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PROJECT DETAILS


Project Title: Final Fantasy 8
Auditions Deadline: Tuesday, July, 1 2014 [ 11:59pm PST ]
Format: Audio
Category: Fandub
Classification: Fan-made (pre-licensed)
Franchise: Final Fantasy
Offering: None
Audio Format: mp3
Contact Details:
Status: Closed
Public Auditions: Yes [ Yes means the public is welcome to listen to auditions submitted to this project ]
Characters: 13 [ number of characters available for audition ]
Auditions Submitted: 102
Views: 6322
Owner: ShardFenix
Date Created: March 1 2014
Description:
This project aims to voice the entire main quest of Squaresoft's Final Fantasy 8 and release it as a free, downloadable mod (PC only) for anybody to use.

For details, check the BTVA forum thread:
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12150

Important things to keep in mind if you want to be a part of this project:
* You must have a microphone that can record your voice clearly and without static hums or background noise. If you don't have a good mic, you may still audition, but you must be willing to purchase one if selected for a role (most $20 headsets are more than enough for this, you don't need a super fancy recording studio)
* Final Fantasy 8 has a LOT of dialogue. If you are selected for a major role, expect to be recording dialogue and receiving feedback for several months. This project has a longer time table than what some of you may be used to. I don't want anybody dropping out because they got bored or lost interest.

Deadline for auditions is set to July 1st. Roles will be announced on July 4th.

CAST ROLES

Cranechild
Cranechild Squall Leonhart Squall Leonhart

Rinoa Heartilly Rinoa Heartilly
Guildencrantz
Guildencrantz Quistis Trepe Quistis Trepe
Senorcape24
Senorcape24 Zell Dincht Zell Dincht
vanillacrescentx
vanillacrescentx Selphie Tilmitt Selphie Tilmitt
Windreda
Windreda Irvine Kinneas Irvine Kinneas

Seifer Seifer

Cid Kramer Cid Kramer

Edea Kramer / Ultimecia Edea Kramer / Ultimecia

Laguna Loire Laguna Loire

Dr. Odine Dr. Odine

CHARACTERS AVAILABLE FOR AUDITION

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Squall Leonhart

Squall Leonhart
Name: Squall Leonhart
Gender: Male
Age: Young Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Squall is the protagonist of the game. He is almost like your typical, brooding hero, but he does interact with others as per his occupation. He was abandoned as a child, and has always had to fend for himself, so he's not used to relying on others. This fact is pounded onto players very heavily throughout the game. He strives perfection in all areas of his life, and becomes frustrated whenever he falls short of the difficult goals he sets for himself. He is acutely unaware of social reads, and is usually unknowingly insensitive when he speaks to others about personal matters, especially to Rinoa and Quistis, who are both romantically interested in him at certain points throughout the game. Despite his social shortcomings, others look up to him because of his determination and reliability. Unbeknownst to him, he is a natural born leader that easily gains the trust of others. He has an ongoing rivalry with Seifer, who acts as the antagonist of disc 1, but they are not mortal enemies. As the game progresses, Squall becomes more accustomed and welcoming of the rest of the group, and he eventually learns that it's important to have other people close to you. The Squall actor will need to sound somewhat empty and robotic for the first parts of the game, and transition into a more social, human character as the game progresses.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"What do you want to do there? Are we going to tell everyone they're violating curfew? If that's the case, forget it. Leave that for the disciplinary committee."
Line 2:
"Irvine, look. Everyone's waiting on you. I don't care if you miss the shot. Whatever happens, just leave the rest to us. Just think of it as a signal. A sign for us to make our move."
Line 3:
"I find it hard to believe you can do it, though. . . how serious are you? Really. The three of you plop down on the floor to 'discuss strategy,' you can't make a decision without our input. How do you think we feel, working for such an organization?"

