Post by malkorsai on Jan 1, 2019 11:03:48 GMT -8
Hello, this project is now closed. Thank you to those who auditioned, unfortunately there were not enough voice actors to continue with the project. Thank you for your time.
Laughing Duck Audio Productions proudly announces our casting call for its inaugural audio production. From now until January 31st we are holding audio auditions for the parts listed below. All auditions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Otherspace Audition (Character name or names) in the subject line. One separate file for each character you decide to try out for. File type should be MP3, WAV, or OGG. Label each file as Yourname_Character. And you can audition for as many characters as you wish. Further details are below.
In general, we are producing a fan audio adaptation of a Role Playing Game adventure set in the Star Wars universe. Specifics for each role are listed below, however there are some general requirements and notifications.
First, if you are auditioning, you must have a good microphone and whatever microphone you use in your audition, you must use for all following recordings. If you are borrowing someone’s microphone, plan to keep it for at least the next seven to eight months.
Second, this is a fan production and is unpaid. However, I will be setting up a ko-fi in relation to this project for anyone who wishes to tip or give some appreciation to your work, and one hundred percent of any such tips will go the cast and crew divided evenly. I will keep none of it.
Third, this project is running to a strict schedule, but, as I am asking you to work for free, it is a fairly long one. The release of this project is planned for Halloween 2019. As stated above the audition period will be from now until January 31st. At that time, if there has not been enough interest in the project (not enough Voice actors for all major parts) then I will thank everyone for their interest and drop the project. As I am not paying for this, I would not feel right asking people to stay on this project for a year with no guarantee that it could be completed. However I will be doing everything I can to meet this goal.
Assuming this is done, starting in February recording of parts will start in earnest. I will schedule the next four to five months for this process as I assume that all involved have lives and day jobs. However a definite schedule of deliveries and cast meetings will be established at the beginning of this period and will be stuck to baring death, dismemberment, or voice losing sickness. All cast and crew members will have a voice in this and I will try to find something that is workable for all. At the end of recording, I will ask you to be available for possible retakes or other small chores, but at this point, I expect most work will shift to me (and any other crew) with editing and otherwise putting the parts together.
Fourth, for full disclosure, yes this is the first time I have attempted something like this. While I feel I have an adequate grasp on the project, if you feel otherwise then thank you for your time in reading this and I wish you well.
And fifth, while not giving too much away, this is meant to be a scary story, not slasher level or anything R rated, but spooky and scary. There are some parts that deal with rather common fears and the characters reacting to those fears. If you want further details before auditioning for a part please let me know.
Below are some sample lines to give you an idea on the characters. In your audition please use these. If you want to ad lib more that is fine, but please do not send me a half hour of audio. Three (3) to five (5) lines per character is more than enough. Also you are more than welcome to audition for more than one character. Please note the lines below may or may not appear in the story as edits may happen.
Lastly, I know this is a voice actor board, but if you have interest in sound design or music for this project please contact me.
Again, all auditions should be sent to email@example.com.
Kaala The Smuggler:
Kaala is the smart talking smuggler and pilot of the group. Her ship, the Centari Slug, is her pride and joy and her partner Lokara the Wookie is her truest friend. She is also a Mrlssti, which means she is a three foot high flightless bird. She is also fairly galactic in knowledge but in times of stress her local accent comes out (mostly the word tsi). Joined the Rebellion for the credits, honest. She just needs to wait until they get to her.
Tsi, we get a hot assignment from your High Command, and you talk about rainbows.
Where is the everything? I'm only seeing a nebula, and nebula's shouldn't look like that, not with that lightening...
I got a bad feeling about this...
Lokara The wookie First Mate:
Yes this is an actual part, and it is two fold. First, if you can make good wookie sounds, that is great, but if not this character does speak English during one nightmare like sequence, so even if you can’t speak wookie you can try out for this. Also a very educated character, so has a lot to say.
Give me your best wookie sounds for this one.
Mother? Father? What are you doing here?
What are you saying, why can't I understand you?
No don't turn away, don't leave.
