Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving to all of our friends and family!
It's been a busy summer here at dbc, and we couldn't be happier! As Fall settles in around Vancouver, we're jumping in with two more series and a feature film to carry us into the new year.
We've been hard at work with "Strange Empire", the highly anticipated new CBC series. Be sure to catch the premier on Monday, October 6th at 9:00pm! And if you can't wait that long, check out this sizzle reel!
"Cedar Cove" Season 2 was here over the summer, and we've just wrapped up! A special 'thank you!!' to Post Supervisor Katie McFadden, and Producer Connie Dolphin for being such a pleasure to work with. dbc welcomes them both back in the coming months for "Mr. Miracle", a film also directed by dbc's friend Carl Bessai. Check out Carl Bessai's other recent film, "Bad City", brought in to dbc for mixing by our good friend Gord Hillier.
"Some Kind of Love", a documnetary from Screen Siren Pictures Inc., is making it's way over to the Rio theatre on October 10th at 7:00pm, as a part of the Vancouver International Film Festival. This beautiful story come from filmmaker Thomas Burstyn, as he follows the lives of his eccentric and complex Aunt and Uncle. He comes face to face with his own difficult past, and must confront his fractured relationship with his own brother.
A huge congratulations to Dean Giammarco and Gordon Sproule for their Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Sound in a Comedy, Variety, Performing Arts or Animated Program or Series for "Slugterra"! We'd also like to send out congratulations to the whole "Motive" team for their numerous nominations this year. We're proud to be working with such an incredibly talented cast & crew!
Spring is here, which means so are the graduating students from SFU and their final film projects! It's always a treat getting to work with these up and coming talents and we can't wait to see them here next month.
Happy Holidays from the whole dbc crew! A wish for the very best this holiday season to all of our family, friends, and their families. We'll see you again in 2014!
Lark Productions is back in the mix room this month their next documentary series "The Emergency Room", coming to the Knowledge Network next year. Guest mixer Miguel Nunes was in on the project, and it was a blast having everyone here.
Arctic Air, Season 3 is here! Welcome back to all the crew at Omni film. We're happy to have you back!
Season 2 of Motive is back in the studio this month, and it's great to be reunited with the crew! Congratulations on the second season on CTV.
Mark your calendars! November 22nd is the release of the Xbox One, and that means Dead Rising 3! We had the chance to work with the Capcom crew to mix the cinematics in the game, so let us know what you think.
Renovations, everywhere! dbc has undergone a huge transformation over the last few months, and we're still going! We've added an edit suite, a second bathroom (much to the rejoicing of clients everywhere!), and of course, extra bar space. A new window has gone in where our unused garage-style door formerly sat, giving the area a lot of natural light. Things are looking fabulous! Curious? Come down and say hi, check out the space, and stay for a drink!
Dead Rising 3 is almost here! We're now happy to announce our collaboration with Capcom Vancouver on the third instalment of the Dead Rising franchise. Check it out next month as one of the release titles for the Xbox One!
James Franco was in the studio recording some ADR on a super secret project this month. Nice having you here, James!
Ice Pilots NWT is back in the Shag with mixer Jo Rossi! Now in it's fifth season, we're still happy to play a part in it's post-production.
September 26th - October 11th are the dates for this year's VIFF! We're happy to support several films that made it into this year's festival. Give your support as well by checking out their show times!
3 Days in Havana
Tony Pantages and Gil Bellows
The Dick Knost Show
Oil Sands Karaoke
The start of September also means we're starting to gear up for the next new season of Arctic Air. Dean Giammarco and Pat Haskill went down to do some recording on set, and we caught them in action:
It's been a while! 2013 has been amazing to us so far, and we'd love to share a little bit about what we've been up to the last few months.
HUGE congratulations to our tech guru Gordon Sproule, and former dbc-ers Jonny Ludgate and Jeff Davis for their big win at the Daytime Emmy Awards this year! The boys brought home the Emmy for 'Outstanding Sound Editing - Animation' on Nerd Corps Entertainment's "Slugterra".
The television series 'Arctic Air' and 'Motive' kept us hard at work until April, and we're happy to say we'll be working with both crews again through this fall season! Arctic Air was renewed for a third season, while Motive was renewed for a second as well as making an internation sale to the USA. Congratulations! We can't wait to see you all back in the fall.
Director Carl Bessai along with writer Brent Butt brought their film "No Clue" to mix in our Stage 2 theatre by the amazingly talented Gord Hillier and Miguel Nunes in May. Following up in June, we hosted the mix of 'Sociable Films' latest feature "Afterparty" mixed by Gregor Phillips.
