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hsr/nys Bill Higley Mixes ?In Search Of My RescuersMarguerite Birnbaum?s testimonial chronicling the search for her rescuers during WWII Belgium (February 14, 2006)
Marguerite-Rose and Mrs. Dincq
In Search Of My Rescuers was written, directed and produced by Marguerite Birnbaum, who has over 20 years experience producing television and radio commercials, videos and corporate sales training programs.
A Hidden Child, living in New York, she was reunited, on June 10, 1994, with the family that had hidden her in Belgium. Though Mr. Dincq, a resistance worker, was denounced, deported and killed at Dachau in 1944, Birnbaum was able to reunite with the three Dincq children, Jean-Pierre, Marcq and Guigui. Her testimonial culminates in 1996 when the Dincqs, in recognition of their valor, were honored as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority located in Jerusalem.
?This film was a labor of love for Marguerite and took many years to complete. The audio, over successive generations, had degraded with each generation so I went back to the original audio takes and applied the most modern noise reduction techniques to achieve the best possible sound for her project, explained hsr/ny Mixer Bill Higley.
Birnbaum was aided in the completion of this testimonial film by Bill Higley, who was responsible for the final audio mix (hsr/ny); Editors Alan Eisenberg and Joseph Kings (Refinery Post Production), Ciro Denettis (Rhinoceros Edit), Ilya Magazanin and Ian Collen (Chemistry), Steve Hafner (Steel Rose Editorial); Film-to-Tape and Standards Conversion, Mark Polyocon (Tape House Editorial); Color Corrector Eli Friedman (Company 3); Composer Mark Barasch and Mixer P. Dennis Mitchell (Sound Image New York); and Motion Control Operator Nick Mavrosen (Stitch Motion Graphics).
In addition to the New York Women in Film and Television [email protected] series, the testimonial was also screened in New York at The Hidden Child Foundation, a division of the Anti-Defamation League, in early February.
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 30 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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