New York, NY (December 11, 2009)–Creative Group and Mantra Design delivered a complete post package for Fuse Presents Jay-Z Live from Madison Square Garden: Answer the Call, including video editing, audio mixing and 3D graphics.
Mantra Design got the ball rolling on the project when it created the on-air identity for Fuse Presents, a concert series showcasing top musical acts such as the Jay-Z concert, a benefit show for the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund that took place September 11 of this year.
Creative Group’s editing team for the project, comprising editors Mari Keiko Gonzalez and Mike Levine, got down to work, first delivering a cold open to accompany the broadcast of the concert Fuse aired live on September 11, then doing some minor edits on a two-hour commercial broadcast of the concert aired by Fuse on Sunday, September 13. As the concert ended on the evening of Friday, September 11, the edit for the two-hour version required an extremely tight turnaround; Gonzalez and Levine started editing Saturday morning, and outputted the edited version to Fuse around 3:00 a.m. on Sunday.
Sue Pelino, Creative Group’s VP of audio post production and senior mixer performed the audio mix and sound design. Working with a music remix provided by Jim Caruana, Pelino and her assistant, Rebecca Chandler, imported the stems of the separate stereo vocals, band, background vocals and audience near and far. They then conformed it to Gonzalez’s final video cut of the one-hour version and started the post-audio remix, which took two days. Ultimately, Pelino and Chandler delivered a stereo and 5.1 mix for Fuse, which aired the show in HD.