Any need VO for movie trailer?
Posted: Sat, 10th Feb 2007, 10:27pm
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If anyone has a serious project then they know the need for a really gripping trailer to pull in the audience. I am offering my service for free to voiceover your script onto your trailer.
What Don Lafontaine did for the big budget cinema I want to do for the Fanfilm genre. I can give you that big booming vocal that only 25 years of smoking can give a voice. I am well known for my quick turn around time and can usually have your recorded script to you the same day.
All I ask is a copy of the finished trailer for my library and audition reel.
For more information you can email me at email@example.com
and I will gladly forward some examples.
You can follow these links for some samples:http://www.supload.com/listen?s=Sjq_v0D0SI_
02/15/07 UPDATE: I just uploaded a new file I call "The Over Worked Producer" to supload.com. It started out as an idea for a demo reel and kind of blossomed. I do all the vocals as well as the guitar licks at the beginning and end.
Here is the link:http://www.supload.com/listen?s=SFUPDKsf6G1
S. Michael Leier
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Posted: Sat, 10th Feb 2007, 10:33pm
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could you post a preview?
Posted: Sat, 10th Feb 2007, 10:35pm
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Yeah, without posting a preview of your "voice talents", I doubt you'll get much offers.
So how about you show us why we need YOU!
Posted: Sat, 10th Feb 2007, 10:39pm
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Okay...Go to this link http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue189/season1.html
Under the title is a audio link that will take you to a full streaming audio adventure.
edit: I just added 2 short sample in the post below.
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Posted: Sat, 10th Feb 2007, 10:44pm
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Posted: Sun, 11th Feb 2007, 3:45am
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personally, I think the best trailers are always the ones which you can just pull dialogue strait from the movie to use. Usually a good well written movie will allow you that capability, imo.
BTW, your voice sounds more "sports casterish" then it does "movie voice over"
Posted: Sun, 11th Feb 2007, 10:47am
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Thanks Gnome for your critque...I am always looking to improve so every opinion is most welcomed.
You are correct that clips from a movie can usually stand on their own, however, a good narrative in a trailer can really help set a mood. Voiceover narration should usually be minimal in a trailer and should never be distracting...
Posted: Mon, 12th Feb 2007, 6:07am
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Hmmm...I am kind of disappointed. I assumed with all these directors here and over 83 people who have listened to the sample I would get at least a couple of people letting me know what they thought.
One word such as "Sucked" would suffice.
I hope everyone here doesn't believe as Gnome does that VO isn't needed for trailers...It may catch on with the large studios and a lot of people will be out of a job.
Posted: Mon, 12th Feb 2007, 4:48pm
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I think a lot of us may have seen what you offer and either noted it for the future (not ready for a VO trailer) or just not thought your voice suitable for the types of film we're making - for instance mine is about London, so an American movie-style 'boomy' v/o just doesn't fit.
Thanks for the offer though!
Posted: Tue, 13th Feb 2007, 10:20pm
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We'll definitely be interested if you fancy recording one for Attack of the Alien Space Robots!
However.. It's unlikely that we'll have enough footage for a trailer until around June. Unless you'd be willing to do one with just a script & maybe some stills/storyboard?
Posted: Tue, 13th Feb 2007, 10:31pm
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I can do the vocal now and you can just save the file until you need it. Of course you may decide you need a different vocal once the principle filming is complete as somethings may change, but at least you have one ready.
Whenever you're ready just send me your script and we'll go from there
Posted: Wed, 14th Feb 2007, 12:45am
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Unfortunately, with school and everything, I don't have any movies coming out soon. But if I did, you have a PM in your inbox right now....
Posted: Wed, 14th Feb 2007, 3:59pm
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Well, I downloaded the Raider's of the Lost Ark (Arc?) one. It's very good, but your voice is a little too non-dramatic. Almost happy sounding, no real sense of emergency or drama. Also, at the end of every word, your voice goes up quite a bit instead of maintaining a similar tone.
I suppose that's the best way for me to describe it, make it a bit more dire and I'm sure you'll be fine.
- Mikolaj Dempkovich
Posted: Wed, 14th Feb 2007, 4:08pm
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Very useful critique..you made good points and I will keep those in mind for future reference when recording. Thank you very much.
Posted: Thu, 15th Feb 2007, 5:01am
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The Skull Hunter wrote:Very useful critique..you made good points and I will keep those in mind for future reference when recording. Thank you very much.
