Nat Geo Wild, Big Cat Week 2013
After you’ve had your lion’s share of turkey, tune in Friday, November 29th to get your share of lions on Nat Geo Wild with the premiere of Big Cat Week 2013. CL scratched the edit, CC roared up sound design and mix for the Event Sells and the topicals. Sorry for all the puns, cat’s got our tongue. Okay we’re not sorry.
Science Channel's The Challenger Disaster brings in the most viewers of 2013!
Science Channel drew in its largest viewership of 2013 with The Challenger Disaster, the scripted feature about scientist Dr. Richard Feynman and his investigation of the 1986 space shuttle crash. CC/CL edited, sound designed/mixed several TV promos & radio spots which lead up to the premiere. Simulcast on Science and Discovery, the film brought in almost 2 million viewers, according to Variety. Congratulations to our friends at Science!
Promax Sports Media Marketing Summit & Awards
Clean Cuts & Cerebral Lounge will be attending the Promax Sports Media Marketing Summit & Awards this Tuesday, November 19th in New York City. Hope to see you there!
Musicwood is New York Times Critics' Pick!
We are so excited for our friends at The Musicwood Documentary: their film has just been named Critics' Pick by the New York Times! Read the article.
Musicwood is a documentary about the ongoing battle for control of the rainforest, and how the music industry is being affected by environmental laws. Starting Friday, it has and will continue to be screened at the Quad Cinema in New York City until Thursday, November 7th. It's also available on iTunes.
Congratulations to everyone involved!
Beneficial Bank, Escrow
These may quite literally be the most literal spots we've ever done. Cerebral Lounge & Clean Cuts tackled some tough financial terms with visual effects, sound design and music for three Beneficial Bank spots. Watch one of them here!
Golf Channel, The Longest Drive
What does the world’s longest drive sound like? Clean Cuts revved it up for our friends at Golf Channel. See if you can guess the speedway announcer voice!
2013 AIDS Walk Washington a Success!
CC and CL composed original music & edited a PSA from Brand-Aid for AIDS Walk Washington 2013. The Walk took place this past weekend, and was a huge success. Great cause, great people (and we even got a shoutout!).
Wild Blue screening at the Alexandria Film Festival!
Wild Blue (CC mixed) will be screening at the Alexandria Film Festival, November 7-10! Check out the full list.
Clean Cuts in a Panel at AES 2013
Clean Cuts engineer Jared Bartlett spoke on a panel discussion AES New York 2013 about audio production processes, and his experience as a sound designer! He was joined by such prodigious audio mavens as Jonathan Wyner (Mastering Engineer, M-Works Mastering), Chris Shaw (Engineer and Producer: Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen). Check out more info about iZotope Presents: Tips from a Pro:LIVE! Audio Woes in Music and Post Production!
Starz, The Take
Want to know which movies are coming out in theaters each week? Tune in to "The Take" on Starz. CC created the original music, sound design and a 5.1 mix for the series package – check out the open!
NESN, NHL, Boston Bruins 2013/2014
Any Boston sports fans out there? If you’re tuning in to catch the Bs on NESN, then you’ve heard the epic original music package we created for the Boston Bruins broadcasts. Will they go to the cup final again this year?
Audi of America, Audi R8-Performance in the Details
Want to go zero-to-60 in 3.3 seconds? Experience the 2014 Audi R8 and S tronic through this video Clean Cuts sound designed/mixed for Audi of America.
BrandAid/AIDS Walk Washington, Face the Facts/Walk the Walk
CC & CL edited, made gfx, and composed original music for this groundbreaking spot for the Washington AIDS Walk 2013. Are you ready to walk the Walk?
NGC International, Vinnie Jones: Russia's Toughest
Think you’re tough enough? Check out the new NGC International series, Vinnie Jones: Russia’s Toughest, where the football hard man/movie star takes on some of the most dangerous jobs in Russia. CC created traditional Kalinka tracks, sound designed, and mixed the launch campaign.
Clean Cuts worked on an Emmy winner!
The Emmy has landed! National Geographic Channel’s Space Dive won Outstanding Science Program at the 34th Annual News and Documentaries Emmy. Clean Cuts recorded Liev Schreiber and created the 5.1 mix for the program.
FunLoop, Nuclear Meltdown
Assemble your response team and play FunLoop’s new iOS game, Nuclear Meltdown. Work together with you squad of 2-4 players to disarm bombs and save the world! Clean Cuts composed the theme track and created custom sound design. Your mission impossible begins now.
Ourisman, Kicking Tires
You may have seen this spot from SmithGifford and Ourisman on TV this weekend, "Kicking Tires." Cerebral Lounge and Clean Cuts shot, edited, made graphics, keyed, composited, sound designed/mixed and provided a CCML track.
