A.R.M.S [Halo: Reach Machinima]
Hiya there! My name is Deadly920 - I'm an aspiring director and, like many others, I'm in need of certain voice actors. This is my first time on VAA, so I apologize for creating yet another Halo: Reach Machinima topic. These are quite popular among Youtube, so I wasn't surprised at the amount I found here. To tell the truth, I'm a complete newbie to directing. I mean, I write loads of creative roleplaying stuff but directing is pretty different. I'd really like some help with this first project, so that's why I was asking you guys if any of you wonderful actors could possibly voice some characters for me.
If you're interested in the story and want to help voice act, feel free to apply for any (or all) of the [OPEN] characters. Information, such as character background, character personality, age and vocal range are supplied below. My contact info is supplied here, too. Seeing as this is similar to the Voice Actors paragraph below, I'll cut this paragraph short. Thanks for reading this far and considering to help out with "A.R.M.S"!
Bear [Male] [OPEN] Vocal Range/Pitch - Low; Age - Thirty-Eight  Bear's built like a tank - and he's the kindest spartan you'll ever meet. Unlike Esther, who expresses a deep hate for the Covenant and a desire to slaughter them all, Bear will politely warn an enemy before using any extreme measures against them, which in Bear's case is just about anything violent. He's a pacifist whenever he can find a safe solution and avoid battle which is his greatest disadvantage. Outside of battle, he is very kind-natured and owns his own A.R.M, an 'Artificial Robotic Multipurpose System'. Bear's ARM is called Audra, which November likes to say 'It stands for Annoyingly Useless D***-head Retard AI'. Audra really is just that, and a crack in her voice chip means she can only speak in extremely high voices. It tends to add to the annoying factor. Bears actual voice would be very gruff, but retain a sense of warmth and friendliness. If you're a guy, this character is a must to try out for please, as he is one of the main characters. If you're a girl, please opt to go for November for similar reasons!
[Serious]: "Don't go - Esther can handle this."
[Amused]: "I am known to be a man of my word, eh?"
[Panicked]: "Move - Move now!"
November [Female] [OPEN] Vocal Range/Pitch - Low to Mid; Age - Twenty-One  November - can be shortened to Nova, short for 'Super-Nova'. Meaning explosion. Meaning, November is somebody you do not want to f*** with. Being a rowdy red-head doesn't exactly help if you have a compulsive lust for swearing and a tendency to beat somebody's face in if they start smack-talking. In short, you'll be voicing for this badass kinda character, accompanied by three other convicts - the smack-mouth Esther, the psychotic, silent girl named Elle and Bear. Because Bear just doesn't believe in violence. At all. Yet has to tag along with probably the most violent girl on the planet, at this point. You. Nova's voice is quite woman-like, but deep. She's not one of those 'butchy' type girls, she still sounds recognizable as a woman and not some wierd gruff high-pitched guy, she's just loud. Friendly, but easily angry and loud.
[Agitated]: "Well, it won't be so fun with my boot knee-high up your ass!"
[Happy]: "Well, who's up for drinks? On me."
[Shocked]: "There's nothing... we can do?"
Sara [Female] [OPEN] Vocal Range/Pitch - Mid to High; Age - N/A [A.R.M] Sara - she looks like an ordinary spartan, she talks and even feels emotion like an ordinary spartan, but in actual fact, Sara is a robot. An ARM, to be more precise. However, Elliot (one of the youngest, smartest minds of the Office of Naval Intelligence) has constructed an ARM so powerful, so smart it can feel emotion, so much so it has artificial intelligence, that he can't simply make it an orb. So, he takes several varients of MJORLNIR class armour, and... creates Sara. Sara also has a very interesting reason for being constructed, and will find her own origins quite confusing. Although, I'm not saying more. You'll be voicing for this really smart but loyal character, accompanied by Elliot, whom she loves dearly and will do anything to protect. A slightly monotonous voice, but nothing too drastic would be greatly appreciated! Voice filters or effects aren't needed.
[Beaming]: "Thank-you, for complimenting Master Elliot."
[Monotonous]: "Scans indicate multiple enemy pings inbound on our position."
[Worried]: "Master... Where are you, Master Elliot?!"
