After sound designing and mixing promos for Season 16 of The Ultimate Fighter, Steve has been tapped to provide the sonic branding and to continue to edit and mix promos for the upcoming Season 17 at Play Creative TV. Check out the new season’s lineup of coaches below.
We’re excited to announce that “Late Rounders” is now available to stream on Netflix. In case you missed the award-winning documentary sound edited and mixed by Urban Audio Post on the festival circuit you can now watch it (and listen to it) in the comfort of your own man-cave.
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.
Check listings for additional airdates here.
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.
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!
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 has a new interview article out this month for Designing Sound where she was blessed to have the pleasure of chatting with Ann Kroeber, a true sound design artist and expert recordist. Read the full Interview here.
Some of Ann’s past contributions include:
The Black Stallion
Star Wars Trilogy
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
The Horse Whisperer
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
World of WarCraft
CAS Quarterly Spring Edition Released: Karol Urban Interviews CAS Winners, Bob Bronow, “Deadliest Catch”, and Micheal Williamson & Eric Lalicata, “30 Days of Night:Dark Days”
Karol Urban authored 2 interview articles for the Cinema Audio Society Quarterly Spring 2011 Edition highlighting the achievements of CAS Winners Bob Bronow, Re-recording Mixer for Deadliest Catch, as well as Michael Williamson, Production Mixer, and Eric Lalicata, Re-recording Mixer & Supervising Sound Editor, for 30 Days of Night:Dark Days.
Read pages 21-23 to learn about their workflow and award winning techniques.
Congratulations are in order! Not only did Executive Producer Benjamin Suarez and Director Evan A. Marshall receive honors as the Best New Filmmaker, “Late Rounders” also received recognition by winning the Audience Award: Best in Documentary in the DCIFF! It was such a pleasure working with them and the rest of their post-production team. They are all true professionals and great guys to boot. Here’s to a future of many more films from them!
“Late Rounders” premiered today to a sold out showing at the DCIFF. The film follows a group of college football stand-outs as they begin their quest to make the 53-man roster of an NFL football team. Urban Audio Post was happy to have provided full audio post services for the film. In case you missed the premiere, “Late Rounders” has also become an official selection for the Atlanta Film Festival.