AlphaDogs Visits Jay Leno’s Garage | August 29, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Burbank, CA—Burbank based AlphaDogs Post Production is pleased to announce completion of work on Jay Leno’s Garage: The Ultimate Car Week where audiences will be taken deep into the heart of Monterey Week, America’s ultimate automotive event. Along the way Jay scouts for vintage gems, gets exclusive first looks at outrageous concept cars, and takes an exclusive first drive of the 2015 Corvette Z06 at Laguna Seca. The show premieres Sunday, August 31st at 10PM ET/PT on CNBC.
Executive Producer Tod Mesirow (Joe Rogan Questions Everything and Richard Hammond’s Crash Course) chose AlphaDogs as a trusted partner based on their stellar reputation in the community for talent and technical aptitude in delivering a quality product. "Alpha Dogs delivered in their usual top-tier, producer-friendly, 100% skilled fashion as they always do,” said Mesirow.
Color correction was completed with use of Avid’s Symphony Nitris DX hardware under the skilled eye of President and lead colorist at AlphaDogs, Terence Curren. As with most reality shows, footage is shot in uncontrolled environments with less than ideal production lighting. Curren comments, “One of the challenges I encountered during color correction was the constant change of weather at Pebble Beach between sunny and overcast skies. This also added to the difficulty of maintaining the proper colors of the exotic cars.” A veteran colorist by trade, Curren’s extensive experience with color correcting in these sort of situations allowed the show to deliver on time and within budget. “I love it when the client is happy with the final product. It’s why I do what I do.”
Re-recording mixer Erik Valenzuela completed the audio mix for the show using Avid’s Pro Tools. Shot entirely on location this type of environment brings a fair share of challenges to the audio mix with the nuisance of noise such as wind and airplanes flying overhead that get in the way of the dialogue on the show. Valenzuela used Izotope RX and RX de-noiser to repair the audio removing any unwanted sounds while restoring clipped audio. “It’s extremely unpleasant to watch a show with annoying background noises. It’s important to make sure even the slightest nuances are removed so that the audience isn’t distracted and jolted out of the moment of the story.”
More than just a conventional post-facility, AlphaDogs has been providing personalized service for the Hollywood post community for the past 12 years working one-on-one with clients in providing the same services as larger companies without the inflated costs. Working in a collaborative environment with a team of talented artists, clients are made to feel at home with the personal service and attention that has become the hallmark of AlphaDogs.
Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week is produced for CNBC by Open 4 Business Productions in association with Big Dog Productions. Jay Leno and Tod Mesirow are the executive producers.
About AlphaDogs: Founded in 2002, AlphaDogs is an independently owned full service post-production facility located in the center of Burbank’s media district. AlphaDogs gifted team brings a combination of both creative talent and technical expertise paying extra attention to detail in delivering projects with a personal touch. State of the art editing bays, color correction, audio mixing, visual effects, production offices and equipment rentals are available. To learn more visit www.alphadogs.tv