"Three Days in Havana" came to our mix theatre from Tony Pantages and Gil Bellows at the end of June, and after a long anticipating wait we can finally say how happy we are to have been a part of the production. Thanks guys!
In early July we saw "Reasonable Doubt" from our friend Dave Valleau, which mixed in our Stage 2 theatre by Bill Sheppard and Dean Giammarco. Check it out in January of 2014 when it releases!
Happy New Year! 2012 was really good to us here at dbc, and our fingers are crossed for the same tidings for all our friends in 2013.
Work continues on Arctic Air, and on Wednesday, January 9th you can catch the second season premier at 9pm on CBC! Don't miss it.
Jo Rossi continues to work tirelessly in our mix suite from week to week on season 4 of Ice Pilots NWT. Missed an episode? Catch up here!
Happy Holidays from all of us here at dbc sound!
We're very sad to be saying goodbye to Peter Eliuk this month, who's been our resident technician for the last 7 years. Thank you for the years of outstanding work Peter, and we wish you and your family nothing but the best in your next adventures!
Returning to the role of studio technician is Gord Sproule, a familiar face to us here at dbc. Welcome back to the team Gord, we're glad to have you here!
Also starting new this month is the brand new CTV crime drama Motive, premiering Sunday, February 3rd after the Superbowl! Make sure to tune in then, but in the meantime to sate your curiosities, take a look at the cast over at ctv.com!
While work on Arctic Air continues through this month, we've had some other really exciting projects spending time in our studio...
Elysium, the next feature film from writer/director Neill Blomkamp (District 9) spent a week on our stage getting some temporary mix attention. The film, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, is set to release in theatres August 9th, 2013. The cast and crew behind the film are all phenominal, and we're very excited to have played a part in it all. Want to hear more? Check out Armadyne.net!
The Background walla group was on our stage this month recording for the animated feature film Escape From Planet Earth from Rainmaker Entertainment. Look out for the film hitting theatres on February 14th, 2013!
Work on Arctic Air Season 2 started up this month, and we're so excited to see the crew back again. Last season was a blast, and we can't wait to see what this one has in store!
Capcom was back in this month for some more time on our stage working on their super-secret project that we still can't spill the beans about. You better believe it sounds amazing, though!
It's finally summer! We're enjoying a little bit of down time this month, taking the time to enjoy the sun while we gear up for a busy fall season.
Some familiar faces (and films!) came back to dbc this month, including Kaare Andrews and his short film for "The ABC's of Death", and Jacob Medjuck with his film "Summerhood". We're touching up a few things for Summerhood's recent international sales, and recording some ADR for Kaare's short film. It's always nice to have people back to the studio - good to see you again!
Speaking of last month's awesome local gaming company, dbc is teaming up with our good friends at Capcom this month for more cinematic sounds on their upcoming title --- we can't tell you about just yet. Rest assured, it's going to sound GREAT, and we'll have more details for you as soon as we can talk about them!
June has been a month of ADR recording, for local films such as Armen Evrensel's "Space Milkshake" and Katrin Bowen's "Random Acts of Romance". We're looking forward to seeing Random Acts back in our studio for a mix in July, as we get started on editorial and sound design at the end of this month!
We were thrilled to pull on the very talented roster our walla group has to offer to record for Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" this month. Take a listen on October 5th, when the film hits theatres.
"United Front Games" moved into our mix stage for a week this month, tweaking some sounds in their upcoming video game "Sleeping Dogs". It hits stores on August 14th - grab a copy and support an awesome local gaming company!
Digital Post Services from L.A. made a home up in our mix theatre this month, here in town working on "Maximum Conviction" and "True Justice". Their stay finished with a cast and crew screening at the end of the month, which was a big success. We hope they enjoyed Vancouver, and come back to visit again soon!
Congratulations to all the UBC and SFU film students finishing up their semesters and graduating this month. We mixed several films from these talented groups, and definitely weren't dissapointed with the creativity and skill portrayed in every short. Hope to see you all back in the studio for your next films soon!
Guest mixer Jo Rossi has been in the studio this month, working on Omni Film's television series, "Pyros". "Pyros follows the adventures of an elite group of pyrotechnicians as they travel across the globe, designing, setting up and detonating heart-stopping fireworks shows." Tune in on the Discovery Channel!
Later this month, Crazy 8s is back and we're joining up with two teams to mix their films! Don't forget to grab tickets to see the 6 finalist films on March 30th at the Centre for Performing Arts.
