Digital Service Station Completes Work On Independents And Series

Digital Service Station completes work on Indepedents and Series | January 11, 2006


Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Burbank facility completes post for That Man: Peter Berlin, A Cigar at the Beach, and History Channel's Where Did It Come From?

AlphaDogs' DSS Burbank facility recently completed post on the 15-minute short film, A Cigar at the Beach, by filmmaker Stephen Keep Mills that peeks into the mid-life male psyche. DSS work included cleaning the film and roll out flashes, color timing and audio/sound mixing. The project was output to D5 for final delivery. A Cigar at the Beach debuts at the Syracuse International Film Festival in April.

Mills said, "I cannot praise AlphaDogs enough. They're so capable and as an independent filmmaker I was pleased that AlphaDogs could work within my budget."

To prepare for theatrical and international distribution of his documentary, That Man: Peter Berlin, Jim Tushinksi chose AlphaDogs' DSS to create a new master. Tushinksi had to create new end credits and replace the entire soundtrack with a new mix. DSS digitized the end credits and sent it to Tushinksi on a Firewire drive, which allowed him to work on his own system and perfect the sequence. When he was done, AlphaDogs' DSS staff inserted the new sequence, replaced and synched up the new mix, created a new master, and coordinated making the numerous dubs in different formats that Tushinksi's distributors required.

"I chose AlphaDogs' DSS for my project because of the variety and flexibility of services they offered. I needed a combination of self-service and full-service. AlphaDogs came through," said Tushinksi.

Recent DSS television projects include media transfers for the History Channel's Where Did It Come From?, a project brought by MODS studio. AlphaDogs' captured elements for MODS compositing and 3D modeling work. Modeling included ancient Greek and Roman bridges, roads, ships and stadiums.

Often working on an overnight or next-day deadline, DSS would receive MODS' files and transfer them to HDCAM tape for final post. DSS also stored and made duplicates of MODS' files and media.

Ian Robinson, MODS CEO said, "AlphaDogs' Digital Service Station handled our projects with utmost attention to detail and provided us with excellent customer service."

About AlphaDogs

Founded in 2002, Burbank-based AlphaDogs, Inc. quickly established themselves as leaders and innovators in the rapidly changing digital post arena. The company maintains an early adopters edge; testing and assimilating leading technologies to keep ahead of the pack with solutions such as the RED camera and were the first post house in Los Angeles to take delivery of the Avid Symphony HD editing system. Personal attention from a seasoned award-winning team assures client satisfaction accompanies each cost-effective delivery of superior post production services—from editing and audio re-recording to broadcast design & effects.

AlphaDogs is home to the popular Editors' Lounge and headquarters of the growing media transfer specialty service Digital Service Station; now serving California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois and Ohio. AlphaDogs is located at 1612 West Olive, Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506.

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