2008: THE THRILL OF VICTORY
Between the Phillies amazing World Series championship and a political season unlike any other, 2008 proved to be one of the busiest and most exciting years at Baker Sound in recent memory.
We’d like to begin by offering our congratulations to the World Champion Phillies. We love to see our clients succeed, and the Phillies have been a part of the Baker Sound family for many years. But as much as we appreciate the Phillies business, this year we have something even more valuable to thank them for—memories that will last a lifetime!
Our thanks also go out to the many political consultants and producers who made the 2008 election one for the history books. We were involved in hard-fought races on both sides of the aisle, including production and original music for both of the presidential candidates, numerous senate and congressional races, several gubernatorial campaigns and countless spots produced by special interest groups. To all the campaign managers, consultants, producers, directors and writers who work tirelessly on political campaigns, we salute your efforts and thank you for your continued trust in Baker Sound.
And now to the news . . .
We’ve seen local voice talent Gary Bridges quite a bit recently; he recorded a promo for Disney’s Dancing With the Stars TV show and has been voicing new, national TV spots for Disney Theme Parks. Gary’s voice is a perfect fit for the Disney brand. Also in advertising, Richard Thomas (The Waltons, Just Cause) came by to record new spots for Mercedes Benz with Merkley Partners of New York. Our original music division, MONSTER TRACKS, scored new national spots for Nutrisystem featuring the ever-popular Marie Osmond. And on the local scene, Dave Blazek has been by to produce new spots for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Baker continues to be busy with ADR work as well. Much to our engineer’s delight, actress Kim Delaney came in to rerecord some dialog for her hit show Army Wives. We also worked on director John Hindman’s film Arlen Faber, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, as well as Richard Loncraine’s new comedy My One and Only, which is scheduled for theatrical release later this year. Also, watch out for the big screen debut of New York, a new film from Ring of Fire Productions largely shot right here in Philadelphia. Members of the cast and crew stopped by to record some special vocals needed for the film.
In TV production, Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas was in to voice the Discovery Channel’s Puppy Bowl V. Voice artist Rod Houston has been busy, recording NBA promos for ESPN, advertising for the new film Notorious, and working on truTV’s Caribbean Cops. And our friends from Natural History New Zealand (NHNZ) were back to film more amazing stories for The Biography Channel’s I Survived.
Baker Sound is fast becoming a go-to facility for audio book recording. Two recent titles we’ve completed are Smooth Talking Stranger, the new romantic dramedy by award-winning author Lisa Kleypas, and Barnaby Grimes: Curse of the Night Wolf, the first entry in this popular new series for kids.
And two items of special interest . . .
The Academy of Music is one of Philadelphia’s great treasures, so Baker Sound was honored to handle production of the audio soundtrack that accompanied the unveiling of the Academy’s newly restored chandelier. The soundtrack, which was conceived and produced by The Creative Group, will be featured at various Academy events and offers a fascinating history of the chandelier as well as the beloved concert hall that it illuminates.
Click here to listen to our production for The Academy of Music
Click here to read The Inquirer’s coverage of the event
Finally, we’d like to share the story of eight-year-old Max Magrowski, son of local writer/producer Suzanne Magrowski. Max visited Baker to record a line for a radio spot and wrote about his experience for a school project. Max’s report is so wide-eyed and entertaining that we just had to share it with you. We hope everyone’s experience at Baker Sound is as enjoyable and productive as Max’s.
Click here to read Max's report (please be patient while the pdf loads)
Happy New Year to all!
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