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Posts tagged ‘History Channel’

Vikings (Season One Promo)

-Mixing, Sound Design-

History Channel’s new drama, “Vikings” premiered in March 2013 to critical acclaim and strong ratings (a second season of the show was quickly announced). Throughout the launch, I mixed a variety of spots and promo material for the a show – including pieces for Direct TV, a presentation for Wondercon 2013, and 18 interstitial behind-the-scenes clips that aired with the show.

Here is one of the interstitials, featuring show creator Michael Hirst:

And here is one of the Direct TV spots:

Only In America With Larry The Cable Guy (Season Two Promo)

 – Mixing, Sound Design –

In the promo campaign for Season Two of “Only In America“, Larry The Cable Guy suits-up to do his best Evel Knievel impression. Presented here, is one of the 30-second cuts.

Pawn Stars & American Pickers: “America’s Favorite Series”

– Mixing –

For its two most popular shows, History Channel created a joint promotional campaign at the end of 2011, producing documentary-style spots that showcased the stars of both “Pawn Stars” and “American Pickers” interacting with their fans on the streets of Las Vegas. For this project, I handled audio-post duties on deliverables for a variety of outlets (broadcast, web, and cinema). Below, you can watch the 2:00 cinema spot that played as part of NCM’s “First Look” program.

Top Gear (Season 2 Promo)

– Mixing, Sound Design, Music Editing –

The promo campaign for History Channel’s Top Gear (Season 2) was a lot of fun to work on, as the producers really wanted music and sound-design to take center stage (many of the shorter variations were music and sound-design only, no soundbites from the show). Below, you can see one of the 60-second broadcast spots.

WWII In HD

 – Sound Design –

History Channel’s “WWII In HD” follows the lives of American soldiers who fought in Europe and the Pacific during World War II. The show weaves modern-day interviews with previously unseen color footage from the war. I had the distinct pleasure of creating original sound design for 5 episodes of the series. As is usually the case with these productions, no audio existed for the vintage footage, so the sound team had to build everything from the ground up. Great effort was put into making the sound authentic and believable, while keeping the experience dynamic and exciting by modern standards. In 2010, the audio-post team was honored with a News and Documentary Emmy in the “Outstanding Achievement In A Craft: Music and Sound” category.