New York, NY (February 9, 2004)–To call all Jimmy Neutron fans to their television stations for the recent hour-long movie installment, Jimmy Neutron: Rescue Jet Fusion, Nickelodeon called on two special agents from the design and music community to produce 20 promotional spots. Baccus Film and frequent Nickelodeon producer Kwesi Collisson and sound designer/mixer Brian Quill of New York’s G&E Music joined forces to create a series of promo spots, counting down to the movie’s premiere.
The action-packed series of spots and show packaging included a curtain raiser, :05 bumpers, as well as many :30 and :60 installments, recruiting kid agents to tune-in. With experience producing promos for Nickelodeon programs like The Fairly Odd Parents, All That, SpongeBob Square Pants, Dora the Explorer, and Little Bill, Collisson produced the visual elements of the promo series from his NYC Baccus Films facility. While a dramatic score accompanied the segments, most of the individual promos were otherwise without audio when delivered to Quill.
“I had general ideas about how I want each spot to sound; Brian helped me focus my ideas by creating specific sound design and library searches at lightening speed,” Collisson remarks. “We finished the entire project almost 5 days ahead of schedule due to this work-flow. We also had no revisions, which can be rare.”
In addition to providing sound design, Quill recorded the Los Angeles-based voice-over talent, Jonathan Cook, via ISDN to G&E’s Pro Tools studio, and mixed each spot. Quill started out each spot uploading the OMF file right out of Final Cut Pro via Collisson’s FireWire drive, and dialing up the VO. Having created a sound library specifically for the Jimmy Neutron series, Quill was able to quickly sound design and mix the spots in Pro Tools.