(l-r) Ricky Minor, Frank ScheuringWashington, DC (February 16, 2010)–MVI Post braved the recent blizzards in order to post a concert recorded at the White House for broadcast on PBS.
The concert, In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement, was hosted by President and Mrs. Obama at the White House in honor of Black History Month. The concert included performances by Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, John Mellencamp, Blind Boys of Alabama, Yolanda Adams, Joan Baez, the Howard University Choir and The Freedom Singers, with host Morgan Freeman.
The show’s producers brought in the All Mobile Video truck to record the show and Mix Music Mobile to remix the audio performances. MVI Post was reportedly selected on the strength of its HD workflow and creative talent. Ricky Minor, musical director for American Idol, produced the song mixes.
The concert was originally to take place on February 10, but was moved up a day to avoid the blizzard. It aired nationally on PBS on February 11. After the live to tape concert ended, MVI Post’s GM, Marc Kohn, and owner, Craig Maniglia, drove through the blizzard to pick up the master tapes. The Mix Music Mobile truck slowly made its way to MVI Post through the hazardous conditions, taking over an hour to go six miles.
After each song was remixed in the Mix Music Mobile truck, it was transferred to MVI’s audio suite and mixed on Fairlight audio consoles, outfitted with the latest CC-1 engine. MVI’s senior audio designer, Frank Scheuring, performed the final mix.
MVI Post, a full service provider of HD digital media production services, also performed editing, color correction and transcoding for web streaming.