BAKER SEES THE BIG PICTURE
Whether we’re working on local and national ads, network TV programs, feature films, or some of the hardest-fought political campaigns in history, Baker Sound always sees the big picture—and adds the perfect audio.
LA-based Wolf Films enlisted actor and former U.S. Army paratrooper Ryan Jonze to rerecord dialog for a recent episode of NBC’s Law & Order: SVU. Wolf also brought in SVU alum Ian Bedford to rerecord dialog in his role as Commander Fogel for an episode of Chicago PD that also recently aired on NBC. And actress Meghan Strange (The Land Before Time, Sofia the First) was back to voice the character Laini for an episode of Disney Animation’s The Lion Guard TV series.
In other audio-for-video news, Jtwo Films mixed afeaturing celeb Shaquille O’Neal for responsibility.org supporting the LAPD's efforts to combat irresponsible drinking and drug use. Lisa Ivery honored “those striving to make a difference in the community” when she voiced the National Action Network’s Triumph Awards | 2016 for TV One,” while Golf Channel’s Rich Lerner scored an ace voicing the PGA’s 2016 Must See Moments of the Year. On the ad front, Team Detroit was back to record local comedian Joe Conklin as he delivered a powerful John Facenda-inspired read for a Ford F150 , ab+c showed their genius with new TV and radio for University of the Sciences, and political consultants Jamestown Associates mixed a video tribute to longtime Texas Congressman Sam Johnson.
In radio production news, our friends at Oink Ink Radio have been as busy as ever crafting new national spots for Staples, Wheel of Fortune, and Advance Auto Parts. In celebration of their 25th anniversary, Oink has also been recording a fun and fascinatinghighlighting some of the most interesting, successful, and downright hilarious spots they’ve produced over the years. Congratulations also go out to production partners Caspari McCormick and Content on winning the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions’ 2016 Brass Ring Award for Best Radio or Streaming Audio Commercial. for Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, PA was created as part of the resort’s 90th anniversary celebration. Meanwhile, Brownstein Group assembled national and local spots for IKEA (in both English and Spanish), and Oxford Communications created a colorful, music-driven online campaign for Brother Inkjet All-in-One Printers. And in regional advertising, Karma eased our pain with separate campaigns for Main Line Health and Bryn Mawr Rehab, while Mendoza Group has been working to end child abuse with their compelling “Make the Call” campaign for KeepKidsSafe.PA.gov.
In an incomparable political season, Baker handled audio production for candidates and PACs across the country, including Pennsylvania’s hotly contested Senate race. Other highlights this year included a visit from NBC’s The Today Show tolocal political voice specialists Jennie Grace Gonglewski and R. Dennis Steele, and Susan Lewis’ WRTI with Baker President Rick DiDonato and Composer Chuck Butler about the role of music in political ads. Speaking of music, Baker’s MONSTER TRACKS music division provided custom scores for a number of successful campaigns, including the election of former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens as Governor of Missouri and the reelection of Florida Senator Marco Rubio. With the election over, Butler has been helping Allebach Communications cook up some tasty music for Entenmann’s Little Bites, and was recently spotted performing with the Bay Atlantic Symphony at the Borgata and the Stockton Performing Arts Center.
In other production news, David Witz was back to create next year’s batch of creepy audio vignettes for the in-store displays at Spirit Halloween. Voice artists Jerry Wells, Jennifer and Lily Blaine, and Scott Greer brought their talents to the production, which features some truly terrifying custom sound design by Baker Engineer Jeff King. King also completed work on several new audiobook titles including The Sound of Rain by Gregg Olsen, read for Brilliance Audio by Karen Peakes.
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