Project spotlight: Getting to Know

Since the mid 1990s I’ve been the sound designer/voice recordist/mixing engineer for the Getting to Know series of educational videos. Based on a series of books by Mike Venezia, Getting to Know has won five Notable Children’s Video awards from the American Library Association. The “Getting to Know the World’s Great Artists” videos tell the life stories of Vincent Van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, and Andy Warhol, as well as showcasing their works. The “Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents” series so far includes George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Chicago actors and voiceover artists, including Timothy Griffin, Harlan Hogan and David Pasquesi provide the voices of the artists and presidents.

You can see clips of the Getting to Know videos at Getting to Know’s website, and on my sound for picture reel at the Toxic Bag website.

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About toxicbag

Toxic Bag Productions, Inc. provides sound effects and music for independent films, animated shorts, theatrical productions, dance performances, podcasts and video games. They work out of their studio on the north side of Chicago.

Posted on June 9, 2009, in Project Spotlight and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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