Plexonic, Cassandra's 11
Want to be told your fortune? Plexonic’s newest mobile game, Cassandra’s 11, makes you work for it! Solve the puzzles by tapping cards to sum up 11, and you’re one step closer to knowing your destiny. But, run out of moves, and the charming psychic will leave your future unseen. Clean Cuts composed the mystical music and created sound design. Come close, and gaze into the crystal ball.
Blue Campaign, Crash Into Reality
The Blue Campaign is a program by the Department of Homeland Security dedicated to ending human trafficking. Elevation, Cerebral Lounge, and Clean Cuts all worked together on a PSA to help spread the word. The announcement (including the PSA) even made it onto the White House blog! So happy to be a part of this great cause.
Travel Channel, Ghost Adventures
In their 100th episode, Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures is exploring the legendary house that inspired The Exorcist. We sound designed/mixed the promo, which was featured in Entertainment Weekly!
Olive Entertainment, Wild Blue
Wild Blue, a film we sound designed and mixed, is now available on IndieFlix. The movie by Olive Entertainment will also be screening at the Twin Cities film fest in Minneapolis this October.
Clean Cuts busted-out a remake of a legendary hip hop track for Mythbusters, Saturdays on Science. Get ready to break it down!
Big Fish, Dark Manor: A Hidden Object Mystery
Clean Cuts is excited to have composed haunting original music and sound design for Big Fish’s latest release, Dark Manor: A Hidden Object Mystery for the PC and IOS. Set in ghostly New Orleans in the roaring 20’s, the critically acclaimed game fuses Hidden Object challenges with strategic simulated world creation, encouraging players to beautify their manor in order to get access to more Hidden Object gameplay. For the first time ever, players can play anywhere, and pick up where they left off on any PC or iOS device by simply logging into Dark Manor via Facebook.
Jeff Juliano comes to Clean Cuts!
Our engineers had a great time last night hanging with renowned mixer Jeff Juliano (O.A.R, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, and others). Jeff shared lot of tips and tricks; everything from drum tuning to 2-bus compression. His enthusiasm was contagious and it is always great to spend time with equally passionate pros! Thanks for coming out Jeff!
Black Wolf Auto, Any Car
National Geographic Channel, Doomsday Castle
Have you been spending too much time watching Game of Thrones and not enough time preparing for the apocalypse? Maybe you should tune in to National Geographic’s new series, Doomsday Castle, for the best of both worlds. Cerebral Lounge cut some sizzles, and Clean Cuts sound designed/mixed.
Discovery, Naked and Afraid
Benzo Creative produced the series sell + topicals for the season of Discovery’s Naked and Afraid. Cerebral Lounge edited, designed graphics, and censored some of the nakedness (you're welcome). Clean Cuts sound designed/created 5.1 mix.
National Geographic Channel, Inside the American Mob
Clean Cuts sound designed and mixed the intense promo for National Geographic’s Inside the American Mob, which premiered at the end of July. Get a rare, disturbing glimpse at the inner workings of the modern mafia.
Get inspired and plan a summer adventure via DTour! Cerebral Lounge & Clean Cuts helped DoubleTree introduce their first-of-its-kind YouTube channel where travelers share photos, videos, and opinions about favorite destinations, directly from multiple social media platforms. We created concepts, scripts, gfx, a CCML track/sound design, a catchy mnemonic, and cast VO for the innovative web campaign. Discover your next adventure here: DTour.
National Geographic Channel, Diggers
National Geographic brings you some “summertime nectar” with a new season of Diggers! Cerebral Lounge handled edit, graphics, and shot the stop-motion end animation for the promo. Clean Cuts sound designed/mixed.
HGTV, Brother vs. Brother
HGTV’s hottest twins launched a new renovation competition show this season, Brother vs. Brother. Check out the movie-trailer-like open. Clean Cuts created the cinematic original music, sound design and mix!
PBS Primetime, Call the Midwife 2/Mr Selfridge Combo
Everyone is excited for the announcement of the 3rd season of Sherlock, but while you wait, why not catch up on some of the other popular series on PBS Masterpiece, like Mr Selfridge (starring Jeremy Piven from Entourage), or Call the Midwife? Here’s one of the eight combo spots Cerebral Lounge cut and created graphics, with sound design and mix from Clean Cuts.
ID, I Was Murdered
Did you know that we do production as well as post? Check out the chilling open for ID's I Was Murdered, which Cerebral Lounge shot, edited, and created the ominous effects. Clean Cuts composed original music, mixed and sound designed.
Science, Strip the City
Clean Cuts re-recorded Starship’s “We Built This City,” sound designed and mixed the launch promo for Science's new show, Strip The City. Rock out!
