So many of our shoots are protected by an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) that we often forget that post the ones that aren’t. This particular shoot, which was just last week, has a number of very sweet aspects to it. Mike was hired by Lone Peak Productions to do audio and grip for a piece for Avalon Healthcare.
The location? The VA Nursing home in Salt Lake City. This was a lovely facility with many services and perks for its residents. There were nice areas for recreation, garden plots for the residents to grow tomatoes, and animals that keep the spirits up. There was a gorgeous Golden Retriever, and normally this dog would have been the star of the show. But there were more exotic pets to be seen.
The tortoise was fun. Larger than a dinner plate and surprisingly mobile, he was a sure crowdpleaser. But the star was Alvin, the administrator’s kangaroo. While filming was happening Alvin was bottle-fed by a resident and then went promptly to sleep. But before that, Mike got a photo with Alvin.
We had the privilege of interviewing the voiceover department at TMG, the Talent Management Group. We had a chance to talk to them about what an agent looks for in voice talent, and also what talent can do to work on their skills, among many other things. Please listen and let us know what you think.
You can read the Bugle below the interview, or you can download it here.
To hear the full interview with Christopher Robin Miller, you can hear it below, and also download it from the Soundcloud page.
Fugal Bugle Issue 4
(For a more detailed version of this same information, written by Mike, check out this post at The Frugal Filmmaker. )
In our VO class on Wednesday night some questions were asked about recording at home. And Shannon said to herself “Hey, we can post that stuff on our blog!” And it was good.
Whether you live in a small space, only have a small apace in the large place that you live, or travel, it’s really nice to have a compact setup that you can easily put where you want it, and store away easily in the meantime. We really love Harlan Hogan’s Porta-Booth. It’s light, easy, affordable, and you can store all the parts in a small suitcase. Harlan gives instructions to make your own here, and also lets you order a pre-made one. They are a little easier to make than they used to be, as many stores like Target now sell a variety of fabric boxes like the ones Harlan uses.
We are proud to announce the release of the new edition of the Fugal Bugle, our newsletter. Please click the link below to download a copy and enjoy our exploits.
Fugal Bugle – December 2011 Issue
During this busy holiday season we would like to wish you and yours a happy, peaceful, and fun holiday season and a wonderful new year!
We are proud to announce that the first issue of our quarterly newsletter, the Fugal Bugle is released. Please click here to read it: FP Newsletter
Here are photos from the Utah Olympic Park and a few snow covered mountains/hills in Park City.
The photos of the bobsled track show curve 12, which is the best curve for getting a shot of the bobsled going by on a curve. There are multiple photos of the starting area (blue tarp) as well as the finish area. The actual finish line is not a permanent fixture and was not on display when these photos were taken. There are photos of that area included in this photo set, and you can also see what the finish line looks like in these videos:
Here are a few theaters, all located in downtown Salt Lake. There are two additional stages at the University of Utah that are used regularly for dance performances as well. The three downtown are as well, the Rose Wagner theater being the home of Reperatory Dance Theater and the Capitol Theater being the home of Ballet West.
Here is a selection of a few furnished, rentable office spaces, all within 30 minutes of downtown Salt Lake City.