Nitrous News • Winter 2017
Nitrous News • Winter 2017
NEW TALENT • NEW SPACE • FEATURED WORK
Paul, would like to introduce you to some new team members and one or two you may have already met...
Claire DelGrippo - Assistant Editor.
Claire came to us from LA where she worked for Playboy TV, E! and Mob Scene. With her solid experience, she has instantly become a valuable and dependable Nitrous Team member. Learn more about Claire here.
Michael Saladino - Editor
Like all of our editors, Michael is extremely talented and a pleasure to be around. He’s got an Emmy under his belt, and enjoys working on everything from commercials and corporate videos, to short form content for all screens. Check out some of Michael's work here.
Ray Conoley - Editor
Ray has four Emmy’s on his shelf. I have known Ray for more years than I can believe and we’ve done serious time in the editing trenches together for ABC Sports, ESPN and at Nitrous. Ray expertly crafts promos & teases, long and short form features and docs. A sampling of Ray's work can be seen here.
Allen, Johnny & Lance - Motion Designers
Since moving to White Plains, Nitrous has been swamped with design work. Much of that work has been handled by these guys. We just keep piling it on them and they bring engaging and beautiful creative solutions to the screen.
Jil Ely - Executive Producer
Many of you already know Jil but I'd like to introduce her to those of you who may not. When you reach out to Nitrous to book your next job, Jil is your point of contact. She will keep the project on budget, get you that amazing crew—even across the country, and keep it all running perfectly. You are in GREAT hands! Meet Jil here.
NEW SPACE UPDATE
Maybe some of the biggest news, if you haven’t heard already, has been our move to Westchester—The City of White Plains to be exact.
[7.1 SURROUND SOUND SCREENING / CONFERENCE ROOM PICTURED]
I love the new space and so do all who have dropped by for business or for a casual visit. Our phone number remains the same 212 / 213-0808.
Our new home is big, bright and sunlit, similar in size to our 5th Ave spot (although everyone seems to think our new space is bigger), and it’s directly across from the North White Plains Metro North train station and easy by car.
We’ve got our—
• Edit, Color, Design & Finishing suites
• 7.1 Surround Sound Mix / Screening Room run by Sound Engineer Dave Smith
• Open-air lounge with a bar, the pool table and arcade games, as well as some workstations.
[Below: DAVINCI SUITE; VO BOOTH, EDIT 2, CONFERENCE / SCREENING ROOM, LOUNGE]
HBO "The Deuce" Exclusive Content for Blu-ray & DVD
Rachel Salazar, producer and editor, worked with Nitrous to color grade, 5.1 mix and master two pieces for HBO's series "The Deuce".
"The goal of the color grade was to match the
overall look and feel of the show, while
simultaneously differentiating the behind-the-
scenes footage" said Nitrous colorist Daniel
Orentlicher. "Both parts needed to feel like
they exist in the same world, and at the same
time the audience needs to know when they
are watching clips from the show, and when
they are not. It is a tricky balance to achieve,
and I believe we were successful with keeping
the aesthetic of the show while adding new
"THE WILD WEST NEW YORK IN THE EARLY 70’s"
A documentary piece focusing on the show's
depiction of NYC in the early 70's and how the porn
industry began to rise from the streets of Times
Square, aka The Deuce.
"THE DEUCE IN FOCUS"
This piece focuses on 3 of the directors from the first
season, Michelle MacLaren, James Franco and
Roxann Dawson, highlighting their approach to
directing the show as well commentary on select
The Lucky Ones • A Life Affirming Series
For the past few years (good things take time!), the Nitrous team
has been hard at work collaborating on a very special
project titled “The Lucky Ones” (check out the trailer here).
“The Lucky Ones” is a non-fiction short-form web series and
social platform that celebrates the continuing bonds with
those we have loved and lost. It features heartening stories
that celebrate the lives of spouses, relatives, friends and
mentors in 5 minute exposés.
DOING EVEN MORE ...GOOD
The Jimmie Van Zant Band,
“Your Song” Hep C Awareness Initiative:
Get Tested - Get Cured!
We worked with the Truckstop Vampires to create a Hep C awareness video.
So far, the video has had over 68K views and we’ve read lots of stories of folks
taking the test and actually getting on the path to be cured! How cool is that?!
I salute Gary and everyone at Truckstop Vampires for making a REAL difference
in the world.
Proceeds from the song are being donated to PreventCancer.org.
Watch the video here.
We’ve been doing a lot of production as of late and are eager to share samples
with you through new reels we’ll be posting.
Until then, stay creative.
-Paul & The Nitrous Team