Smart Post West

Smart Post West Santa Monica's premiere, full-service, post-production facility consisting of a group of unique, fully networked studios and editing suites.
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Smart Post West, is a 10,000 square-foot sound and picture post production facility located in the heart of the Santa Monica media district. Featuring the largest theratrical mixing stages on the west side of Los Angeles as well as television mixing stages, two ADR stages, and TV sweetening studios, Lotus has been technically engineered and ergonomically designed to streamline the work flow for the recording, editorial, and re-recording processes. 7 Avid picture editorial rooms complimemnt the sound component allowing packaging of services.

Smart Post Sound's Smartcast: Interviews and discussions with creators in film, television, and gaming. : SPS034: Joe's ...
11/13/2019
Smart Post Sound's Smartcast: Interviews and discussions with creators in film, television, and gaming.: SPS034: Joe's Office Edition ep1 "It's a Jungle Out There"

Smart Post Sound's Smartcast: Interviews and discussions with creators in film, television, and gaming. : SPS034: Joe's Office Edition ep1 "It's a Jungle Out There"

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to sit in the same room as the sound supervisors, sound designers, editors, re-recording mixers, and artists for your favorite tv shows and movies? President of Smart Post Sound and 8 time Emmy Winner, Joe Melody, sits with his fellow award-winning team as th...

Typical Friday at Smart Post West with John Morse-Pollack Chalfant , Michael Perricone and Doug Clark
05/10/2019

Typical Friday at Smart Post West with John Morse-Pollack Chalfant , Michael Perricone and Doug Clark

Another Smart Post West theatrical mix!  Thanks @tonyvidal
03/10/2018

Another Smart Post West theatrical mix! Thanks @tonyvidal

Great having Ron Howard in for the first episode of "Genius Einstein" premiering next month on Nat Geo.  Mixers Mark Hen...
02/27/2017

Great having Ron Howard in for the first episode of "Genius Einstein" premiering next month on Nat Geo. Mixers Mark Hensley and Bob Bronow are joined by Supervising Sound Editor Danny Pagen and our Client Craig Yahata

Smart Post Sound
01/10/2017
Smart Post Sound

Smart Post Sound

Congratulations go out to Larry Benjamin, Kevin Valentine, Matt Hovland, Phillip W. Palmer, David Torres, Dean Okrand, Brian Harman, Stephen Tibbo and Bob Bronow on their nominations for this year's Cinema Audio Society (CAS) awards for mixing on Better Call Saul, Modern Family and Deadliest Catch. Best of luck to our crews here at Smart Post Sound and to all our friends and family in the industry. You all deserve it!

Smart Post Sound
11/30/2016
Smart Post Sound

Smart Post Sound

We're so excited to have provided the sound package on this epic remake of #Beaches starring #Grammy Award & #Tony Award winner Idina Menzel and #NAACP Image Award winner Nia Long. Make sure to check out the trailer below and catch the premiere on Lifetime UK, January 21. #classic #remake #windbeneathmywings #cantwait

Into video game development and production? Make sure to listen to this week's Smartcast as we talk with Lead Engineer a...
10/06/2016
SPS024: Software Engineer and Lead Programmer at Respawn Entertainment Jon Shiring

Into video game development and production? Make sure to listen to this week's Smartcast as we talk with Lead Engineer at Respawn Ent. Jon Shiring.

Jon's credits include shipping the highly anticipated #Titanfall2 (out Oct 28, 2016), #Titanfall, #CallofDuty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty 2, and Savage.

Jon's experience is remarkable having accumulated over 15 years experience in the gaming industry - working primarily on multiplayer titles. As a software engineer, Jon has added splitscreen, sprinting, playlists, co-op (via non-blocking lockstep), matchmaking - to the Call of Duty titles, and helped build the cloud-based server systems gamers rely on daily. Jon has also handled a significant chunk of the network code for Titanfall 1/2.

Jon's podcast is enormously entertaining for those interested in video game development, producing, and programming. He shares with us his love and passion for all things gaming related, Titanfall 2, and beyond.

If you enjoy this episode make sure to rate, review, and share!
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This week we talk with Jon Shiring - Software Engineer and Lead Engineer at Respawn Entertainment and has been working on titles since 2001. Jon's credits include shipping the highly anticipated Titanfall 2 (out October 28, 2016), Titanfall, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call o...