Lady Pricen Tovales The Princess
Tapani sector Knight From House Pelagia
Pricen is the stuck up noble of the group. She doesn’t really see the point of all this equality stuff the Rebellion preaches about, she is a knight from House Pelagia which simply means that she is better than 95% of the population of the Tapani cluster, let alone the rest of the galaxy. However, it was a way to get out from her family, and just because she’s better than them doesn’t mean that she wants the common folk to suffer the way they do under the empire. The only people who are close to her equals are Celes, the officer, and Naz, the Jedi. Even if Naz doesn’t know the first thing about being a proper knight. So she helps her, and that is the only reason she stays near Naz, so shut up.
Note: This character is not force sensitive but does carry a lightfoil, a poor man’s lightsaber from her home cluster of Tapani.
What would you care about that smuggler?
Only because my skill is needed, Mrlssti.
I examined the Navicomputer. Fortunately for you all I had excellent tutors, and was able to reconstruct our course. If we had a working hyperdrive, we could return to our point of origin.
Naz The Knight
Not that she or anyone knows about the Chiss part, she's just blue.
An orphan, Naz managed to find a lightsaber that was hunted by some manner of spirit. Said spirit came to like her and trained her in the ways of the Force. She ended up falling into the Rebellion. Young, naive about the greater galaxy but not about good and evil, she is still getting use to the Force and what it sometimes shows her. It can be frightening, but she is determined to use it to protect the galaxy. Grateful to Pricen for helping her with her saber work, she looks up to the older woman, as well as Celes. Her “Teacher” also follows her, sometimes giving advice.
A safeworld is a planet that the Empire doesn't know about. A safe place for families of Rebels where they can't be harmed (she sounds sad at this).
(starting to be afraid): This place is dead, its all dead, but not allowed to die.
(stil strained) Almost there... Just a little bit farther. Crawl out of the tube, bring them with me, bring them...
Captain Celes The Mentor
Navy captain for the Republic Customs Force, and then the Galactic Republic Navy, and then the Imperial Navy, before refusing an order that lead to her loosing her Victory class and her commission. Retirement will have to wait, since these Rebel's need someone to show them how things are done.
Professional usually, but the weight of her years sometimes rests heavily on her. You don’t live that long in the Navy without losing a lot of friends.
Ships like the Celestial here are built tough. She might be missing lights and some air, but there's power left in the old girl. And she may have parts we need to fix the hyperdirve. At the very least we can figure out what happened to the crew. And the Prisoners.
Nine Seven. I didn't have a choice, I'm sorry. (NIne Seven is a name for explanation)
And yet you got here on an Alliance prisoner transport.
Rawrk The sidkick.
Medic/Fool of the World
The team medic, Rawrk is maybe not the brightest glowrod, but he’s good at his job, and he cares for his friends, even if they sometimes say things about him. In the Rebellion for the cause, even if some of the stuff goes over his head. Another avian species, tends to treat Kaala like a little sister, even though she’s older than him.
Hyperspace is so beautiful. The colors remind me of Kallakean rainbows.
(This character has a bit of a mirror universe episode in this, so the first line should be his voice, but psycho. )
Distorted Rawrk: But who else could it have been, after all, the only person here...
Rawrk: ... is me.
Rawrk: ... is me.
Hey, its a hologram. Looks, its a galaxy.
EL4343 Assassin Droid
This character comes in at the end but has more than one scene. An assassin droid recently working for the empire, 434 is cold, logical, and ruthless. However he does possess a dry sense of sarcastic humor and ultimately will do whatever is necessary to survive.
I am EL-434 assisiation droid. I was a captive on your rebel ship. I require assistance.
You left me to be dismantled.
Wookie accompaniment is acceptable. Senses increase chances.
Female Bounty Hunter
Assassin/Far to good for you
Like 434 comes in close to the end but has several scenes. A bounty hunter recently working for the Empire, she now finds herself in over her head, not that you could tell from her voice. Constantly speaking in a posh voice, and acting like killing is the greatest adventure of all time. Never does anything for free.
