SEPTEMBER 2023 – Author Glenys Nellist came to Sound Post Studios to record her award-winning book ‘Twas The Evening of Christmas’ and several other Christmas and Lenten children’s books for Harper Collins Publishers.
Glenys and her husband David were a delight to work with. Glenys was born and raised in a little village in northern England. The author of multiple award-winning children’s books, including the bestselling ‘Twas the Evening of Christmas, The Wonder That is You, and five popular series: Love Letters from God, Snuggle Time, ‘Twas, Good News and Little Mole, her writing reflects a deep passion for helping children discover joy and hope in the world. Glenys lives in Michigan with her husband, David.
Recording and producing audiobooks is part of what we do at Sound Post Studios. We’ve recorded and edited dozens of books for major publishers like Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Brilliance Corporation, and Audible. Sometimes we’re hosting the author (recently ‘The Five Love Languages’ author Gary Chapman ) and sometimes recording a professional narrator.
Recording, editing, and uploading an audiobook is no easy feat. It’s a job requiring hours of focus and detailed work. Want to more? Contact us!
SUMMER 2023 – Sound Post Studios connected with terrific voice talent Ciarra Mashea to produce new radio spots for Cleveland-based Pierre’s Ice Cream! Ciara brought Pierre’s script to life performing the voices of chocolate chunks, caramel, nuts, cherries, fudge, and the announcer! When she is not voicing projects Ciara is the marketing director the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
For this session we used Source-Nexus and ZOOM to connect Ciara’s studio in LA with Stuart at Sound Post in Michigan, and with clients listening and directing from Cleveland Ohio. Wherever you are, what do you need? Voices, writing, music, production? How can we help with your company’s production?
Sound Post’s Stuart Poltrock with voice actor Danielle Augustine
MAY 2023 – Actor Danielle Augustine recording voiceover for Toyota.
You may recognize Danielle from her on-camera roles in commercials and HBO’s White House Plumbers, Law and Order, The Watcher, and Awkwafina is Nora From Queens. Danielle is also an accomplished voiceover artist and coach and Sound Post Studios is her studio home when visiting West Michigan.
Danielle was on her way from her NYC home to her summer home on Mackinaw Island. She says, “I catch my breath every summer by spending three months on Mackinac Island where I give private tours by horse and carriage. Always a Michigander at heart!”
We work with voice talent from around the world, literally from the Canary Islands and Bejing, to LA, New York, and even remote Pennsylvania. For this project we connected to Toyota’s Atlanta agency using Source Connect real-time audio technology.
Sound Post’s Stuart Poltrock with La Brea actress Zyra Gorcki in Sound Post’s ADR Studio A
FEBRUARY 2023 – Sound Post recorded ADR ( dialogue replacement ) with actor Zyra Gorecki for her NBC show La Brea. We connected with the post-production team in Australia using SOURCE NEXUS and ZOOM to complete six episodes of ADR for season two. Zyra’s a joy to work with did her first ADR session at Sound Post Studios for her appearance on Chicago Fire.
Dialogue replacement (sometimes called ‘dubbing‘) is a necessary step in the audio post production of a feature film. Often the sound recorded on the set is noisy, not clear, or possibly the director wants to change, add, or replace an actor’s line. Dialogue replacement is the process for making these changes. At Sound Post we have recorded ADR with actor Christian Slater for his film Sacrifice, Edward Herrmann for ‘The Gilmore Girls,’ actor Patrick Muldoon for the film ‘Christmas Town,’ commercials, and many indie films and projects.
‘Unknowing’ podcast host Brie Stoner with guest Dr. Adreas Weber.
DECEMBER 2023 – We’ve just wrapped season three of Brie Stoner’s ‘Unknowing’ podcast and what an amazing trip it’s been! Brie interviews guests from around the world, experts and luminaries in many fields to discuss life, spirituality, creativity, the maps we’re given to help us make sense of reality – and the journeys that we experience.
Guests so far include; music, artist, and grammy-award winner Kimbra, activist and chairman of Special Olympics Tim Shriver, poet and environmentalist Gideon Heugh, Korean-American rock musician, academic, and guitar player for The Smashing Pumpkins Jeff Schroeder, black-latinx transdisciplinary artist, designer, trickster, and wakeworker Brontë Velez, author and founder of Stray Reflections Jawad Mian, groundbreaking choreographer and dancer Annick Schadeck, celebrated international speaker, teacher, public intellectual, essayist and author Bayo Akomoloafe, biophilosopher and thought leader Dr. Andreas Weber, musicians, artists, dancers, thought leaders … and many more.
Season Three is subtitled ‘Composting Christianity’ and explores how Christianity became empire, its influence in US politics today, and how we might compost our beliefs into a more ecological (and creative) paradigm.
