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Joe Hill with FinalRune and AudioComics

Director/Producer William Dufris and FinalRune recordist/producer Fred Greenhalgh meet author Joe Hill (Center) during recording of cameo role in LOCKE & KEY.
Photo credit: Audible

FinalRune Productions is available for hire for YOUR next incredible project.

We’ve worked on everything from small podcasts with single voices and minimal sound design, to some of the most elaborate productions ever released.

We are happy to offer complete turnkey production services, or to assist in any stage of the production process.

Some of the key services we offer are:

  • Writing / script consulting
  • Casting / Directing (will travel, we have relationships in NYC, LA, and London)
  • Post-production
    • Dialogue editing / matching / worldizing
    • Sound Design and scoring
    • Final Mix / Packaging for release

Our typical billable rate is $75/hr and our per finished hour (pfh) rate ranges anywhere from $1,500 to over $10,000 depending on the scope of the production.

Location Recording

Recording on Location

Recording on Location

We’ve made an international reputation for ourselves doing on-location dialogue recording for audio drama. We’re available to assist with field sound for drama productions and short films.

Our field kit consists of:

  • Sanken CSS-5 stereo shotgun microphone w/ Rycote boompole
  • Sound Devices 702 2-track field recorder
  • Sony MDR-7506
  • Recordist with ninja-like stealth skills

Studio Facility

In the studio

In the studio

Through our relationship with Mind’s Eye Productions, we have access to a world-class facility for single- and multi-voiced talent recording in beautiful Portland, Maine.

We have a stunning selection of local talent thanks to the booming creative scene in Portland (theoriginal Portland), and are also quite comfortable bringing in cast from out-of-town and providing accommodations. Portland is serviced by Boston / Logan Airport(BOS) as well as Portland International Jetport (PWM).

We record typically on one or two Neumann U-87s into ProTools 11.3.1.

Post Production

Monitoring a Recording Session

Monitoring a Recording Session

We’ve edited, packaged, and shipped several hundred hours of dramatized audio. When hired for a project, we do more than just edit or mix, we aim to create a movie for one’s mind.

Tools of the trade:

  • ProTools or Adobe Audition NLE
  • Izotope RX 4 Advanced
  • wide selection of Waves plugins
  • AudioEase Speakerphone
  • AudioEase Altiverb 7

Dialogue Editing

We excel at taking raw tracks and turning them into an edit packed with energy. Did you need to record source material in several locations? No problem! Thanks to RX suite, we can match acoustics across recording sessions, and remove extraneous noise (within reason).

We can also ‘worldize’ tracks, meaning, establishing characters into the story world thanks to Altiverb’s industry-standard simulated environments. We build our sessions such that the sound designer (whether us or not) has the ability to pick up the dialogue edit session and is able to seamlessly integrate sound design into the same environments where the actors are placed.

Sound Design

Our small sound design team are masters at their craft, and are regularly used for film, TV, and video games outside their work here at FinalRune.

Sound design can be as simple as adding texture and mood to a single-voiced recording. It can also mean painstakingly recording individual sound effects and manipulating real-world objects tocreate a completely immersive story world that feels like a movie.

Thanks to producer Fred Greenhalgh’s travel bug, we have access to field recordings from across the globe.

Field Recording Sample

Teaser/Trailer Sample

Finished Audio Drama (Independent) with Sound Design Sample

Finished Audio Drama (for Hire – Audible) with Sound Design Sample. Feat Kate Mulgrew

Finished “Enhanced Audiobook” Sample

Our Promise

We have worked with all sorts of clients across the globe, super-tight deadlinesand a commitment to perfection are intrinsic toeverything we do. Whether we play a small or major part in your production, our aim is to make your life easier and – most importantly – use sound to creative a compelling story that wows the audience.

Happy production team at the end of a successful recording!

Happy production team at the end of a successful recording!

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