Eddie Bauer has returned to TV advertising after a 17 year absence. We worked with one-woman production phenomenon Rebecca Hynes and Factory Design Labs to bring the beautiful location footage to life with some supporting audio.
Coupe's Senior Engineer Ed Kaufman was recruited to help crack the decades-old JonBenet Ramsey case. Check out the clip from last night's CBS broadcast here:
The Walters-Storyk Design Group, who designed Coupe Studios, also designed the the acoustics, sound and video systems for the main Olympic venues in Rio.
CREATIVE DIRECTORS: Andy Dutlinger, Jamie Reedy
ART DIRECTOR: Drew Bentley
COPYWRITER: Greg Lewis
ACCOUNT SERVICE SUPERVISOR: Megan Gonzalez
PRODUCER (AGENCY): Rebecca Hynes
PRODUCTION COMPANY & CITY: Misfit
DIRECTOR: Doug Cox
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER (PRODUCTION CO): Jim Vaughn
PRODUCER / LINE PRODUCER (PRODUCTION CO): Scott Wickman
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Nick Mahar
POST PRODUCTION: Milkhaus – Denver, Colorado
EDITOR: MAX GOLD
ON-LINE EDITOR: Dave Krahling
ASSISTANT EDITOR: James Duree
SOUND DESIGN: Coupe Studios – Boulder, Colorado
SOUND DESIGNER: Greg McRae
VO TALENTS: Eric Singer and Jed Mortenson
VISUAL EFFECTS COMPANY & CITY: Milkhaus – Denver, Colorado
VISUAL EFFECTS EDITOR: Dave Krahling & James Duree
Denver agency Amelie enlisted Futuristic Films and Coupe to produce this edgy and brutally effective campaign reminding us all to buckle up. Yes, even in the back seat.
We were brought on board to help two of our fellow local yokels here in Boulder (Buck Ross Productions and School) to produce this cleverly outrageous stunt that Ad Age named the Ad of the Day:
You may know our engineer Alex Hawley as 2015's Handsomest Engineer Under 30 - but did you know he also writes a column for Recording Magazine? Check out his latest review of Colorado's own Grace Design's new FELiX product.
After a very successful World Premiere at San Sebastian Int. Film Festival and several other festivals happening this fall, Red Bull's "Chasing Niagara" has won Best Film in the category Mountain Sports at the prestigious Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.
About Chasing Niagara
When pro kayaker Rafa Ortiz makes the decision to paddle over Niagara Falls, he sets in motion an incredible series of events that eventually takes on a life of its own. To prepare for this mission, Rafa enlists the help of world-renowned paddler Rush Sturges and a tight team of their friends. Together they go on a remarkable three-year journey from the rainforest rivers of Mexico to the towering waterfalls of the U.S. Northwest. Their journey concludes in Canada where the team plays a cat-and-mouse game with local police before Rafa’s mission comes to a heart-stopping climax at the iconic Falls.
With Veterans' Day coming up, you could thank a vet for their service. But better yet, give one a job. We handled the audio post for "G.I. JOBS" for Z-Channel Films - which premieres on DirecTV this week:
Original music for Infiniti:
"In Touch" by our own Jacob Sproul featuring Mara Kennan
Leading up to the release of the PIXELS movie, SPILLT was tasked with creating a series of ten-second spots to cross-promote the movie with TBS. They brought the Coupe team in to create the sound design and lush 8-bit symphony.
Another amazing short by Gregory Herman has just gone live. We had one hell of a good time doing some creative sound design and Foley work on "The Last Hit."
Grab a bowl filled with about 10 minutes worth of popcorn and strap in for this one:
World Premier : Night of Shorts : Philadelphia
LA Premier : FIRST GLANCE LA 2015
Motion 2015 Santa Fe, NM
Top Shorts 2015
Our own Steady Eddie is featured in today's ProductionHub.com:
The rumors of radio advertising's demise have been greatly exaggerated. You need no further proof than this:
This is almost as much fun to watch as it was to record:
A few months back, we got to work on the soundtrack for Sender Films' newest project, Valley Uprising. Since then, the film has incredibly won the GRAND PRIZE at all five festivals in which it has competed:
Original music, sound design and mix for Copper's new Sherpa app.
