The sound for this film, “An Original DUCKumentary,” nominated this year for an award (in addition to three others) in Outstanding Music and Sound for the 34th News and Documentary Emmy Awards, was designed by Carmen Borgia, Matt Gundy, and, someone whom I consider a personal friend and mentor despite distance and time, Michael Chobot. Original music was composed by Lenny Williams and Chris Biondo. The winning team of designers will be announced October 1st, 2013, and I’ll be listening.
As I watch and listen to this, I’m simply listening to the design and how precise and colorful it really is, and I’m inspired to continue learning and designing. Quite sadly, Chobot is no longer with us, but he will continue to incite me forever to keep listening and settle only for what sounds best. Out of interest, curiosity, and respect for a talented sound mixer (and the man who showed me the best part of filmmaking), I’m posting this link, just in case you may have that same interest and curiosity.
Until now, this has been my travelog, but it is time for the travelog to move on to its own new home.
This is that home.
Studio. (at The Eastern Flat)
I had a wild 48 hours in the city this past weekend, and really wanted to throw a few good suggestions out there. If you have any questions as to why, I’ll be glad to elaborate.
NEW WONJO: Amazing food, pricy, but lots and lots of amazing food. It’s a place where you can watch your meat cook… and then toast to having meat… with meat. Or you can go veggie; that’s fine too.
KEY BAR: Fantastic staff, little bar with a good atmosphere; red bar, fireplace, couches, and vouchers during happy hour; drink-for-drink vouchers that can be redeemed at any time. The shots and mixed drinks are all made with delectable, fresh juices, and they’re all worth trying. Trust me, we tried four… the fourth was on the house. That’s how great the staff is.
SPACE BILLIARDS: I’m not sure why, but it was great. Tons of billiard tables, as the name implies, but the only space I saw was floorspace. Perhaps that’s what they meant. Either way, a good time, and a very interesting elevator ride.
FAT CAT: Jazz, ping pong, billiards, games, and underground. It’s like your parents’ basement, but with more booze. You can even get pizza and Big Gay Ice Cream from across the street and nom while you game.
BIG GAY ICE CREAM: Incredible service from the girls who were closing the place and quite lovely ice cream creations.
DUCK DUCK: Next to Goose (a tattoo shop). Cheap brews, good crowd, right in Brooklyn. Nice lighting, too… also, a mysterious mid-air spiral staircase that is quite the conversation starter. As are the darts which are ridiculously close to the bathroom.
BARCADE: Bar + arcade = Barcade. Draw your own conclusions and bring lots of quarters. A lovely gem in Brooklyn that’s a great time in the middle of the day.
And lastly, for reasons that we all probably know,
THE BROOKLYN BREWERY.