Danielle [Female] [OPEN] Vocal Range/Pitch - High; Age - Fifteen  At first glance, Danielle seems to be one of the many poor and homeless children littered about Elosys - one of the major capitals, popular for a full human population and zero alien sightings. The darkest aspect of Dani is probably her past. Although, she was adopted (oh, the cliché-ness of it all!), I'm not going to say more. It may be upsetting to some sensitive people, maybe even you as this character is essentially going to be a part of you, but later in the Machinima, we'll be dealing with the consequences of the rape of a child. Erm, some quite dark stuff there. At present, Dani is a cutsey fifteen year old, but a very serious one at that. She permanantly sounds like she has a cough, and takes matters very seriously, usually crying at times she is on her own. She barely scraped by, living off of the little food she could recieve from strangers, but it all seemed to change on that one day. On that day she found something life-changing. She found an ARM. 7'4" and clad in Grenadiar class armour (although the casing on his right arm is missing), Odin-0101 is Dani's guardian. His sole purpose is to protect this child; and you wouldn't want to mess with 700 lb of steel in your face. Dani is a dark and serious twelve year old, struggling in the life of adulthood. She can prove herself useful, but is very shy and would probably prefer not to have to fight at all if there was means of talking or settling on an agreement.
[Relaxed]: "Look at the beautiful sunset, Odin..."
[Demanding]: "Wha- What do you mean he's not here?!"
[Screaming]: "Help! He's covered in... blood!"
Captain Lawrence [Male] [OPEN] Vocal Range/Pitch Mid; Age - Twenty-Four  If possible, I'd like you to act the part of a captain on the Elosys squad fighting over the base. He's named Captain Lawrence, and he is this real compassionate, understanding captain. He's had a very extensive history with November, but there's more to that when that comes around. For now, he's the lovey-dovey captain on the Elosys side, a bit weary of war and wishing he didn't have the burden of more men on his shoulders. Do you think you could voice him? There's a cookie in it for you if you do! His voice is Mid-ranged, he's not too gruff, his not even that high-pitched, he's just compassionate to his men and that warmth reflects in his vocal strength.
[Depressed]: "I don't want to be held accountable for mistakes I've made..."
[Bouncy]: "Hey, Cub, what's shaking?"
[Serious]: "C'mon, we've got to make a move some time.
Brigadier Johnson [Male] [OPEN] Vocal Range/Pitch Low to Mid; Age - Thirty  Did somebody call for an explosives specialist? Oh dear. Johnson is some kind of crazy. He's a brigadier all right, but it's almost scary the way he snaps from being a bomb-lobbing, adrenaline pumping maniac to a super-serious, gruff military leader. This guy is pretty legendary. He's seen his share of wars... all eleven of them. He's a bit weary, but you'd not be able to tell because the only way to get through the guy is through a cluster of explosives. Mhm. You do not want to go that way. Unless you wanted to end up as various bloody gibs. If so, objective completed! His vocal range is deep, the kind of thing you'd expect for a military leader, but there's a certain eccentricity to his voice. If deep doesn't cut it for you, feel free to switch to a Mid sounding pitch.
[Pumped]: "WHEW! Take THAT, you butt-ugly bast*rds!"
[Ordering]: "Hey! Get back here! NOW!"
[Sombre]: "Maybe... we shouldn't be the ones doing this crap-work."
Major Dunpkov [Male] [OPEN] Vocal Range/Pitch Low; Age - Thirty-Three  This character is the ethnic Major of Aegis Squad. He always seems to be in a foul mood and is easily unimpressed by his peers actions. He figuired he'd try going in all-guns-blazing, all-the-time. Well, it works well for him especially. With raw muscle power and an insane damage threshold, it'd be suicide to go up against this guy lone wolf style. Originally, this character was sketched to be Russian, but the previous voice actor had problems so we tried something slovakian (Dagh!), such as Heavy from Team Fortress 2. It seemed to work better, but the actor decided it'd be better to find somebody else. Well, guys? Any takers?
[Gruff]: "No, I think naht. Let me take this call."
[Laughing]: "Ahahaha - run, babies!"
[Saddened]: "He vas... and always vill be... a good soldier."
General Hanes [Female] [OPEN] Vocal Range/Pitch Mid; Age - Twenty-Five  What, you thought Hanes was only a Guys name? Jeez, you sexist bunch! General Hanes, acclaimed war-hero and victor of many battles. She's been in every fight she's heard of and came out on top - she's practically on par with Johnson, especially seeing as she starred in all of the eleven wars the Brigadier on Elosys squad was. This character is the strong Aegis leader, so typically needs a strong female voice actor. Somebody with a powerful voice would be appreciated. Note that I said powerful and not deep. If you could get this blend right it'd be perfect!
[Smexy]: "Sorry, hun, but you figured your ol' general would have testicles?"
[Ordering]: "You have to make it back to the point within two hours - can you make it?"
[Laughing]: "These little blighters don't stand a freaking chance in hell!"