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New business from old friends…

Posted on July 15, 2011

Recently, we’ve had the good fortune to re-connect with some friends in the game industry. And this includes a generous amount of editing work, which saw us looking to fill out 4 positions for audio engineers, who will carry out the cleaning, top ‘n tails and re-output of 10s of thousands of game lines!

Phase 2 will see us pouring over ProTool files and extracting ‘keeper’ takes and cleaning them for game use.

Ultimately, this work will lead to a whole new game being voiced at Liverpool Court Studios!  Last time we recorded an X-Box 360 game, we required over 90 voice actors, who were pulled from the local scene.

So keep your eyes to this site for news of the forthcoming auditioning phase. We can’t promise when that will happen, but if you miss the opportunity, its gone!

REMEMBER: Canada is the #3 game producing nation in the world, and we see nothing but more and more game work being done at Liverpool Court Studios!


Your website, what has it done for you lately?

Posted on July 15, 2011

Believe me, I’m not website expert (our techs are, but I’m not!)… Our site is an ever-changing entity.

I’m not embarrassed to say that we have gone through 4 completely different sites in 2 years!

But, I know that we are good at what we do, which is video production for small-to-medium sized businesses & their websites, live-event coverage for the entertainment industry, and audio recording for bands, video game producers and private industry.

Yet,

…it seems that every few months, I take another look at our site and decide that we need a new vision… It can be a frustrating experience for me and our designers (to say the least), and you might also find yourself in this situation.

If you do, don’t sweat it – the beauty of the internet is that it is always changing, …a liquid being that constantly re-invents itself and its rules of engagemnet. If your site is not ‘optimized’ today, then you can re-arrange it and re-post it. If you have done your homework properly, you might see the results of this change in just a few days. If you are not happy with those results, change it up again, the page text, the meta-description, the page title, etc – all these things do make a difference.

If the term ‘Search Engine Optimization’ is not something you are seriously thinking about, then you might want to re-evaluate your thinking…

Business owners – REMEMBER THIS: Your website should be your best salesperson, and if its not, …fire it (take it down), and hire (design) a website that will be your best salesperson. Simple as that…

Imagine hiring a sales rep that does not ever take a minute off, never complains, never calls in sick, is always towing the company line, (potentially) speaks every language on earth, and never promises more than you can provide (a typical salesperson trick to solicit work, which inevitably backfires in everyones face, right?),

…what would that salesperson be worth to your organization?

We truly believe that the days of old, huge, clumsy website are over.  People are not interested in pouring over copious amounts of information to find the one small nugget they are looking for.

Offer your visitors a clean, easy-to-navigate site that is very specific in its message.

Truthfully, most sites are crazy boring!

Figure out what your site is all about, then only make it that…


Festival Update July 13th, 2011…

Posted on July 13, 2011

Only a few days to go in the festival season, and it has been exhausting and exhilarating all at the same time!

In late June, the TD Canada Trust Ottawa Jazz Festival started out hot ‘n heavy, …and wet!

Three nights, three incredible performances (Robert Plant, Elvis Costello and KD Lang), the weather was a little trying, but it only made the concerts that much more memorable; Robert Plant restructuring the Led Zepplin catalogue, Elvis Costello turning back the hands of time and delivering a blistering set, and the ever-incredible KD Lang doing her thing… It was hot, humid and a fantastic lineup of the world’s elite jazz performers, we can’t wait till next year..!

Early July saw the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest roll into town with a bang, delivering one of the greatest concerts of summer on the first night with Soundgarden, one of the original grunge bands from the Seatlle scene in the 90’s. One of their first concerts into the newly re-formed rockers tour, they were already in fine form.

It was a special treat for our video crew to arrange with the band to show the concert in B&W, a magnificent way to add an edgy element to a big-time rock show – hope you liked it!

The weather has been fantastic for the run, except for the one night that a mini-tornado ripped through the park, and the Black Keys were forced to wait it out until the safety concerns were relaxed – the people that stayed will remember this night for quite some time!

A few more days of music, then we put the big show to rest for a year. We hate to see it end, but we do need to sleep for a few days to re-energize!

We hope to see you all out at the park!