Joan Baker and Rudy Gaskins are co-founders of the Society of Voice Arts & Sciences (SOVAS), and creators / co-hosts of the podcast series “Get Out There”: a fun, inspiring, and informative series designed to motivate listeners to reach for their most audacious dreams. Flavorlab worked with the couple on all things audio for the podcast, recording and mixing each episode live in the studio as well as composing the original theme music and intro audio reel. We sat down with Joan and Rudy to reflect on the ongoing project and its impact.
Author: Ricky Holman
SOVAS’s “Get Out There” is a fun, inspiring, and informative series featuring success stories and tips from top Voiceover artists and other industry professionals. The podcast demands a diverse set of audio skills, requiring a team effort across Flavorlabs’ multiple divisions. Joan and Rudy wanted the project to have a sonic identity, so Erik Blicker and Glenn Schloss of Flavorlab Score worked to create a theme, show package and ID to reflect the “positive, vibrant aesthetic of the hosts”. Glenn formulated the sonic ID by aggregating voices of many of the show’s guests (as well as his wife and kids) atop a bed of sound effects to produce a multilayered, cascading segment.
After principal photography on the film was complete, Flavorlab was brought onto the project to provide a level of expertise and insight. Directors Hannah Marks and Joey Power worked closely with Flavorlab’s Head of Post Audio, Brian Quill to create and edit the underlying soundscape. Marks recalls, “They work so fast over there [at Flavorlab]. There were so many nuances of sound to consider and when all the elements came together it created a totally different feel. Brian spent a lot of time working on the dialogue, some of the on-set audio was full of static because there would be noise coming from an air conditioner, and he really cleaned it all up.”
Nick grew up in a suburb of D.C., located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. His parents recognized his passion for music at an early age and encouraged him to become a musician. Not surprisingly, music consumed much of his free time. Whether it was playing in the high school jazz band or jamming… Read more »
Ricky was born and raised in South Florida. He began playing the saxophone at the age of twelve and later learned the clarinet and flute, enabling him to perform as a reed player in a variety of professional ensembles and productions. In high school, he played in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as well as… Read more »