HBO “Leftovers” Picked Up in ADR Session at Garman Productions

HBO “Leftovers” Picked Up in ADR Session at Garman Productions

Had a great ADR session for the season’s last two episodes of HBO’s “The Leftovers.” Actress Carrie Coon, who plays Nora Durst in the series, was replacing her lines. Carrie’s husband, actor and playwright Tracy Letts of “August: Osage County” fame was sitting in the suite watching it all go down, but left any...

Talk About Compositing! We Did Some!

Talk About Compositing! We Did Some!

This is a shot over the shoulder at the digital video workstation of our ace editor Jody Wickersham as he works on the new DRS spot called “Ticket To Work.” The eleven people in the “shot” were not really together in the shot until Jody put them there one at a time. That’s really what compositing is: shoot each person separately...

Great Presentation by a Friendly Competitor

Great Presentation by a Friendly Competitor

This month we heard an incredible presentation at the OKC Ad Club luncheon. Brent Walker of Soundscapes in Little Rock, Ark. was the speaker for “Tune Your Radio–Making an Old Medium Work in a New Media World.” It was a particulary interesting presentation for those of us in advertising who write copy for whatever medium it may be. We...

Just When We Thought We’d Arrived, Here Comes 3D

Just When We Thought We’d Arrived, Here Comes 3D

It seems like we just got high definition under our belts at work and at home and now here comes 3D. The 3D capable sets are rolling off the assembly line for fall delivery and there are even components, like AV receivers, that are coming out in 3D versions. You might ask, “Why would an AV receiver need to be 3D?  Is it just hype or what?” ...

Blu-ray’s Promise Is Still Unfolding

Blu-ray’s Promise Is Still Unfolding

I’m still betting on Blu-ray to be the archive medium for at least the near future. I totally agree with our engineer who says, “Nothing magnetic is archival.” Magnetism fades away all by itself over time, but an optical burn, like Blu-ray, can’t be bulk erased accidentally or just fade away with time. Now, they even offer more storage....