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.