Michael Greenspan is back at dbc this month with his next feature, in which two roommates with abusive men in their pasts consider murder as an option to help settle each others problems.
dbc wrapped mixing on Arctic Air this month, and we want to send a huge thanks out to everyone involved in the production of this season. The cast and crew were fantastic, and we can't wait to see them all again for a second season!
Jo Rossi has been in and out of the studio this month working on the Omni documentary series "Pyros". The show follows the adventures of an elite group of pyrotechnicians as they travel across the globe, designing, setting up and detonating heart-stopping fireworks shows.
We had a chance to hang out on set and collaborate with some of the folks from Bron Studios this month, and they are producing some really amazing things. We're excited to be worked with such an awesome group of people, and can't wait to get started on this next project. Can't say too much... Yet!
Happy New Year! dbc is looking forward to an exciting and busy 2012, and we wish everyone else the best this year.
Arctic Air premiered on January 10th, 2012 on CBC, and runs Tuesday evenings at 9:00pm. It's already receving great reviews, so be sure to tune in. Congratulations to everyone involved in bringing the show together!
"Foreverland" premiered this month at the Whistler Film Festival, and was received with great reviews, and was the runner-up for audience favorite. Congratulations Max McGuire!
We've been busy with lots of ADR recording this month. Among the Arctic Air talent, we've also been glad to have Terrence Howard kick off the month in the studio recording for the film "Winnie", and Tamar Kozlov was a delight when she came in to record for the children's television series "Arthur".
Audio post on "Arctic Air" starts this month, and all of us at dbc are excited! It's nice to see some familiar faces in the post crew, and we're looking forward to spending the next few months with all of them. Watch for the show airing on CBC Television January 10th, 2012. Want more info on the show? Check out this article.
"Foreverland" was mixing in our Stage 2 theatre this month. Thanks to Max McGuire and the whole Foreverland team for including dbc in all the fun. Best of luck to everyone!
Ewan Deane kicks off the month of October in the dbc studio with a new Nature of Things documentary, "Programmed to be Fat". Check it out to "explore controversial new science that suggests being overweight is not just the result of too much food, too little exercise, and genetics. Exposure to environmental chemicals during fetal development may be changing our physiology forever." Interesting stuff!
Scott MacDonald (Scottymac.ca!) brought us a Remembrance Day short for mixing, based off of a poem written by the man himself. Look for it in upcoming festivals throughout the month of November.
"Indie Jonesing" hit the Stage at the end of the month for some quality mix time. "On the eve of his dreaded 30th birthday Patrick's life is paved with broken dreams. He is losing his career, his apartment and to top it off, the love of his life is dating his cousin. The bad luck keeps on coming, until a sudden series of accidental, felonious and even magical events change the course of his destiny forever. Now all he has to do is deal with the body...". Thanks to Stefan Wrenshall and James Tocher! Good luck!
Ewan Deane has been bustling in the studio with a mix on "Nash - The Documentary", showing at this years VIFF. Detailing the life and basketball career of Steve Nash, you can check it out at the Vogue Theatre on Tuesday, October 11th and Thursday, October 13th, and at the Emire on Granville on Friday, October 14th.
A new series will be starting up at dbc in the near future, and we were happy to get started with the promo for "Arctic Air" this month! Be sure to keep an eye out for the premier this winter on CBC, and of course, check back here for more details soon.
Next month, Screen Siren's "Foreverland" will be mixing here at dbc, and we've been busy getting ready for the date. Lots of ADR to record, tracks to edit, and sounds to create. Looking forward to the mix!
Congratulations to Katie Weekley and Geoff Redknap, whose short film "Last Christmas" will be premiering in the Austin Film Festival in October! Best of luck, guys!
"The Basketball Game" from the NFB came to mix with us this month, and even sent this still of our animated credit. Looks awesome guys, thanks!
The Gemini Nominations have been announced! Here are just a few of the well-deserved nominations that dbc (and our extended family of editors, mixers, and artists) has been happy to be a part of. We're cheering you guys on!
Best Dramatic Series
Best Animated Series
Hot Wheels - Battle Force Five
Best Science, Technology, Nature, Environment or Adventure Documentary Program
For The Love of Elephants
Best Direction in a Performing Arts Program
Corrie Crazy - Canada Loves Coronation Street
Best Sound in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series
Leage of Super Evil - Ant-archy
Congratulations everyone, and good luck!
Work begins this month on "Barricade" from director Andrew Currie. Looking forward to meeting the cast for a little ADR recording!
Ewan's been back at it this month, mixing another documentary in our Stage 2 mix theatre, based on the life of Chairman Mao. More information as it's revealed to us.