Lines: (all sounding like upper crust and slightly mocking)
Fool me once Commander... Now, my fine feathered friend. That one was free, but if you wish my services, it will cost you. Passage off this hell ship, and one hundred credits.
Well, I certainly hope that's not plan A. But before we go any farther...
Well the lights are coming back on, so I think the Commander has tired of this for now. I suggest we leave.
For reading the “opening crawl” see below.
Star Wars Otherspace. A tale of the Rebellion. It is a dark time for the Galaxy. While the Death Star has been destroyed, the Empire still rules the Galaxy with an Iron Fist. But the spark of Rebellion is now a fire, and here and there, bands of Rebels rush on missions to hasten the Empire's downfall. Now, one such mismatched band of Rebels is traveling through hyperspace, following an urgent summons for a secret reason.
This is a smaller part with only one full scene and a few lines here and there. A spirit of an older woman, she gives off the air of having done everything in life. A source of teaching for Naz, her spirit is attached to the lightsaber Naz carries and can sometimes make herself heard, but usually prefers to let her student figure things out for herself.
Not now, there will be another time for justice.
Well that was more politely worded than last time, I guess Pricen is good for something. Remember, the Force is an energy field that connects all living things. That is what is wrong here, nothing here is living. Except for you and your friends.
Grand Moff Ravik
An Imperial Moff, and one of the main enemies, has several lines over the story. Ambitious, ruthless, and almost good enough to get away with it. Imperial Accent (English) highly recommended.
I am Grand Moff Ravik. I am hoping you have the sense and decency to join my in a grand and noble cause.
Imperial emergency code three-delta-delta. This is Grand Moff Ravik. I have taken command of the Rebel vessel Celestial and await pickup by the ISD Relentless. I am broadcasting our coordinates now. Request immediate response as the situation is still fluid.
Imperial Commander, competent and professional, has his own ambitions but aware he doesn’t have the power to act on them. Yet. Imperial accent (English) again highly recommended.
If its a ship, I can command her.
You will all pay for this!
I can get you more droids, but not if that one kills us.
Celis Mott was a pirate turned Imperial Privateer. When met in this story he has gone insane and switches between laughable rogue and bloodthirsty killer at the drop of a hat, sometimes in mid sentence. Only has one scene.
I'm going to blast yer heads off and... (With joviality) welcome me hearties, stand
down men, don't you recognize your ship mates?
What do I need to do? Just some hardly fun, right? Here I'll come out, and you can take a potshot at me, that'll even the score. I'll just... (Back to anger) come over there and tear you limb from limb!
The other main villain, and leader of the Charon. The last prophet of a crusade that has lasted centuries and exists to stamp out life. All life, even that of the Charon for life is a virus and must be cured. Evil by nature. A voice dry and dead without rage or fear or pity. Has several lines and a few scenes.
Voice tips: Shoot for worst nightmare, all lines are flat and raspy.
I am Ber'asco. Submit to the will of the Void; bioscientists can evaluate, cultivate your strain.
Has an introduction, no interactions.
As your approach the end of your jump, be advised that you are to meet the Alliance transport Celestial. You are to take command of the ship and see it to its destination. Further coordinates will be provided in due course.
Has a few lines and one death scene.
You're not taking my ship.
My crew, did they make it, did they escape the shadows?
Has one small scene, needs Imperial Accent (English).
Leftenant, have you calculated the Celestial's probably jump routes?
If I fail, I do not intend to fail alone, Understand Leftenant?
Has the same small scene as the captain, again, Imperial Accent.
Sir, we have several possible coordinates to which they could have jumped, but none stand out.
(Nervous swallowing) Yes sir!
3-6 Minor Roles
These are all one or two lines each. Characters include, A Clone Trooper, A naval officer, several pirates, and Charon Scientists.
(cheering on) Yeah, get’m capt’n!
Clone Trooper/Officer lines:
(nightmarish tone) Why did you leave me behind?
Charon Scientist lines:
(dry and emotionless) We must study the unliving thinker.