One Of Us, One Of Us….

It is my distinct pleasure to announce that my friend, VTP talent and fellow amazing VO blogger Bob Souer has passed the accreditation process with flying colors and is now a full fledged member of the Society of Accredited Voice Over Artists.  We are pleased to welcome such an active and integral member of the voice over community as Bob is and the entire board is looking forward to working with him in the year to come.  Welcome aboard Bob!

For those of you who would like more information on SaVoa and the accreditation program, I invite you to visit the official site at SaVoa.org for the low-down as well as a link to begin your submission process.

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UPDATE: Now with more Bob Souer-y goodness!  Want to hear this guy in action?1 Behold his Audiobook mastery:

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Fig. 1: Mr. Souer and some handsome devil.
1. Of course you do.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to all of you from Erik and Ember and the entire Voice Talent Productions team!  We hope you enjoy it as much as you enjoy this blog.1

1. Copies of this photo are available by sending $19.95 to Erik Sheppard.

The Cool Kids

When I’m not busy water skiing over sharks in my leather jacket or starting jukeboxes with my fists, sometimes I hang out with the other cool kids just to see what kind of trouble we can get into.1 “The Man” is always trying to take away our microphones but they just better watch out who they’re messin with.

The gang, smoking behind the school after the Marice Tobias workshop on Sunday:

pictured: Bob “The Knife” Souer,2 Melissa “Ex-con” Exelberth, Trish “Stiletto” Basanyi, Diane “Spike” Havens, John “Brass Knuckles” Havens, Rick “Killer” Party.

1. Take that society!
2. Bob appears courtesy of The Bob Souer World Tour™

My New CDs Are In

My new demo CDs came in today (photo proof at left)1 and they look and sound pretty darn good.  There are a thousand places that print up CDs but most of them wont do runs of under 500 which is just overkill for our purposes.  By the time I went through that many they would have to be updated or I would die of old age.  Of course, most clients or agents are fine with emailing demos but some places still require actual discs2 so I found a place that does runs of just 100 and I am quite pleased so I wanted to share.  The company is called Disk Faktory but if you go through the super secret Guitar Center link here you get a deal and they charge only 200 bucks for 100 with all the art, a nice printed CD (none of that sticker BS), mastering, jewel cases and everything.  Just upload your tracks and the artwork and they do the rest.  They took about two and a half weeks to get here but I had them ship via UPS from California so that wasn’t too bad either.

Anyway, I vouch for these guys so if you are in the market then go for it.3

ps. I just happened to be wearing that shirt today but if you want to look as good as me4 then click the “Shop” link up top.

1. For the ladies.
2. Disks?
3. Man, I am so good to you guys.
4. From the neck down anyway.