Join host, musician and artist, Brie Stoner, as she explores unknowing as the unexpected path of creative possibility. The podcast is available on all major outlets, Apple, Spotify, Instagram.
‘Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves . . . ‘ ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
JUNE 2022 – At Sound Post Studios we just completed production of actor Zachary Levi’s audiobook ‘Radical Love – Learning To Accept Yourself and Others’ for Harper Collins. In his book Zach tells of his journey of mental health, intense family relationships and dysfunction, and personal and career ups and downs.
But there is much more to this book. Zach is a terrific storyteller and has a hard, compelling, and compassionate story to tell.
This is a great book and, I think, best experienced in Zach’s own voice. Put this one on your ‘listen to’ list.
You know Zach as DC Comic’s Shazam, Midge’s love interest Ben in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Disney’s Tangled, THOR Ragnorak, NBC’s ‘Chuck’ and countless voiceover and TV and movie roles.
Zach recorded in studios in LA. The editing and post production were completed at Sound Post Studios. So, how does a big star’s book get produced at our ‘little engine that could’ studio? Because we’re damn good. Experienced. Professional. Connected. Talent
APRIL 2021 – Sound Post launches SOUND POST DEMOS created especially for voiceover talent. From on-hold messages to movie trailers, translations and commercials, voiceover is a multi-billion dollar industry and a great demo is key to voiceover success. Sound Post now provides experienced professional voiceover demo production with an emphasis on personal touch and interaction designed for success. See the new webiste: SOUNDPOSTDEMOS.com
SPRING 2021 – Season One of the “Behind The Smile” podcast with author and host Vonnie Woodrick is underway! Vonnie interviews guests about their lives and their stories relating to mental health and suicide. Hosted and recorded at Sound Post Studios, season one includes interviews with Meteorologist Ginger Zee, Olympian Tara Lapinski, Seattle’s Claire Anderson, Dr. Janna Hibler, journalist and filmmaker Jordan Carson, co-host Doug Meijer, entrepreneur Jeff Bennett, NFL referee Dino Paganelli, psychic to the stars Laura Powers, and co-host Doug Meijer. Find this life-changing podcast on Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud, and more.
SEPTEMBER 2020 – We recorded Ashlee Eiland’s new book HumanKind – How Reclaiming Worth and Embracing Radical Kindness Will Bring Us Back Together for Penguin Random House.
It was a joy to work with Ashlee for a few summer days to record her great new book. “Ashlee draws on a range of personal experiences to explore how life fashions identity. She reflects on big themes, from the love of family to the brutality of racism and the search for belonging, and calls us to greater awareness of the stories and systems still shaping our lives and communities.” Jo Saxton, author of The Dream of You.
Author Ashlee Eiland in Sound Post’s Studio B.
It’s a wrap! Author and narrator Ashlee Eiland and Sound Post owner and engineer, Stuart Poltrock.
NOVEMBER 2019 – Sound Post recorded ADR ( dialogue replacement ) with actor Evan Koons. We recorded on Wednesday and the show aired Thursday.
Dialogue replacement (sometimes called ‘dubbing‘) is a necessary step in the audio post production of a feature film. Often the sound recorded on the set is noisy, not clear, or possibly the director wants to change, add, or replace an actor’s line. Dialogue replacement is the process for making these changes. At Sound Post we have recorded ADR with actor Edward Herrmann for ‘The Gilmore Girls,’ actor Patrick Muldoon for the film ‘Christmas Town,’ commercials, and many indie feature films.
Audiobook “Cozy White Cottage: 100 Ways to Love The Feeling of Being Home” by Liz Marie Galvan for Harper Collins
AUGUST 2019 – We had a great time with author Liz Marie Galvan recording her first audiobook. Liz Marie is a Michigan-born farm girl, a professional lifestyle blogger, a small business owner, a highly regarded Instagram personality, and a storyteller who brings her book to life with her own voice. Her visually stunning book is full of cost-conscious ideas to make every room in your house feel like a home you love. Liz Marie’s blog is the source of design inspiration for hundreds of thousands of readers who also benefit from her sharing stories of life with her veteran husband, their 1800s Michigan farmhouse, and the home décor boutique she co-owns.
AUGUST 2019 – Sound Post opened our doors to potential and working voice talent to come in and learn about the gift, the skill, and the business of voice over acting. Over 50 folks came in to mingle, listen, and discover what we do here in the studio to bring stories to life.
APRIL 2018 – Sound Post’s Creative Director, Stuart Poltrock, attended the WOVO conference in Toronto. This was a great opportunity to meet the terrific voiceover talent we work with, and meet new talent partners for our online pool. WOVO (World-Voices Organization} is dedicated to promoting professionalism, fair access to resources and knowledge, and defining the objectives of professional voice acting for both those in the profession and for the public.