Member Auditions

SilverSkyride
on Mar 2 2014
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Cranechild
on Mar 21 2014

9 Shout Outs!
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Rinoa Heartilly

Rinoa Heartilly
Name: Rinoa Heartilly
Gender: Female
Age: Young Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Rinoa is the leader of the Timber Owls resistance movement for the liberation of Timber (small city) from the oppressive Galbadian Army (controlled by the Galbadian president, Vinzer Deling). She begins the game as a mildly bratty "spoiled princess" type who's used to getting what she wants and generally doesn't care what she says to others, but throughout the game she evolves into a more caring, almost selfless character. She is Squall's primary love interest in this game. Like Squall, Rinoa will undergo a major social transformation throughout the game, and you must be able to show this with your voice.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"You're the best looking guy here. Dance with me? Let me guess... You'll only dance with someone you like. Ok then... Look into my eyes... You're-going-to-like-me...You're-going-to-like-me... Did it work?
You'll be fine, come on. I'm looking for someone; I can't be on the dance floor alone!"
Line 2:
"Irvine, go back to the desert prison. We have to go back and help everybody. . .
(Irvine says they'll be fine)
You don't know for sure. Squall might say 'but no one has ordered me to escape', and end up staying in there. We have to go help them! I don't care if I have to force you back!"
Line 3:
"He was. . . executed? Of course he was - he attacked the president. I. . . really liked him. I think. . . I think I was in love. I wonder how he felt."

Quistis Trepe

Quistis Trepe
Name: Quistis Trepe
Gender: Female
Age: Young Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Quistis is a SeeD at the start of the game, and Squall's instructor at Balamb Garden. She became a seed at an early age, then graduated to an instructor shortly thereafter, so she seems to be an A type with a lot of initiative and personal motivation. She has a romantic interest in Squall early on, but it slowly fades away as Rinoa is introduced to the group. After Squall, she has the best leadership qualities of the heroes (despite a cutscene that says otherwise), and she often leads one of the teams when the party splits (while Squall usually leads the other). She is very protective of Garden and its students, as it's the closest thing to a home that she can remember.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"They told me that I failed as an instructor. Basically, that I lacked leadership qualities. I was a SeeD by the age of 15, got my instructor license at 17...It's only been a year since I got it... I wonder where I went wrong... I did my best... Are you listening?"
Line 2:
"You really are an excellent student. Even that dance was perfect. . . So you'll dance with someone you don't even know, but you can't even stand being around me?"
Line 3:
"Squall! Over here! I'll be announcing the squad assignments for the exam now. Let's see. . . You'll be with. . . Zell Dincht. Quite a lively fellow."

Member Auditions

Guildencrantz
on Apr 22 2014

8 Shout Outs!
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Zell Dincht

Zell Dincht
Name: Zell Dincht
Gender: Male
Age: Young Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Zell is a native to the game's starting area (Balamb), and has joined Garden, like everyone else, to train as a soldier. Zell graduates to SeeD along with Squall and Selphie after they all pass the field exam. He is a reckless, carefree "cool 80's dude" whose loud and sometimes annoying personality gets him and the group in trouble a lot, but he values his place in the group and sometimes rises to meet the expectations of others when needed. He is generally optimistic and friendly. He's trustworthy and reliable, and loves helping others.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Whoa! I'm with you!? How's it goin' man?
You don't get along with Seifer, do you? Heard he whooped you pretty bad this morning.
Look, man, Seifer's just bein' a pain in the butt. All you have to do is ignore him"
Line 2:
"This train is awesome! It even runs through an underwater tunnel to get to Timber. Pretty cool, huh?
Yo, check it out! This is SeeD's private cabin...! WHOA!! OHHH YEAAAAH! AWESOME!!!!"
Line 3:
"This ain't right, man. . . But that's against orders!
Listen, this ain't no ordinary battle. It's an exam, an important one. I'm tellin' ya, we have to stick to orders!"

Member Auditions

Senorcape24
on Jun 15 2014

5 Shout Outs!
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Selphie Tilmitt

Selphie Tilmitt
Name: Selphie Tilmitt
Gender: Female
Age: Young Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Selphie is the most lighthearted and optimistic character in the game. This character requires a high, clear, almost anime-style voice. She's sweet, friendly, and brutally honest. One might describe her as an airhead, though she's a little more intelligent than she puts on (though not by much). She is a transfer student from another Garden who becomes a SeeD with Squall and Zell. While she's probably the least important character to the main plot, she's the glue that holds the group together in their darkest times.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(They see Seifer go up an elevator)
Heeey! Squad B captain!
Hey! This lift is pretty cool.
(Zell says she might fall off)
...Like I'm really going to!"
Line 2:
"(after Squall calls Zell a chicken-wuss)
Hm? I guess you're the chicken wuss he's talking about? Well, if you don't like chicken, how 'bout... a PIG! Oh, but you look more like a chicken anyway."
Line 3:
"(showing off her new uniform)
Well, whadd'ya think? You should get changed too.
(after Squall gets changed)
Heeey, lookin' good. Alright, let's hit the PAAH-TAY! WOO HOO!"