Agency: Made Movement
Composer: Jacob Sproul
Sound design/Mix: Greg McRae
Powder to the people!
Original music, sound design, VO and mix for Woody Creek Vodka.
Video: Tyler Stableford
Composer: Jacob Sproul
Sound design: Kip Kuepper / Greg McRae
Audio Producer: Aaron Lasko
Cactus delivers yet again for University of Colorado Health. Sound design by Greg McRae:
Colorado music legends Chris Daniels and The Kings are back in Coupe recording another soon-to-be classic album. Check out the guys performing live with Freddy Gowdy:
Day 1 of the World Cup seems like a fine day to launch this futbol site called MondoGoal. Animated by John Camalick and recorded, sweetened and mixed here at the Coupe.
Roche and McVey have started work on another classic Chuck Pyle masterpiece. Always sweet to have the "zen cowboy" back in the house. Giddy up.
Heading to Mountain Film? We've had a hand in quite a few selections this year, including a small part in Dear Governor Hickenlooper, featuring Friends of Coupe Alexandria Bombach, Jeff Orlowski, Pete McBride, Scott Upshur and Shane Davis:
Who better to talk about El Cinco de Mayo than Captain Obvious? Here's the latest in an ongoing series we've been mixing for Hotels.com
Kip's latest rockin creation for this image piece for the Velocity Network.
From the fine folks at Second Story Garage here in Boulder, a writeup of GAT, who's currently in Coupe recording their upcoming studio album:
"Great American Taxi is one of Colorado’s favorite bands, and its former frontman, Vince Herman, who also plays with Leftover Salmon, was one of the state’s favorite musical personalities. When Herman left the GAT, fans were left wondering how the band would continue.
Taxi answered with Taylor Sims. It was a brilliant move.
Sims was one of the driving forces behind local bluegrass band Spring Creek, which, in 2007, became the first act to win the band competitions at both the Telluride and Rockygrass bluegrass festivals. Spring Creek consisted of four stellar musicians, and guitarist Sims was a standout among them. His chops were undeniable. His voice was compelling. He wrote great songs.
When GAT announced Sims as the new frontman, he seemed like the obvious choice. Want proof? Watch the results here when the band performed “Penny Arcade,” “Clara Belle” and “Silver Fiddle.” The band came to the Garage and showcased Great American Taxi 2.0. Sims wasn’t a temporary patch. It’s as if he were meant to be part of the band, which includes Chad Staehly, Jim Lewin, Chris Sheldon and Brian Adams. Be sure to check out their interview with Quentin, too."
Coupe's composition team of Cormack and Kuepper created the theme song for Colorado Public Radio's new arts show. Catch it every Friday on CPR, and read a bit more about the process here.
Coupe composers Daniel Sproul and Kip Kuepper laying down some guitar overdubs for the theme of a new Fox TV show. More news on that coming soon...
Turns out that our big drum room, some pieces of metal, Eric's old football helmets and an amazing script and creative team add up to a spot that will give you goosebumps.
Norm Shearer, Partner, CCO
Jeff Strahl, Associate Creative Director
Jenna Coppobianco, Copywriter
Brooke Woodruff, Sr Broadcast Producer
Joe Conrad, Founder, CCO
Gennifer Hobbs, Strategic Director
Summer Hershey, Account Supervisor
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Fueld Films
Director: Doug Chamberlain
Producer: Erin Malloy
POST PRODUCTION: Post Modern Co.
Editor: Jason Sedmak
Colorist: Rick Gougler
Producer: Jamie Kirchoff
AUDIO POST/SOUND DESIGN: Coupe Studios
Engineer: Greg McCrae
Producer: Eric Singer
There's very little room left in the trophy cases of our friends Daniel Junge and Davis Coombe. Where are they going to find a place for the Emmys they just won? Our Senior Engineer Ed Kaufman did the audio mix on their Academy Award winning documentary Saving Face. Halfway to the EGOT, gents...
Just completed this trailer, and looking forward to mixing the film later this month - it's our third feature with our French amis, and each one is more amazing than the last:
We recorded Demi Moore for this moving intro video for the Climate Reality Project. What do you love?
Coupe was very fortunate to escape the devastation of the flooding here in Colorado. We are open for business and doing what we can to support those in our extended family and the larger community affected by this disaster.
