Santa Monica, CA (June 6, 2012)—Virtual post-production studio Allied Post Audio is mixing the Food Network reality show Mystery Diners at 48 Windows in Santa Monica.
Mystery Diners is Allied Post Audio’s second Food Network show for T-Group Productions, a reality production company based in Santa Monica. Each half-hour show chronicles a restaurant owner who suspects employees of not doing their jobs, or worse. Undercover operatives or “Mystery Diners” are called in to go into these restaurants, bars and food service establishments with hidden cameras to perform surveillance to find out what’s really going on when the boss isn’t around.
“Working with inherently noisy restaurant locations and off-mic suspect employees is one of this series’ biggest audio challenges,” says Woody Woodhall, CAS, supervising sound editor, re-recording mixer and head of Allied Post Audio. “Restaurant locations can be very noisy with air-conditioning, refrigerators, loud patrons and lots of activity so getting clean recordings can be difficult.”
Woodhall uses iZotope RX for noise reduction and then balances this with equalizers and a blending of volume levels to satisfy the ear of T-Group Productions president and owner Jenny Daly. Mystery Diners airs on the Food Network on Friday nights at 10pm/9pm Central.
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