Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Boom Town: Original Music, Sound Edit + Mix For Short Documentary




Highlight reel from "Boom Town", a forthcoming short documentary about a fireworks shop in Nevada. Sound edit, mix, and two original music cues (varying arrangements of the same piece) were recently completed by Mike Hallenbeck at Junior Birdman Audio.

More info on this film when it hits the festival circuit soon!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sound Design for Medical Animation: UCB Mechanism of Action Video


Junior Birdman Audio recently provided sound edit/ design and final mix for this MOA (Mechanism of Action) video promoting the pharmaceutical company UCB.



The video explores various pharmaceutical approaches for the treatment of epilepsy, including calcium channel blockers, SV2A ligands, and glutamate antagonists.

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Photo Gallery: Recent Images From Junior Birdman Audio


Some new and gently used photos from recent sessions at Junior Birdman Audio. Voiceover recording, Foley, and music for film, explainer video, animation, and more. Photos by Mike Hallenbeck, unless otherwise credited. Enjoy!



Anna Stranz in the booth. (Photo: Keith Mullin)

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Aftermath of a voiceover session with Leigha Horton, for a product video by Rockne Digital. (Photo: Leigha Horton)

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Tracking some violin for sound designer Katharine Horowitz's work on the Park Square Theatre production of "The House on Mango Street". (Photo: Katharine Horowitz)

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Setting up to record some acoustic guitar for the Other Fish score. Yes, right out in the control room! I'm nutty like that.

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Ben Connelly lays down some lap steel for the Other Fish score.

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Gathering materials for crunchy footsteps Foley on Justin Staggs' short film Elixir.

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Tracking Foley to simulate drops of blood falling on crisp leaves for Justin Staggs' short film Elixir. Barely visible on the plate is a pile of torn paper scraps. I dripped individual water droplets on the paper to simulate the blood drops; had to crank the gain pretty high for that one.

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

"There's Just A Wall And A Hamster Wheel": What Jen's Been Saying In Her Sleep, September 2016




"Fluff bucket. That's all that you've gotta do. That's the connection that you're not making... You could go away and come in. You could really just talk it out, the first one and the second one." *

"That's great. All you have to do is fit it on." [After I ask for clarification] "It doesn't matter to you. You should mind your own business."

Jen: "Yeah, that's what you do all the time."
Me: "What do I do?"
Jen: "What *don't* you do?... Were there lots of other people with cars and chairs? There's just a wall and a hamster wheel, and you stop and you get out there. Then it just does its thing."

* She calls our cat Ricky "fluff bucket" all the time, so this isn't the strangest of utterances, in the abstract...

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