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Its been a long road, and I am back.
Newgrounds was instrumental in the honing of some certain skills, and after being away for an extended period of time, I am slam bang, back in the Newgrounds forums, looking for a single thing.
THE OMNIPRESENT NARRATOR
Im going to make this short, sweet and with little introduction. My name is Jasper and I am an aspiring writer and director. My brother, the lead animator, and I have a project in sight, and the enthusiasm and eagerness to begin is rearing its ugly head.
The single problem and the reason why I am delving around in the Newgrounds Collab forum is this; I need a voice.
We are in the midst of conceptualising the animation in its entirety, but until that process can really conclude, we need a good idea of how its going to sound, and thats why I am here, asking for any keen aspiring voice actors to take a shot at a version of an omnipresent narrator.
Unfortunately this job comes with no pay slip, but I am not bothered about experience. If you are interested, I will send you the script and in turn perhaps you can send me back an mp3. file.
The name of the cartoon is “THE AGORAPHOBIC” and its about a completely paranoid man who hasn't left his apartment in 14 years, when one day the apartment catches on fire, he has to make a decision whether to leave or not. The essence of what I am really looking for lies throughout various media I have indulged in over the years. While I am not certain which voice would sound best, I have for you three examples of the routes you could take.
The first example of possible outcomes for this voice is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec51smvcsDY P.T.A's MAGNOLIA
One of the introduction sequences from P.T. Anderson’s Magnolia. A lot of the inspiration for the omnipresent narrator came from this film. This is the first example of a voice you could attempt. The second example is
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBtX0S2J32Y THE STANLEY PARABLE
The narrator in the Stanley Parable is a voice that has been done a thousand times, but its one that still sends shivers down my spine.
And the third example:
Wheatly: the narrator in the Portal video game. What i love about Stephen Merchant’s Wheatly is the conversational pacing of his monologues. This is the final example.
The core of this film revolves around this unknown narrator, he is the central piece to the puzzle and for anyone willing to have a go, voice the words and PM me with your best shot:
The very nature of these events-
Which were all true mind you -
took place inside the apartment
complex on 72 Small Street.
The inhabitant of Apartment 32A was
a rather fragile man - he was birthed
with the name John Drivel,
but the newspapers would sadly
come to call him the AGORAPHOBIC.
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