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“Great White Highway” premieres in Shark Week










Post-Op Media recently worked with True Blue Films to complete post-production on “Great White Highway,” a 1-hour special that will premiere during Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2012, airing Thursday, August 16 at 9PM e/p. Make sure to tune in!

The show documents research made into migratory behaviors of Great White Sharks in the Pacific. It is an amazing story. The show was produced and directed by Robert Nixon, line produced by Brook Holston and edited by Luke Lindhejm.  It features Ted Danson as narrator.

Post-Op Media worked with the True Blue Films team to bring the show to the finish line. Providing: Online editing by Nate Zyontz and Ben Howard. Color correction by Ted Snavely. Sound Design by Chris Martin and Brian Callahan, and Final Mix by Brian Callahan.

Post-Op Media congratulates True Blue Films on an excellent show.

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Post-Op Media is down a “Steve,” but we’ve added a “Brian!”

We’re happy/sad here at Post-Op at the beginning of 2012.

Sad because our friend, Steve Urban has flown the coop. Happy because he has relocated to Los Angeles with his wife Karol. They have embarked upon a plan of making a name for themselves in Tinsel Town! We wish them all the best & good luck as they embark upon exciting and challenging new work in California.

And we’re doubly-happy because we welcome Brian Callahan. Brian is an experienced Audio Mixer and creative Sound Designer with over fifteen years in the post-production industries of Chicago and D.C.  He has mixed shows covering the gamut – from documentaries, reality, and even theater. Brian is a terrific talent and Post-Op is excited to have him join our team.

It’s an exciting time here and we’re ready for 2012 & we hope to see you soon!

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2011 Peer Awards

The Post-Op Media Team took home several honors at the 2011 TIVA-DC Peer Awards held on November 20th. It was an exciting evening at the National Press Club. Congratulations to our Team and to the clients who picked Post-Op Media to work with on each these spectacular projects.

Cheers to the Post-Op Media Team for receiving a grand total of 9 awards!

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Post-Op Learns to Color Inside the Lines

Post-Op Media is stoked to add a little color into our lives! Join us in welcoming award-winning colorist, Ted Snavely to the Post-Op family. Ted has been color correcting everything from spots to shows to music videos to films for over a decade. He began his colorist career at Roland House and most recently was on staff at Henninger. ”Why in the world would you want to be a colorist?” scoffed the audio guys. ”It’s the perfect blend of right brain and left brain, creative and technical,” retorted the new guy. Ted does get his ”audio on” though, playing drums in a band. So he’s got everything pretty much covered. We’re just happy he’s here to rock our Da Vinci and color our world.

Post-Op helps PBS to Look Back on a Stellar Year of Programming

Working with PBS promo producer, Laurie Wiggins, Final Cut Pro editor Dave Brier cut a two minute image spot that highlighted the critical acclaim that PBS programming has received over the past year. Culling over 50 different sources (roughly 500 hours of programming), Laurie and Dave sought to create a hard-hitting ”Sizzle” spot that would capture the breadth, and excitement of what PBS has to offer. The spot also features a stunning new graphics package designed by PBS Art Director, Dave Wilder, and Eyeball in New York. Post-Op would like to congratulate PBS on another stellar year of programming!

Final Cut Pro…Pro – Nate Zyontz Joins Post-Op

Post-Op Media is bustin’ with excitement to announce the new addition to our video team: Nate Zyontz. Nate came to us from New Jersey, via New York City where he’s worked as a Final Cut Pro editor. He and his wife ventured to the DC area less than a year ago when Nate was recruited to put his editing skills and Adobe After Effects expertise to full use slamming out political spots. Nate is an editor, Apple-expert, and way creative dude with a degree in Fine Arts Graphic Design. He is already proving himself to be an excellent addition to our Post-Op family. We wanted to give you a little more colorful information about Nate but he advised us to “fuhgedaboutit.”

PBS Nominated For National Emmy

Post-Op Media would like to congratulate PBS on their Emmy nod for a theatrical trailer promoting the acclaimed Ken Burns documentary, ”The War”. Post-Op’s own, Dave Brier, did the offline editing, title design, and final compositing, and the spot has now received a nomination for ”Outstanding Promotional Announcement for News or Documentary Program” from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Without Smoke, It’s Just Mirrors And Some Guy Who Carries Plastic Flowers All Day

We’re not saying that Henry will make you pick a card, but when sitting behind Post-Op Media’s Smoke system he certainly has some tricks up his sleeve. When finishing a video project, from commercials to long form shows, Smoke’s robust visual effect capabilities and processing speed are what you as a client demand.

It doesn’t matter if you need to key your talent off a green screen or fly in type, the speed of the system is only surpassed by its creative flexibility. Which means getting it all done, on time. Whether you’re working in standard definition or high definition, Post-Op Media’s Smoke adds the polish to your video until it shines like a mirror.