MARCH 2019 – Sound Post owner and Creative Director Stuart Poltrock composed the music, created the sound design, cast and recorded over 70 voices for this Nationally Award-Winning Children’s Bible. This 4-year project for David C Cook Publishing captured the stories of the Bible in 104 educational videos to make it appealing and engaging for children of all ages.
Audiobook “Introverted Mom, Your Guide to More Calm, Less Guilt, and Quiet Joy” by Jamie C. Martin for Harper Collins
FEBRUARY 2019 – Sound Post worked with Jamie C. Martin to record her audiobook version of “Introverted Mom, Your Guide to More Calm, Less Guilt, and Quiet Joy.” Although Jamie says she enjoys books, tea, and other people, her introverted nature means she may not always answer her phone when it rings. She is the co-founder of SimpleHomeschool.net and has served as its editor-in-chief for over a decade. She also built the Steady Mom site.
“Jamie shares vulnerable stories from her own life as well as thoughts from other introverted mothers, letting you know you’re not alone. Her practical suggestions and creative inspiration are enhanced with quotes and insights from four beloved writers–Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, L. M. Montgomery, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. Together, Jamie and this band of fellow introverts gently point you toward hope, laughter, and joy.”
FEBRUARY 2019 – Sound Post studios has been supporting the development and production of the Steelcase 360 Podcast for over 5 years. We record, edit, and produce the podcasts with interviews of Steelcase leaders and bestselling authors and thought leaders like SImon Sinek, Beth Comstock, and Lew Epstein.
NOVEMBER 2018 – Sound Post’s own Stuart Poltrock attended the WOVOCON V National Conference in Las Vegas. This is one of the largest global conferences for professional voice actors and a great chance to grow the Sound Post online talent pool for our clients.
Audiobook “Vertical Marriage: The One Secret that will Change Your Marriage” by Dave & Ann Wilson with John Driver
SEPTEMBER 2018 – Sound Post enjoyed meeting and working with the authors of “Vertical Marriage: The One Secret that will Change Your Marriage” to produce the audiobook of their work.
“For anyone who is married, preparing for marriage, or desperate to save a relationship teetering on the edge of disaster, Dave and Ann offer hope and
strategies that really work. Vertical Marriage will give you the insight, applications, and inspiration to reconnect with God together and to transform your marriage to everything you hoped it would be.”
JUNE 2018 – Voice actor Joe Zieja has been part of the Sound Post talent pool for years. This Los Angeles based actor was cast to perform multiple roles in Pixar’s new hit movie “Incredibles 2.” To hear Joe’s voice demo and many others, visit the Sound Post Studios Online Talent Pool.
MARCH 2016 – Sound Post provided ADR (Dialogue replacement) with actor and friend Ralph Lister for the Warner Brothers / Marvel Comic movie Batman v. Superman. Ralph plays the part of Dr. Emmet Vale.
MARCH 2016 – Sound Post recorded ADR (dialogue replacement) for the NBC drama ‘Chicago Fire.’
FEBRUARY 2016 – Sound Post partners with the Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness and their mission to offer research-based mindfulness programs to manage stress and enjoy increased health and wellbeing.
FEBRUARY 2016 – At Sound Post we completed the recording and production of TWO audiobooks by New York Times Bestselling Author Dr. Emerson Eggerichs – for HarperCollins Publishers.
LOVE & RESPECT, THE LOVE SHE MOST DESIRES AND THE RESPECT HE DESPERATELY NEEDS. Sound Post hosted Dr. Eggerichs for several days of recording the updated audiobook version of this New York Times bestseller. Touted by leaders as a “classic” among marriage books, Love & Respecthas sold over 1.6 million copies! Love & Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily and biblically.
Author Dr. Emerson Eggerichs.
MOTHER & SON: THE RESPECT EFFECT. Sound Post hosted Dr. Eggerichs for several days of recording of this soon-to-be released book. Just as the New York Times bestseller Love & Respect message transferred family relationships with a biblical understanding of love and respect, Dr. Eggerichs now turns these principles to one of the most important and misunderstood relationships of all, the mother and son relationship. The definitive guide for a mom that wants to better understand her son and connect in a whole new way.
JANUARY 2016 – Sound Post continues to record actor Kevin Yon’s pre-game voiceover for CBS Thursday Night Football. You’ll hear Kevin (recorded in Sound Post’s Studio B) during the pregame tease.
