SpotLab Web Series

Job #6381

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Job # 6381 SpotLab Web Series

Posted Date
Feb 24, 2008 @ 23:15
Respond By
Mar 1, 2008
Word Count
English (North American)
Age Range
Internet Video

Job Description

Casting a young male or female voice. (We may use both.) Looking for a smart, dry and witty quality, sounding between 22 and 30.
We're looking for a voice that sounds unrehearsed. That sounds like a voice that is NOT a professional VO person.
The voice should sound like when you're having beers and conversation with your pal. Or when you're talking on the phone to your best friend.
Please sound like you're still in your..ok, late 20s, maybe creeping up on 31.
We want to appeal to the young advertising creative director. So we want someone who sounds like they could be one of them.

We will be creating a web series following new commercial directors as they shoot a new reel of spots to break into the business. Our main audience are ad agency creatives and producers, commercial production company executives, some Hollywood agents and upcoming directors themselves.

We will do 5-6 shows, one a month, each between 5-10 minutes long. They will be produced between now and July 15th, 2008.

I have a limited budget, perhaps around $200 per show. $1,000-1,200 total over the next 5 months. I realize this is low, but I will promote our selected VO person and credit you and display your website in the credits. It's a good crowd for you to be heard by.

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

So, imagine a job where you can work ten days a year to make a hundred grand, get to dine in fine restaurants, sleep in nice hotels on an expense account and have people pay you, mainly because you have good taste.

This is the job of a commercial director. Er, one of the lucky ones, anyway.

You see, this is one of the most fiercely competitive fields there is. In the US, there are maybe 4,000 commercial directors, but at any given time, only about 100 of them are working.

You’ve heard the term “you have to spend money to make money?” Well, the Catch-22 of this field is that you have to shoot a reel of commercials before anyone pays you to do it for real. And shooting film is mighty expensive.

Each year, hundreds of filmmakers who want to direct commercials spend their hard earned cash and burn out their friends to shoot a reel of spots to break in. Unfortunately, most of them do it all wrong.

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