A Strong Fire

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Open Call

We are recruiting now for artists, composers, and speakers to work on the A Strong Fire – Video Game Prototype.
This presents an exciting opportunity for tribe members to get involved in weaving Oneida language and culture into interactive media. We are particularly excited to hear from young artists and musicians with a passion for gaming.
Payed Opportunity.

Artist Application

Composer Apprentice Application

Voice Acting Application

Applications Due

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Job Details

Wendi Sierra, Oneida tribal member and professor in the English and interactive media programs at St. John Fisher College has received a National Endowment for the Humanities awards to work in the Oneida community and create an Oneida Language and Culture mobile game. The game, targeted at elementary school students, will introduce players to Oneida vocabulary via interactive narratives based on Oneida stories and folklore. We are recruiting now artist and composer apprentices, and speakers to work on this project. Each of these opportunities comes with a financial stipend.

The game is based on the concepts of Thanksgiving Address, that of being grateful for our world. It will feature versions in English and Oneida for players to listen to. In this first version of the game we will dramatize the story of Sky Woman, drawing key words from the story for vocabulary building. Players will have the option to play through the story in English, Oneida, or mixed English-Oneida.

This presents an exciting opportunity for tribe members to get involved in weaving Oneida language and culture into interactive media. We are particularly excited to hear from young artists and composers with a passion for gaming. Up and coming Oneida musicians and artists will be given the opportunity to work one-on-one with Dawn Dark Mountain and Brent Michael Davids in the October 2020.

Applications Due August 1st, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST

Animator/Artist

Minimum Qualifications

  • Computer Skills
  • Be willing to work for a total of 8 hours on the project
  • evince an interest and aptitude for art, drawing and painting (watercolor)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Passion and ambition for games.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to illustrate ideas.
  • Recommendation from an instructor or mentor
  • Between 16 and early 20s in age

About the Job

  • We will be creating concept art, scenes related to the Skywoman tradition that could include vignettes and/or character studies. These would then be turned over to the art team at Second Avenue Learning who would transform these images into the Game components.
  • Payed Opportunity

Responsibilities

  • Work with Dawn Dark Mountain creating concept art
  • Work 2-4 hours a day (8 total)

Applications Due August 1st, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST

Composer Apprentice

Minimum Qualifications

  • Musical Ability (Including Music Notation)

  • Computer Skills

  • 11-12 Grade To Adult

  • Good Communication Skills

  • Self-Motivation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Passion and Ambition for Film & Game Scoring
  • Interest in Music Composing
  • Beginning Knowledge of Music Recording
  • Minimum Equipment to Perform Assigned Tasks

About the Job

  • Apprentice will learn from a master music scoring composer while assisting in the developement of A Strong Fire music score (two music cues for the Skywoman story, and Game Menu).

Responsibilities

  • On-The-Job Apprentice with Brent Michael Davids
  • Apprentice will perform assigned compositional tasks and assignments, design a virtual composer studio, grasp basic composer business and contractual skills, and learn the basic art of music scoring. (May include visit to composer studio, depending on the Covid19 pandemic and available health protocols).

Auditions will take place, Fall 2020 

Voice Actor

Minimum Qualifications

  • Able to speak some Oneida

Preferred Qualifications

  • Able to speak clearly
  • Able to sit and record for a long amount of time.
  • Be ages 8-12 or age 50+

About the Job

  • We need voice actors to read from a script and voice-act or provide narration for the characters in the game’s prototype.
  • We need 2 elders and 2 children to voice the characters.
  • Payed Opportunity

Responsibilities

  • Read from a script and emote for the characters in the game’s prototype.
  • For kids: work 2 hours total
  • For adults: work 5 hours total

For further questions please contact amuscavi@oneidanation.org