DECEMBER 15, 2015 – ‘Hoax or History: The Michigan Relics‘ is being screened this evening at Grand Rapids’ WKTV. This fascinating documentary, produced by filmmaker Thom Bell, delves into the Michigan Relics. Starting in 1890 and continuing for the next 30 years, over 3,000 artifacts containing Egyptian, Greek, and cuniform symbols, were discovered in 17 Michigan counties. Could this mean that ancient Egyptians, Hebrews, and early Christians actually settled in the Americas long before Columbus arrived in the “New World.”
They are real artifacts. But of what ? A lost people? Or of the largest archeological fraud in North America? Watch and learn about the Michigan history you never knew. At Sound Post we worked with Thom Bell to provide audio post production and mixing for this amazing documentary. Thom will be at tonight’s screening to answer questions.
NOVEMBER 2014 – January 2015 ~ Millions of viewers heard music mixed at Sound Post for “The Hour of Power.” Led by pastor Bobby Schuller, the service from Shepherd’s Grove Church in Garden Grove, California, is seen around the world and online.
NOVEMBER 2015 – The Five Amigos – Sound Post’s Stuart Poltrock with musicians Max Lockwood, Dan Rickabus, Steve Leaf, and engineer Larry McKay at the wrap of a music recording session for The Amway Corporation. Starting with a basic idea and emotion this talented crew recored the basis for three original scores that will be heard worldwide.
NOVEMBER 2015 – Sound Post provided the audio post production, sound design, and mixing for “St Hildegard: Trumpet of God.” The creation of writer, artist, and performer Linn Maxwell and produced by Rasikas Films, St. Hildegard: Trumpet of Godspotlights the amazing prophecies about the antichrist and the end times that Hildegard preached in public during her later years. St. Hildegard, never one to mince words, speaks out once again with an urgent message for today’s believers and the clergy who shepherd them. Describing herself as a “strong female warrior” and a “trumpet – obedient to God,” she publicly rebuked the clergy of her day for being weak and sexually immoral.
Performer & Producer Linn Maxwell
September 2015 – Work has begun on a Sound Post original soundscape: THE WATER PROJECT. Collaborating with Sound Post writers, friends, musicians and voices, this music and sound project is totally inspired by being in, on, under, and around water. Take a deep breath before the plunge … and stay tuned.
FALL 2015 – Coming to a Sunday school near you in 2016! David C. Cook Publishing’s The Action Bible in video form with music, voices, and sound design produced by Sound Post’s Stuart Poltrock.
With a Five Star Amazon rating, “The Action Bible is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it! It is faithful and lively. People of all ages will read this and develop a hunger to now turn to the Bible and find therein a deeper appreciation for our God and His work for us in Christ.” ~ review from My Digital Seminary.
SEPTEMBER 2015 – It’s been an amazing 20 years this first week of September.
Sound Post’s doors on Old 28th. Street opened this week in 1995. Thank you to our many clients, writers, voice talent, musicians, and friends. We’re looking forward to at least twenty more. ~ Stuart
AUGUST 2015 – Season 2 of School Zone Publishing’s ‘Charlie & Company’ is currently in production at Sound Post. The stars of the show are a golden retriever named Charlie and his teacher Miss Ellie, who is played by the award-winning actress Danielle Augustine. In each episode, Charlie and Miss Ellie take a “learning adventure,” an exciting trip to a surprise location full of entertainment and teachable moments. Charlie and Miss Ellie learn important educational skills and valuable lessons about friendship from the people they encounter at each destination.
FEBRUARY 2015 – At Sound Post we recorded presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s audiobook ‘You Have A Brain – A Teen’s Guide To T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G.” for Zondervan Publishing. The book is spoken by voice actor Dan John Miller.
In this Amazon 5-Star book: “Dr. Carson unpacks the eight important parts of Thinking Big; Talent, Honesty, Insight, being Nice, Knowledge, Books, In-Depth learning, and God – and presents the stories of people who demonstrated those things in his life.”
Among many cool things (like appearing in the movie “Leatherheads” with George Clooney and “Walk The Line” with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon), Sound Post friend Dan John Miller fronts the seminal country punk band “Goober & the Peas.”
Do you want Dan John Miller to read for your project? Give us a call.
OCTOBER 2014 – Thriller! Chiller! names Stuart Poltrock of Sound Post Recording Studios as recipient of the 2014 Storey Award. The recipient is awarded based upon their body of work, their selfless contribution and its impact on building community relationships which promote and connect Michigan’s artists to a larger audience around the world.
“With nearly two decades of professional recording and sound design service to the West Michigan Film and Video community and abroad, Stuart Poltrock’s contributions to numerous productions are as admirable as they are outstanding,” said festival director Anthony Griffin.
“We are very fortunate to have his expertise and guidance here as a contributor and collaborator in telling our story to the world.”
OCTOBER 2014 – Sound Post hosted actor Jeffrey Ross Newman and recorded ADR for ‘Sons of Anarchy.’ Jeff, in addition to being a fine actor, is a visual artist and was in Grand Rapids to participate in Art Prize.
