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#1 PsPhi

 

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 09:44 AM

Hello all! I'd like to launch this topic for discussions about Psi Phi Shenangians, the audio comedy from Giant Gnome!

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Casting Call!

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Do you like science fiction? Do you like comedy? Do you enjoy it when your starship captain and crew make pop culture references, mock pop music and eat pop rocks? Then Psi Phi Shenanigans is for you! We need actors, singers and more. Yes, singers! This new comedy show from Giant Gnome Productions promises to be more fun than smuggling tribbles through airport security. If you are a voice acting veteran or just looking to get your feet wet for the first time, don’t be shy and audition for Psi Phi Shenanigans. We’re putting the ‘fun’ in… funtastic, no, ‘funomenal’, um, no. Okay we didn’t think that one through – trust us; we’re putting the fun into Giant Gnome so join us!
A couple of pointers before auditioning:
• We will only accept auditions in CD QUALITY WAV or 192 kbps MP3
• When auditioning, make sure there are no pops, hisses, scratches etc in your recording.
• The auditions end: Saturday, February 13th, 2010 for all roles.
• We will accept re-auditions on a per person basis. Please put your best effort forward.
• The email that these auditions should be sent to is: psiphi@giantgnome.com
• PLEASE – Label the audition files like this: CHARACTERNAME_YOURNAME.MP3/WAV
• If you submit more than one audition, please send them in a zip file.
• Thank you and break a leg!

The following cast members will often pre-record dialogue in .wav or .mp3 format to be included in the episode but MAY also be required to record via Skype in some or all episodes. If you will not or cannot do this, please do not submit for these characters.

OUR CREW: These recurring characters will appear in (nearly) every episode.

THE CAPTAIN – A man’s man, woman’s man, and an alien’s man. He’s a man and also a bit daft.
Male Late 30s-Older
*SINGING PART*
Line 1: We need their best investigator to get to the bottom of this.
Line 2: You are correct. We need to be subtle.
Line 3: But he's no ordinary Vulcan - in fact, he's not Vulcan at all.
Line 4: Who said anything about prison?
Singing: Record at least 30 seconds of your favorite tune.

THE LIEUTENANT – Justice is his middle name. And first. And last. This guy is one very straight arrow. A seriously straight arrow. Really really straight arrow.
Male Late 20s-Older
Line 1: I saw that a fleet of ships just broke orbit and was lost.
Line 2: That's what I want to find out.
Line 3: By the way, were there any other ships nearby that could have been involved?
Line 4: Has my team arrived?

THE SECURITY CHIEF – The Chief has to play many roles: friend, co-worker, subordinate, boss, and den-mother.
Either Gender 20s-Older
Line 1: Captain, I've contacted Vulcan High Command.
Line 2: All right, all right. Take it easy, Lieutenant.
Line 3: Gold flag, that's a special envoy notice!
Line 4: Captain, we're picking up a distress signal. A research vessel has been caught in a meteor shower.

THE ENSIGN – He might be a pushover, but then again…..
Male Late Teens-Early 20s
*SINGING PART*
Line 1: Let me go!
Line 2: What's wrong, Captain?
Line 3: Nothing to worry about? I'm worrying.
Line 4: I think I forgot an important communique I need to send to my mother.
Singing: Record at least 30 seconds of your favorite tune.

HELM – Sweet and sassy. She can hang with the guys or attend a garden party.
Female 20s-30s
Line 1: I've heard of a guy getting hurt doing that.
Line 2: It's good to see you again, welcome aboard.
Line 3: Who do you think you are?
Line 4: How about an orbit based upon the degrading L4 and L5 Lagrange points of the second moon of Tau Omicron 2 after the rogue black hole Z1939 passed through the adjacent solar system twenty years ago?

SCIENCE – He’s got “mad skills” – or at least he thinks so anyway.
Male 20s-30s
Line 1: He's drilling holes into the ground.
Line 2: Lieutenant? Excuse us.
Line 3: There's no such thing as the Vulcan Death Grip.
Line 4: Captain, there are only two life forms on the planet. One is Ferengi and the other is unfamiliar.

TACTICAL – The third of our bridge trio and the bridge between the other two.
Either Gender 20s-30s
Line 1: You are NOT a real doctor.
Line 2: Starfleet records indicate they are tracking atmospheric conditions
Line 3: Is that technobabble of some sort?
Line 4: Maybe he's rowing in a canoe.

OUR ANNOUNCER – The voice that is PSI PHI.
Male 20s-Older
Speak Line 1 a total of 3 times. Be "grand" for the first, speak normally for the second, and be silly for the third.
Line 1: We got scanners, spanners, sensors and more. We'd have to be crazy to sell it this cheap!
Line 2: This concludes our presentation. Thank you for listening.


The following guest players will often pre-record dialogue in .wav or .mp3 format to be included in the episode but MAY also be required to record via Skype in some or all episodes. If you will not or cannot do this, please do not submit for these characters.