Short film "Last Christmas" came to our studio from Goonworks Films this month. As the winner's of 2010's BravoFact Grant, and the National Film Board of Canada FAP Grant, producer Katie Weekley and director Geoff Redknap aren't strangers to dbc, and we're excited to have them back!
June 2011TIFF submissions are starting, and we've been putting our theatre to good use for screening some awesome shows! If you'd like to screen something in our theatre, contact us and let us know!
Indie Jonesing has been getting some love in our mix theatre this month, brought to us by producer James Tocher. dbc will continue on with Indie Jonesing in August, and we can't wait!
Last month, our Trekkie techie Peter Eliuk took on the sound edit for William Shatner's Governor General Award acceptance video! For a great laugh and some quality sound, you can check it out here.
"Foreverland" a new feature from Screen Siren Pictures Inc. and director Max McGuire is hitting our studio this month through to July. For more information about the show, you can check out Screen Siren's website here, or you can join the Facebook group here.
The 2011 Leo Award nominations are in!
Best Overall Sound in a Feature Length Drama...
Graham Timmer, Jeff Davis, Bill Sheppard and Gordon Sproule for "Altitiude"
Best Sound Editing in a Feature Length Drama...
Gord Hillier, Dean Giammarco, Maureen Murphy, Jeff Davis and Anke Bakker for "Altitude"
Best Overall Sound in an Animation Program or Series...
Pat Haskill, Gordon Sproule, Ewan Deane and John Ludgate for "Ant-Archy!"
Congratulations to Altitude, A Night For Dying Tigers, Transparency and all the other nominee's for this year's awards.
Film students from both SFU and UBC will be in the studio this month for mixes on their final films. Congrats to all you graduates! Keep making some awesome films, and keep them coming our way!
dbc is excited to be working with Capcom again throughout this month, May and June. More information will be up soon, but we can't divulge any specifics just yet!
The Entitled, a new feature from Foundation Features, has spent some quality time in our mix theatre with the wonderful mixers Bill Sheppard and Miguel Nunes. "Paul Dynan's life is turned upside down when he decides to kidnap three young socialites and hold them ransom to save his family. Things spiral out of control when his psychotic partners get trigger happy and his victims come with their own surprises. When blood is shed and his perfect plan goes horribly wrong, Dynan must fight to stay one step ahead of his own twisted game."
Bill Sheppard was busy mixing the next in the Buddies movie series - "Spooky Buddies". Check it out soon!
Endgame will be airing Mondays at 10pm ET/PT beginning March 14, with repeats Thursdays at 11am and 7pm and Sundays at 5pm and 11pm ET/PT, on Showcase. Catch all 13 episodes, and support Canadian television! (And your friendly local post-audio house)
Ewan Deane has been mixing with us once again, another documentary from Face to Face media. We'll keep you 'post'ed (sorry, I couldn't resist the pun) as we have more details to divulge.
Mid-way into February and our work on "Endgame" is zipping along. The countdown begins to the air date, as there's only one more month to go! Check it out, March 16th on Showcase. If you're interested in reading more about the show, check out this article from TV-eh.com. Check out our facebook page for some promo pictures from the show as well.
Happy New Year!
dbc is kicking off the new year by beginning post-production work for "Endgame", a new Canadian (filmed and produced in Vancouver!) TV series from Thunderbird Films. Starring Shawn Doyle, the show follows a genius chess master who has become a shut-in at a luxery Vancouver hotel after witnessing the murder of his fiance. In order to pay the bills, he begins to solve crimes and help others with problems they can't bring to the police. The show is set to air in Spring of 2011 on Showcase. We'll keep you up to date with show times as they're announced!
"X-Cars", mixed by Ewan Deane airs Thursday, January 6th at 9:00pm on the Discovery channel. Head over to the website for more information on the documentary, and some teaser videos to sate your interest.
"Thoroughly Modern Marriage", another documentary mixed by Ewan Deane, airs Thursday, January 20th at 9pm on CBC's DocZone. You can find more information on the show here.
Happy Holidays to all the dbc family, and everyone who likes us enough to visit our website!
dbc hosts the screening of "Tora" on Thursday, December 16th, for directors Wendy Ord and Glen Samuel, as well as actor David Suzuki. We're happy to host the party to kick off the films debut!
Tuesday, December 7th saw the launch of Disney and Propaganda Games' "Tron: Evolution" video game prequel to the "Tron: Legacy" feature film. Take a listen to all those cinematic sounds - the louder the better!
"The Charlie Da Clown Show" premiers Tuesday, December 14th at Vancity Theatre. It costs $10.00 to enter, and all proceeds will be going to the Canuck Place Children's Hospice. Good luck to the Granger Bros! dbc had a blast working on the show.
