Archive for the ‘Cool links’ category

Narration project: Society 75th anniversary video

October 1, 2012

I was proud to narrate this video celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. Follow the link below to check it out.

Celebrating 75 Years — The Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI

The creative client, MiniMatters LLC, was truly delightful to work with!

1954: Alcatraz

August 20, 2012

Check out this nifty promotional article about 1954: Alcatraz, the upcoming release from Daedalic Entertainment.

1954: Alcatraz Screenshot

Your favorite Mic Guy voices a couple of characters in 1954: Alcatraz, one of which is the priest seen in the screen shot above. He’s one cool cat — I think you’ll dig him the most.

Thanks to the talented Jim Edgar, whose voice acting skills are also on display in this game, for passing along the links.

1954: Alcatraz will be available later this year, for play on your PC. Enjoy it!

A musical interlude while you wait

February 9, 2012

Yes, I know. It’s taking me forever to get the new site up. Mea culpa. It’s coming, I promise.

In the meantime, enjoy a little something I voiced recently. It’s a promotional video for a Bay Area men’s chorus that delivers Singing Valentines.

NIA Creative, an awesome marketing and production company, produced the project.

Fun stuff…

…and if you decide to purchase a Singing Valentine for your beloved, please tell ’em The Mic Guy sent you.

Fat, depressed, and 35… these are my people

August 18, 2009

I got a major chuckle out of this article on MSNBC today:

A new study says the average age of video-game players in the United States is 35, and oh, by the way: They’re overweight and tend to be depressed.

Investigators from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University and Andrews University analyzed survey data from more than 500 adults in the Seattle-Tacoma area. The subjects ranged in age from 19 to 90, according to the study, published in the October issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

The hypothesis was that video-game players have a higher body mass index — the measure of a person’s weight in relation to their height — and “a greater number of poor mental health days” versus nonplayers, said Dr. James B. Weaver III of the CDC’s National Center for Health Marketing. The hypothesis was correct, he said.

As a voice actor who’s eager to work in the interactive industry, it’s good to know how I can relate to the core audience.

I’m at least one-third of the way there.

The Voiceover Entrance Exam

May 6, 2009

Every now and again, I read something that makes me say to myself, “I wish I’d written that.”

Today’s entry into this continually expanding category is The Voiceover Entrance Exam, a brilliantly succinct, pull-no-punches e-book that every — and yes, I do mean every — new or aspiring voiceover talent should devour like a hunk of medium rare prime rib. (Or tofu, if that’s how you roll.)

The author of this brisk slap in the face is Peter O’Connell, a veteran VO talent and producer who really knows his stuff. I’ve been a fan of Peter’s blog for some time now, and have learned a tremendous amount from his posts there and at the various VO forums around the ‘Net.

My “I wish I’d written that” is entirely wishful thinking, of course. Because I lack Peter’s depth of experience and insider’s perspective on this crazy business, there’s no way I could have written anything close to his eye-opening treatise.

But I’m grateful that Peter did.

Did I mention that The Voiceover Entrance Exam is a free download? You know my motto: If it’s free, it’s for me. This one’s for you, too, because we’re just all generous like that.

While you’re at Peter’s site, take a browse through the other blog posts, articles, and other resources available there. You can tell him The Mic Guy sent you.