NEW YORK, NY — Broadway Video recently provided editorial and audio services for PBS’ 90-minute special presentation ”The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor” honoring Will Ferrell. The comprehensive post services at Broadway Video contributed to a quick turnaround from performance to air. The show’s director Linda Mendoza collaborated with Yossi Kimberg, senior editor for Broadway Video, and Ralph Kelsey, VP for Broadway Sound, to highlight an evening of toasts and accolades from Ferrell’s friends including Ed Asner, Jack Black, Matthew Broderick, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Gwen Ifill, Tim Meadows, Adam McKay, Conan O’Brien, John C. Reilly, Paul Rudd, Andy Samberg, Molly Shannon and Ben Stiller.
Kimberg traveled to Washington, DC to view the show in person and then began editing on Avid Symphony in his suite back in New York the next morning. He said, ”The challenge was to edit, mix and deliver the show within three days. Thanks to a tapeless workflow and the Broadway Video team, that goal was achieved.”
At Broadway Sound, Kelsey worked in tandem with Kimberg, providing audio sweetening to deliver a polished final mix. Under Executive Producer Bob Kaminsky’s direction, Kelsey used the numerous recorded tracks to illuminate the live feel of The Kennedy Center.
”Everything that’s needed to finish a show is right here,” said Kelsey. ”You don’t have to leave the building to get it all done, and our team keeps the editorial and sound moving smoothly.”
In addition to Bob Kaminsky, executive producers Peter Kaminsky, Mark Krantz, and Cappy McGarr were all instrumental in bringing the special together.
”I’ve made shows at Broadway Video for many years. I believe the number of TV specials now exceeds fifty,” said Bob Kaminsky. ”The Brill Building feels like show business and I’m always happy to walk into that historic lobby. It is a great luxury to go from Yossi and the video edit and to be able to run down 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 lifer.”
”Will Ferrell: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize” can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.pbs.org/mark-twain-prize/.
About Broadway Video:
Founded in 1979 by Lorne Michaels, creator and executive producer of “Saturday Night Live,” Broadway Video Entertainment is New York’s leading full-service entertainment company. BVE offers an unparalleled scope of services that include the production of some of the country’s most popular TV programming and feature films, the marketing and distribution of a rich entertainment library and access to state-of-the-art design and post production facilities staffed by the industry’s most creative visual and sound designers and technicians.
Broadway Video is located at 1619 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. For more information, call (212) 265-7600 or visit us at broadwayvideo.com.