Los Angeles, CA (April 4, 2011)–Voice Over There’s mobile studio recorded its first commercial spot recently: a Jim Beam spot featuring Willem Dafoe.
Commercial production company MJZ brought Voice Over There’s mobile recording studio to downtown Los Angeles to record voice over with Willem Dafoe for the Jim Beam “Parallels” spot. Voice Over There parked its trailer at the base camp near 3rd and Broadway, where Dafoe used the soundproof booth to record during a break in shooting while the production moved on to the next location.
“We got the quality of a professional sound studio with the convenience of recording on location,” said producer Sherri Levy. “We were on a tight schedule and [Voice Over There’s] trailer saved Mr. Dafoe from having to take time after the shoot to go to a studio.”
Created by StrawberryFrog and director Dante Ariola of MJZ, the spot features Oscar-nominated Willem Dafoe as he ponders several parallel futures, each determined by a choice. The tag line of the spot reminds us “All choices lead you somewhere. Bold choices take you where you’re supposed to be.”
MJZ’s choice to use Voice Over There brought the mobile studio to its first commercial production. Now in its third season, Voice Over There has been in use extensively on primetime TV series for recording ADR on location. The producers of the new Terrence Malick feature, The Tree of Life, also sent the VOT trailer to record voice over with Sean Penn at his home in Malibu.
The compact VOT trailer, designed by veteran television Director/Technical Director, Amir Soleimani, is independently powered by a Honda Whisper generator and air conditioned by a dual zone Fujitsu 18,000 BTU HVAC unit. Fully soundproofed up to -50 dB, the VOT trailer is outfitted with digital sound recording, processing, and transmission technology including Pro Tools, Telos Xstream and Verizon wireless internet.
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