Broadway Video Provides Editorial & Audio Post For PBS Broadcast of ”Thirteenth Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize” Honoring Tina Fey
NEW YORK, NY — Broadway Video recently provided editorial and audio post-production services for PBSâ€™ 90-minute special presentation, â€œThe Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.â€? The comedic achievements of Tina Fey were honored at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC with an all-star lineup of guests and colleagues on hand.
The comprehensive post services at Broadway Video contributed to a fast turnaround from performance to air. The showâ€™s director Linda Mendoza collaborated with Broadway Video Senior Editor Yossi Kimberg, and Ralph Kelsey, VP/Co-founder/Mixer for Broadway Sound, to highlight an evening of toasts and barbs from Feyâ€™s friends, including Fred
Armisen, Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Hudson, Jane Krakowski, Steve Martin, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Tracy Morgan, Amy Poehler and Betty White.
Kimberg traveled to Washington, DC to watch the show and began editing in his New York suite on Avid Symphony the next morning. ”The challenge really was to edit, mix and deliver the show within three days. Thanks to the Broadway Video creative team that goal was achieved.”
At Broadway Sound, Kelsey worked in tandem with Kimberg, providing audio sweetening to deliver a polished final mix. ”Everything thatâ€™s needed to finish a show is right here,” says Kelsey. ”You donâ€™t have to leave the building to get it all done, and our team keeps the editorial and sound moving smoothly in sync.”
Executive Producers Bob Kaminsky, Peter Kaminsky, Mark Krantz, Cappy McGarr and Michael M. Kaiser all were instrumental in bringing the special together.
â€¨”I’ve created shows at Broadway Video for many years,” Bob Kaminsky says. ”I believe the number of TV specials now exceeds 50. Their Brill Building offices feel like showbizness and I’m always happy to walk into that historic lobby. It is also a great luxury to go from Yossi and the video edit to Ralph in the audio studio and back and forth. It saves all kinds of problems during the post process and makes the final mix a creative collaboration rather than the tedious process of patching things that should have been avoided in the first place. I’m a Broadway Video lifer.â€?
About Broadway Video
Broadway Video was founded in 1979 by producer/writer Lorne Michaels to handle post-production for ”Saturday Night Live.” Since then, the facility, which makes its home in the historic Brill Building in Times Square, has provided post services for many other television shows. It has also expanded into short form media, serving a clientele that includes many of the top broadcast and cable networks and advertising agencies.
Broadway Video is located at 1619 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. For more information, call (212) 265-7600 or visit www.broadwayvideo.com.