AUGUST 2014 – Sound Post now goes to eleven. Version eleven is the new standard for audio production. The most powerful digital audio workstation just got more powerful. Pro Tools redefines professional music and audio production for today’s workflows. From all-new audio and video engines and turbocharged “64-bit” performance, to expanded metering and new HD video workflows, Pro Tools enables you to take on the most demanding sessions and maximize your creativity—without holding anything back.
JULY 2014 – At Sound Post we completed ADR for scenes from ‘Boardwalk Empire’ with the delightful actress Erin Dilly.
ADR (dialogue replacement, sometimes called ‘dubbing’) is a necessary step in the audio post production of a feature film and is used when the sound recorded on the set is noisy, the dialogue unclear, or when the director wants to replace an actor’s line.
A wonderful first novel based upon historic events, A Perfect Armenian leads us into the intimate world of cultural conflict. From Constantinople to Cyprus, the novel takes the twists and turns so deeply rooted in the duality of human nature. Purchase your copy here.
Author, Keri Topouzian
MAY 2014 – The narration for the opening teaser of the 2014 Indianapolis 500 was recorded in Sound Post’s Studio B. Combining a montage of select historical race footage, the music of The Rolling Stone’s ‘Gimme Shelter,’ and a superb narration by actor Kevin Yon (recorded at Sound Post for ESPN using our ISDN connection), this race tribute was seen by millions.
APRIL 2014 – Sound Post provided ADR (dialogue replacement) with actor Jeff Hephnerfor TNT’s pilot series ‘Agent X.’ The pilot stars Academy Award winning actress Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones, Olga Fonda, and Gerald McRaney.
Michigan native actor Jeff Hephner plays the title role of John case, aka ‘Agent X.’ Sound Post hosted Jeff along with close family members for an ADR session.
In the series Sharon Stone stars as the widowed wife of a U.S. Senator who rises up the political ranks and becomes elected as the country’s first female Vice President. Initially apprehensive that her job will be ceremonial in nature, she soon learns that it comes with a top secret duty: protecting the Constitution in times of great crisis with the aid of her Chief Steward and a secret operative designated “Agent X.”
October 2013 – Sound Post collaborates with Baas Creative to complete the final sound for ‘I Like Listening’ – new in the ongoing ‘iLikeGiving‘ film series to encourge generous living. “This is a campaign for a generous world because we believe a generous world is a better world for all of us. But we don’t want your money, we want your action. Live generously” – try it.
OCTOBER 2013 – Sound Post will have a presence at the 135th meeting of the Audio Engineering Society in New York City. We’ll be meeting with industry manufacturers and software reps to determine the next upgrade to Studio A – and maybe catch a Broadway show.
OCTOBER 2013 – Sound Post recorded author and friend Tim Cusack for his new book ‘Me Too.’
Have you ever….
been so happy you cried… felt awkward and embarrassed… regretted not saying something… found unexpected joy helping others… learned a profound lesson from a child… had a near death experience… lost someone you love… ME TOO!
This book of true stories captures touching, spiritual and funny moments. They are observations from the life of a man, who, through his work as a speaker, actor, and volunteer has had captivating experiences that evoke universal themes. They will leave you thinking “Me too!”
Purchase your print or audiobook copy here. The book is also available on AMAZON and iTunes.
OCTOBER 2013 – Sound Post is host to Jonathan Eggerichs, son of author Emerson Eggerichs, to record the audiobook ‘Love & Respect In The Family.’ From publisher Thomas Nelson, this is a must read or ‘must listen to’ for Christian families. To know more visit: ‘Love & Respect Ministries.’
Author Dr. Emerson Eggerichs.
“When frustrated with an unresponsive child, a parent doesn’t declare, “You don’t love me.” Instead the parent asserts, “You are being disrespectful right now.” A parent needs to feel respected, especially during conflicts. When upset a child does not whine, “You don’t respect me.” Instead, a child pouts, “You don’t love me.” A child needs to feel loved, especially during disputes.
But here’s the rub: An unloved child (or teen) negatively reacts in a way that feels disrespectful to a parent. A disrespected parent negatively reacts in a way that feels unloving to the child. This dynamic gives birth to the FAMILY CRAZY CYCLE.”
OCTOBER 2013 – Sound Post provided the audio post production, mixing, and sound design for the new ‘Charlie & Company’ video series produced by the School Zone Company.
AUGUST 2013 – Final stereo and surround mixing completed at Sound Post for the indie feature ‘America’s Most Haunted‘ starring James Karen, Brittany Risner, Brad Norman, Jimmy Meritt, Daniel Falicki, Dave Lyzenga, Joe Anderson, Evan Koons, Amy McFadden, and more. The movie will premiere Oct 26, 2013 at the Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids, MI. The music score for this film was composed by Sound Post favorite (and Stuart’s brother) Greg Poltrock.
