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4 Post • March 2010 Bits & Pieces N EW YORK — Walters-Stor yk Design Group (, in Highland, NY, has completed an expansion for the Food Network on 9th Avenue, here. The studio-design firm worked with the network ap- proximately five years ago, when it relocated from Sixth Avenue to its current 110,000-square-foot space at Chelsea Market. Food Network is home to popu- lar programs that include Emeril Live, Iron Chef America, Alton Brown's Good Eats and Rachael Ray's Thirty-Minute Meals.This recent project included designing an audio control room, video control room and video studio control room on the sixth floor, along with an audio control room on the second floor. The project took advantage of WSDG's full range of services. Joshua Morris served as project manager for WSDG, and systems integrator Judy Elliot-Brown worked to ensure the infrastructure allowed for fu- ture expansion. Construction was super vised by Chris Harmaty of Technical Structures. WSDG co- principal Beth Walters and interior design project manager Kathlyn Boland devised a color palette that complements the network's established design. WSDG will design five additional editing suites for Food Network beginning this month. WSDG made sure the Food Network upgrade left room for future expansion. Pictured are two audio control rooms. What Post readers are experiencing MUSIC: "The Black Eyed Peas and Vampire Week- end are in heavy rotation on my iPod — perfect for reminding me that spring is right around the corner." — David Anthony Giant Interactive NYC Food Network gets studio upgrade N EW YORK — Wee Beastie created a new spot for TLC that promotes the second season of Ulti- mate Cake Off.The :30 piece features the show's new host, George Duran, who is shown cruising around an intergalactic dessert setting. Wee Beastie ( creative director Chris McKenna and the team suspended Duran from the ceiling while shooting from a Technocrane.The promo was shot on a stage in Los Angeles, and Com- posite Components' Digital Green was used for the greenscreen shoot. Cinematographer James Belkin used a Sony F23, recording to HDCAM SR. Other components for the project include a larger-than-life slice of cake that Duran hurls through space, a gun that shoots pink 3D frosting, and a space cake that was designed specifically for the shoot. According to McKenna, the spots were edited in HD using Final Cut Pro. Adobe After Effects was used for compositing. For more on Ultimate Cake Off and "Posting Reality TV" programs, turn to page 22. Wee Beastie posts TLC promo Sound One keeps lease and veteran mixer N EW YORK — CSS Studios' Sound One facility has extended its lease in midtown-Manhattan's Brill Building. Sound One is a full-service audio post facility that includes five re-recording studios, two ADR studios, a Foley studio and nearly 100 editing suites. Sound One also extended its contract with re-recording mixer Lee Dichter (pic- tured). A veteran of over 200 features, Dichter has worked with many top film- makers throughout his career, including Woody Allen, Nora Ephron, M. Night Shya- malan, Sidney Lumet, Mike Nichols and Barry Sonnenfeld. Recently, he mixed Julie & Julia,The Reader and Doubt. Right Now This promo was composited in After Effects and edited in Final Cut Pro. PHOTO: ROBERT WOLSCH

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