Member Auditions

donniegirl12
on Mar 3 2014

15 Shout Outs!
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vanillacrescentx
on May 7 2014

4 Shout Outs!
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Irvine Kinneas

Irvine Kinneas
Name: Irvine Kinneas
Gender: Male
Age: Young Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Irvine is the last main character to join the group. Him and Squall's team (of the other 5) are assigned to a mission to assassinate Sorceress Edea. He is added because of his exceptional ranged combat skills (sniping). He acts like a "guns and roses" ladies' man and likes to show off (especially for Selphie, who he becomes interested in, despite her being completely oblivious of this fact). During the assassination mission, we learn that Irvine has serious confidence issues, and almost bombs the mission. His character development past this point is pretty lacking, so it's one of the characters that will be the most challenging to voice, especially towards the second half of the game.
Because of his personality and appearance, this character requires some southern charm in his speaking.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"I say things that get a rise out of some people. Just don't let it bother you and we'll get along fine."
Line 2:
"Sharpshooters are loners by nature. We hone our instincts, pour our whole being into a single bullet. The pressure of the moment. The instant of tension. That's what I have to face. . . alone."
Line 3:
"I...I can't...I'm sorry, I can't do it. I always choke like this... I try to act all cool, joke around, but I just can't handle the pressure...
My bullet... The sorceress... I'll go down in history. I'd change the history of Galbadia... Of the world! It's all too much..."

Member Auditions

Windreda
on Jul 1 2014
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Seifer

Seifer
Name: Seifer
Gender: Male
Age: Young Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Seifer is Squall's rival throughout the game, though they are not mortal enemies. They strongly dislike one another. Each thinks he's better than the other. Seifer's "romantic dream" is to become a sorceress's knight (many powerful sorceresses have existed throughout the history of this world, only a few at a time), and his dream plants a wedge between himself and the main party throughout the game. He is an arrogant and childish character who enjoys poking fun at others, especially Zell who he thinks is a tool. While a student at Garden, he is the "class clown" slacker type who has his own posse of goons (Fujin and Raijin). The three of them have been tapped by Garden to become the "disciplinary committee" because of their bullying potential. The game makes it clear that Seifer and Rinoa had a serious romantic relationship that ended a little before the game starts, which of course only adds to his rivalry with Squall.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"This is great. . . I have chicken-wuss and a guy who just reached puberty in my squad."
Line 2:
"Weren't you just saying how bored you were? You wanna wreak some havoc, right?
(to Zell) Then you stay here. I don't need any boy scouts."
Line 3:
"Well, so this is how it turned out.
I prefer to be called her knight. This has always been my dream."

Member Auditions

SilverSkyride
on Mar 2 2014

4 Shout Outs!
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Cid Kramer

Cid Kramer
Name: Cid Kramer
Gender: Male
Age: Old/Senior
Characteristics/Notes:
Cid is the headmaster of Balamb Garden. He's in his 50s, and is in mediocre physical condition given his age. Cid is an emotional character, sometimes yelling, and even openly crying once in the game. I'm looking for a voice that sounds like a calm and relaxed middle-aged man, but has the ability to yell and sob convincingly.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Seifer... you will be disciplined for your irresponsible behavior. You must follow missions exactly during combat. However, I'm not entirely without sympathy for you. I don't want you all to become machines. I want you to be able to think and act for yourselves."
Line 2:
"About your first mission. You are to go to Timber. There you will be supporting a resistance faction. Just follow their orders. Squall, you're the squad leader. Use your best judgement."

