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Episodic Broadcast Series Mix

8 one hour broadcast TV series, Sound Edit, Sound Design, Stereo Mix, Technical Global Deliverables

  • Episodic Broadcast Series Season 1: Navigating the Audio Odyssey

  • Company: Stephen David Entertainment

  • Industry: TV Entertainment

  • Buyer Persona: Entertainment Production Company

  • Author: Rich Macar

  • Due Date: 2022-2023


  • Streaming TV Docu-Series Stereo Mix


Stephen David Entertainment (SDE), a NYC-based production powerhouse, stands at the forefront of event series, docu-series, and select scripted shows. With projects gracing networks like History, HGTV, I.D., Travel Channel, TLC, and National Geographic, SDE carved its path in the world of high-end television production.


The Story of the Customer


Stephen David Entertainment, crafted by Stephen David in 2010, became a leader in high-end television production. Nestled in the heart of Manhattan, SDE specializes in docudrama, documentary, non-fiction, and selected scripted series. While boasting an in-house post department, audio post production was a domain outside their in-house expertise.


The Challenge and Opportunity


Faced with the challenge of delivering two Docu-Series almost simultaneously, SDE sought an audio post production partner for the turnaround of 14 one-hour shows within 8-10 weeks. This encompassed Sound Edit, Sound Design, and Sound Mix, with intricate technical deliverables aligning with global streaming standards. A second round of QC from Stephen David’s holding company, Banijay, added an extra layer of complexity.


Buttons Sound’s Response


To tackle the intricate demands, Buttons Sound embarked on a creative journey with a 3-man team dedicated to audio post production technical setup and delivery, a Sound Edit team for meticulous sound design, and a seasoned rerecording mixer for the audio post production mix magic. Daily meetings became a cornerstone to navigate unforeseen challenges arising from disorganized turnovers, documentation pitfalls, and the moving target of the creative schedule. A Dolby Mix Stage was exclusively dedicated to the project, ensuring readiness for urgent changes, re-conforms, re-edits, and re-mixing.


The Results


In the face of these challenges, the Buttons audio post production team delivered 8 one-hour shows in 4 weeks, meeting airdate deadlines and clearing QC on the first submission. The Docu-series, “American Dynasty,” not only met expectations but soared to become Fox Nation’s number one-watched series, paving the way for a season 2.

At Buttons Sound, pride is taken in treating customers’ projects as personal endeavors. Organized audio post production teams and abundant audio post facility resources are assigned to ensure nimbleness in the ever-changing audio post production delivery schedule, covering all contingencies for rapid turnarounds in the audio post production  experience.

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