You may have met Independent on our website but get to know us more with the Independent Drink of the Month. Every month we will feature a favorite drink of an Independent employee. This October we will start with Randy. His drink is a gin and tonic. When in a session request the drink of the month from your editor, engineer, or designer and we’ll have it made and delivered. We’ll post the new drink on our blog and social media on the first work day of the month. Enjoy!
The Milwaukee Film Festival starts this week! Below are some of the many films that we worked on and their screening times. We have ticket vouchers available for the film festival. If you’re in for a session between now and October 8th say the words “Independent loves Milwaukee Film” to Jamie at the front desk. You can email, tweet, caption an Instagram post with those words and tag Independent and we will contact you for an address to send you those vouchers!
Director: Faith Kohler
Sound Design: Randy Bobo
Music: Peter Batchelder
Color: Rob Due
Tuesday, Sept 29th Oriental Theatre 6:30om
Friday, Oct 2nd Times Cinema 3:30pm
Tuesday, Oct 6th Avalon Theater 9:45pm
We had a lot of fun at the United Adworkers golf outing last Friday. We were manning tee box #10 giving away way awesome yellow hats! (We still have some leftover. Next time you’re in, come collect one!) We also made the golfers break a sweat in either a sack race (coffee bean sacks courtesy of Stone Creek Coffee) or a three legged race to win sweet prizes like a ribbon wand or a Hello Kitty soda! If you would like any high resolution version of the photos, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The musicless music video meme starts with a classic music video. The audio is removed and all new SFX are added. Here’s an example of one, “Dancing in the Street” with David Bowie and Mick Jagger. Studios put their sound design skills to the test and each designed their own musicless music video.
Below is Steve’s musicless music video of “Let’s Get Physical” by Olivia Newton John.
“I had to manipulate most of the sound effects I used from our library. Some effects were the actual sounds with extra noises added to help tell the story. Then we had to come up with some lines for when Olivia was on camera. This was a group effort. Then I put Peter and Aidan in the booth for vocalizations and foley. It was fun. There was a lot of Peter getting slapped I must say. Finally, mixing it all together so it sounded like this was happening in that space. And there ya go.”
It has been proven that healthy and happy employees are more productive employees. (Article from the CDC, Article from CBS News) Independent also strives to keep it’s employees healthy in the workplace so we can create the best work possible. All of us are eternally hunched over our workstations, therefore once a month we have a masseuse come in and give us chair massages. If you happen to be in for a session during this time and would like a massage, let us know!
To help us make balanced healthy food decisions, last Friday we had in nutritionist Bernie Rosen of Rosen Wellness, LLC. He talked about the balance of proteins, grains, and fats and how they work in our body. He used the analogy, “A carb is like a piece of paper that burns quickly and therefore need a lot of it to feel full. Fat is a like a log, that burns slow and steady therefore you only need a little to feel full”. Bernie helps others learn to live a healthier lifestyle by creating their own wellness plan addressing diet, exercise and stress management. If you’re interested in nutrition counseling, feel free to send Bernie an email, he’ll be glad to answer questions.
How do you keep healthy in the workplace? Any suggestions for Independent to make our studios a healthier environment for you the client?