CHICAGO — NoiseFloor Ltd. (noise-floor.com) recently completed post sound services for Let’s Play Two, a new film that highlights Pearl Jam’s live performances at Wrigley Field on August 20th and August 22nd of 2016. The hometown Chicago Cubs had a thrilling season last year, ultimately winning their long elusive World Series championship.
“Being able to work with creatives from all over the country was a lot of fun,” says Cory Coken, co-owner of NoiseFloor. The studio spent just over a year working on the project, which presented a number of challenges.
“Determining if the project should have more of a concert or a documentary style while balancing the needs of both was difficult, but a fun challenge that was a first for me.” Coken says.
The creators wanted the performance footage to make viewers feel as though they were actually at a Pearl Jam concert. This meant the audio for those portions had to be very loud. However, there are other parts of the film that required softer and more focused audio, such as when Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder reflects on his childhood at Wrigley Field with his uncle.
Due to the scope of distribution of Let’s Play Two, NoiseFloor had to create mixes that catered to many different mediums. They had to produce theatrical mixes, broadcast mixes and home video mixes, along with cut down versions, all while maintaining the music mixes of all the very well-known Pearl Jam songs.
NoiseFloor relied on Steinberg’s Nuendo digital audio workstation software.
“All the creative producers on this job were amazing and managed numerous complicated schedules, bids, versions, and revisions coming in from all over, and they handled it with grace.” says Coken.