Ewan Deane has been busy in the studio working on several documentaries. "Corrie Crazy", for all the Coronation Street fans out there airs Thursday, December 9th on CBC. Look out next month for "Thoroughly Modern Marriage" on CBC's Doc Zone.
dbc played host to a screening for the cast and crew of CBC's "Playing God with Planet Earth", mixed by Ewan Deane. You can catch the show Thursday, November 25th at 9PM on CBC-TV, or again on Friday, November 26th at 10PM ET/PT on the CBC News Network. Curious? Read more about the show here.
"Wrecked" starring Adrien Brody will be showing at this year's Whistler Film Festival. Watch the screening on Saturday, December 4th at 9:15PM at the Millennium Place, or check out this link for more information. It's also been entered into Philip Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature. Best of luck!
"For The Love of Elephants", mixed by Ewan Deane, airs Thursday, October 14th and again on Thursday, October 21st on CBC's The Nature of Things with David Suzuki. Click here for more information on this documentary.
Vancouver International Film Festival starts this Friday, October 1st! dbc is excited to see two of the films we had a chance to work on screening at this year's event.
"Altitude" is playing at 6:00PM on Sunday, October 3rd, on the Park Theatre screen.
"A Night For Dying Tigers" will be shown on Monday, October 4th at 9:15PM on the Empire Granville 2 screen. If you can't make it to that screening you can check it out on Wednesday, October 6th at 2:45PM on the Empire Granville 4 stage.
Dead Rising 2 is released on Tuesday, September 28th. Listen to those sweet cinematic sounds.
We're pleased to see the blu-ray release of Altitude, coming to stores on October 26. We're glad to have had a part in mixing for the film!
“A Night For Dying Tigers” was a smash success at the TIFF, and we’re proud to support their team. “There's no place like home. Thank god. A Night for Dying Tigers is a dark, heartfelt and ultimately revealing portrait of a family on the edge of disintegration.” Check here for more information.
dbc is excited to begin mixing for new projects from Propaganda Games, and Blue Castle Games. For now we keep you in suspense, but more information is headed here soon!
dbc was thrilled to host a screening for the cast and crew of “Family Matters”. Our “Stage 2” theatre is available for booking if you’d like to have a screening of your own, too! Contact us with any inquiries you may have.
In the midst of the summer heat, Brody Ratsoy has been busy mixing a Hedley documentary. Check it out soon!
The short film “False Creek Stories” was brought to our mixers by the writers Piet Suess and Mathieu Ricordi. For more information on the film, look here.
dbc is also proud to be mixing and providing sound design for “A Night For Dying Tigers”, to be aired at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, brought to you by writer and producer Terry Miles, is sure to be a hit!
“Beyond the Black Rainbow”, a film directed by Pannos Cosmatos, was mixed in our very own studio by the talented Eric Paul and Brad Hillman. For more information, look no further than right here.
July 2010dbc is seeing some exciting times ahead. We've decided to work with the ever changing economic environment and re-invent ourselves in order to provide the same great product and services without having to pass on overhead costs to our clients.
Same amazing stage and mixers, but our editorial has become virtual...meaning costs are greatly reduced.
We want to assure our clients from the past, present and future that dbc is now an even better choice for post production audio. As always, we’re available for HD screenings in our 40 seat theatre. Contact us for more info.
June 2010dbc has completed the sound design and final sound mix for Michael Greenspan's "Wrecked" Starring Adrien Brody. "A man trapped in a car wreck at the bottom of a ravine must overcome incredible odds to survive." Click here for more info and release dates.
Our Friends from "Charile St. Cloud" have once again enlisted us with ADR recording. Check out the trailer for the new film starring Zac Efron.
Doghouse films' "Beyond the Black Rainbow" has chosen dbc for its final mix. (click for more info) The Film is written and directed by Pannos Cosmatos. Sound design by Eric Paul. Re-recording mixers: Brad Hillman and Eric Paul.
dbc is providing V.O recording for the series "The Devil You Know" go to www.makebelievemedia.com for more info.
