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Voice Casting For Aaow

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Now that AAOW is really getting big, and we're getting a nice following, it's time to crack down on getting some vocals. Time to introduce myself: I'm kalikan. Wow, what a suprise. That's nothing like my pen name, now is it? Anywho, yeah. I'm the Vocal Supervisor for our mod here, so I'll be making most of the decisions as to who gets casted. I'll make my reccomendations, and then send them on to EvilViking. EvilViking earlier had posted lines for you to go by, but, sorry my friend, I'm gonna change the audition process just a bit. The audition process is going to be quick and painless. And simple. Here's some guidelines as to what I'm looking for when I listen to your auditions.

Guidelines:
-Great mic quality
-When dealing with something of this magnitude, a crappy mic quality just won't cut it. I'm looking for a good, nice, low bg noise sound.
- Great sound quality
-The above is the foremost important, because without that, you can't have this. Sound quality is a combination of the microphone, the sound card, and the speaker's habits of recording.
-Go to www.goldwave.com to download a great recording program.
-All auditions must be sent in ZIPPED/RAR FOLDERS.
-All sound files must be .mp3
-No puffs, pops, clicks, or other annoying background noises.
-All auditions must be recorded in 44000hz stereo

Sorry to be so picky, but most of those guidelines can be easily addressed by the mic, the recording program, and the way you hold your mic. I reccomend a hand held mic, with the wind breaking cover on the head. It's not necessary, but it helps. If you don't have one, you can try using a sock. With practice you won't ever need one to prevent the puffs and such from certain sounds, but it's good to practice with.

The audition format I'm using isn't too hard, and really helps me to get an idea of your voice, it's quality, it's tendencies, etc. The process is a few steps, so bare with me. Each step needs to be in a seperate sound file. (In goldwave (the program I prefer you use) you need to highlight the area with the line that you want to send and go to file, and save selection as). Please complete each step BEFORE READING THE NEXT. It's all for a reason, and increases your chances of getting cast.

Step 1:
Read the following line as clearly as possible in your normal speaking voice. Try to enunciate as clearly as possible, making everything crisp.
"Hello, my name is Jeff the Giraffe, and I like to eat bananas"

Step 2:
Read the following line as you normally speak to your friends. Be as natural, and laid back as possible.
"Hello, my name is Helga the Hippo, and I hate sour dough bread"

Step 3:
Read the following line trying to combine the previous principles, trying to sound as natural as possible, but still reading crisply. Also try to sound as though this is really happening to you. Don't hold back, and don't be afraid to be loud.
[fearfully] "Dear God... it's comming! [bravely, but still a little uneasily] Fire away! Don't let it hit the towns!"

After completeing those steps, repeat them as necessary in any off the accents that you wish to audition for. You have more freedom with these, because you can make the voice with the accent gruff, natural, smooth, etc. However you wish to portray it, it's all up to you and the limits you have!

> Arabic
> Texan
> Middle American/American
> British
> Latino

Those are all that are required, but you may send any others you feel confident with too.

Please send all auditions and any questions to kalikan[at]gmail.com

~kalikan
Vocal Supervisor
An Act of War

Important Note from EvilViking: kalikan is not always available, so plase be sure to send copies of your auditions to this address as well:

EvilViking@gmail.com

Thank you!

- EvilViking, Team Leader Edited by EvilViking

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I'd like to note that we need voice actors for the first USA mission ASAP! Needed are American male or female actors! These postitions aren't too demanding, perhaps 5-12 lines each.

This is a great way for fans to help out, we need your help!

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I really do prefer .zip, but .rar will be fine. We'll take any and all ages. (unless you sound young). And remember, if I like your voice, I'll work with you. I work with all sorts of people, so don't worry if you're not the best actor. We'll make it work. So, send away!

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what we need to do is get the guy who plays the sergeant in the red vs. blue movies for Halo 1 and 2 to be our hero voice. THat would kick ass! cool.gif

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Wait a minute does this mean I have to pass this audition too, even though I am already voicer, when I became one a long time ago?


Also just a note, I have gotten a good amount of voicing done already the Abram, Apache, etc. and right now I am trying to get Winzip to cooperate so I can send them, so don't worry I didn't disrespect my duties, it is just if it weren't for school I would have been done already. Edited by Bruteforce123

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-All auditions must be recorded in 44000hz stereo


Isn't it 44100hz stereo? huh.gif

By the way, anyone know who did the voice acting for Desert Combat? Seriously, that's probably some of the best voice acting ever, in my opinion.

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These are good guidelines, perhaps we should make changes to the moddb entry concerning the new voice casting requirements (I joined this project as a voice actor through that site).

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Hey, i'd be glad to help out with any voice acting... and I just got back from my Tour over there so if you wan't an enlisted's help, you got it... i'm goign to send my audition for the voices in a few.

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Im just wondering.... are you guys aware that soldiers have all kinds of different voices and some may be lacking in quality as apposed to others. So long as a message gets through the Army/Marines don't care...

I think if you want to get real/life like sounds you should just get any American, 18 years (I don't think there sending 17 year olds) or over and have him say stuff in his normall voice. Believe it or not soldiers don't have special voices for speaking over a radio although, they do have special words, eg: Fifa (5) Nine-er (nine) and stuff like that. The radio corrects the words (like fifa) and it comes across sounding just like 5.... Also I hope there not gonna say crap like "we fight for peace" I mean what is that? I doubt anyone would say that....

I just think that maybe your trying to hard to get hollywood voices...

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I liked how when the marines were dying you could hear a quiter: "we need support!" or something like that, i think you could build on that and have the voices have that radio *ksch* at the begining and end of their voice clips and have radio quality, and when their dying you could hear muffeld gunfire in the backround. just my suggestions

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very well said i totally agree with you blackhawk wink.gif and how bout for like artillery or sumthing u have some kinda sequence like for e.g. 'firing at alpha nine-er foxtrot bravo, over' with like maybe u could blow up sum deoderant cans for explosion noises (but probably best just getting sumthing off the net) laugh.gif (during the yarn that the guy is saying) so yeah thats all i got for now

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