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SPLICE® Serves as Post Partner For Committee Films & "America Unearthed" For H2

(February 20, 2013)
DMN Newswire--2013-2-20--SPLICE® is in the midst of contributing extensive post-production support for the original documentary series "AMERICA UNEARTHED," for History Channel's H2, airing Fridays at 10/9c p.m. Conceived by Andy Awes and Maria Awes of Committee Films, the SPLICE® team is providing design, 3D graphics, online edit, color, sound design and audio mix for the new series. "AMERICA UNEARTHED" is a huge hit for the network, and has become the #1 series of all time on H2. The success of the series has garnered a greenlight for a second season, which will begin shooting this spring.  

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In "AMERICA UNEARTHED," forensic geologist Scott Wolter, a real-life Indiana Jones, reveals that the history we all learned in school may not always be the whole story. Across the country, ancient symbols, religious relics and unexplained artifacts suggest that civilizations from around the world have left their mark for us to find today. Wolter not only digs through the surprising burial ground that is America for archeological secrets, but he also uncovers compelling evidence that pre-dates the official "discovery" of the New World and turns a lot of what we think we know about American history on its head.

The collaboration between SPLICE® and Show Runner Andy Awes and Executive Producer/ Series Producer Maria Awes of Committee Films includes previous successful documentary series such as "HOLY GRAIL IN AMERICA," "WHO REALLY DISCOVERED AMERICA?," and most recently, "MYSTERY OF EASTER ISLAND" for NOVA and National Geographic, as well as a number of commercial and advertising projects that Andy Awes has directed. According to the Show Runner, this new series "AMERICA UNEARTHED" is to date the largest project he has brought to SPLICE®. "With this new series, we are really building on the collaboration we had established previously on three other documentary projects," explains Awes. "But this is our first attempt to produce something on ten times the scale under a very tight timeline. Our collaboration with Splice is truly an invaluable relationship. This show is so complex, with so many elements that are required. Splice is not only a great creative partner, they are also very collaborative from a logistical point of view, which is imperative on a series of this size with 13 episodes."

SPLICE® Post Producer Lynn Anderson notes that she has collaborated with Awes for a number of years on both television and commercial projects. "We have always identified Andy as a great creative talent, and Committee Films as a production company doing exceptional work," she explains. "We wanted to partner with Andy on his creative projects, in order to help him be as successful as possible."

This partnership starts at the beginning of projects such as "AMERICA UNEARTHED," with the SPLICE® team helping to build a polished pitch reel, including full look development for the graphics package. "We have developed a creative short-hand with Andy over the years, so we are able to streamline the process on the sheer volume of elements that need to be approved by Committee Films and also the network. We are thrilled that this new series is doing so well, and look forward to working on more episodes in the months ahead," concludes Anderson.

Client: Committee Films

Production Company: Committee Films
Directors: Andy Awes, Ben Krueger
DP: Colin Threinen, Bo Hakala
Executive Producers: Andy Awes, Maria Awes
Show Runner:  Andy Awes
Series Producer: Maria Awes
Producers: Michelle Lappin, Martine Schroeder, Sergio Rapu
Writers: Maria Awes, Paula Engelking, Will Yates
Post Producer: Donna Drewick
Offline Editors: Andy Awes, Curt Ash, Steve Fischer, Bradley J. Keely

Post-Production: SPLICE®
Colorist: Michael Sandness
Online Editors: Ben Watne, Carl Jacobs
Assistant Online Editor: Cassie Wentlandt
Design/Graphics: Tom Reiner
3D Artists: Kipp Crawford, Andy Lefton
Composer: Chris Beaty
Sound Design & Mix: Kelly Pieklo
Post Producer: Lynn Anderson

About SPLICE®:
SPLICE® designs and creates entertainment solutions. We partner with global brands, agencies, networks and content creators to tell visually compelling stories across all platforms. SPLICE® collaborates on feature films, television, advertising and retail networks. All of our partners benefit from our incredible infrastructure and top-level production and technical staff.

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