Services for the entertainment arts
If you need to create a new recording with voices, instruments, MIDI gear, pre-mixed tracks, or all of these together, Jasir Productions is an excellent choice for high quality digital recording. If you need to have a live concert recorded or to have your recordings made in a location such as a night club, church, theatre or an outdoor setting, our experience recording events on location will help you produce great results.
Jeff Scott Rust, owner of Jasir Productions, began producing recordings on location in 1976 while performing with the Richland Jr. High School Bands in Memphis, Tennessee. The school had excellent concert bands and jazz bands directed by Raymond Settle, and it seemed like a good idea to capture those sounds for posterity, as well as for the benefit of other students who needed recordings of their performances to study. Jeff called this venture *JSR Sound*. He had also begun studying film, videography, video editing, and animation techniques in a special program known as C.L.U.E. (Creative Learning in a Unique Environment) which started in the Memphis City Schools when he was in the fifth grade. His 8mm animated movie "The Revolt", a collaboration with fellow student Matt Spinolo and based on characters from Roman mythology, won first place in a West Tennessee Regional film competition.
At the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Jeff earned a bachelor degree in composition with emphasis on scoring for film. The school's program helped him advance his skills in performing, writing, and production. With direction from the Film Scoring Department chairman, Don Wilkins, Jeff teamed up with visual artist and animator Eric Hirsch, who was then a senior at the Rhode Island School of Design. At DuArt in New York, Jeff and Eric created the project's final sound mix with Dominick Tavella, Academy Award winner for Sound - "Chicago". Their collaboration yielded en trance, an animated short film which was selected by RISD to tour Europe and seen at design studios and film schools there. En trance was broadcast on WNET in New York and later picked up by the Public Broadcasting Service in Toronto, Ontario. Jeff continued his own recording ventures by collaborating on song demos with Berklee students and by recording student recitals. A friend from East Africa gave him the nickname Jasir (jah-'seer), Arabic for courageous. And so his venture became known as Jasir Productions.
As of August, 2009, the studio has installed telecine systems and now has the facility to create digital video versions of 8mm, Super-8mm, 16mm, and Super-16mm film prints. The optical soundtrack from 16mm sound-films can also be captured and resynchronized with the film's picture to create a complete QuickTime movie file. The QuickTime file can then be written to either a DVD data disc for viewing on computers, or a video DVD for viewing via standard DVD or Blu-Ray players. Our studio also performs excellent digital capture of 35mm color slides, as well as 2.25" by 2.25" color transparencies. We have posted a few details about these services at our News Page. The studio also incorporates Adobe Photoshop imaging software, iMovie2 and Final Cut Express HD for video editing. Jeff's experience with Final Cut includes use of the title generator, nodal editing of audio, dynamic changes of many parameters with keyframes and advanced use of the color corrector.
The heart of the studio's production system includes a MacBook Pro (OS 10.6), Macintosh G4 (OS 10.4), MOTU 896 interface, a wide array of microphones, a Behringer Powerplay Pro-XL monitoring network and Logic Pro, the state-of-the-art MIDI/Digital audio recording software by EMAGIC. (See Apple's web site for details.) In addition to its extensive features for music production, we have used Logic for audio restoration in film and video as well as for automated dialogue replacement (ADR). The studio has an acoustically excellent recording booth with space enough for a six-piece drum kit. Recent editions of MOTU Digital Performer and Opcode Vision are also available, and transfers of MIDI data between these three popular programs can be done (Logic - Performer - Vision). These services have been in demand with the production of hundreds of live recordings ranging from solo vocalists to band concerts and a student opera production. In the studio, recordings have been produced for a broad spectrum of projects in styles ranging from gospel quartets, 20th Century chamber music, rap, R&B, reggae, rock, country, jazz and opera, as well as music and sound design for theatre and film productions. Some highlights in recent years are:
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