JULY 2013 – Final mixing at Sound Post for the indie feature horror film ‘Beautiful Prison‘ with director Joel Vallie. Filmed in Mexico and Michigan and soon to be in distribution, this film is a crafty mashup blend of Telenovella, family drama, and zombies. The film will premiere Nov 1, 2013 at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (UICA) in Grand Rapids, MI and will be followed by a screening in Saltillo, Mexico.
JUNE 2013 – Congratulations to The Grand Rapids Griffins, 2013 Calder Cup National Champions! Sound Post has been working with and for the GRIFFS since their 1996 opening season.
MAY 2013 – At Sound Post we continue to provide the audio production for Ed’s Story, a powerful film series about hope, featuring Ed Dobson. Diagnosed with ALS and given a short time to live, in these films Ed wrestles with issues suffering raises: worry, identity, forgiveness, gratitude, and healing. Emerging from it all is his discovery that there is always hope.
Ed holds an earned doctorate from the University of Virginia, was named ‘Pastor of the Year’ by Moody Bible Institute, and is author of numerous books, including Prayers and Promises When Facing a Life-Threatening Illness, The Year of Living Like Jesus, andSeeing Through The Fog: Hope When Your World Falls Apart. Ed serves as an advisory editor for Christianity Today.
December 2012 – The iPad application for the award-winning children’s book Priscilla McDoodleNut Doodle McMae Asks Why? is now available in Apple’s iTunes Store. The original music, sound design, voice casting and voice talent were produced by Stuart Poltrock at Sound Post. This tale of transformation is meant for all ages. It embraces diversity, celebrates difference and promotes respect for all people. Priscilla McDoodlenutDoodleMcMae Asks Why? is a recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award
December 2012 – Sound Post hosted Grammy Award-winning music engineer Helik Hadar for a session in early December 2012. “Today you saved my $#@@,” he said at the end of the session. Helik has engineered with some of Sound Post’s favorite musicians and music albums. His credits include:
2010 – Grammy Winner for ‘Best Jazz Album,’ Hebrbie Hancock’s ‘The Imagine Project’
2007 – Grammy ‘Album Of The Year’ and ‘Best Jazz Album’ Herbie Hancock’s ‘River – The Joni Letters’
2009 – Grammy Nominated for Best Enginner and twice for best album.
See the full list. We hope to be seeing Helik at Sound Post again in the near future.
Fall 2012 – Sound Post works with the Flannel Company in the production of the True Beauty films series featuring Lisa Chan. Lisa is a mother of five and co-founder (with her husband, Francis) of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California. Each film in the series weaves Lisa’s teaching with another woman’s story of discovery. Rich in Scripture and practical application, these unique films point you to the freeing discovery that true beauty lies in the heart.
October 2012 – Sound Post worked with FULVEW Productions to provide the sound design, music score, and mix of indie feature film America’s Most Haunted starring James Karen, Brad Norman, and Brittany Risner. The film’s score is composed by Greg Poltrock.
This is the fictional story of the ghost-hunting TV show “America’s Most Haunted.” The AMH crew is not just trying to communicate with spirits, their plan is to kick them out. Their methods may be questionable and their “proof” may not hold up to careful scrutiny, but their loyal audience loves the show – and they keep getting paid by their sponsors. In this episode, the AMH crew comes across something new … a place that is actually haunted.
America’s Most Haunted is a horror/comedy that’s funnier than “Ghostbusters” and scarier than “Poltergeist” which all adds up to a good time in the theater!
September 2012 – Sound Post worked with Gorilla Pictures and director Joel Vallie on the sound design and mix of Beautiful Prison starring Kristen Barrett, Kaelin Stockwell, and Latin-American heartthrob Ernesto D’Alessio. Filmed in Saltillo Mexico and Manistee Michigan, Beautiful Prison is a heavily stylized, genre-blending narrative about a brain-damaged man who, after a violent accident, awakens with a restored intellect and a supernatural ability to control the happenings of his world.
Beautiful Prison is a Latin story of love … a story of passion, redemption, family, coma, and zombies.
September 2012 – We continue to provide the voice recording of actor Kevin Yon for Chrysler TV and radio North America and the UK working with agencies Weiden+Kennedy, WB Doner, and Universal McCann. When you hear the unique voice of Chrysler coming from your TV and radio, know it was recorded in Sound Post’s Studio B.
