Franklin, TN (October 23, 2006)–Paragon Studios, a leading multi-room recording and audio post-production facility led by owner and engineer Fred Paragano, has been taking center stage in a new VeggieTales endeavor that is part of an educational Spanish-language television programming initiative established by new partners NBC/Universal and Ion Media Networks, formerly Paxson Communications.
Paragon already records all dialogue and editorial for original English versions of Big Idea Inc.’s VeggieTales DVDs, Paragon Studios has since been tabbed to join Big Idea in catapulting VeggieTales beyond DVD. Paragon handled final mixes in 5.1 surround and stereo for the Spanish-language versions of VeggieTales for its first national television broadcast, which took to the airwaves on Ion Media Networks in September as part of its new Saturday morning second-language line-up.
Working on Pro Tools|HD, Paragon Studios will use its expertise in editorial and pitch-shift as it re-assigns the characters with their new Spanish-language voices. The final mixes of Spanish versions will be done in Paragon’s Studio B on the newly installed Solid State Logic C300 Master Studio System, which is the first of its kind in the U.S.
While all of the English dialogue recordings are tracked at Paragon Studios’ Franklin, TN location, the Spanish translations are recorded in Ecuador and transferred to Paragon Studios via the internet. The English dialogue is lifted from the mix and Spanish translations “spotted” in place, then remixed in both 5.1 and stereo.
Big Idea and Universal Pictures have also selected the studio to handle all dialog and editorial for VeggieTales‘ upcoming full-length feature film, The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything, slated for a 2008 release.
Big Idea, Inc., based in Franklin, TN and a subsidiary of Classic Media, is an American computer animation studio best known for its VeggieTales series of Christian-themed family home videos.