After a long day of Black Friday Xmas shopping, is there a better way to unwind than with a suspenseful Lifetime movie? No? Well what good luck, Armand Mastroianni’s Dark Desire premieres on the Lifetime Movie Network that night! This tale of an unhappily married woman who loses her son in a tragic accident and finds comfort in the arms of her son’s college roommate was turned over to Urban Audio Post for dialog editing, sound effects editing, foley, and re-recording mix.
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Karol Urban completes mix of the Epix Original Documentary “William Shatner’s Get a Life”. The documentary is a sequel to Shatner’s “The Captains” and elaborates on Shatner’s hugely popular book, “Get a Life”, which explores the social implications and significances of the Trekkie cultural phenomenon. It debuted at the 2012 Comicon Convention in San Diego and can now be viewed on EPIX. The show was mixed at “Lotus Post” utilizing their world-class dubbing stages in Santa Monica. Sound Supervision was provided by Paolo Jannuzzi. Click here to learn how you can watch “Get a Life”. or click here to view the trailer.
Check out articles on this year’s CAS Award Winners. Karol interviewed and wrote the article on HBO’s “Too Big Too Fail”, which received the a CAS award for Excellence in Sound Mixing for a TV Movie or Mini Series. The crew on this project was not only extremely skilled but also very passionate.
There are also incredible articles about the sound crews for Hugo, Deadliest Catch, and many others as well as great tech articles, including one on loudness for TV. Learn more here.
UAP attended the test screening of White Tiger Legend at Viz Cinema in Japantown, San Francisco today. The feature-length animated martial arts film seeks to shed light on long-held secrets of Kung-Fu. To add incredible realism and precise lip-sync to the animated characters, all the dialogue was recorded with facial capture technology. But, “it also introduced a lot of electronic noise to the recordings,” explains Karol. “I used a great deal of noise reduction and processing to create natural sounding dialogue. In the end, I am very proud of the result.”
Because this is an animation, the only thing that was recorded were voices. Backgrounds, crowds, hard effects, and fight scenes all needed to be edited in order to create a seamless soundtrack. One portion that received particular attention was the Foley. For this temp mix, Steve performed much of the Foley utilizing Structure, Avid’s sample-based virtual instrument. ”At this stage of production, utilizing the sampler allowed me to still ‘perform’ Foley without the need of a costly stage. In animation, Foley is key to adding weight, dimension, life, and believability to the characters. We certainly didn’t want to neglect it in the temp FX build. But there’s a possibility that at this stage animation could still change. This way we save a little now, and have flexibility moving forward.” says Steve. “The White Tiger Legend” is slated for a 2013 release. Seek the source!
Check out This Month’s Incredible Issue of CAS Quarterly and Read Karol’s New Article on Eucon and ProTools and Much More
This month’s issue of CAS Quarterly is really impressive and insightful featuring product reviews, industry observations, and biographic information on this year’s honored recipients of the Filmmaker and Lifetime Achievement Awards. It features amazing articles from a review of the incredible A8 Realizer by Peter Damski to a very informative review of V-Control Pro by David Bondelevitch. Karol contributed this month by writing an article that explores the development and potential of the new generation of ProTools controllers, specifically those using the new Eucon ethernet protocol. Download a PDF copy here.
On November the 19th, Urban Audio Post partners, Steve and Karol Urban, took home individual awards at the 2011 TIVA DC Peer Awards. Steve won a Bronze Peer Award for his mix on a promo for National Geographic for the “Shane Untamed.” Karol took home a Bronze for her sound design for Discovery Studios “Anxious.” Steve was at the National Press Club to receive the awards.Read More...
Karol Urban provided sound design for The Adrenalist Campaign for Degree. In addition to the branding SFX and telemetry FX used for the graphics package for the online Adrenaline Lab videos, she also provided complete sound design and re-recording mix for the Theatrical Trailer and first 4 episodes of the Adrenaline Lab webisodes, including 2 featurettes on Bear Grylls, and featurettes on Kevin Jorgeson, and Jeremy Jones. Each episodes explores the feelings of adrenaline experienced by these thrill seeking extreme sports celebrities. Learn more here.Read More...