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News: POP Sound®, Inc. Mixes Doc for Annenberg’s “Beauty Culture” Exhibition
on Jun 1, 2011 at 11:26:39 pm

(Santa Monica, California--June 1, 2011) POP Sound provided sound post production services for a 30-minute documentary featured in “Beauty Culture,” a groundbreaking exhibit now on view at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. Re-Recording mixer Tim Hoogenakker prepared the soundtrack for the documentary which screens in the museum’s central, circular gallery.

Directed by Lauren Greenfield, the documentary features interviews with luminaries from the fashion industry including photographers Albert Watson and Melvin Sokolsky, and models Crystal Renn and Emme. The film serves as an accompaniment to the exhibition’s “photographic exploration of how feminine beauty is defined, challenged and revered in modern society.”

The documentary is displayed in the round on a series of 4K display screens that fill the gallery’s walls and through its state-of-the-art surround sound system that includes an array of dozens of speakers.

Hoogenakker initially mixed the soundtrack at POP Sound in Santa Monica. Source elements included original music and interviews recorded in Los Angeles, New York and Paris. He then fine-tuned the mix on location at the Annenberg Space for Photography.

“We spread the mix across the full array of speakers to create an immersive experience for the audience,” Hoogenakker said. “Because the room is round, with speakers and monitors in front of and behind you, you are always in a sweet spot. The room is tuned very well; you won’t miss a thing, no matter where you sit.

“Beauty Culture” runs through November 27th at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Admission is free.

About POP Sound
POP Sound provides sound services to the advertising, feature film, television and gaming industries. Founded in 1994, the company features 11 mixing stages and one ADR/Foley stage, and offers such services as sound supervision, sound design, editorial, ADR, VO recording, Foley, re-recording mixing, ISDN, HD & SD audio laybacks. From commercials to commentaries, music videos to video games, restoration to documentaries, television to feature films, POP Sound helps its clients realize their creative visions.

About CSS STUDIOS, LLC
Hollywood, California-based CSS Studios® is a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries. CSS Studios provides creative post production sound services to major motion picture studios, independent producers, broadcast networks, cable channels, advertising agencies and interactive producers. The services of CSS Studios are marketed under the brand names Todd-AO®, Sound One, Soundelux®, POP Sound®, Modern Music, Soundelux Design Music Group and The Hollywood Edge, with facilities in Los Angeles and New York. With more than 50 years of experience in providing creative sound services and technical solutions, the companies, collectively, have garnered more than 50 Academy Award nominations and won 26 Academy Awards®.

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