The nominees are in! dbc is excited to be nominated for 2 Emmy Awards. Nerdcorps Entertainment's "Hotwheels Battle Force Five" has been nominated for an Emmy in the following categories: Achievement in Sound Editing, Achievement in Sound Mixing, and Achievement in Composition. Congratulations to editors: Jonny Ludgate, Jeff Davis, Gordon Sproule, Mixers: Dean Giammarco, Ewan Deane and Composer: Brian Carson for their Emmy Nominations.Good luck guys!
dbc completes mixing for Susanne Tabata's film "Bloodied but Unbowed". A film about the rise of the Punk music Scene in Vancouver. Check the screening at granville cinemas May 13th.
dbc starts work on the feature Film "Wrecked" Starring Adrian Brody
What do you get when you have 3 features, 2 series, a dozen or so short films, Video Game foley and mixing, ADR sessions and and HD screening? One heck of a busy spring, thats what. We've had some great projects coming in and have been having a blast working on them. Thank you filmmakers. Keep'em coming!
"Transparency", a project from Qube Films starring Lou diamond Phillips, produced by Matt Kelly more info here
Foundation Features produces "Altitude" directed by Karre Andrews Starring Jessica Lowndes.
dbc provides foley and mixing for Blue Castle Games
L.O.S.E (League Of Super Evil) animated series from Nerdcorps entertainment
The National Film Board of Canada presents the short film "When you Give Of Yourself"
March Madness is upon us. More and more foley for our friends at Rock Star Games. And the same plus mixing for Blue Castle Games. Our foley team is sure getting their workout, and loving every minute of it. Keep it coming!
dbc is also completeing Sound Design and Mix for Foundation Features' "Altitude" directed by Karre Andrews. After a mysterious malfunction sends their small plane climbing out of control, a rookie pilot and her four teenage friends find themselves trapped in a deadly showdown with a supernatural force.
But wait, thats not all! dbc will also will be providing the soundscape for "Transparency", a project from Qube Films, "No Fun City" from Make Believe Films and "Bloodied but Unbowed", A project by Suzanne Tabata that looks at the origins and history of the punk rock scene in Vancouver, and of course dbc sound will also be taking part in this years Crazy 8's film festival by providing mixing services for 2 of the films.
Its all fun and games here at dbc sound. This month we have United Front Games joining the ever growing list of gaming companies who choose dbc for their projects. United Front is mixing their new game on one of our 5.1 nearfield monitoring systems with an HD plasma tv to emulate the perfect home gaming environement.
Later this month we will have the pleasure of providing foley for both Blue Castle games and Rock Star games as well as mixing for Blue castle.
Our friends from "The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud" (starring Zac Efron) have returned for our ADR services. We utilized a Source Connect to ISDN bridge. Contact us for more information on booking your Source Connect session as a cost effective alternative to ISDN!
dbc will be providing mixing services for "Na Nai'a The Legend of the Dolphins". This is a unique look into the history of dolphins, their underwater world, and the importance of their contnued survival. Many celebrities such as Gerard Butler, Kate Winslet, Ellen Page, Whoopi Goldberg and Megan Fox (to name a few) have lent themselves to this film in order to give these creatures a voice. dbc is very excited to be a part of this wonderful project!
Happy New Year! dbc has hit the ground running in 2010. We started off the new year with Editing and Mixing Front Street Pictures' "Concrete Canyons" and Twofold Films' "Close Contact", recording adr for the hit television series, "Fringe" and rocking the gaming world with our world class sound design and foley talents for clients such as EA, Rockstar Games and, coming soon, Blue Castle games.
What about the Olympic's, you say? How could we NOT be involved? Panasonic has enlisted us to work with them on a project during the games and we are very excited to be a part of it. But hush hush, time will reveal all!
dbc was proud to play host to this month's Audio Engineering Society (AES) meeting. Thank you to everyone who attended and gave us the chance to introduce you to our studio and our work. We love talking about ourselves....especially when people listen
2009 is ending strong with dbc both finishing some, and starting other great projects such as "Two Theories", written and directed by Aaron Houston , Foley for Conspiricao Films' "Lope" and also for Blue Castle Games next project. And, of course, we are proud to be continuing sound designing and mixing for the hit animation series "Hot Wheels: Battle Force Five" from Mattel and Nerdcorps.
Mixing is complete on "Wolf Canyon", a pilot for a new comedy series from Really Real Films starring Kevin Sorbo and directed by Alan Harmon. Isolated from any urban contact, the dysfunctional TV cast and crew of a third-rate syndicated action series "Wolf Canyon", fight spirit numbing boredom and madness in their makeshift trailer town on a Native reservation.
dbc sound is excited for the opportunity to provide the foley track for "Lope", an upcoming film by Conspiração Filmes that is a chronicle of the life of Lope de Vega, the Spanish playwright who dominated Spain's early Golden Age of theater.
