Montclair, NJ — December 20, 2013 – ACIEM Studios, an award-winning full-service audio and video production and post-production facility, today announced that it produced the in-studio videos and instructional DVDs for Keith Urban’s Urban Guitar Collection and the Randy Jackson Guitar Collection, which are featured on the Home Shopping Network (HSN).
The videos are the first time that either artist, who have served jointly and separately as judges on ‘American Idol,’ has promoted a musical instrument line on television. The Randy Jackson Limited Edition 19-piece guitar collection includes a handcrafted guitar, amplifier and semi-hard case along with the ‘Play Guitar Now’ lesson DVD. The Urban Guitar Collection includes an acoustic and an acoustic/electric version of the Phoenix Edition guitar (available in a variety of finishes) along with two one-hour instructional DVDs. Both productions are meant to offer an affordable line of guitars to as many aspiring musicians as possible, as well as to those just starting out with guitar.
Four-time GRAMMY® award winner and current ‘American Idol’ judge Urban is contributing portions of the proceeds from the guitar collection’s sales to Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which donates instruments to under-funded music programs, and the GRAMMY Foundation.
ACIEM Studios CEO and executive producer Brian Brodeur produced and directed Keith Urban’s sessions at The Castle Recording Studio in Franklin, Tennessee in July, 2012. The DVC Pro HD sessions were shot over two days, with rough cuts produced in one week. Urban was in-studio, solo, doing two one-hour instructional sessions. Brodeur and his team then captured Randy Jackson, and guitarist Scott Goldbaum in the SSL3 Room at the Record Plant in Los Angeles the week after capturing Urban. Goldbaum provided the instructional playing, with Jackson providing tips and advice. The Urban Guitar Collection can be found at http://www.hsn.com/shop/urban-
“World-class musical artists come alive in studio settings, where they can reveal their love of music, and we were thrilled to have captured the essence of both Keith Urban and Randy Jackson in these instructional guitar video sessions for HSN,” said Brodeur. “The idea of a private, intimate lesson with both Keith Urban and Randy Jackson for aspiring guitarists is something special, and we were pleased to be part of a signature moment for HSN’s musical instrument sales program.”
Brodeur has a long history of producing instructional DVDs, including titles released by Alfred Publishing, Music Sales International, Hal Leonard Publishing, and Carl Fischer. Most notably, Brodeur and his team have provided production and mastering for dozens of titles for Hudson Music, including instructional DVDs with Neil Peart; Mike Portnoy; Dave Weckl, and Steve Gadd, among others. Brodeur was awarded the ‘Excellence in Music DVD’ award from the DVD Association for his work on Neil Peart’s ‘Anatomy of a Drum Solo’ DVD.
Now in its fifth year of operation at 7 North Mountain Avenue in Montclair, New Jersey, ACIEM Studios is well known for its live video and DVD work for the likes of Frank Zappa, the United Nations, Barnes & Noble, Rock the Vote, Rod Stewart, Allen & Company, Phish, Sony BMG, AMC Television, New York Rangers, and NYC Regional Center, among others. ACIEM Studios also provides full-scale on-air production and post-production work for Caucus NJ and Steve Adubato’s ‘One on One’ TV shows,
ACIEM Studios Services
ACIEM Studios offers a wide array of professional video services, including post-production editing; impact video development; location interview services; multi-camera video production services; multi-format encoding; HD/SD Conversion & Dubbing; DVD & Blu-ray authoring; program transcription and translation; subtitling and closed captioning; multi-stream online video hosting; YouTube channel management; social media video production, and voiceover recording.
ACIEM Studios’ audio suite provides a unique combination of analog and digital recording equipment. Along with a vintage AMEK Angela recording console, ACIEM offers an impressive collection of microphones, including a Telefunken AR51 multi-pattern large-diaphragm condenser tube mic.
ACIEM Studios features ProAC Studio 100 nearfield monitors for mastering-quality sound, providing a pure and natural representation of the signal path.
Audio formats include Avid ProTools; Apple Logic; Tascam DA88; Panasonic DAT; Tascam Cassette 2TR; and Studer A80 analog 2TR, as well as in-house video post-production HD & SD formats.
Video encoding and transcoding services include video mastering, format conversion and encoding for Broadcast, Disc, Internet and mobile formats, including HTML5, ProRes QT, H.264/MP4, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, DVCPRO HD, FLV, HDV, and many more. In-House VTR formats include DVCPRO HD; DigiBeta, Betacam SP; DVCAM; DV; HDV; 8mm; DVCPRO SP; VHS; 3/4-inch U-Matic; Blu-ray and DVD.
About ACIEM Studios
ACIEM Studios, and its subsidiary NewYorkDVD, have provided production for clients/projects including President Barack Obama, Frank Zappa, the United Nations, Barnes & Noble, Rock the Vote, Rod Stewart, Allen & Company, Phish, Caucus Educational Corporation, Sony BMG, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, NBC/Universal, KINO International, Music Sales, NJTV, Reckitt Benckiser, AMC Television, New York Rangers, Peter Yarrow, NYC Regional Center, and many more. Founded in 2001, ACIEM Studios is located in Montclair, New Jersey, twelve miles west of New York City. For more information, visit the web site at www.aciemstudios.co