New York, NY (December 20, 2010)–Broadway Video provided editorial and audio post services for The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on PBS.
The comedic achievements of Tina Fey were honored at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, with an all-star lineup of guests and colleagues on hand. The show’s director, Linda Mendoza, collaborated with Broadway Video senior editor Yossi Kimberg and Ralph Kelsey, VP/co-founder/mixer for Broadway Sound, to highlight an evening of toasts and barbs from Fey’s friends, including Fred Armisen, Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Hudson, Jane Krakowski, Steve Martin, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Tracy Morgan, Amy Poehler and Betty White. The post services at Broadway Video contributed to a fast turnaround from performance to air.
Kimberg traveled to Washington, DC to watch the show and began editing in his New York suite on Avid Symphony the next morning. “The challenge really was to edit, mix and deliver the show within three days. Thanks to the Broadway Video creative team, that goal was achieved.”
At Broadway Sound, Kelsey worked in tandem with Kimberg, providing audio sweetening to deliver a polished final mix. “Everything that’s needed to finish a show is right here,” says 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 sync.”
“I’ve created shows at Broadway Video for many years,” says executive producer Bob Kaminsky. “I believe the number of TV specials now exceeds 50. Their Brill Building offices feel like show business and I’m always happy to walk into that historic lobby. It is also a great luxury to go from Yossi and the video edit, 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 Broadway Video lifer.”