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Alien Abductions at Alpha Dogs Post Production

Burbank, CA, September 20, 2010 --( Aliens have landed at Alpha Dogs Post Production in the new horror film Grey Skies. Written and produced by husband and wife team Stacey Jorgenson and Mark Reilly at Little Engine Films, the story is about a group of friends reuniting at a rural lake cabin. Strange disappearances begin to happen, as they become victims of alien abductions.

Stacy and Mark approached Alpha Dogs initially to complete color correction on the film. The duo was so pleased with both the consistency and quality of the work as well as the professionalism of the staff that they decided to post the entire film at the facility “I came to Alpha Dogs in tears,” Jorgenson comments. “The audio had so many problems and we were up against the deadline for our premiere. What seemed like complex problems that couldn’t be fixed in time were simplified and we made our delivery date.”

Alpha Dogs worked around the clock to complete the entire audio mix and design. Audio mixer Marcus Pardo utilized a Pro Tools HD2 system, with a plethora of plug-ins. In particular, the Waves Diamond Bundle, Waves 360, Cedar DNS One, and the Waves Dorrough Meter Surround Edition allowed Marcus to keep the final mix entirely in the Pro Tools realm. Pardo comments, "I love the Wave Diamond Bundle for the EQ's and Compression. The Waves 360 has a great sounding 5.1 surround reverb for the sound design elements. Furthermore, I believe that the Cedar DNS One is truly heaven sent, for the way it attacks hissy noisy production dialogue and the ease to automate every setting in Pro Tools.” Shared Terrablock storage integrated the picture and the audio seamlessly expediting the delivery, saving both time and money.

Colorist Brian Hutchings quickly interpreted the vision of the suspense needed for the alien abductions in one of Alpha Dog’s finishing suites, that integrates the Tangent 200 panels with Apple’s Color application. Brian’s craftsmanship as a colorist allowed him to augment the story visually giving the images the tension needed to create the eeriness surrounding alien abductions.

“We felt that Alpha Dogs was our home away from home during the arduous 15 plus hour days,” Jorgensen said. “Alpha Dogs will definitely be my first call for post production on future projects.” Grey Skies has been selected for the Sante Fe Independent Film Festival October 19-29th, 2010. Little Engine Films has 3 films in development and currently securing financing. To learn more visit

For additional information please contact Julie Leibovitz 818.456.4149, or visit our website

About Alpha Dogs: Alpha Dogs is a full service post production company. Operating in the heart of Burbank’s media district, Alpha Dogs offers state of the art editing bays, color correction, audio mixing, visual effects, production offices and equipment rentals.

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