12.15.2009 12:16 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
RIOT Atlanta posts 2009 Soul Train Awards

Atlanta-based production company Sunseeker Media chose RIOT Atlanta to provide multiple post-production services for "Centric Presents the 2009 Soul Train Awards" show.

RIOT created video packages that ran during the Nov. 3 event at Atlanta's World Congress Center and provided all of the post-production services to package the presentation for the premiere broadcast Nov. 29 on BET and its new Centric channel.

The live show was captured in HD with nine cameras placed throughout the venue. RIOT received a line cut and iso recordings from all of the cameras. RIOT edited the show down to time, built in graphics elements and enhanced the live mix of the audio by using all of the individual tracks that existed for the individual microphone placements throughout the space.

The editing was done in multicamera mode with RIOT's Apple Final Cut Pro system. RIOT Atlanta also used Fairlight tools to give an extra sparkle to the sound. "They had every voice, every live mix and Pro Tools to remix the audio for broadcast,” said Chuck Brock, a producer and VP of creative services at RIOT. “Sunseeker had made sure to have every voice, every instrument, separated out onto individual tracks."

Brock also worked closely with senior editor Willie Giles to create the 30-second nomination packages and the two-and-a-half-minute preshow tribute pieces about artists Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson and the late Michael Jackson used at the live event. RIOT used Apple FCP for the editing; Apple Motion and Adobe Photoshop and After Effects for graphics work; and a combination of Fairlight and Digidesign Pro Tools workstations for audio mixing and sweetening.

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