Note: The party scheduled for Thursday the 19th has been postponed. We ain't quite ready to party here in Boulder yet. But soon, my friends. Soon.
GREY New York came to Coupe looking for some "bombastic" sound design for this spot that ties in the new Hunger Games film "Catching Fire" with Covergirl's Capitol Collection of makeup. Life imitates art imitating life:
Original music from our composer Jeff Cormack on this fun little campaign for Breckenridge:
Mirror, mirror on the wall... Fresh sound design for Dish Network:
Someone just forwarded us this little piece of Coupe history. Who's got better hair: Yuri or Ed?
This sets the record for longest distance ISDN session ever:
Roshambo Films, Idolum, and a music-savvy client made this a fun original music composition project. Brought in string, keys and brass players to form a nice little ensemble:
We hosted Aziz Ansari here in our Studio B last week to record some segments for The Getaway airing on Esquire TV:
From the mind of Anthony Bourdain comes The Getaway, a new original series exploring the world's greatest cities through the eyes of a revolving cast of travel-loving celebrities who know them inside and out. Join Joel McHale, Aziz Ansari, Eve, Aisha Tyler and many more as they hit the streets in their favorite places on earth, enjoying the life of a local, doing what they do, eating what they eat, and going where they go. Sometimes, it’s not just where you go, but who you’re with.
If you were a fan of Bourdain's No Reservations, check out The Getaway:
Original music, sound design and mix for this fun spot for Dish Network. Watch for the roundball version too...
Those Who Can't is a sitcom pilot created and written by Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl — also known as the Denver-based comedy group The Grawlix. The pilot was optioned by Amazon Studios in 2012 and premieres TODAY on Amazon's website. Watch it here and give it a vote.
The pilot will be available free for a full month on Amazon Instant Video. Shot entirely in Denver by directors Evan and Adam Nix, who also edited the project, the pilot utilizes local crew and actors as well as nationally known comic actors Kyle Kinane, Rory Scovel and Nikki Glaser. Those Who Can't was produced in conjunction with Denver-based Image Brew and 3Arts Entertainment (Louie, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia), and stars the members of The Grawlix as three delinquent public school teachers fighting to stay employed at the floundering Buchanan High School.
If the show gets picked up and production stays in Colorado, this could be a huge opportunity for the local creative community. Vote it up, baby.
Boulder gives to... Denver Gives.
We got to have some sound design fun with the whimsical animation in this piece from our friends at Pinto Pictures...
Production Company: Pinto Pictures
Director/Editor/Designer: Brian De Herrera-Schnering
Producer: Krisi Olivero
Directory of Photography: Lowel Pierce
Copywriter: Alicia East
Sound Design/Mix: Ed Kaufman, Coupe Studios
Juile: Rachael West
Voice Over: Eric Singer
We got to collaborate with our old pal Ted (The Homeless Man with The Golden Voice) and Crispin Porter + Bogusky on this laugh-out-loud spot for Kraft Mac & Cheese.
We got a nice writeup in Markee Mag's last issue for the original music score we did on a spot for European candy maker Werther's. LA's Therapy and Boulder's own Sterling Rice Group worked with us on the beautiful project. Read more here, or check out the Werther's commercial here.
The Ad Club's Denver Fifty is the Oscars of February. Well at least that's how it feels. We were thrilled to be a part of so many projects that were recognized. It is truly an honor to see so much talent here in our very own backyard. If you missed the spectacular gala event, check out the winners HERE. A huge thank you to all of those who nominated and voted Coupe the Ad Club Aces of Audio.
From left: Sara Figge and Kathleen Ham from Donna Baldwin, our very own Eric Singer, and Katie Jewett from Citizen Pictures strike the "No Big Deal" pose.
Our own Ryan Dart just returned from playing a few solo shows in Europe, and brought us some gifts - including an authentic Swiss cowbell. We have a feeling that it's going to be much like our vintage Wurlitzer organ - finding its way onto just about every album recorded here, one way or another. Got any other ideas about what we ought to do with it? Let us know.
Check out this month's issue of Post Magazine, featuring a nice little write up on Coupe in the story on "Politics and Post." The article discusses Dish Network's War of the Words - a project we worked on with our friends at Wyatt. Scroll waaaay down towards the end of the piece if you want to skip to our part.