PlayFirst, Deep Sea Deli
"Seafood" takes on a whole new meaning in PlayFirst's new mobile puzzle game, Deep Sea Deli. Help Narly the Narwhal fill sandwich orders for his "sea-lebrity" customers by quickly connecting deli ingredients for big combos. Make sure you clear the board, or Narly's buddy Hungry Hoover gets to eat the leftovers! Clean Cuts created the fin-tastic original music and sound design for both the full game and the opening cinematic.
FunLoop, High School Fashion: Makeover Salon
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder in FunLoop’s newest iOS game, High School Fashion: Makeover Salon. Pick a model to style with your best (or worst) hair, makeup, and outfit ideas. Send a picture of your snappy new pal to your friends, then journal about her life as a high school student. Clean Cuts fashioned the sound design and Clean Cuts Music Library provided the rockin’ track.
Bring on the lipstick!
Self Aware Games, Bingo!
In Bingo!, Self Aware Games' new multiplayer take on an old classic, you and your teammates try your luck to beat out the competition! Clean Cuts sound designed and mixed this interactive game for iOS, and composed the lighthearted background track.
Will you hit the jackpot?
Tetris Online, Inc., Bubble Pop Battle
Put your bubble-popping talents to the test in Tetris Online, Inc's Bubble Pop Battle! Simply match three bubbles of the same color to POP them. The more bubbles you pop, the more attacks you send to your opponent. Enjoy the laid-back original theme and casually splendid sound design by Clean Cuts!
Realore Studios, Jet Trains
All aboard Realore Studios' newest mobile game, Jet Trains! Avenge your father's "accidental" death by defeating the evil General Hellhoffen in a train race! Clean Cuts cast and produced the hilarious voiceover for this whistle-blowing game, and the CCML provided the racing music!
Start your tank engines!
Big Fish, Fetch
How far would you go to save your best friend? Big Fish Studios' newest mobile game tells the tale of a young boy who’ll stop at nothing to rescue his kidnapped dog. Designed and developed by the same team responsible for the award-winning Drawn series, Fetch relates to adults and children alike with its retro-futuristic art style, touch-screen technology, and addictive arcade mini-games. Be the first to play Fetch, which has its own exhibit at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) in Seattle.
FunLoop, Dusty the Digger
Help Dusty the Digger build new homes and playgrounds for all of his friends in FunLoop’s mobile interactive children’s book, Dusty the Digger. Meet and play with new friends across each of the five chapters, including bunnies, bees, and even snowmen! Clean Cuts crafted the catchy theme music and whimsical sound design, and cast/produced the voiceover.
Put your hard hat on!
HitPoint Studios & Microsoft Studios, ADERA Episode 3: Escape Into the Light
The adventure continues with HitPoint Studios and Microsoft Studios’ recently released third episode of ADERA. While some questions about the mysterious island are answered, new intrigue is brought to light. Episode 1: The Shifting Sands has been ranked #3 on the Windows store list of top games, and Episode 2: The Shadow Path was released in December with continued high star-ratings. Clean Cuts provided content in all areas of audio including original music, sound design, and voice casting.
Van Productions, Audi R8
What does it take to be the 2014 Audi R8? Cerebral Lounge and Clean Cuts found out by editing, creating graphics, composing original music, sound designing and mixing three high-octane videos for the sleek new model’s latest web campaign. How about a test drive?
National Geographic Channels, World's Deadliest & World's Weirdest
National Geographic Channel's World's Deadliest and Nat Geo Wild's World's Weirdest series premiered this winter! Cerebral produced opens and custom graphics toolkits. Clean Cuts composed original music/sound designed. See what the "World's" got in store!
BB&T, ACC Campaign
This fall, Clean Cuts kicked-off college football and basketball season by creating marching band inspired music tracks and sound design for BB&T/ACC's latest national ad campaign with agency LGA. Check out the "final four!"
Discovery, American Chopper
After an impressive 10-year run, father and son reunite to build their final bikes on the very last season of Discovery’s riveting reality-series, American Chopper. Cerebral Lounge custom-crafted the promo campaign and Clean Cuts revved-up sound design and mix. Get ready for one ultimate ride!
Golf Channel, Legendary Conversation
Clean Cuts composed/sound designed the show theme for Golf Channel's Legendary Conversation. The special presentation showcases a fascinating round-table discussion featuring golf greats Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Lee Trevino. Take a swing at the open!
PBS KIDS, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Cerebral Lounge and Clean Cuts worked on promos for PBS KIDS' most gurrrific show launch ever! Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood premiered this fall with new friends, new things to learn, and lots of fun!
