Character - Sylvia - for medical simulator Job # 6173

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Job # 6173 Character - Sylvia - for medical simulator

Posted Date
Feb 6, 2008 @ 22:29
Respond By
Feb 8, 2008
Word Count
English (North American)
Age Range

Job Description

We need voice-over for a person in a medical simulator:

Overall comments: The product is an allied health training simulator published by one of the leading international publishers. The publisher is obviously very passionate about cultural diversity on one side as well as to avoid fueling debates about stereotypes on the other hand. We are therefore wishing for a subtle, underplayed representation of the following character:

#2 Sylvia: Diabetic 45 year old female patient. Her ethnic background is Mexican-American, but she has lived most her life in the US, and does not have an accent, other than a slight indication of her being of Mexican origin. She is a high-school teacher and has a degree from college in Maths, so she is well educated. She has been somewhat tired for the last month, so she has come to the doctor to talk about her current problems and for a refill of her diabetes medication. She is somewhat overweight, so her voice should not be like a small, slim lady.

The simulator can only work with your voice-over sample mp3 files if you honor the following requirements. Please only respond to this job if you can honor these requirements.

    1. Each sample must be in a separate mp3

    2. The mp3 must have a name provided by us, it is not ok to invent your own name. Notice the name should not have ".mp3" twice: ".mp3.mp3".

    3. The samples must be zipped and sent to us using
    or zipped and uploaded to your own web site, so that we can download it
    without special instructions.

    4. You must check that all files are present

    5. You must check that all files are of an ok quality (i.e., it
    is not our responsibility to go through the files and check that they are all ok)

    6. We will send the lines to record in several batches: the main batch, and several additional ones later. The price for this project includes all the work (not just the initial batch)

    7. We will need an example of 20 samples in the way described above to test that everything works when we have selected a voice.

    8. We need "same day" turn-around time on the additional batches of lines toward the deadline. But note that those final batches of lines have fewer lines, as the bulk has been recorded at that time.

Quality of each mp3:

    a. The mp3 sound quality must be good

    b. 44kHz

    c. The mp3 must be without lead time, so that it plays in the simulator without a pause

    d. The mp3 must be without extra time at the end, so that it stops playing immediately after the speech ends

    e. Take special care when cutting the mp3 that there are no ending sputters or "plops" or other artefacts

    f. The volume of all mp3s must be the same

A sample script with lines to record is attached. There are approx. 250 lines.

Please find a portion of the script below for audition purposes. Full script available in attachment.

"qvhdau","pa2", "Good morning"
"9ggquf","pa2", "I love to go to the movies and shop at the mall on weekends"
"neur91","pa2", "No, other than my diabetes, I have been well so far"
"ksmk8u","pa2", "I don't feel that well, especially after being so tired this last month"
"4ha6dq","pa2", "I have had my ups and downs the last five years, but the last three to four weeks, I have been more tired than usual"
"m1ph45","pa2", "I have been tired every morning this month"
"hqdufk","pa2", "I don't exercise"
"zumfag","pa2", "When I checked it yesterday I think it was around 204"
"3e14qn","pa2", "It doesn't bother me, it's just a part of life"
"afdyjv","pa2", "No, not really, it's not that bad."
"01cp8j","pa2", "Yes, I have diabetes"

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