Block & Lot shoots video podcast in the Mezzanine

If you follow us on Instagram (@dubwaystudios), you know we love working with Brian Meier’s podcast, Block & Lot. Brian recently sat down in the Mezzanine studio with our engineer Pascal McGilvray-Guard for a recording of the show, featuring a video team for a multimedia-style podcast. In additional to sounding good, our live room enjoys the luxury of looking good too – helpful for any video project you may need a flexible space for.

Episodes are available on all major podcasting platforms, and congrats to the team on another successful recording.

Brian, right, and a guest in our Mezzanine studio.

Brian, right, and a guest in our Mezzanine studio.

New podcast from Jigsaw Productions

Major production house Jigsaw Productions has been working on a new podcast with Dubway engineer Grant Furton. The podcast is still in production but it promises to be extremely interesting work of the caliber of the rest of Jigsaw’s roster (recent productions include The Inventor; Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat; and The Looming Tower, among many others).

The show is being executive produced by Ellen Horne (of Radiolab fame) and includes interviews with major media figures… we can’t say much other than that, but we’re excited for the drop. Stay tuned!

MAP produces interview with Dennis Freedman

Creative director and major contributor to the world of fashion Dennis Freedman sat down at Dubway recently to be interviewed on record by writer, DJ, and artist Shirine Saad. We were honored to have them both in the studio! Dennis Freedman, best known as the editor of W magazine and the creative director at Barney’s, has produced product launches and photoshoots for major fashion brands worldwide.

In the session, engineered by Dubway’s Grant Furton, these two luminaries discussed art, fashion, and their careers. The entire project is produced and directed by photographer Caroline Washburn, of MAP.

From left: Grant Furton, Dennis Freedman, and Shirine Saad.

From left: Grant Furton, Dennis Freedman, and Shirine Saad.

"Ruff Night" premiers at NYC Downtown Short Film Festival

Jono Freedrix’s short film Ruff Night premiers tomorrow night, and has just been officially accepted into the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival! Dubway was responsible for both the production audio at the shoot, and the audio post (staff engineer Louis Fisher.)

The premier can be attended by members of the public; you can find tickets here. If you’re interested in attending, get them soon – it’s a small theater and a great short, expect it to sell out.

Congratulations to everyone involved, and best of luck in upcoming festivals!

Ruff Night - NYC film fest.jpg

New podcast from Jacqueline Strayer starts work at Dubway


President and founder of The Sound Advisory Group Jacqueline Strayer has chosen Dubway as her home away from home for work on her new podcast “Women You Should Know”. Strayer has been recording interviews and mixing the podcast alongside Dubway engineer Keenan DuBois.

While the podcast is still in production, you can expect to hear guests like Lidia Bastianich (Lidia’s Italy) in early episodes, interviewed thoughtfully by Strayer about their lives and careers. Don’t miss it!

"Hear To Slay" with Roxane Gay

Luminary’s “Hear To Slay” podcast, hosted by Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom, recorded a new episode in our Main Floor facility. The recording was engineered by Dubway’s Zac Suskevich.

Gay’s guest for the episode was author Elaine Welteroth, the former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and a judge on Project Runway, whose new book More Than Enough was recently released.

You can listen to the show exclusively on Luminary – check it out here.

Roxane Gay, Zac Suskevich, and Elaine Welteroth, set to record.

Roxane Gay, Zac Suskevich, and Elaine Welteroth, set to record.

"Merging Futures"

Lee Kuczewski in the Blue Room, pre-record.

Lee Kuczewski in the Blue Room, pre-record.

Lee Kuczewski’s (pictured left) Merging Futures podcast covers science, technology, and arts, but focuses in on the people working at the intersection of all three. The podcast records from Dubway Studios with our engineer Pascal McGilvray-Guard.

Merging Futures films their episodes and chooses to record in the control room, rather than the sound room, for this purpose. All our rooms are acoustically treated, and our ProTools machines can be remotely monitored and controlled, so if your next project includes filming, give us a call!