Harper-Collins/Harper Audio, Telegraph Avenue
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon's latest novel, Telegraph Avenue, released last September to critical acclaim! Clean Cuts and Producer Scott Sherratt recorded actor Clarke Peters’ (best known for his roles on HBO’s The Wire and Treme) dynamic interpretation of the “must listen-to” audio book, which won an Earphones Award from Audiofile Magazine.
Big Fish, Fairway Solitaire
Big Fish’s golf-meets-solitaire hit, Fairway Solitaire, is teeing up for award season! Clean Cuts created the quirky original music and sound design, and cast/produced the hilarious voiceover. The game, which is available for iOS or PC/Mac, has already won IGN’s People’s Choice Award for the “Best Mobile Board Game of 2012.” It has also been nominated in two categories of the 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards, founded by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Among various other nominations, Fairway Solitaire is in the running for “Best Card Game App” by 148Apps.com and “Best Mobile Word/Tablet Game” by JayIsGames.
Grab Fairway Solitaire for your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch!
Big Fish, Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake
A reality show team of ghost hunters uncovers something far beyond the paranormal when they travel to the small town of Bitterford, Maine. Pick up where the team left off in Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake, Big Fish’s newest installment of the hit MCF series. Cerebral Lounge worked with Big Fish to conceptualize the game intro and trailer, then provided the edit, visual effects, and graphics for both. Clean Cuts composed original music and crafted sound design for the trailer, intro, and several psychic vision scenes.
Help Lea Thompson to solve the mystery!
pixelstorm entertainment studios, inc., Super Skyland
Luna’s teddy bear has been kidnapped, and now he needs your help to get it back. pixelstorm entertainment studios, inc. brings you its newest mobile smash, Super Skyland, featuring original music, sound design, and vocalizations by Clean Cuts. Trailer edited by Cerebral Lounge, with mix and sound design by Clean Cuts.
Begin your rescue mission!
Big Fish, Plunder!
Big Fish recently released their pirate strategy arcade game Plunder!, the anticipated follow up to the 2010 release. To accompany the player on their high seas adventure, Clean Cuts composed seven level tracks, created a palette of swashbuckling pirate themed sounds and cast and produced the eccentric voiceovers.
“…we created a title with cinema-quality production value that’s totally unprecedented in the puzzle-adventure genre…” -Aaron St. John, co-founder and CEO of HitPoint Studios
“The best story-driven adventure game you've ever played!” -win8review.com
HitPoint Studios and Microsoft Studios have proudly announced the worldwide release of their epic adventure game, Adera. As one of the biggest launches in game history, this feature title debuted Friday, October 26th, under the Xbox Live brand on Windows 8 computers and Microsoft's new Windows 8 Tablet.
The player follows protagonist Jane Sinclaire as she uncovers the secrets that rule the mysterious hidden island of Adera. In addition to multi-touch controls, tablet users will be able to pan around scenes by moving the device through the physical space around them, creating a virtual world. The game unfolds like a television series, and will be released in episodic installments across multiple seasons.
Clean Cuts provided content for all areas of audio including a full original score, voice casting, and sound design.
PlayFirst, Hotel Transylvania Dash
PlayFirst teamed with Sony Pictures Animation to develop Hotel Transylvania Dash, a free mobile game based on the hit film, which premiered September 28th. Your mission is to help Dracula tend to his ghoulish guests and transform his monsters-only hotel into a “5 Stake” resort. Clean Cuts created kooky and spooky original music and sound design to match the Halloween spirit of Hotel Transylvania.
Swift Creek Games, Jar of Marbles II: Journey to the West
Explore ancient Chinese literature in Swift Creek Games’ Jar of Marbles II: Journey to the West, available for PC/MAC download. Each level of matching marbles further unfolds the story of Sansang, a monk on a quest for truth. Clean Cuts produced organic sound design to accompany the Zen background track provided by the Clean Cuts Music Library.
Watch the trailer and embark on your journey.
Skunk Studios, Ballot Boxer
Step into the boxing ring to swipe votes away from the presidential candidate of your choice in Ballot Boxer, a free mobile game by Skunk Studios. Clean Cuts wrote the "hooky" original theme.
Get your jabs ready!
Daily Magic Productions, Sable Maze: Sullivan River Collector's Edition
Daily Magic Productions just released their new PC/MAC game, Sable Maze: Sullivan River Collector's Edition. Long ago, some kids went missing at Sullivan River Summer Camp. Now, the past is bringing you back to uncover the disturbing disappearance that caused the camp to close. Clean Cuts cast and produced the dynamic voiceover for the characters Bark Lady, Alyssa and Atlantia.
Immerse yourself in the mystery.