Dialogue, Sound FX, Foley, ADR, Walla....all the elements are in for the final mix of Insight's "Trace Of Danger"
dbc sound was pleased to have the editorial crew of Universal Pictures "The Death and Life of Charlie St.Cloud" (Starring Zac Efron) utilize our office space to setup their Avid Unity systems as well as our direct-to-stage HD-SDI connectivity for rough assembly screenings of the project for the Director, Producers and other Cast and Crew. The Film's Director, Burr Steers and Editor Padriac McKinley found screening in a true theatrical and HD environment integral to the editorial process. To view pictures of the stage, see our facilities page or to request more information on the rooms and pricing, please contact us.
EA Blackbox has employed dbc sound for sound design on an upcoming game animatic. We'd tell you more...but we can't. you'll know when you hear it!
Front Street Pictures "Cinderella Pact" a.k.a "Lying To Be Perfect" has completed sound design and mix at dbc sound. This film is directed by Vancouver's own Gary Harvey, and stars Poppy Montgomery from TV's "Without a Trace" fame.
VIFF! The Vancouver International Fim festival is here! dbc sound was happy to be involved in helping to employ a newer method of screening films at this years festival. Up until now, the film fest relied solely on tape or film print as a means of playback. But, with the help of dbc's cutting edge gear and know how, were were able to screen from a full HD resolution quicktime. Without a hiccup I might add. Thank you to the Festival for letting us be involved. Hooray for technology!
dbc sound was chosen to provide the foley track for the Weinstein Company's upcoming film "All Good Things" Starring Ryan Goseling and Kirsten Dunst.
dbc has completed Mixing on Part 1 of TwoFold film's "Close Contact". A short film that explores the works from a variety of British Columbia's artists. Check out TwoFold Films website for information on this and other projects they are working on.
Universal's hit sci-fi series "Fringe" by J.J Abrahms has enlisted dbc sound to record ADR for the show and link up to L.A studios using Source Connect via an isdn bridge. To learn more about using Source Connect as a cost effective alternative to ISDN click here or contact us for more details.
IN THEATRES NOW "The Timekeeper" A story about corruption and coming of age for a young man working as a timekeeper on a Northwest Territory railway construction site. Produced by Perfect Circle films and directed by Louis Belanger. Sound editorial and mix by dbc sound. Beautifully shot and sounds great if we say so ourselves.
COMING SOON "Sorority Row" opens at theatres everywhere Sept 11th. A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer. What a nightmare! Directed by Stewart Hendler and produced by Summit Entertainment. dbc sound was responsible for the foley track...so when you go to see it, take a listen to our feet and props.
Lots of activity on the ADR front lately! "Smokin Aces II", "American Pie Book of Love" and "Fringe" have all chosen dbc sound for their ADR needs. If you would like more information on rates and scheduling, please contact email@example.com
The crew at dbc sound recently had the privilege of working with Bruce Sweeney on his new film "Excited". Our congratulations go out to Bruce on the acceptance of "Excited" into both the Toronto and Vancouver International film festivals. With "Excited", Bruce returns to his filmmaking roots with this romantic comedy about sexual dysfunction. We urge everyone to go see it.....you will not be disappointed!
dbc has just completed mixing "The Brothel" - Force Four Entertainment's latest one hour documentary.
Get Excited! dbc has recently begun work on Bruce Sweeney's charming new comedy "Excited"....more details soon to come!
Mixing on "Held Hostage" is now complete! Check out details for this movie of the week here.
dbc recently worked on the multimedia promotion for Guillermo Del Toro's new bestselling book trilogy, "The Strain". Check out the "Jail Scene" and "Dog Shed" trailers below or at thestraintrilogy.com. Sound design by Jeff Davis and mixed by Dean Giammarco and Peter Eliuk!
Work has just begun on "Held Hostage", a suspense/drama in which a single mother is held hostage until she is forced to rob a bank to save her only child's life. Check it out here!
dbc is now working on a new film with Nasser Group North called "The Building", starring Erica Durance of Smallville! A house-bound pregnant woman overhears a murder plot, and stumbles unwittingly into danger...click here for more info!
Congratulations to our own Bill Sheppard and Dean Giammarco, on their Leo Award nominations for Best Overall Sound in Infinity's, "Stone of Destiny"!
dbc is providing the foley for the new thriller from Summit Entertainment, "Sorority Row", in which a group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.
dbc sound has once more teamed up with Nerdcorps Entertainment, Mattel, and Nelvana, to work on the new car racing series, "Hot Wheels - Battle Force 5"!