"Poetics" podcast with Omari Hardwick


The “Poetics” podcast, which features interviews and original poetry from the major players in hip hop, has been recording many of its episodes at Dubway studios in recent months.

Dubway engineer Zac Suskevich has been handling these recordings, which often include a film crew, several producers, and the guest artist. All of our Control Rooms can be remotely operated and paired with any of our Sound Rooms, and “Poetics” often records in the Control Room to get better footage, with Zac monitoring the record remotely.

“Poetics” is only on Luminary, and new episodes can be found here. You can find “Poetics” on Instagram as well for news, behind the scenes pictures, and more, at @poeticspodcast and @hearluminary. This podcast gets amazing talent (see picture below) to dive deep into word craft – check it out!


Brennen Center for Justice podcasts at Dubway


Reputable law and policy institution The Brennen Center for Justice has been working on a number of podcasts out of Dubway studios in the past months.

Helmed on the production side by Brennen Center Creative Director Mellen O’Keefe and recorded by Dubway engineer Zac Suskevich, the podcasts have been varied and covered all sorts of topics, and have involved remote guests and experts calling in to lend their expertise to the subject of the day.

Dubway offers multiple avenues for a client to participate remotely in a session – give us a call or check our one sheet. Here’s a full listing of the Brennen Center’s podcast offerings.

"Baby Won't You Please Come Home" continues to win awards


Baby Won’t You Please Come Home has continued its winning streak, with a slew of awards from festivals including Best Short Film (Syracuse International Film Festival), Best Actress (Winter Film Awards, Garden State Film Festival), Best Editing (Deep In The Heart Film Festival), and Best Sound (Winter Film Awards), as well as a host of nominations. The film was written and directed by Dubway alum Chris Piazza, with mixing by Dubway’s lead re-recording mixer and head engineer Nathaniel Reichman, and stars Michelle Hurst (Orange Is The New Black) and Melanie Nicholls-King (The Wire) as a mother and daughter struggling with the difficulty of Alzheimer’s.

A complete list of awards and nominations for Baby Won’t You Please Come Home can be found over at Panopticon’s site, where you can also view the trailer for the film.

Blackfin Mixes "Homicide City" in the Blue Room


Blackfin TV, a premium non-fiction production house, has been mixing episodes of its crime series Homicide City in Dubway’s surround studio, the Blue Room. The show offers detailed looks at notable true crime cases in major cities, and draws on interviews with the veteran detectives involved in the cases.

For client attended reviews, the Blue Room is a perfect location: 5.1 and dual stereo monitoring paths, an Avid Artist Mix Console for editing and mixing, (and a comfortable couch!) The Blue Room has been used to mix a wide range of projects, among which we’re proud to count Homicide City.

Homicide City airs on Investigation Discovery Wednesdays at 10PM, and streams online on Investigation Discovery’s site and on Amazon Prime.

Netflix series "The Society" records at Dubway

Dubway was excited to recently host cast members from the upcoming Netflix teen mystery-drama, The Society, to record lines of dialogue for several episodes.  The show is loosely based on Lord Of The Flies, and is highly anticipated as “Netflix’s next great teen series” (Refinery29).  Our engineer Louis Fisher handled the control room, while the actors Amy Carlson, Olivia Nikkanen, Spencer House, David Aaron Baker, and Jack Mulher each recorded lines of ADR over the course of an afternoon.  

Kathryn Newton  and  Jacques Colimon  in  The Society,  from   production photos.

Kathryn Newton and Jacques Colimon in The Society, from production photos.

The Society premiers on May 10th, streamable on Netflix.

ADR recording for French film "Le Dindon"


The French comedy film Le Dindon (The Turkey) is in the final stages of post-production, and Dubway has been proud to host some of that work.  Le Dindon is an adaptation of a 1951 French film of the same name, itself an adaptation of a 19th century play by the early vaudevillian playwright Georges Feydeau, and stars Jessica Sherman, Holt McCallany, Dany Boon, and Alice Pol.  Jessica Sherman was in-studio for the day, doing lines and additional voice acting remotely with the directorial team in Paris, with Dubway engineer Keenan DuBois handling the recording.

