has improved greatly and even has some American born friends that he like to hang out with now.

Jose’s starting to become part of the fabric of this country.

Jenny Rodriguez is a Dual Dweller.

She was born in Miami in 1986 to a Cuban mother and a Puerto Rican father. Jenny’s always grown up living between two worlds. At school, everything was in English and she grew up learning what most American kids learn in the classroom. At home, the language was Spanish, which was her parents’ preference.

While Jenny prefers to watch television in English, all of her favorite music is in Spanish. She loves Juanes and is a big fan of Ricki Martin and David Bisbal too. She also spends a lot of time online, on MySpace and chatting with her friends.

This year, Jenny is graduating from Florida International University where she majored in advertising. She’s hoping to get her foot in the door at a top flight shop specializing in Hispanic marketing, where she’s confident her Dual Dweller skills will come in handy!

And finally, let’s meet Joe and Monica, a Culturally Adapted couple from Chicago.

Joe and Monica Gonzalez are both third generation Hispanics. They met three years ago through some common friends at it was love at first sight. They married a year later in a beautiful ceremony in one of Chicago’s churches.

Joe works in sales for a software company. Monica is a legal secretary for a big firm on Michigan Avenue. Both come from large Catholic families and they’d love to have two or three kids of their own one day.

Although Joe and Monica are as American as apple pie in most every way, they’re proud of their Latin roots. Monica loves to cook and makes some mean empanadas, just the way her mother taught her.

Joe has fond memories of his abuelito calling him “Jose” growing up and has recently enrolled in Spanish classes to try to reconnect with his heritage.

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