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Corps340 Podcast #40: James McNeel

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The podcast returns from our fall hiatus and welcomes James McNeel to the studio. In a city bursting with live theater options, Pittsburgh’s City Theatre takes on the challenge of championing new and original plays. We explore the cultural importance of showcasing these new works with James, as well as his personal journey from his Marlinton, West Virginia roots. It feels good to be back.

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UPMC Depend On It Campaign

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We’ve just completed a new campaign for UPMC by Smith Brothers Agency. It features real doctors and staff and required complete creation of ambient and feature SFX on a total of 12 spots. Here’s the first. Click it!



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Italian Street Food

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Several months ago Moxie USA asked us to come up with some new original music that fit the brand of their client Piada Italian Street Food. Last month we were asked to revisit that music and update it for a new autumn radio spot. Make it “warmer” was our direction. Here’s what we came up with. Click it!

And here is the original spot for comparison.

We’re helping you pick the perfect IPA.

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Newcomer Hullabaloo Agency trusted us to create original music and sound-design for their client Hop Culture. Here’s the first in a series of web spots! Cool stuff this is and we had lots of fun with multiple fuzz pedals (Prescription Electronics, Big Muff, Ibanez, Seymour Duncan, and Fulltone, getting the right tone for a 57 Gibson Gold Top Les Paul(re-issue) and Vox AC30 amps.


Corps340 Podcast #38: Vasilios Scoumis

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Vasilios Scoumis left a relatively stable and upwardly mobile position with the Pine Richland School District to start working for the Manchester Academic Charter School, a role which eventually posited him as the CEO of the entire organization. Our discussion centers around the role and debate the charter system inhabits, his unique leadership approaches, the north shore development and the upcoming partnership with MuseumLab, an initiative of The Children’s Museum… and how he almost ended up in Vegas.

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Corps340 Podcast #37: Danny Earls

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This week’s guest on the Corps340 Podcast is Danny Earls. The native of Wicklow Town, Ireland – a fact you’ll pick up on immediately – is currently a midfielder for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds soccer club but also a very talented graphic novelist who will be pursuing a post-playing career in that art form as well. Danny patiently and with good humor explains the finer points of the beautiful game from his perspective as a player in the USL, MSL and the Premiership with Aston Villa FC’s reserve team. Danny has the soul of an artist and a sliding tackle of the devil himself.

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