Music is in the air

Foster the people

Toronto Music The Toronto music scene is a diverse community with many individuals who enjoy different sounds of music. Luckily with Toronto being one of the largest cities in Canada, the city draws in many musical acts and events each year to serve the music loving individuals. Toronto holds many musical events that draw in local Toronto musician, international artists, …

What’s up

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Music Production Studio Here at our recording studio a lot has been up lately, we’ve been busy recording, editing and mixing both music and voice-overs. The past 2 weeks we’ve been working with an independent local artist on producing 4 of his tracks, you ask 4 tracks in 2 weeks?! How does that work? Well sometimes you gotta do what …

Production and Recording Studio Update!

Recording projects We just finished producing two tracks for two local artists and we’re on the horizon of working on producing an EP for another local artist and we’re looking to do more. Are you a local musician or song writer who is interested in producing songs that you’ve written? Give us a call or drop us an email for …

Recording music and Shooting video in Toronto

Music Production We’ve been quiet busy at the studio, Just finished producing a track for local Indie artist Santino Di Paola and finishing up a track for another talented local artist Yanekah Jacobs. Producing music requires a crazy amount of creativity – Seeking to create a beat thats catchy and original. We’ve all been through a time when we came …

Nikon D600 vs Canon 5DMkII

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Here’s a quick camera test to compare the new Nikon D600 and the Canon 5DMkII. All of the footage is edited in its recorded format, ungraded and exported with a Vimeo 1080p preset. The camera settings were set to a neutral, flat image (which was just a personal preference) The picture profiles were: Nikon D600 – Sharpening 4 – Contrast …

New Gear

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Last week Encounter Studios’ film and video department upgraded their camera gear. We now have a brand new Nikon D600 HDSLR, which is capable of recording uncompressed HD video at 10bit 4:2:2 onto an external device. This means that we’re stepping up the game in terms of image quality in our corporate videos and in other production services. More colour …

Downsize Games – Part 1: Production

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Sunday, August 26th was a long day, tiring but great day on set. The Encounter team wrapped their first short film production a bit past midnight (note: call time 6 a.m.). DOWNSIZE GAMES – a script written and directed by Cheryl Anne Meyer – is a comedic parody in which the cast ends up in a funny, dramatic office war. …

Encounter Studios, MTV Europe and Carly Rae Jepsen

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Shoot with Carly Rae Jepsen for MTV Push UK MTV UK contacted us to shoot a promo with Carly Rae at the Molson Amphitheatre. Unfortunately we had only a limited time, but were able able to film a song of her’s live performance and shoot a couple of interviews with her. She gave us a little a-cappella version with her …

Encounter Studios filming the CP24 Bukerfest promo

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Buskerfest in Toronto is every year a highlight and thousands of people come from all over to have a glimpse at the acrobats and artists participating. We had the pleasure to film with director Jon Popalis a very special promo, which not only shows the talent of some of the buskers, but Jon’s vision to detail and style for this …

2012 MMVAs – Coca Cola Covers Award

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It was Toronto’s night of music celebrities and artists. On a locked down Queen Street West, MUCH Music was hosting the 2012 Video Awards. This would be the 2nd year in a row that Encounter Studios was the video production company chosen to film the Coca Cola Covers Award ceremony. VJ Liz Trinnear had the honours of handing over the …