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SonicPool Provides Sound Design and Mix for Spikes "Video Game Awards"

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Hollywood, CA, December 14, 2006 - SonicPool, one of Hollywood‘s leading post facilities, specializing in audio and video finishing, and off-line editorial suite rentals, has announced its latest television project, Spike TV‘s “Video Game Awards 2006” which aired on Dec 13th. The announcement was made by John Frost and Patrick Bird, co -founders/Supervising Sound Mixers, SonicPool.

Frost and Bird served as the Mixers and Sound Designers for Spike TV‘s “Video Game Awards 2006” TV special, which was co-produced by Liquid Theory and Chloe Productions. Regarding Sonic Pool‘s work, producer Austin Reading, president of Liquid Theory, said, “SonicPool did another outstanding job. They continue to redefine how to sound design and mix graphic animation.”


A diverse group of celebrities that included Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), Heroes' Masi Oka and Hayden Panettiere, gravity-defying skateboarder Tony Hawk, and Deal or No Deal's Trisha Kara (aka case No. 9) turned out for Spike TV's 2006 Video Game Awards, which was recorded on Dec. 8 at the University of Southern California's Galen Center in Los Angeles. Samuel L. Jackson, who stars in Home of the Brave (set for a limited release on Dec.15) hosted the event.

How has gaming evolved such that it's earned its own awards show? On the red carpet, Cliff Bleszinski, lead designer for Epic Games (winner of the Studio of the Year award), told, "Gaming is where you can be the hero, wear the boots of a soldier and wield the sword of a mighty warrior. To me, that's more powerful than anything, and I think it's why gaming is being so embraced by this generation."

The big winner of the night was The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which took home five honors, including Game of the Year and Best Performance by a Human, Male (Patrick Stewart of the X-Men titles).

A partial list of the “Video Game Awards 2006” winners follows:

Game of the Year: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Take-Two Interactive Software Inc./Bethesda Softworks)

Studio of the Year: Gears of War developer Epic Games

Best Performance by a Human -- Male: Patrick Stewart in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Best Performance by a Human -- Female: Vida Guerra in Scarface: The World is Yours (Vivendi/Radical Entertainment)

Most Addictive: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Critics' Choice: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo)

Cyber Vixen of the Year: "Alyx Vance" in Half-Life 2: Episode 1 (Valve)


Launched in Hollywood in 2001, SonicPool was co-founded by audio post production specialists John Frost and Patrick Bird. Each of the men currently serves the company as a Supervising Sound Mixer.

SonicPool is comprised of 11 online Avid/FCP online and offline bays, and four mixing bays. The company‘s post production sevices include Audio and Video Finishing, edit suite rentals, and media duplication. SonicPool‘s creative services include radio production. Additionally, the company offers its clients production office space rentals.

SonicPool‘s clients run the full gamut of the entertainment and broadcasting industries, which clients ranging from major studio releases, independent feature films, TV programs, and radio, to DVD menu sound design, TV commercials, gaming, mobile and Internet projects.

SonicPool is located at 6860 Lexington Ave, Hollywood, CA, 90038.

The phone is 323/460-4MIX, and the web address is:




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