07/14/2016
SPS013: Supervising Sound Editor Erich Gann

Episode 13 of Smart Post Sound's #Smartcast features supervising #sound #editor Erich Gann. Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmy and 3 Motion Picture Sound Editor Golden Reel awards - which Erich won for Kurt Sutter's #SonsOfAnarchy. Erich describes his unique approach at supervising creative soundtrack art in the digital era.

Join us this week as we discuss Erich's journey and his start in the #music business, then leading to a career in #postproduction. Erich's passion of audio can be heard and felt through the projects he supervises on. This week's conversation discusses how he made the transition from music to post, the tools he utilizes, and the workflows he's incorporated into #tv shows #TheBastardExecutioner, #UnReal, #SwitchedAtBirth, #AgentX, #Heroes, and many more.

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Erich Gann has been nominated for 2 Primetime Emmy, 3 Golden Reel Award. Having won an MPSE Golden Reel award for Kurt Sutter's “Sons of Anarchy” which aired on FX Networks. Erich has supervised the sound for the television shows “The Bastard Executioner”, “Sons of Anarchy”, “Age...

06/30/2016
SPS011: Multi-award winning Sound Designer and VFX artist Rick Steele

On this week's #Smartcast we feature #SoundDesigner, #Software #Engineer and #Visual #Effects Artist Rick Steele.

Rick is a multi-talented #award-winning artist and inventor who describes building unique sounds like that of a painter using a palette.

Rick has developed multiple software solutions that have complimented and streamlined many digital audio #editing and #recording workflows both in-house and abroad. His knowledge of #audio and #visual #postproduction has led to implementing and designing some of the most efficient and proprietary pieces of software used at Smart Post Sound and Smart Post Video to date.

Make sure to tune in each week to Smartcast - a #podcast for topics related to #audio #postproduction, #filmmaking, #television and #sounddesign.

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Rick Steele has won 9 Emmy Awards, 2 Golden Reels and has an amazing 45 nominations.  He is a very talented and diverse creative artist responsible for creating the sound design for many unique and challenging shows such as "Heroes Reborn", "The Bastard Executioner", "1...

06/23/2016
SPS010: Re-recording mixer and recording engineer Peter Kelsey

In this week's #Smartcast we highlight recording engineer and re-recording mixer Peter Kelsey. Peter's illustrious career spans working on albums with @Queen, @EltonJohn and several other well-known musical acts for the acclaimed #TridentStudios before moving to California to become a re-recording mixer.

Peter's journey then leads him to becoming a re-recording mixer in Los Angeles for such #television shows as #ThirtySomething, #TheMiddle, #MyNameIsEarl, #BostonLegal, #AllyMcBeal and #ArrestedDevelopment among many others. Peter's newest projects include @WreckedTBS and @KevinFromWorkTV.

Make sure to tune in each week to Smartcast - a #podcast for topics related to #audio #postproduction, #filmmaking, #television and #sounddesign.

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Peter Kelsey is a Re-Recording Mixer specializing in dialog and music with a background as a recording engineer at Trident Studios for over 30years in London, England and then becoming a scoring mixer in Los Angeles, CA.  Peter has won 4 Emmy awards, and has been nominated 7 times for both...

In this weeks #Smartcast we chat with 7 time Emmy award winner Mark Friedgen as he discusses creating sonic art and soun...
05/26/2016
7 time Emmy award winning Sound Supervisor Mark Friedgen

In this weeks #Smartcast we chat with 7 time Emmy award winner Mark Friedgen as he discusses creating sonic art and sound supervision for multiple @Disney projects and more. Mark talks about his approach and the "decision making" process not only as a sound supervisor, but also as an editor. His vision into how sound works and how it enhances a story is definitely something that shouldn't be missed.

Make sure to tune in each week to Smartcast - a #podcast for discussing topics related to #audio #postproduction, #filmmaking, #television and #feature #film.

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On this week's episode we interview sonic storyteller and supervising sound editor - Mark Friedgen.  Mark is interviewed by host and re-recording mixer - Larry Benjamin.  In this interview Mark discusses his approach to sound editorial and story telling. We go in-depth with how M...

05/21/2016
The Land - Official Trailer I HD I IFC Films

#Mixed by Ken S. Polk with #sound supervision by Joe Melody. This is the first feature packaged at Smart Post West and will hit theaters on July 29th!

Make sure to check #Director Steven Caple Jr.'s The Land Movie official trailer! A film executively #produced by NAS, with #newmusic from Erykah Badu, Machine Gun Kelly, French Montana and more.