August 2012 – Sound Post was the host to Grammy-Award Winning artist Wanya Morris from the group Boyz ii Men. Wanya came to Sound Post for a late-night vocal recording session for his upcoming album and the next day performed with Boyz ii Men for a packed performance at ‘Rock The Rapids.’ Wanya has influenced contemporary pop stars such as Ne-Yo and many more. He has powerful vocals with a very high range and sang most of Boyz II Men bridges and including duets with former girlfriend Brandy Norwood, and Mariah Carey. Boyz ii Men is the most successful R&B group of all time, having sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.
July 2012 – Disney Studios connected with Sound Post for a 5:1 surround sound trailer approval showing of ‘Oz The Great and Powerful‘. A Disney executive came to Sound Post to work with the mix stage in Los Angeles while working on the final sound design and approval of this movie trailer. The film is due in theaters 2013. (Also, one of the actors in this film is Ralph Lister, one of the authentic Brit voices in the Sound Post Talent Pool.)
June 2012 – #1 NYT Bestselling author Rhoda Janzen recorded her new audiobook Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? in Sound Post’s Studio B!
What does it mean to give church a try when you haven’t really tried since you were twelve? At the end of her bestselling memoir Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, Rhoda Janzen had reconnected with her family and her roots, though her future felt uncertain. But when she starts dating a churchgoer, this skeptic begins a surprising journey to faith and love.
Rhoda Janzen, #1 NYT Bestselling Author.
May 2012 – The award-winning Crane Wives are nearing the completion of their next album produced at Sound Post.
April 2012 – Sound Post produced the music and sound design for Zondervan’s children’s audiobible ‘The Story for Children’ read by Max Lucado. The original music was written & produced by Sound Post owner Stuart Poltrock and brother Greg Poltrock.
April 2012 – Sound Post received two Eclipse Awards for Production Excellence. Sound Post creative director and owner Stuart Poltrock accepted these awards for the original music and video productions of David John’s ‘Eddie’ and Erin Lenau’s ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.’
February 23, 2012 – Sound Post helped our clients to receive top honors at this year’s ADDY AWARDS. Sound Post contributed audio production for eight of the Silver & Gold winners including:
•Silver Addy to Ken Schmidt Productions for the 2011 video done for National Heritage Academies.
•Gold Addy to Ken Schmidt Productions for local TV “Handy Man” done for Metro Health.
•Gold Addy to DDM Marketing and Communications for National TV for Spectrum Health-Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.
•Silver Addy to DDM Marketing and Communications for the National TV Brand Campaign “Greater Possibilities” for Spectrum Health
February 14, 2012 – Congratulations to West-Michigan’s Favorite Band The Crane Wives for their sweep of the WYCE 2012 JAMMIE Awards. The band recorded their first album ‘Safe Ship, Harbored’ at Sound Post. All of us at Sound Post are pleased as punch that the album swept the top honors at the WYCE 2012 JAMMIE
- WYCE Listener’s Choice Best Album “Safe Ship, Harbored”
- Song Of The Year “Safe Ship, Harbored”
- Top Prize Album Of The Year
December 2011 – Sound Post recorded actor/narrator Richard Thomas for David DeJong’s documentary film ‘Pershing’s Last Patriot – The Frank Woodruff Buckles Story‘
A diligent patriot his entire life, Frank Woodruff Buckles served his nation for eleven decades.
Frank was born on February 1, 1901. At the age of 16, he witnessed the European theatre of World War I, serving in the United States Army as an ambulance driver. In World War II, he became a Prisoner of War in the Philippines and was imprisoned for 39 months. After his return, Frank settled down in West Virginia to his humble farm, where he lived until his death on February 27, 2011, at the age of 110. (More)
November 2011 – Sound Post provided the audio post production for the documentary film America’s Senator: The Unexpected Odyssey of Arthur H. Vandenberg, a two hour documentary film produced by M. W. Grass Strategic Communications in joint venture with the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, and based in part on the forthcoming book by Hendrik Meijer, will examine the life and statecraft of a forgotten giant in American history.
Fall 2011 – Sound Post completed audio post production and mixing of the seven-part series ‘BASIC’ with pastor Francis Chan – produced by the Flannel Company. This is a terrific short-film series for use by churches and bible study groups. The soundtrack was produced by artist Brie Stoner and mixed at Sound Post.
Trends come and go in our culture and the church seems to follow. BASIC is a seven-part series of short films that challenges us to reclaim the church as Scripture describes it to be. This series speaks to those who have questions about the church and to those who may have lost interest in the church.
“If I only had this as my guide … if all I had was the Bible …and I was to read this book and then start a church, what would it look like? Would it look like the thing that we’ve built here and all refer to as church? Or would it look radically different?”
– FRANCIS CHAN
August 2011 – The ADR (or dialogue replacement) for the Old Spice “Sea Captain” commercial was recorded at Sound Post with actor Tom Zemon.