Also from Nerdcorps,"L.O.S.E. - League of Super Evil" is now playing on YTV, every Saturday at 10:30 am - check out these "four Super Villains who have set their sights on nothing less than total neighbourhood domination...and give new meaning to the term lowered expectations"!
dbc has now completed Paperny Films' new documentary mini-series, "Combat School", following infantry soldiers as they undergo the "most technologically-advanced, intense and realistic combat training in military history". Check it out - Tuesdays, at 10pm on Discovery Channel Canada.
dbc has just finished mixing Hauka Films' cinematic essay, "Certainty" - an "exploration of life, death and climbing trees. Weaving film from the filmmaker's personal archive with the Space Race and nuclear tests, the film is a compelling look into personal loss set against the flux of time and history."
Infinity Features' "Stone of Destiny" was released in theatres on February 20! "Stone" tells the true story of Ian Hamilton, a dedicated nationalist who reignited Scottish national pride in the 1950s with his daring raid on Westminster Abbey to bring the Stone of Scone back to Scotland.
dbc recently completed the final mix of Flashback Films new suspense/horror flick "Butterfly Effect 3: "Revelations", the story of a young man who solves crime by travelling back in time until he finds that he has become a suspect.
How time flies! Bardel Entertainment's animated series, "Zeke's Pad" will be finishing it's last mix at the end of January! Look out for Zeke's Pad on YTV in 2009!
dbc is about to mix the final, 52nd episode of Nerdcorps' animated series, Stormhawks! Stay tuned to YTV for "high flying, death-defying, no-crying adventure"!
Ed, Edd n Eddy's "The Big Picture Show", from the Cartoon Network is currently mixing in dbc's studio!!
dbc has now completed the post audio for Force Four Entertainment's M.O.W., "Sole Custody", a.k.a. "Playing for Keeps", a.k.a. "The Color of Love", based on a true story!
dbc is currently mixing Paperny Films' new documentary series, "Combat School", which puts viewers in the boots of real Canadian soldiers whose next step is the complex battleground of Afghanistan.
dbc has recently begun work on Flashback Films' new movie, "Butterfly Effect 3 - Revelations", in which a young man travels back to the past in an attempt to solve the mystery of his high school girlfriend's death.
"Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D", by New Line Cinema and Walden Media, is the NUMBER ONE top movie rental on itunes!!
"City of Ember", starring Bill Murray, is now playing in theatres!
The futuristic story of an underground refuge for humanity, now coming to the end of its 200 year power supply - and the 2 young heroes whose mission is to save it!
On October 28, New Line Cinema and Walden Media's, "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D" came out on Blu-Ray in 3D! Peter M. Bracke of High-Def Digest reviews the audio: "...a slam-bang presentation that's just as over-the-top with effects and action as the feature film...Any scene involving action, special effects or dinosaurs is flush with discrete effects. The rear channels are almost always engaged, and the result is a wonderfully active soundstage. Sounds whoosh and zoom with transparent panning and excellent clarity. Low bass extends to the deepest levels, so my subwoofer got quite a workout. The mix is first-rate in terms of polish and gloss, with every constructed sound robust...this is a fun mix."
dbc sound has just begun working on Force Four Entertainment's "Sole Custody - a.k.a. Playing for Keeps". This movie of the week is inspired by a true story about a party girl whose affair with a married, African American, rich professional basketball player results in a custody battle for their mixed-race son that ends up in the Supreme Court of Canada.
The Cartoon Network's "three musketeers of adolescence", "Ed, Edd n Eddy", are back at dbc with a new feature length movie!!
Anagram Pictures has just finished working on visual effects and picture editing at dbc sound for their upcoming feature film, "The Thaw".
Infinity Features' "Edison and Leo", Canada's first stop-motion animated film, opened the Canada First! program at the Toronto International Film Festival, and was featured as a special presentation at the Vancouver International Film Festival! Also from Infinity, "Stone of Destiny" enjoyed its North American premiere at the closing night gala of TIFF08, and was also shown at VIFF08!
dbc completes mix on the trailer for EA's upcoming game: Fifa 09
dbc is excited to be doing Foley and Walla for Walden Media's awesome new film "City of Ember", starring Bill Murray and coming to theatres October '08!
New Line Cinema and Walden Media's "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D", starring Brendan Fraser and Josh Hutcherson, brings ground-breaking new HD-3D technology to the big screen! Listen to dbc's radio interview on 1410 CFUN, or read the Vancouver Sun article on dbc and "Journey 3D".
Bardel Entertainment's new animated series, "Zeke's Pad" is a Canada-Australia co-production, and currently mixing at dbc sound!
"Sleepwalking", starring Charlize Theron, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in March, and is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray.
William Vince 1963 - 2008
You will be missed.