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  • 9Total Roles
  • 1Open Roles
  • 14Total Auditions
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  • Oct 06, 2017Listed
  • Jan 19, 2018Deadline
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    About The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time- a novelisation by DragonRand100 [Audiobook]

    "This is the tale of an ancient land of lush forests and verdant meadows. A land blessed by the Goddesses where the powers of light and shadow exist in perfect balance. This is the story of the kingdom of Hyrule, of a king who sought to control the power of the gods, and of a boy without a fairy. A boy whose struggle against the shadow became a legend, riding upon the winds of time..."
              
    What this project is about...

    Celebrating 20 years of Ocarina of Time

    Ocarina of Time will be 20 years old in 2018, and to celebrate I would like to complete this audiobook of a novelisation based on the game. I completed the story (400, 00 words of it), last year, and as an avid lover of audiobooks, and as someone who loves to read aloud, I really wanted to convert it into an audiobook. I have started the process, but given the monumental task of recording and editing a novel of this size, I am eager to find any help I can. I'm also looking to replace the audiobook chapters that I've already uploaded since the audio quality of some of these chapters wasn't the best.

    I've made 2 casting calls for this project, one for experienced VAs, and one for others who just want to have a go and gain experience.

    How it will work...

    There are a number of POV characters in the story,, and some of the chapters are split into multiple POVs. The idea here is for each POV character to be performed by a different narrator. I'm hoping to get experienced voice actor's for my adult leads (simply because those parts are so long, but I may change my mind in the future and include them in this casting call).

    Each chapter will be uploaded to my YouTube Account- DragonRand100 audiobooks.

    Note: Given the size of this story, cast members auditioning for the role of Link or Young Link will have the option of choosing how many chapters in a row they want to do. This will depend on the number of auditions I get for these roles.

    Cast members will be required to narrate their character's scenes, so when you audition make sure you read the entire excerpt, not just the dialogue. Each role has three excerpts to choose from (if you're super keen, you can do all three). 

    If you want to see what I'm looking for in auditions you can check out my YouTube channel DragonRand100 Audiobooks, you'll find a link to it below. 

    Rules

    1. Use a clear voice, varying your pitch and tone according to what is happening in the story. 

    2. Ensure that pets and other distractions are not going to interfere with the recording. 

    3. Avoid mouth noises i.e. clicks or anything that sounds like your chewing gum. I've seen it in professionally made audiobooks- thanks, Audible- and it's the worst. 

    4. Record somewhere quiet to minimise background noise. A decent recording mic will help with this, and knowing how to use noise reduction effects in sound editing programs such as Audacity will also be useful. 

    5. Use a decent mic. I hate having to reject people because there are loud popping and crackling noises in their recording or the speaker is inaudible, so please avoid this. 

    6. Edit out any mistakes. It's a tedious process, I know. The odd mistake is okay, but the more you can edit these out the better. I find the easiest way to deal with these is to stop the recording when you make a mistake, cut the last bit of audio to remove the error, and then redo that bit of the recording. It's tedious, I know, but it makes for a better recording.

    7. Please meet your deadlines: Generally, I try to give VAs 2-4 weeks to submit their scenes. 2 if it's a really short scene (~ 500 words) and up to a month if it's longer. If I do not receive your narration after a month, and you have not responded to my attempts to contact you, I will re-open the role for auditions. If you can't meet the deadline, let me know, and if you can, divide your narration into parts. You can send me each part so that you're making an effort to get it done. 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long is the final project?

    - The story is 61 chapters long.

    • - Young Link will narrate 17 chapters (30-60 minutes each). 

      - Adult Link will narrate 38 chapters (30-60 minutes each). Given that this isn't a small task
    , I will split the narration between narrators, with each VA one story arc each (approx. 5 hours).

    - Sheik/Zelda (Adult) has 4 chapters (30-45 minutes each)


    - Other minor characters will require 15-30 minutes of recording time. 

    - Sheik, Zelda (adult) and Zelda (child) will require 1-2 hours. 

    Is it multiple episodes/chapters?

    Multiple chapters.

    What is the time frame for when the project will be completed?

    My aim is to have it complete by November 17th 2018 (fingers crossed)

    How fast do you require actors turnaround time to be?

    At least one chapter every 2-4 weeks, or sooner if possible. 

    When will I know if my audition is accepted?

    You will know by the deadline, or within a few days of the deadline (see the project details).

    Submission (for cast members)

    1. Upload will be via drop-box or file sharing to dragonrand100(at)gmail(dot)com or SoundCloud (if you use it). Let me know when you send it, as this isn't my primary e-mail account, so I don't always check it. You can also send it using CCC, but I'm not sure if there's a limit on the recording length.

    Other info

    Anyone who has listened to audiobooks based on the novels by Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, and Robin Hobb's latest series will be familiar with having multiple narrators in the same story. 

    Story page: 
    The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time by DragonRand100 (Wattpad)

    YouTube playlist: 
    Ocarina of Time by Dragonrand100 (first 20 chapters + prologue)

    A complete list of scenes organized by role that still need to be filled:
    Nabooru
    Navi 
    Prince Ewan

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