Those that are giving me a somewhat angry look… mercy please! *starts waving a little white flag*. It has indeed been a tremendous long time since my last post… and I’ve kept everyone waiting for the updated materials… however… I hope you’ll be thrilled to hear that the updated neo-khuzdul material is getting its last finishing touches. Hence the reason I have not been putting up any new posts on this blog recently… as I’ve used up every spare second of my free time to update and create new neo-khuzdul material for you! … yes you 😉
I’m not going to go into too much detail on the new material in this post (saving that for later), but those that have signed up should be more than happy with the result (if I may say so).
So why this teasing post ? Well… spending months updating and creating new documents has also made me have a closer look at the YouTube lessons I had made in 2012 (those currently online). As all those needed urgent revision as well. The result is that I’m in the midst of completing an entire “lesson pack” – containing no less than 24 individual neo-khuzdul lessons. To make it a bit more interesting than before several stories have been created (finishing some of those now), which will form the backbone of the lessons. For these stories I hope to find several people to voice the characters.
What exactly am I looking for:
* 4 to 6 people to voice-act the various characters in the lessons, both men and women of all ages are welcomed.
* People that speak English (does not need to be native, yet needs to have a very good understanding of the language) – if you are reading this without the use of Google translate I guess that means you! You do not need an understanding of Khuzdul or Semitic-languages, though it’s a plus.
* People with a passion for languages and learning.
* People that are able to record .mp3 audio (via audacity or other) and a have a good quality microphone.
* People that are willing to do this for the glory of it and the good of education (all those sick of hearing only my voice in the current lessons will be tremendously grateful). This is all non-profit as you might imagine, though your name (or alias if you prefer) will be listed at the credits of each lesson.
How will this work:
* The chosen voice actors will receive materials (transcripts and audio files – to help with the pronunciation) via email (including details on the story, which part they should record, etc…).
* You record your part before the given deadline (you’ll always have a minimum of two weeks to record and send the material)
* The lessons will be audio only (in the style of the 2012 lessons), so no need for any video application.
* The voice actors can always contact me via email or Skype when running into challenges, you won’t be on your own with this material.
* These lessons will be recorded and edited over a period of 6 weeks, after which the project ends. At the start of each two weeks the voice actors will receive new material (see above), meaning that they’ll need to do three recordings sessions in total, each taking about an hour in total (if that).
What part am I auditioning for ?
That’s difficult to say at this point really, as the lesson stories have several male and female dwarven characters. These range from soldiers, traders, miners, tavern keepers to famous characters such Ori or Thorin Oakenshield himself.
Interested ? Now what ?
* send me an email BEFORE MAY 23rd at kstrongbeard[AT]aol.com with a recorded .mp3 file. This audio file should tell me a bit more about you (your name and interest in khuzdul is a good start) and should include the famous phrase “Baruk khazâd, khazâd ai-mênu”. This way I should be able to tell if your audio quality and voice are what I need.
Thank you all and keep you posted!