Steve and Karol Take Home Some Bling at the 2011 TIVA DC Peer Awards Ceremony

On November the 19th, Urban Audio Post partners, Steve and Karol Urban, took home individual awards at the 2011 TIVA DC Peer Awards. Steve won a Bronze Peer Award for his mix on a promo for National Geographic for the “Shane Untamed.”  Karol took home a Bronze for her sound design for Discovery Studios “Anxious.” Steve was at the National Press Club to receive the awards.


Karol Urban Provides Sound Design for The Adrenalist Campaign for Degree

Karol Urban provided sound design for The Adrenalist Campaign for Degree. In addition to the branding SFX and telemetry FX used for the graphics package for the online Adrenaline Lab videos, she also provided complete sound design and re-recording mix for the Theatrical Trailer and first 4 episodes of the Adrenaline Lab webisodes, including 2 featurettes on Bear Grylls, and featurettes on Kevin Jorgeson, and Jeremy Jones. Each episodes explores the feelings of adrenaline experienced by these thrill seeking extreme sports celebrities. Learn more here.


The New Summer 2011 Edition of Cinema Audio Society Quarterly is Released: Cover Story on Cloud Computing by Karol Urban

Learn a bit about cloud computing and the new services emerging to specifically service audio professionals in this month’s CAS Quarterly Summer 2011 Edition. Click the image to download and view a pdf of the publication.

Animal Planet’s Polar Bear:Spy On The Ice

Premiering tonight on Animal Planet, Polar Bear:Spy On The Ice is a documentary shot entirely on custom-made spy cams. Karol provided additional sound design and re-recording mix for the special as well as complete audio post for the behind-the-scenes interstitials at Discovery’s Headquarters.


Karol Urban takes home “The Dirty Jobs” DASAPP Award


Amy Crowell, video editor, and Karol Urban, audio mixer, take home “The Dirty Jobs” Award (The Most Challenging Project Award) at the 2010 Discovery Arts and Sciences Post Production Award for “I Escaped: Real Prison Breaks”.


CAS Quarterly Fall 2010 Edition Released: Game Sound Cover Article by Karol Urban

CAS Quarterly Fall 2010 PDF LinkI had the incredible honor and pleasure of interviewing 4 game sound pros in order to answer the questions every linear mixer/sound designer is dying to ask.


Karol Urban Sound Design & Mix on “Anxious” for Discovery Health Channel

Karol Urban completed complete sound design and mix on Anxious airing during Psychology Week on Discovery Health Channel for Discovery Studios.


Karol Urban Mixes Two Planet Green Reality Series

Karol Urban mixed two reality show series for Planet Green. Blood, Sweat and Takeaway and Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts depicts 6 London processed food junkies and throw away fashion fans, respectively, who are challenged to see how their food and clothes are manufactured abroad.


Karol Urban recreates Vintage Plane Sounds for Military Channel

Karol Urban was challenged with recreating all vintage plane sounds in post for the Military Channel Series Showdown Air Combat.

Showdown Air Combat Season 1 Picture of Corsair

“While neither the budget nor the time available to complete the project changed, the scope of work greatly increased due to the lack of production materials. I had the choice to either do some hunting and some research on engine styles and recreate in post the air combat scenes, or mix them like music videos.


Karol Urban nominated for “Mixer of the Year” at Discovery Channel

UAP’s Karol Urban has been nominated for “Mixer of the Year” at Discovery Channel’s own Discovery Arts and Sciences Post Production Awards. This is a special honor as nominations are made from direct peers who work with her studio at Discovery Communication’s Technology Center. Karol is also in contention for the “Man vs. Wild” Award (the project that succeeded despite the most challenging technical and time restraint hurdles) for her work on Koppel on Discovery – Iran: The Most Dangerous Nation, the “This Ain’t Radio Award” (best promo audio) for ETOC Portland, and The “Mythbuster Award” (most innovative work) for her theatrical trailer for Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.

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