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!