June 2011 – Chrysler’s Super Bowl commercial “Born of Fire” received five awards at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. Narration was recorded at Sound Post with actor Kevin Yon.
September 2011 – For ‘Born of Fire’ the Weiden+Kennedy agency also received the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY AWARD for Outstanding Commerical for 2011.
Dialogue replacement (sometimes called ‘dubbing‘) is a necessary step in the audio post production of a feature film. Often the sound recorded on the set is noisy, not clear, or possibly the director wants to change, add, or replace an actor’s line. Dialogue replacement is the process for making these changes.
February 2011 – Link to the Business Journal article about Sound Post’s involvement with the award-winning Chrysler Super Bowl commercial ‘Born of Fire.’
“Handlebar is the most hilariously bizarre kidnapping film I’ve ever seen.” ~ Matt Conant, festival director, Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival
2011 – Sound Post provided the audio post production for this award-winning film by filmmaker Michael McCallum’s Rebel Pictures. Like ‘Fairview St.’ before it, Handlebar has garnered many indie-film awards including:
Best Michigan Feature-Ferndale Film Festival-2010
2nd Best Comedy Feature-The Indie Gathering-2010
Award of Merit-The Indie Fest-2010
Best Cinematography-A.E. Griffin-Maverick Movie Awards-2010
January 2011 – Sound Post worked with agency Wieden+Kennedy for Chrysler’s 2011 Super Bowl commercial ‘Born of Fire.’ The spot’s narration was recorded at Sound Post with actor Kevin Yon. Just a brush with Super Bowl advertising history, this two-minute spot was the longest ever broadcast during a Super Bowl game. Click on ‘Portfolio’ to view the spot.
“Fairview St. is definitely the best the best independent film I’ve ever seen.”~Shaswat Chitnis, festival programmer, Silent River Film Festival
2010 – Sound Post provided audio post production for Rebel Pictures award-winning indie feature film ‘Fairview St.’ This is the flagship film in a series from this troupe of plucky indie filmmakers. Sound Post is proud to be a part of the plucky troupe. This film has garnered many awards including:
Feature Film of the Year 2010
The Stepping Stone International Film Festival-2010
Best Feature Film (The John Allen Award)-Muskegon Film Festival-2009
Best Feature-Drama-The Dark River Film Festival-2009
Best Director-Bare Bones Film Festival-2010
Best Screenplay-The Detroit Independent Film Festival-2010
Best Soundtrack-The Beloit International Film Festival-2010
2nd Best Feature Drama/Crime-The Indie Gathering-2009
Award of Merit-The Indie Fest-2009
Honorable Mention for Best Feature-Film-A-Thon-2009
Best Director-Michael McCallum-Naperville Independent Film Festival-2011
Best Actor-Michael McCallum-Detroit Independent Film Festival-2010
Best Director-Michael McCallum-Detroit Independent Film Festival-2010
Best Michigan Feature-Detroit Independent Film Festival-2010
Best Cinematography-A.E. Griffin-Maverick Movie Awards-2009
Indie Auteur of the Year-Michael McCallum-Bare Bones Film Festival-2010
Best Feature (Drama)-Bare Bones Film Festival-2011
Fall 2010 – Sound Post’s Stuart Poltrock produced the voice, music, and sound design for Zondervan’s “The Beginner’s Bible.” With a cast of over thirty voices from Sound Post’s Talent Pool, more than 90 bible stories come to life for kids ages 4-7. Production of this ‘best-selling Bible storybook of our time’ was a highlight for Sound Post in 2010. Listen to a sample here and in iTunes.
From The Zondervan Website:
“Introduce children to the stories and characters of the Bible with the audio version of this best-loved Bible storybook. With compelling narration, music, and sound effects, more than 90 Bible stories come to life. Kids will enjoy the adventures of Noah and the animals, Jonah praying inside the fish, and more as they discover The Beginner’s Bible®.The best-selling Bible storybook of our time comes to life with compelling narration, music, and sound effects in the audio version of the The Beginner’s Bible.®
The best-selling Bible storybook of our time comes to life with compelling narration, music, and sound effects in the audio version of the The Beginner’s Bible.®
2009 – Beginning in 2002, Sound Post has been working with the producers of the popular NOOMA series featuring pastor Rob Bell. Audio post production, final mixes, and music mixing (featuring orignal music from artists Dave Vandervelde and Brie Stoner) for most of the twenty-four films were completed at Sound Post.
NOOMA films were viewed more than 10,000,000 times in 2008 alone. Yes, that’s ten million in just one year. In 2011 Time magazine named pastor Rob Bell ‘one of the 100 most influential people in the world.’ Subtitled in twelve languages, these films are conversation starters for groups and churches around the world.