The Orange County Gaming Group, having successfully concluded a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign is firing on all cylinders to source the best custom made fantasy audio this world has ever heard. The winning track will be given to the recent backers of the Realmsound Project Kickstarter and added as a track to the fantasy soundboard in development. For more information, please visit http://ocgaminggroup.com/
In many popular table-top gaming systems, there exist a collection of different languages which are unique to the various races that inhabit them. This time around, OCGG would like to give life to one of the most recognizable languages in most fantasy game settings, Elven or Elf.
With their leaf like ears, Elves are perhaps the most recognized fantasy races of all time. Although largely popularized by Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, the story of the Elf dates back to Germanic tradition. Throughout the epochs, the nature of the elf has changed but the focus of this Gig is on its popular incarnation. Boarding on the edge of supernatural, elves are often portrayed as a long-lived, graceful, beautiful, elegant, lithe, intelligent, and highly cultured people with a strong connection to the natural world. In many ways, elves depicted in fantasy are an idealized exemplification of humans. For a bit more context, please visit this link: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elves_in_fantasy_fiction_and_games}
In many ways, this is one of the easiest VO Gigs that we’ve posted in a long time. Given the wide spread exposure elves have in gaming and media, talent have a treasure trove of sources for inspiration with some of the very best spoken Elven coming from the Lord of the Rings movies including scenes form The Fellowship of the Ring, in particular scenes from the City of Rivendale and the Gift Giving scene in Lothlorien. A soft and gentle language, Elven is often described as a flowing, musical language with only the occasional sharp syllable. In addition, a wealth of Elven examples can be found on YouTube and even through a simple Google search. To truly stand out, we want as realistic a language as you can muster including obvious use of grammar and syntax.
This Gig is for 5 (five) short, roughly 7 – 10 second clips and 1 (one) longer, 15 - 20 second clip, of spoken Elven in various different tones and emotions in order to maximize use in a wide range of in-game situations. Ideally, we would like to hear some spoken as a male or female Elf but this is not required.
They are as follows:
7 – 10 second clips, each
1. Neutral, baseline, conversational
2. Arrogant, snide, condescending
3. Comforting, motherly, fatherly, compassionate
4. Urgent, rushed, pursued
5. Giving orders
15 - 20 second clip
1. Formal conversation
That’s it, there is no script, that’s up to you to create on the fly, as long as the voice overs show the characteristics covered, you should be in good shape. We want creativity, we want insight into these creatures through these voices. Again, we're looking for Elven Language here. If you're including English words, then it should be as a preamble to the Elven that will be spoken in the next clip.
Auditioning: We understand that your time is valuable, if you are not able to submit an audition containing all of these pieces, we ask that you submit an audition containing the 15 – 20 second piece and 2 of the 5 shorter pieces. Please do not include any music or sound effects in the auditions, however, adding textures to the voices through some sound engineering would be welcome and might help to add a sense of power to the language that we are looking for. Most of all, have fun creating these voice overs, you are giving voice to a language and your leeway for creative license is boundless.