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Gaming Gets To Next Level At Margarita Mix HollywoodNew projects, "24 - The Game" and "CSI 3: Dimensions of Murder," come to MMHD for audio (December 08, 2005)
Hollywood's leading audio post and recording house, Margarita Mix Hollywood (MMHD), a studio under The LA Studios, Inc. (www.lastudios.com), announced today that it has been selected for two new gaming titles: "24 - The Game" and "CSI 3: Dimensions of Murder." "24" is being produced by Sony Computer Entertainment and "CSI" by Ubisoft. Both games were brought to MMHD through the videogame industry's first choice for outsourcing Hollywood production services, Blindlight, LLC, which has worked extensively with MMHD in the past.
"CSI" and "24 - The Game" mark the newest gaming projects for The LA Studios Inc. The studio group was previously tapped for two of the gaming industry's most successful titles: "Half Life 2" and "Halo 2," and completed audio mixing, sound design and voiceover recording for the games.
"As the gaming industry continues to grow and evolve, consumers demand higher quality in every aspect of their experience," said Lev Chapelsky, GM and Partner with Blindlight. "The sounds, the effects, the voices, all need to be as realistic and consistent with their environment as possible. Margarita Mix Hollywood ensures that the audio quality supports and raises the gaming experience."
"It comes down to the professionalism that everyone at Margarita Mix Hollywood brings to the table," Dawn Hershey, C.S.A., said. "They have the best equipment, environment and people available."
"Audio is essential to and enhances the gaming experience," said Geoff Nathanson, GM at Margarita Mix Hollywood. "Gamers expect quality and developers know that high quality audio can make a difference. Our mixers know how to work with the people creating these games to take the sound to the next level."
Margarita Mix Hollywood is one of the leading audio post and voiceover studios in the entertainment and commercial industries. Margarita Mix Hollywood provides audio mixing, recording, ISDN remote services and more to companies across the entertainment industry spectrum.
Hollywood-based Blindlight, LLC is the leading service company for providing the videogame industry with inside access to the creative resources of Hollywood. As a full-service production resource, Blindlight provides industry-leading game publishers and developers with the most efficient way to elevate dramatic value in their titles by outsourcing select projects to Blindlight, which in turn utilizes the vast pool of talent and production professionals from Hollywood's film and television industries to produce those assets. Blindlight's services ensure high-end videogames contain, for example, professional voice acting, polished scriptwriting, quality musical scores, and, where it makes sense, the right celebrity involvement. Over the past five years, Blindlight has become the single largest independent producer of professional acting talent for the videogame industry.
For more information about Blindlight, visit http://www.blindlightmedia.com.
About The L.A. Studios, Inc.
The L.A. Studios, Inc. is the parent company of LA Studios in Universal City, Margarita Mix in Hollywood, and Margarita Mix on the Westside, and is the largest employee-owned audio post company in the US. All three locations offer the industry's most accomplished mixers, best-in-class technology, plus imaginative, creative, and comfortable environments.
The internationally branded recording and mixing facilities are considered go-to destinations for audio post by diverse markets ranging from the advertising, entertainment, DVD added value, video gaming, and multi-media communities. Recent credits include the films Shrek 2, Shark Tale, and SpongeBob Squarepants The Movie. Nearing completion is The Ant Bully, featuring Julia Roberts and Nicholas Cage. The company also worked on the imaging for The Insider and Entertainment Tonight, as well as sound design, record, edit and mixing of the breakthrough series of 5.1 ifilms for Amazon.com. Video game voice recording and promo mixing projects include "Star Wars Battlefront," "CSI 3: Dimensions of Murder," "24," and EA's "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." Current TV work includes the voice recordings for the shows King of the Hill, Lilo & Stitch, Kim Possible, American Dragon, and Super Robot.
Additionally, the company completed: commercials for ESPN, Buick, Scion, Budweiser and Mercedes, music videos for Alicia Keys, The Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent and Usher, and DVD Bonus features and promos for The Longest Yard, Flight Plan, Zathura, Elizabethtown, The West Wing and CSI.
For more information visit www.lastudios.com.
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