GUEST PLAYERS

Vulcan Scientist
Male 20s-40s
Line 1: I think we need to investigate further.
Line 2: We did a comparison against the ship's personnel roster.
Line 3: That makes no sense at all.
Line 4: I don’t care what anyone says – you can never have enough pairs of sunglasses.

Female Klingon Warrior
Male or Female with a very husky voice 20s-Older
Line 1: It must be beautiful!
Line 2: I was in my quarters at the time.
Line 3: We will fight!

Security Guard 1
Male 20s-30s
*SINGING PART*
Line 1: This is so unfair!
Line 2: Aye, Captain, that IS a lovely flannel shirt.
Line 3: She’s great with a mace.
Singing: Record at least 30 seconds of your favorite tune.

Security Guard 2
Male 20s-30s
*SINGING PART*
Line 1: Yeah, you're right!
Line 2: Does anyone want to switch shirts with me?
Line 3: Lock him up in the brig – and don’t let him play with my toys.
Singing: Record at least 30 seconds of your favorite tune.

The Director
Male 30s-Older
Line 1: OK, people. Let's come together here.
Line 2: Can we have some quiet?
Line 3: You're beautiful!

The following four parts will pre-record dialogue to be included in the episode.
These parts will not be recorded via Skype and should be submitted via .wav format.

Vulcan Mother
Female 20s-40s, monotone
Line 1: I am gratified that you find this variety satisfactory.
Line 2: Perhaps, son, you should try it.
Line 3: The call was sent over an hour ago. There have been no messages since.

Vulcan Child
Male 7-10 years, monotone
Line 1: It is thoroughly unsatisfying.
Line 2: Mother, this is quite vibrant.
Line 3: The Lieutenant isn't here, Captain.

Alien
Gender Non-specific Any Age
Give us two (2) 5 second takes of your squeak or squawk like a bird.
Give us two (2) 5 second takes of your growl or howl like a wolf.
Give us two (2) 5 second takes of your roar or snuffle like a bear or lion.
Feel free to make whatever sounds you like, as long as it vaguely passes for language.

Announcer
Speak both Lines 1 and 2 a total of 3 times. Be "grand" for the first, speak normally for the second, and be silly for the third.
Line 1: Seven slim pens in four tasteful shades. Writing was never so much fun.
Line 2: When you care enough to send the very best. Or at least close to it.

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#2 Bill

 

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:06 PM

Welcome to TU Psphi. What a great and fun production!
I hope some of our membership can help you out.
Also, I offer any help you may need to help promote your finished product.
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#3 PsPhi

 

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 03:13 PM

Thanks so much for the warm welcome, Bill.

Right now we just need to get some auditions in! :) As you can see from the casting call, we need quite a few folks.

Tony from ST: Outpost suggested checking this site out. Very cool. Me Likey.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 05:22 PM

I Know I'll be auditioning. Never done any sort of voice acting before, but my mother has, so perhaps she can give me some tips and help me out. :D



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Posted 03 February 2010 - 05:40 PM

Sounds like good fun, and just trying out won't hurt me, right?
I don't know what my singing voice is like though.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 09:49 AM

I Know I'll be auditioning. Never done any sort of voice acting before, but my mother has, so perhaps she can give me some tips and help me out. :D


Glad to hear it! We'll be looking forward to hearing from you. We (Tim and I, the writers) are hoping to get a wide range of auditions. We started out acting in podcasts not too long ago, so we know how fun/rewarding/exciting it can be to audition!

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Edited by PsPhi, 04 February 2010 - 09:56 AM.


#7 PsPhi

 

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 09:54 AM

Sounds like good fun, and just trying out won't hurt me, right?
I don't know what my singing voice is like though.


:wave::-D The point of Shenanigans is fun!

We aren't looking for Caruso as far as singing... just a couple folks willing to go with us where no SciFi/Fantasy comedy podcast has gone before! Besides, we actually have a spot in an episode for someone who sings *badly*. :lol:

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Edited by PsPhi, 04 February 2010 - 09:58 AM.


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 01:53 PM

:wave::-D The point of Shenanigans is fun!

We aren't looking for Caruso as far as singing... just a couple folks willing to go with us where no SciFi/Fantasy comedy podcast has gone before! Besides, we actually have a spot in an episode for someone who sings *badly*. :lol:

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Ooh ooh! Me! *raises hand* :P
Actually, I truly do not know how good of a singer I am. I need to actually record myself singing to find out.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:17 PM

brett i don't think you would be too bad. I'm terrible unless I have the music on loud enough so I cant hear myself. >.>



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Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:20 PM

By the way, if I do singing, can you guess what song I'm picking?
Aw, yeah. B)
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:24 PM

Lol. might be hard, but cool man, cool.
Good topic too, its a song about alien abduction. Lol



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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:57 AM

Lol. might be hard, but cool man, cool.
Good topic too, its a song about alien abduction. Lol


Now I *NEED* to hear these auditions!

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 04:19 PM

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There's just one week left to get in your auditions for Episodes 1 and 2 of Psi Phi Shenanigans.

To everyone who has already sent in an audition - thank you! We've heard some great ones!

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 11:55 AM

Can you believe it?!?

Today is the last day to get in your auditions!

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