Can you speak a language other than english? Wanna be in a movie?

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  1. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Hi all!

    I'm working on a feature indie film and we've hit a bit of a snag in production. In the 11th hour, there have been some additions that will require some voiceover at the end of the movie...

    Long story short, I have 2 days to come up with 10-20 voices reporting a news story. I already have all the english ones (or almost all of the at least)- but now I'm looking to add some pieces of foreign languages-- we don't have time or money to find/hire voice actors- and the pieces aren't overly critical anyway (the clips will be pretty much merged into a sea of voices...)

    The gig doesn't pay- but if we use your clip you will be credited- and I could probably swing you a copy of the DVD when it is released in late 2002.

    All you have to do is email me ([email protected]) an MP3 (128 minimum bitrate, higher is better) of you reading one of the following news blips in some language other than english. The mic on your compter should be fine- I will be filtering them extensively to make them sound like radio broadcasts anyway...

    Make sure to include your name and what language your clip is in your email. Seriously- if you an read it and sound natural like a newscaster- there is a 99% chance it will be used in the movie.

    I have to have this done by Saturday- so anyone who wants to participate should record and email to me asap!!

    Here's the story blips, feel free to paraphrase, read any/all of them that you want!

     
  2. Henry Carmona

    Henry Carmona Screenwriter

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    Which ones Vince?
    I dont see any.[​IMG]
     
  3. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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  4. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

    Bjorn Olav Nyberg Supporting Actor

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    How will you know someone won't pull a fast one on you and say something completely different [​IMG]
     
  5. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Can I sing those lines? I have a lovely singing voice. [​IMG]
     
  6. Paul_D

    Paul_D Cinematographer

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    I've been told that I speak fluent BS. Do I qualify? [​IMG]
     
  7. Stacy Huff

    Stacy Huff Second Unit

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    Hey Vince, is hillbilly/redneck a foreign language? Sometimes when I leave Kentucky I sure feel like it is. If so, let me know. I'd love to do a voiceover.

    And if not, please put me on the pre-order list for the movie.
     
  8. Jon_Are

    Jon_Are Cinematographer

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    Pig Latin is OK, I presume?

    OnJay
     
  9. Hugh M

    Hugh M Second Unit

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    how about Spanglish?

    seriously though, I hope you find what you are looking for.

    and you may need two samples from each language to make sure that the proper things are being said.

    I'll post this link on a GermanEnglish site so you could get that for sure I would think.
     
  10. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

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    I speak Elvish...

    Ave Maria--

    Ai Meri, meleth-phant,

    Hîr ah-le; daethannen im bessath phain

    a daethannen iaf e-huvech - Iesus.

    Aer Meri, Eru-odhril,

    hero ammen raegdain

    sí a ned lú e-gurthem.

    Tanc

    Nathan
     
  11. Hugh M

    Hugh M Second Unit

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    this could easily be done by hailing taxis in NYC by the way. recorder in hand...you may want to have the driver pull over while reading the script though.
     
  12. McPaul

    McPaul Screenwriter

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    uhhhhhh..... errrrr....

    Bonjour?
     
  13. Hugh M

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    "I am cornholio!!! I need teepee for my ......"
     
  14. MickeS

    MickeS Producer

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    I speak Swedish, would that be a good language for this? I'll record it and send it tonight, we'll see what you think of it.

    /Mike
     
  15. Hugh M

    Hugh M Second Unit

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    by the way, do you need to be registered to get your email address? if so you might want to post An Email address Vince.
     
  16. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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  17. Hugh M

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    someone who could speak the language similar to whats in "The Gods Must be Crazy!" would be pretty funny...only if the passage is humorous of course.
     
  18. Aurel Savin

    Aurel Savin Supporting Actor

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    Hey Vince ...
    My girlfriend is translating right now one of the paragraphs into Hungarian [​IMG]
    The words are a little "heavy" and on the technical side, but we are trying.
    Will a .wav file be OK?
    I also speak Romanian but very limited ... could give you something basic but not the stuff you are asking for
     
  19. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Aurel,
    I sent info on how to convert wav to MP3-- use this program:
    www.cdex.n3.net
    If you can't get it converted to MP3, go ahead and send a wav (as long as it is 44.1/16 bit)-- it will be a big file but if you have the bandwidth to send it- I'll take it.
    -Vince
     
  20. Corbin Stirn

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    sent you an email............hope the info helps.......[​IMG]
     

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