Bursting onto the scene in 2009, “Glee” has changed the way America watches television. The show’s unique brand of humor combined with the allure of today’s biggest pop hits being belted out from McKinley High’s music room, Glee is hard to resist. Because of the large amount of musical production that goes into each episode, The Village was lucky enough to host a few Gleeks this past month for some recording and mixing. Composer James Levine was at the helm with Ghian Wright.
KCRW and the Morning Becomes Eclectic team was back this month with the flamboyantly lovable Scissor Sisters for a live set and interview. The 5 band mates rocked out proper in Studio D, with a sound harkening back to a simpler time of Lucite platforms encasing live goldfish and body waves that even Farrah Fawcett would envy. If you ever had the desire to fight “Fire with Fire”, then the Scissor Sisters’ newest album, Night Work might be your next itunes purchase.
Moneyball is an upcoming film about the Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane. Based on a novel by Michael M. Lewis, the film explores Beane’s interesting tactics of putting together a competitive baseball team despite a tight budget. Brad Pitt is slated to take the lead role and other well respected actors such as Robin Wright, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and funny man Jonah Hill are also on board. Engineer Josh McGee worked with assistant Jared Nugent and the team at Sony Pictures on sound editing and mixing in Studio B.
Set to release in 2011, romantic comedy Just Go With It, will be hitting the theatres just in time for Valentines Day. Starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, the film tells the story of a man who, in trying to land his dream girl, finds that he needs to help of a woman and her kids. With an all star cast including Nicole Kidman, Kevin Nealon and Dave Matthews, Just Go With It (formerly called, Pretend Wife) Is sure to warm even the iciest heart this February. Christian Davis produced the piece as Frank Wolf engineered and Ghian Wright assisted.
If you have ever read a comic book then you should know the name, Stan Lee. In superhero obsessed circles, he is a god and amongst fellow fantasy writers, a man to admire. In collaboration with others, Stan has written Spiderman, the Hulk, X Men, The Avengers and countless others of classic comic stories. The Village was honored to have Mr. Lee in Studio F working with engineer Ghian Wright on a voice over project to be revealed at a later date.