Edea Kramer / Ultimecia

Edea Kramer / Ultimecia
Name: Edea Kramer / Ultimecia
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Edea is the Sorceress, the main villain of Disc 1. She has been possessed by Ultimecia, a powerful sorceress from the future whose aim is to find someone with a special power (Ellone) in order to compress time and become the ruler of the cosmos. Edea was the matron at the orphanage in which Seifer, Ellone, and the 6 protagonists grew up. She and Cid foresaw Ultimecia's plan to take over the universe when Squall visited them from the future and warned them, and they began a program called SeeD to train their children (among others) to save the world from this menace. After the group successfully defeats her halfway through the game, Ultimecia leaves her body and possesses Rinoa instead, and Edea returns to normal. At this point, her and Cid retire to the old orphanage while the heroes assume control of the mission to save the world.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"...Shameless filthy wretches. Hailing the very one you have condemned for generations. What happened to the evil, ruthless sorceress from your fantasies? The cold-blooded tyrant that slaughtered countless men and destroyed many nations? Where is she now? She stands before your very eyes to become your new ruler. HAHAHAHAHA... A new era has just begun!"
Line 2:
"This is reality. No one can help you. Rest assured, you fools, your time will come. This is only the beginning. Let us start a new reign of terror. I will let you live a fantasy beyond your imagination."

Laguna Loire

Laguna Loire
Name: Laguna Loire
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Laguna is Ellone's stepfather, and Squall's biological father (though they never learn this), and throughout most of the game, is only shown during flashback sequences. He, Kiros, and Ward are like the three stooges of this game. Laguna is the leader who is kind of a goofball. However, he believes very strongly in doing what is right.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(to child Ellone) It's dangerous to go outside by yourself. Monsters may come and eat you. And since you're such a cute little girl, the monsters will be especially hungry for you. They'll catch you and such out all your blood! And then Uncle Laguna will cry..."
Line 2:
"I get scared sometimes. Scared of not waking up here. Scared of not seeing Ellone...
What happened to me...?"

Dr. Odine



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Name: Dr. Odine
Gender: Male
Age: Old/Senior
Characteristics/Notes:
Odine is an eccentric, short, weird doctor / mad scientist that specializes in magic technology. He eventually studies the properties of Ellone's mental time traveling power. Although he looks and sounds like a villain, he is just a neutral character that has questionable morals. I'm looking for an over-the-top mad-scientist vibe. The spelling in his dialogue implies that he has a thick German accent. Really go over the top with this - like "Cartoon Network kid's show villain" over the top.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Vat are you zaying? I don't know any... Ellone. . . OK, I vas lying. I know Ellone. She iz in mein lab."
Line 2:
"Zat vil be easy! Ve just exorcize ze sorceress! Zere iz nothing Odine cannot do! But on one condition: You must let me observe this girl.
(or in actual English if that hurts your brain)
That will be easy. We just exorcise the sorceress. There is nothing Odine cannot do. But on one condition: You must let me observe the girl."

All Other Characters / Auditions



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Name: All Other Characters / Auditions
Gender: N/A
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
All other prospective actors for supporting roles and minor characters should audition here, as well as people who want to audition but don't know what characters to read for. Just read any dialogue you want (either from here, or from anywhere else in the game), and show me your vocal range and skill. There are going to be a lot of extra roles, so don't be shy!
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Member Auditions

thebloke
on Mar 13 2014
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SuperKaruri
on Apr 17 2014
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Senorcape24
on Jun 15 2014
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Braytendo
on Jun 27 2014
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Windreda
on Jul 1 2014
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gameusurper
on Jul 1 2014
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Raijin



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Name: Raijin
Gender: Male
Age: Young Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Raijin is one of Seifer's two close friends (the other being Fujin). He is actually a good guy, he just happens to hinder the protagonists because of his loyalty to Seifer, who is being misled. I need a strong male voice with a convincing (or authentic) Hawaiian / Samoan accent. Think Wakka from FFX, but less fake.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Fujin was sayin'... It'd be all your fault if Seifer doesn't become a SeeD. She can be pretty scary, ya know!"
Line 2:
"Just did what headmaster Cid wanted, ya know? We were supposed ta go to Timber, but the trains stopped, so we came here instead. Kinda relieved to see you guys here."
Line 3:
"We're leavin' Seifer up to you now. We don't know what's going on anymore... We just want the old Seifer back, ya know?"

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gameusurper
on Jul 1 2014

2 Shout Outs!
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