Alright you guys, serious business time. Too many whom I ask are trying and too many are failing. Either the voice isn't what I'm looking for, or the guys just can't get the proper inflections. I need a VA who can nail this, and
***I WILL pay if they do it perfectly (paypal if you got one). It's only 3 short lines (65 words in total. Painless.). too good to be true? could be, are you good enough? Sorry I'm a little irked, but this is taking too long for me to get together.
This is a satirical short flash animation that I will be making over summer. A little bit of a Marc. M (sickanimation), or Knox-esque feeling.
You are a businessman on a talk show, talking to the host about a recent conversation you had with a coworker. Your coworker presented an idea which you think wasn't up to snuff, but they still thought it was a good idea. So you're telling the talk show host about the ridiculousness of it all, but you're still trying to keep your cool (after all, you've got a reputation on the line) THEREFORE, this should be spoken in a pretty casual tone, just like you're chatting with someone else. This is what people are not understanding, though I've told them its like this.
However, you are on a talk show centered around a character who is a washed up actor. Remember when David Spade had a forgettable talk show on Comedy Central? no? well its just like that. People call in to the show and are actually trolls/pranksters - that level. Therefore, your character likes to think he's successful, but in reality he's also a little washed up himself; trying his best to climb the corporate ladder, but never really succeeding. He got his MBA at some no-name college, and likes to incorporate business vocabulary into his everyday speech, thinking it makes him sound pretty hot. Got it?
OK Here's the lines:
SCENE1: on the talkshow
It cuts in to a conversation him and the talk show host have already been having.
John Kertridge: But you know I told him, you know, if you want to waste your efforts trying to make triangular arbitrage off of Ringgits and Krona, you go right ahead!
phinny: and bigsby IS making a hell of a comeback in the market with those dealer brands in Austin
John Kertridge: Right, But you know, I mean, this, this is just not good.
Phinny: Oh no yeah, no it is, it is.
phinny: And the lines are lighting up, Caller you're on the air...
..... thats all you need to know for that scene.
Scene 2: later in the bar. phinny and john getting a drink.
*sees toys laying on bar table with sign "while you wait"
John Kertridge:some new business strategy; keeping the customer entertained while they wait for their drink. Apparently it has a surprisingly profound effect on the projected ROI.
*picks up a speak-and-spell
phinny: sounds reasonable.
we can chat on skype and I'll hash out more details if you want. phinny.h.cupcakes is my username.
Remember, I'm paying you. Could be $5, could be $10, could be more. but $10 in probably less than 5 minutes for you speaking into a mic? then credit on the flash, plus revenue proceeds if its good enough? that's pretty good. For a job this short, calling for someone who isn't professional, you normally wouldn't get paid. This is just something fun you can do in an afternoon.
I've got other parts too, ones not as crucial, but I won't be paying for them. They have less lines than this. This is a really short flash cartoon.
-bartender (deep voiced male)
-hot flirty girl (girl.. or guy)