Sound like you mean it (from home).
At Clean Cuts, we certainly love a challenge! And, like the rest of the world, we found ourselves in 2020 having to quickly pivot how we did business to provide the same level of service to our clients in a safe, socially distant manner. In addition to putting in place our SAG/AFTRA-approved Covid protocols for in-person studio recording, our clients asked us to help develop ways to record people from the place they felt safest—their own home—with the highest-quality sound possible.
Our team researched, purchased, tested, and analyzed many different types of microphones, headsets, recorders and software to design shippable Recording Kits. Because Clean Cuts is involved in so many different types of audio projects, we quickly realized this wouldn’t be a “one size fits all” solution. The right Kit for a client whose project involved recording a high-profile talent for multiple days, with a full day allowed for setup, looked a lot different than a simple Kit for a podcast featuring multiple, one-time guests, needing very little setup time. So, we customized each of our Kits, with options ranging from world class microphones, audio interfaces and laptops, to inexpensive analog headsets and everything in between. Our USB Mic Kit packed with pop filters, headphones, and adapters was a popular choice for our podcast projects!
Keeping it simple and utilizing our engineers to help was a big key to our success. Each Kit was packed with super-simple instructions that we paired with a scheduled setup session with one of our engineers. The setup session allowed our engineers to take the stress of having any technical knowhow off the talent or guest, and made sure we had time to solve any technical challenges before the session. It also allowed us the opportunity to give any necessary advice on improving their room acoustics.
We ended the year completing over 400 successful remote sessions, including commercials, podcasts, video games, audiobooks and more—and we learned a ton! It will always be our preference to record your talent or guest in-studio whenever possible, but if you can’t…. let us help! We love to talk about these types of challenges, so don’t hesitate to reach out.
SOUND LIKE YOU MEAN IT
Clean Cuts is an award-winning creative boutique producing inspired, emotional audio and sound design for all media.
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With three offices in three different cities, there’s always a lot happening. Scroll down and have a look at some of the things our team has been up to over the last few months!
This spot is brought to you by Three Seas. When our employee ask for favors, we love to help them out especially when it’s a fun group like the DC Rollergirls! Producer Heidi Green rolls with this group of strong, fierce and competitive female athletes with a passion for roller derby. Cerebral Lounge provided the edit, graphics and color correction. The spot then rolled on over to Clean Cuts to add sound design, mix, a CCML track and record the VO.
Three Seas Sponsors Fall 2018 Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit
Pictured above Orlando Trott and Reagan Kolakowski.
Three Seas was proud to be a sponsor and have a table at the Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit Baltimore on September 27. Mike Gardner, EVP Business Strategy, introduced keynote speaker and author, Allen Gannett, and moderated the “Hiring and Retaining Specialized Marketing Talent” panel at the event. If you were there, we enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you there in the future. Next Summit is Spring 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark your calendars!
Three Seas Launches “Fresh Blood” Series on the Capitol Communicator
Three Seas is an official sponsor of Capitol Communicator, a weekly news source for communication professionals in the DC/Baltimore region. A recurring bi-weekly series, “Fresh Blood” profiles creative millennial talent in our area.
Whether you call them Pluralists, Neo-Digital Natives or the Job Hopping Generation, a new cohort of marketers is emerging and things will never be the same. We invited some of the area’s top millennials to give their thoughts on the future of the industry as their generation reaches maturity.
“Fresh Blood” recently featured Television Publicist Hayden Cox. He gives us a glimpse into his work for the True Crime team at Investigation Discovery and how a sudden break in a criminal investigation can turn the best laid PR plans on their head. To watch more from the series and stay up to date with the latest, head to Capitol Communicator‘s website.
Produced by Three Seas, a Capitol Communicator sponsor, a collective of creative boutiques with expertise in visual storytelling, creative strategy, sound and music.
Production: Cerebral Lounge
Sound Design and Mix: Clean Cuts
Creative Strategy: The Gigawatt Group
Custom Music: Noise Distillery
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
In September, our team headed to Nationals stadium to watch the Nats take on the Mets. Even though they didn’t come out on top, we still had a blast enjoying some brews with our colleagues.
We will be attending upcoming events in the area. Add them to your calendar and meet our crew. We hope to see you there!