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hsr/ny Records President Bill Clinton

Voiceover for The Clinton Presidential Center orientation film (November 18, 2004)

Left to Right: HSR/NY Mixer Jeff Hinton, President Bill Clinton and Mixer Fernando Ascani

Left to Right: HSR/NY Mixer Jeff Hinton, President Bill Clinton and Mixer Fernando Ascani

hsr/ny recording engineers Fernando Ascani and Jeff Hinton shared a unique experience when they traveled to Chappaqua, NY, and the home of the 42nd president of the United States of America, William Jefferson Clinton, to record his voiceover for a 12 minute orientation film which will have its premiere in the 100 seat digital theater of The Clinton Presidential Center and Park when it officially opens November 18, 2004, on the banks of the Arkansas River in downtown Little Rock.

Ascani and Hinton had only one shot to do this record so they both went to Chappaqua to make sure that there was coverage if anything went awry although the session went off without a hitch. In a converted barn, which houses President Clintons office, they set up both Neuman U87 and Senheiser 421 mics on the wooden table he uses for a desk, and recorded his voiceover straight to DAT and their portable Pro Tools rig.

?There were some distractions as a fundraiser for the Library, which was to take place that evening, was being set up on the lawn, but President Clinton, who is remarkably charismatic and eloquent, was the consummate professional and very impressive. Not only did he voice the film but also helped create and shape the script, ? explained Ascani.

Jeff Hinton added, ?Working with the President was a very unique and interesting experience and the two mics allowed us to give our client, Mozark, two different sound sources for their film.

Mozark Productions Executive Producer Harry Thomason stated, ?What a great group! They did a sensational job on very short notice. They are true professionals.

The film, which was lensed at various locations in Manhattan, Little Rock, and Washington, D.C., and also utilized stock footage obtained from a variety of sources, was created by Mozark Productions (Studio City, CA) Director Linda Bloodworth Thomason; Executive Producer Harry Thomason; Producer Doug Jackson; Co-Producers Linda Burstyn and Cathee Weise; Post Production Supervisor Chad O Conner; and Technical Director Jim Castle.

The editorial was handled by Mozark Productions Editor Dan Aronin. The musical bed was completed by freelance composer/arranger Bruce Miller. Keep Me Posted (Burbank, CA) Online Editor Jay Segimoto and Audio Mixer James Fielden contributed their talents as well.

About hsr/ny
hsr/ny is New Yorks largest independent full service audio post-production facility. With 15 state-of-the-art studios, including several pre-production, sound design and music production rooms staffed by the best sound mixers in the city, hsr provides its clients with a complete audio solution, as it has for over 29 years. hsr/ny is headquartered at 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1934, New York, NY 10170; (212) 687-4180; (212) 697-0536.

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