Opening July 29th 2016 in theaters and VOD Directed by: Steven Caple Jr. Starring: Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron, & Ezri Walker, Machine Gun...

05/19/2016
Smart Post Sound

Smart Post Sound

This week's #Smartcast #episode features #ADR #Supervisor Bill Kerr. Bill is no stranger to #television #postproduction having supervised on @NCISNewOrleans @NCIS and @JAGTVShow as well as having produced @MatlockTV for several seasons.

Bill discusses his approach in dealing with dialogue and its many different variables as well as how transitioning from a #producer has guided his method.

Make sure to tune in each week to Smartcast - a #podcast for discussing topics related to #audio #postproduction, #television and #feature #film.

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05/19/2016
ADR Supervisor and Producer Bill Kerr

This week's #Smartcast #episode features #ADR #Supervisor Bill Kerr. Bill is no stranger to #television #postproduction having supervised on @NCISNewOrleans @NCIS and @JAGTVShow as well as having produced @MatlockTV for several seasons.

Bill discusses his approach in dealing with dialogue and its many different variables as well as how transitioning from a #producer has guided his method.

Make sure to tune in each week to Smartcast - a #podcast for discussing topics related to #audio #postproduction, #television and #feature #film.

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Introduction Runtime - 38:52 This is Smartcast - the podcast that gives you a unique, behind the scenes look at the world of audio post production. Each week we will be bringing you in-depth conversations with the people responsible for creating the soundscapes of your favorite shows. My name is Lar...

Smart Post West's cover photo
05/12/2016

Smart Post West's cover photo

05/12/2016
Writer, producer, musician, meditation artist, and re-recording mixer Michael Perricone

On this week's #Smartcast #episode we interview a man of many talents. #Writer, #producer, #tibetan #meditation #artist, and #rerecording #mixer Michael Perricone discusses his unique approach in dealing with sound. Having mixed countless features to the well-known, and long-running series #Cops, Michael is no stranger to the collaboration and creation process.

Make sure to tune in each week to Smartcast - a #podcast for discussing topics related to #audio #postproduction, #television and #feature #film.

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Every week Smart Post Sound's Smartcast series provides listeners with a unique view into the audio post production and entertainment industry.  Featuring interviews and discussions with some of the most prominent and well respected artists in the fields of re-recording, sound editorial, mixing...

05/12/2016
Supervising Sound Editor Michael Graham

Smart Post Sound's Smartcast: Interviews and discussions with audio artists in the entertainment and post production industries : Supervising Sound Editor Michael Graham

Every week Smart Post Sound's Smartcast series provides listeners with a unique view into the audio post production and entertainment industry.  Featuring interviews and discussions with some of the most prominent and well respected artists in the fields of re-recording, sound editorial, mixing...

04/08/2016

Hello to all our new Facebook friends :)
We're excited to share our next chapter.

After wrapping the mix on "Grey Lady" starring Eric Dane and directed by John Shea
03/02/2015

After wrapping the mix on "Grey Lady" starring Eric Dane and directed by John Shea

09/16/2014

Congrats to American Heist for getting bought at Toronto International Film Festival!

09/09/2014

“Whatever a [mixer] keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his EQ.” - Gautama Buddha

Mixing on the new Avid S6 console is fantastic!
09/02/2014

Mixing on the new Avid S6 console is fantastic!

08/26/2014

“Many people think excitement is happiness.... But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on [proper sound design and mixing].” - ThĂ­ch Nháș„t HáșĄnh

08/21/2014

"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and Smart Post West's brand new edit rooms]." -Buddha

Pretty cool that Welcome to Me is the second Smart Post West mixed film screening at TIFF this year.
08/14/2014

Pretty cool that Welcome to Me is the second Smart Post West mixed film screening at TIFF this year.

08/12/2014
Camp X-Ray - Official Trailer | HD | IFC Films

Another Smart Post West mixed movie looking mighty fine!

In theaters October 17. Starring Kristen Stewart and Peyman Maadi. A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small...

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1642 17th St
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Smart Post West, is a 10,000 square-foot sound and picture post production facility located in the heart of the Santa Monica media district. Featuring the largest theatrical and television mix stages on the westside, two ADR stages, as well as TV friendly sweetening studios, Lotus has been technically engineered and ergonomically designed to streamline the work flow for the recording, editorial, and re-recording processes. Complimenting the world class sound installation are 7 AVID picture editorial suites. .

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00

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(310) 752-6550

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