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A blog about various business and audio post production topics. We are a Brooklyn-based post studio that cater for advertising, long form, short form, film, branded content, cinema, radio and online. 

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From Serving the Crown to Crown Heights

Moving 3,000 miles from jolly ol’ England to Brooklyn was definitely a challenge. So, when the opportunity arose to move my post production audio studio from Gowanus to Crown Heights, just 3 miles away, I didn’t even bat an eyelid! This entry of The Pub discusses the how and why I scaled up my Brooklyn based post production studio to a larger facility.

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Networking Event Do’s and Don'ts

I personally hate the word ‘entrepreneur’. To me it conjures up images of wannabe rich people just trying to think up ways to create the next fad and make their millions. I’m sick in my mouth a little bit if somebody introduces themselves as an entrepreneur at a networking event but perhaps that’s just me. By definition an entrepreneur is; a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.

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What Is Sound Design?

For this month’s post on The Pub I thought I’d bring it back to basics and explain exactly what it is that I do. A lot of friends, family and first-time acquaintances assume I do ‘something in the music industry’. While there is music in the work I do, I rarely work anywhere near the music industry! This article will discuss what sound design is, the tools and processes involved and how sound designers contribute to the final stages of content creation.

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WTF is VR and Spatial Audio? Mixing for 360 audio

The term ‘Virtual Reality’ always reminds me of some cheesy 80’s or 90’s movie that involved chunky headsets and dreamed of a future with flying cars and household robots doing everyday chores. The actual reality is that we have self driving cars (thanks Tesla), household robots we can ask questions (“Alexa, stream Total Recall”) and chunky VR headsets. So, we’re really not that far off. Virtual Reality has actually been around for decades, mostly in the gaming world, but with the growth of head tracking headsets like the Oculus rift or even Google Cardboard with your smartphone, it has made the consumer VR experience accessible and more within reach than ever.

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5 Reasons Shared Workspace Will Kick-Start Your Business

WeWork, The Farm, The Productive; you may have heard of at least one of these if you have visited any urban dwelling in the last three years. If you haven’t, the term ‘co-working space’ or ‘shared workspace’ should have penetrated your eardrums at some point, perhaps whilst buying an overpriced organic latte from a trendy vegan coffee shop.

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From Soho to So Hot

361 days of sunshine on average per year, a yearly average temperature of nearly 80°F (27°C) and a 74% average humidity per day. For a pasty skinned, slightly ginger-bearded sound engineer that spends most his time in a windowless basement, I will tell you that this is most definitely a climate change I am not accustomed to. Florida is called ‘The Sunshine State’ for good reason. Even when it’s a cool 90°F (32°C), the humidity puts the ‘feels like’ part of my weather app to over 100°F (nearly 38°C). Well, this is where I live now…sort of.

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