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SonicPool Completes Online, Color and Visual Effects for New Horror Film “Ligeia”

Hollywood, CA, September 29, 2008 – SonicPool, one of Hollywood’s leading post facilities, specializing in audio and video finishing, edit suite rentals, and full post-production services, has completed the online, the color and numerous visual effects for the horror/thriller film project entitled “Edgar Allen Poe’s Ligeia.� The announcement was made by John Frost and Patrick Bird, co-founders, SonicPool.

SonicPool’s Jason Yanuzzi took “Ligeia,� a film shot on super 35 and converted to D5, and performed a tape-based DI. He explains, “This film had about 20 real VFX shots, but over 2,500 smaller FX moments that needed a lot of attention. We provided things like speed ramps, solarizations, color FX, adding film grain for mood, recreating flashes, and seamless roto-scoping as required throughout. It was highly cost effective and efficient for the producers to utilize SonicPool for these services. Also, we were able to provide regular updates to the offline edit, since the producers continued re-shooting scenes even while we will doing our online work.�

“Ligeia� editor Danny Saphire said, ““It was a great advantage to have a DI artist who was also conforming the picture. Jason Yanuzzi combines the artist’s eye with unparalleled technical know-how. SonicPool was very accommodating to all our editorial needs. I hope this is the first of many collaborations with Sonic Pool and Jason. In fact, SonicPool is providing the editing system on my next project, a remake of Stephen King’s ‘Children of the Corn’ for the Sci-Fi channel and FOX-TV.�


Wes Bentley, Michael Madsen and Eric Roberts topline director Michael Staininger’s independent feature film “Edgar Allen Poe’s Ligeia,â€? produced by Jeff Most. In the film, successful writer and scholar Jonathan Merrick falls under the spell of the irresistible, bewitchingly beautiful Ligeia. She’s fighting a fatal illness and she will stop at nothing to defeat death, her one true enemy. She steals other people’s souls and on her quest to immortality she tricks Jonathan into supporting her work, breaking him apart from his fiancé Rowena and pulling him into her dark, mysterious world. They settle down in an old manor by the Black Sea where Ligeia’s everlasting presence slowly drives Jonathan to madness.

The film will be released internationally during late 2008.


Launched in Hollywood in 2001, SonicPool was co-founded by post production specialists John Frost and Patrick Bird. Each of the men currently serves the company as a President and CEO.

SonicPool is comprised of 14 SD & HD Offline and Online Edit Suites, two Theatrical Mix Stages and two additional Mix Suites, as well as a complete Machine Room Services with all the standard SD & HD decks. The company’s post production services include Audio and Video Finishing, edit suite rentals, and media duplication. SonicPool’s creative services include radio production. Additionally, the company offers its clients production office space rentals to accompany Offline Edit Suites.

SonicPool’s clients run the full gamut of the entertainment and broadcasting industries, which clients ranging from major studio releases, independent feature films, TV programs, and radio, to DVD menu sound design, TV commercials, gaming, mobile and Internet projects.

SonicPool is located at 6860 Lexington Ave, Hollywood, CA, 90038.
The phone is 323/460-4MIX, and the web address is:

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