It’s Gonna Be A Party Ya’ll!

Alright kids, it’s New Years Eve so, please, feel free to get together with some friends, get ripped out of your skull and have indiscriminate make out sessions with folks you may not normally look at sideways.  You have my permission.1

My date from last year

Just do me a favor and please do not get behind the wheel or get a ride with anyone else who has been partying.  You may have to wait approximately forever for a cab but it will be worth it when you are alive in the morning.  As a matter of fact, unless you live in Amish country, don’t even go near a road.  Besides, the fuzz will be everywhere tonight and nobody wants to spend the first few hours of 2009 getting together bail money or worrying about dropping the soap.

Speaking of The Law, it is totally legal today2 to punch anyone who says “See you next year!” right in the nose.  Go for it, no judge on earth will convict you.

Happy New Years, gang.  Have fun.

See you on, um, January 2nd.

1. Really, I insist.
2. It ought to be anyway.

Billy West and Bob Bergen Are All Looney

Check out this great video I just found on Facebook with Bob and Billy talking about voicing Looney Tunes characters and recording a Christmas album.  Fun stuff:

Earth Shattering Site Update

If you’re anything like me, you just can’t get enough of me. My keen observations, my boisterous wit, my boyish charm.

My eyes, not unlike two deep azure seas that you feel you can get lost in forever…

Anyway, as a reward for your good taste we have a new feature for you here so you can get even more Erik in bite size increments. Check out the new Microblog widget on the top right. I have it set up with a Twitter account so little things like interesting links or brief info that may not warrant a full post can be quickly posted up there for your edification.1

I think it could be pretty cool so keep an eye on it from time to time if you are so inclined. This is really the only reason I set up the Twitter account so although you can do the “follow me on Twitter” thing, it would just be a little weird, and frankly I don’t really think of you in that way.2 Some birds were just not meant to be caged.

1. Think of it like Santa coming a bit late this year.
2. Can’t we just be friends?

Leo Donato Just Wants To Dance!

VTP voice talent and tough guy with a heart of gold Leo Donato recently voiced the trailer for the new Wayans Brothers comedy “Dance Flick” due out in theaters this February:

Seriously, if this guy does not become the next big thing in movie promos, I will eat my hat.  Check out his demo below and tell me if I’m wrong.1

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FYI, the last guy who gave Leo grief for being involved in a Wayans Brothers project no longer has what most would consider a “human” face.2

1. Hint: I’m not.
2. Smooth move Roeper.

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 for the low-down as well as a link to begin your submission process.

Fig. 1

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.

Well That Was Fun

The 2008 New York Voice Over Mixer turned out to be a great night, if I do say so myself.  Check out the main site for a huge slideshow.