Multimedia installations - Need Filipino, Japanese and Chinese Accents in English

Job #7106

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Job # 7106 Multimedia installations - Need Filipino, Japanese and Chinese Accents in English

Posted Date
Apr 15, 2008 @ 00:00
Respond By
Apr 21, 2008
Word Count
0
Budget
$500
Language
English
Gender
Both
Age Range
-
Category
Documentaries

Job Description

I need voices that have the following accents:

1. Male: Filipino - Tagalog
2. Female: Japanese - Issei
3. Male & Female: Chinese - Toison

This is a video/audio multimedia installation where the voice overs are readings of letters from Filipino, Japanese, and Chinese immigrants. All the readings are in English, but we need the accent to connect the nationality.

The recordings are going to be used as part of a multimedia installation for an art exhibit. We're creating a visual montage of old photos with an audio track that gives a sense of what the times we're like in the old days. For example, on a table there will be an open newspaper, there will be a TV screen in a square underneath the newspaper where a "slide show" of the pictures will play. The audio is playing underneath. Other art installations are similar, with photo slide show projected onto different surfaces such as a wok, or a suite case, etc.

SAMPLE SCRIPTS FOR AUDITION PURPOSES



Chinese accent (preferably Toison):

(A father’s Voice)

Ever since we shifted our loyalty to the side of righteousness, bandits act wildly without restraints. They rob everywhere. Rice, wood and oil are much more expensive because merchant ships do not dare to travel owing to the bandits problems. Therefore, every port in our Ning County has no rice for sale. It is difficult for people to survive….

(A mother’s Voice)

It has been a few years since you traveled afar to make money. Our family members think of you often. As your mother, I lean against the gate (of our village) eagerly await your return. If you have accumulated additional money for boarding a ship, please return to our village soon to satisfy our family members’ longing and comfort Mother’s heart.

{Various male voices (young adult to old men)}

On the 11th of the ninth month I came on board in Seattle and sailed until the 8th of the 10th month. I have arrived at Hong Kong and had been in peace along the way. My brother's young daughter Ya-o has a match with the son of Li Yan nan of Ji an village, Song zi lang.

Japanese accent (preferably Issei):

(A female bride's voice reading her diary)

By noon there was only 746 ri (1 ri = 2.44 miles) left. As usual I wrote this down in my diary. In the afternoon I paid a visit on Mrs. Shibata who is friend of Sister Yamamoto. In her first class cabin I received her hospitality. She then came to the dining room to spend time with me.


Filipino accent (preferably Tagalog):

Various male voices (young adult to old men)

(Young voice)

The first year, '27, during the cannery season, the contractor don't like me. I'm too young, they say. I'm too small, not quite 18 yet. So I work in a farm in Snohomish County... The next year the contractor, Pio Decano, took me to a cannery.


(Older voice)

In 1937 I came to Seattle to get a job in the canneries. Those days it was easy to apply for a job at the canneries because lots of canneries were operating. That first year I joined the union. The first cannery I went to was Ward's cove and Mariano Della was our foreman.







About the Client



Creative Media Alliance creates solutions that enable clients to excel with communications and marketing initiatives. We work with our clients to target opportunities for improved communications using digital media.

In 2001, Creative Media Alliance was born in Seattle. The alliance consists of three partners and a team of designers, editors and developers with a diverse array of experience. Our specialties are video production, internet, marketing, and identity creation. As a team we are comfortable in any medium.

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