I hope you don't get offened, I mean you have infinite potential. But, I forgot to mention perhaps if you faked it being deeper or raspier (not nonunderstandable though) while you're practicing, not actually recording, you can do dramatic films. However, the current voice would be good for things like Ice Age or Happy Feet (take no offense to that, they were blockbusters.) I hope you find this new critique equally as helpful.
Also, hope you, and everyone around you, had a good Valentine's Day.
- M. D.
Posted: Fri, 16th Feb 2007, 7:06pm
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I never take offense to a well thought out critiique. I am honored that anyone would take the time to not only listen, but to give constructive comments. I am always looking to improve, though I believe perfection is unobtainable it should always be sought.
Posted: Wed, 21st Feb 2007, 7:37am
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Wow...have gotten a lot of interest in this offer...keep it coming I got a lotta more.
Posted: Wed, 21st Feb 2007, 12:23pm
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Are you only interested in doing trailer VO or would you also consider taking part in an english dubb?
Posted: Wed, 21st Feb 2007, 1:46pm
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Sure I would definately take a look at it. I am not limted to just short VO I have done and am currently doing character work.
Posted: Wed, 21st Feb 2007, 4:54pm
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I like your voice very much, but it hasn't got a real sense of drama and action in it. You need to "spice things up a bit", now it seems (not offending) a bit boring. But I certainly like your voice and may contact you in the future
Posted: Wed, 21st Feb 2007, 5:05pm
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Thank you for the comment. Did you check out all 3 samples?
Of course, I always try to work with the producer to give them exactly what they want as far as styling, tone, temper, and inflection. I do as many takes as necessary until it is right.
One thing about trailer Vo is that the narration needs to have presence, but shouldn't be too distracting from the subject material. If you listen to a trailer with your eyes closed and all the sfx taken out you will find that it is very dry and sticatto in timber.
Please do contact me in the future with any project I can help with. I look forward to working with you.
Posted: Wed, 21st Feb 2007, 8:26pm
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Sending you a PM now.
Posted: Fri, 23rd Feb 2007, 8:39pm
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I have been trying to send you the new file but it keeps getting bumped back to me. Do you have another email address I can send this.
Posted: Sun, 4th Mar 2007, 4:43pm
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Thanks for your services! It turned out so great!
Posted: Wed, 21st Mar 2007, 5:08pm
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I finally have my new studio completed and I am itching to give it a good workout, so if you need any VO for your trailer just let me know.
Posted: Wed, 21st Mar 2007, 5:39pm
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Could you make a new sample, i'm curious now, wonder how the sound is going to be now, was good at first, but guess much better now
Posted: Sat, 24th Mar 2007, 1:40am
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Like I said I got some new toys and was itching to play so here is a fully produced version I did of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Paul Revere's Ride.http://www.supload.com/listen?s=Skd0X4TMcen
Let me know what you think.
Posted: Sat, 24th Mar 2007, 7:29am
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Sounds good man! I need some voices in about 6 months, if you've got time then, could you do them?
Posted: Sat, 24th Mar 2007, 3:58pm
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Thanks Siege...and yeah get with me when you're ready.
Posted: Sun, 25th Mar 2007, 1:16pm
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Nice voice! I'm considering a VO for my trailer, shan't be done for about a year and a half though, but, if your offer is still valid then i'll definetly PM you!
Posted: Sun, 25th Mar 2007, 10:08pm
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Many of you know me as a VO for you trailers; however what you may not know is that I was once a musician. Back in the 90's I recorded several songs and below you will find links to several I did.http://www.supload.com/listen?s=S9T-_2i39w4
Don’t Ask Me to Dancehttp://www.supload.com/listen?s=SKN41i6xbff
Dog Dirt Meanhttp://www.supload.com/listen?s=S1IUwA8eDLH
Low Down Dirty Shamehttp://www.supload.com/listen?s=SIiY7qzXK5j
Let me know what you think,
Posted: Wed, 28th Mar 2007, 6:54am
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Scribble07 wrote:Nice voice! I'm considering a VO for my trailer, shan't be done for about a year and a half though, but, if your offer is still valid then i'll definetly PM you!
Hey, if you need one, just email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
call me at (478) 718-6742
Posted: Wed, 28th Mar 2007, 4:02pm
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Cool, do you have any samples?
Posted: Wed, 28th Mar 2007, 4:05pm
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You did get my email right?
Posted: Wed, 28th Mar 2007, 4:08pm
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Unfortunately no.. i seem to be having problems with that one, If you're willing to could you send it to my alternative one email@example.com
(Sorry if this breaches forum rules...i dunno if it does or not)