Le Dindon is hilariously funny, gorgeously shot, and is currently scheduled for a 2019 theatrical release in France (it may screen in select US theaters) – stay tuned!

Dubway digitizes Philippe Halsman's collection of personal recordings


Dubway’s Merter Yildirim has been busy at work digitizing the personal recording collection of famed photogropher Philippe Halsman, whose work includes some of the most striking portraiture of the 20th century. Halsman was an avid recordist, and the large collection of reel-to-reel tapes and acetates includes a mixture of recorded lectures, home recordings, and conversations with other artists, friends, and family.

Philippe’s grandson Oliver Halsman Rosenberg will be using the archived recordings as part of an upcoming biopic project on his grandfather’s life and work.

Merter’s digitizing process for this project has been multi-format, and has given him the opportunity to use a variety of Dubway’s digitizing technology and devices, which include machines by Studer, Teac, Otari, and more. For a complete list, visit our Main Floor Equipment page.

ADR for Netflix's "The Spy" miniseries


Dubway had the privilege of hosting talented actor Noah Emmerich (The Americans, The Truman Show, Super 8, White Collar, The Walking Dead, Billions) to work on dialogue recording for the upcoming Netflix miniseries The Spy.  The show is set to star Sacha Baron Cohen as a top Israeli Mossad agent in Syria in the 1960’s and is based on the true story of Mossad agent Eli Cohen.  Emmerich’s lines were recorded in studio by Dubway engineer Pascal McGilvray-Guard, with the direction coming into the studio via a phone patch.

The Spy is slated to drop on Netflix later this year.  Keep your eyes peeled for more news and release date information!

Harper Collins' "Remember Reading" with Lindsay Jacobson

Lindsay Jacobson hosts her podcast for Harper Collins, “Remember Reading”, here at Dubway every month, and engineered by Pascal McGilvray-Guard. This year, Lindsay has invited journalists, educators, and beloved authors to discuss books that we would all remember reading in our young lives. In these conversations, Lindsay focuses on connections between beloved books from childhood such as Charlotte’s Web and Ella Enchanted as well as recent favorites, and the enduring appeal of children’s literature.  

You can listen to Remember Reading on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Soundcloud.

"Baby Won't You Please Come Home" Wins Gotham Award for Best Sound

"Baby Won't You Please Come Home" is a short film starring Michelle Hurst ("Orange is the New Black, "Frances Ha") and Melanie Nicholls-King ("The Wire," "Orphan Black"). Written and directed by Christopher Piazza.  Dubway’s Nathaniel Reichman won Best Sound as Re-Recording Mixer at the Winter Film Awards alongside Keith Rigling as Sound Mixer/Supervisor.

Winner :

Winter Film Awards - Gotham Award for Best Sound

Official Selection :

Harlem International Film Festival

deadCenter Film Festival

Syracuse International Film Festival

Sydney Indie Film Festival

Lone Star Film Festival

Matt Higgins - The Improviser

We are thrilled to be able to share this art from Matt Higgins, a genius actor completing work on his new film, “The Improviser”.  Higgins began his improv career studying with Ralph Buckley, Josh Broder, Paul Lazar and Paul Sills. Filmed live in front of an audience in August of 2018, Dubway’s Zac Suskevich and Louis Fisher handled the audio post on “The Improvisor,” and Nicole Benoit handled the color grading.

To support the new film, follow Matt’s artistic endeavors on Instagram here and check out the GoFundMe for the project!

Creative Conversation with KC Ifeanyi

Fast Company’s KC Ifeanyi, host of Creative Conversation, is a regular guest here at Dubway Studios where he records this informative and entertaining podcast.  KC’s conversations with art and business icons focus on the secrets to success in a creative marketplace that often feels like a desert. Ifeanyi’s guests this year have included artist Killer Mike of Run The Jewels, and composer of the Moonlight soundtrack, Nicholas Britell. Dubway’s Louis Fisher, Russell Castiglione, and Keenan DuBois have been proud to engineer this incredibly informative and entertaining podcast. Listen to Creative Conversation wherever you already listen to your podcasts or, you can start here.