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Bandit Editorial and Mr. Bronx Audio Post Unveil New Studios In NYC
- Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023
The new space entirely reimagines collaboration at the workplace for staff and clients alike in the hybrid post-pandemic world
NYC-based editorial company BANDIT and audio post studio Mr. Bronx have launched their new studio location in the heart of the Flatiron district, following a move from their long-standing SoHo location. Spanning 12,500 square feet with 14-foot ceilings, the space was built with a custom infrastructure to constitute more as a creative hub or clubhouse, setting it apart from traditional facilities. The open and circular design of the space takes guests through studio sections, private workspaces, multiple common areas, lounges, and a bar/bistro. With the opening of this innovative space, BANDIT and Mr. Bronx have made “being back in the studio” a welcome collaborative experience for their growing clientele in the advertising, production, and entertainment industries.
Longtime BANDIT EP Laura Relovsky and Mr. Bronx EP Hanna Choi, in addition to Mr. Bronx Founder and Mixer David Wolfe, will continue to oversee both companies respectively. Since moving into the space, BANDIT has completed new campaigns for Vaping prevention, Dove, ACLU, Patrón, The Athletic, Spectrum, Nexxus, Boar’s Head, Pure Leaf, OXO, and Ad Council, to name a few. Meanwhile, the new audio rooms have been home to Mr. Bronx's work on high-profile campaigns for Adidas, Coca-Cola, American Express, LG, Sephora, and Kia; Supercell games such as Clash of Clans and Brawl Stars; and the trailer for Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron, which opens in the US this December. The team has additionally created the soundscapes for an experiential motion ride and two documentary films: Lakota Nation vs. United States, which was released by IFC Films and a New York Times Critic’s Pick this summer; and Boil Alert, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this month.
The BANDIT area includes large edit bays armed with the latest technical specs and software, flame and color correction suites, and a generous selection of meeting rooms and open office areas out of which staff can flexibly work or host clients. The Mr. Bronx side features two 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos control rooms with isolation booths and a third room configured for 5.1 surround. Studio A includes a 160-inch projection screen and projector, while all three rooms connect to the 145-sq-foot ADR stage via Dante audio networking and live webcam feeds. The audio engineers utilize OBS to screencast visuals from multiple sources in a custom layout, meaning clients on Zoom can view screenshares of picture references alongside webcam feeds of the control room and talent booths all at once. The strategic room configurations allow clients to quickly plug in audio from their laptops to the speaker system, while wired and wireless talkback remotes and mics are at all three listening positions of the main control rooms. These features come together to provide an elevated listening experience in versatile, immaculately sounding rooms.
Notes Relovsky, “After being in SoHo for many years, we were very excited for a fresh new space and look. As with many industries, the way we worked during and post-COVID evolved —- and this space is a thoughtful reflection of that evolution. Along with our studios, we’ve created more common work and lounge areas, a bar, and flex spaces for the staff and clients to enjoy.
“We are proud to have built our space from the ground up, tailored specifically to accommodate our multifaceted work and diverse clientele," says Choi. "As our industry adopted hybrid workflows, we recognized the need to design our space to facilitate seamless collaborations for any kind of team configuration. Our commitment to providing a dynamic and adaptable environment reflects our dedication to supporting the evolving needs of our clients and enabling them to bring their creative visions to life with unmatched ease and efficiency.”
Relovsky joined BANDIT in 2009 while it was still named Fluid NY, prior to its 2017 rebranding. The editorial shop boasts over 20 years of award-winning work for impactful brands like Snickers, Verizon, Pepsi, Wild Turkey, Cadillac, Venus, NBA, Dove, Spectrum, Jet Blue, Sound Cloud, Chase, United, Mercedes, Tylenol, Patrón, Change the Ref, Hyundai, and hundreds of others. Various honors include Cannes Lions, Clios, AICP Post Awards, The One Show Awards, D&AD Pencils, Telly Awards, Webby Awards, and more. Choi joined Mr. Bronx in 2021 as Executive Producer, joining Wolfe who founded the studio in 2011. In addition to BANDIT and Mr. Bronx, the sister companies within Alanda Ltd. include BUTTER Music and Sound and Scout Design and Animation.
About BANDIT Editorial
BANDIT is a premier creative editorial and post-production company focusing on the craft of storytelling. With a robust staff of award-winning editors, seasoned producers, assistants, and graphics and visual effects artists, BANDIT partners with advertising agencies, directors, studios, and brands to create work that impacts across all platforms and genres. Bandit’s roster includes Zeke O’Donnell, Heather Danosky, Peter Sabatino, Jim Rubino, Robin Burchill, Chris Kursel, Evan Johnston, and Steve Ortega.
About Mr. Bronx
Since its establishment in 2011, Mr. Bronx has been carving a new path for audio post-production in NYC. Artist-owned and operated, the award-winning facility has crafted soundscapes for ad campaigns, feature films, TV series, experiential installations, and even theme park rides, while offering an array of services including mix, sound design, foley, ADR, VO record, and VO casting.
TV and film credits include Beyonce's Black Is King, Homecoming, and Lemonade; HBO's Random Acts of Flyness and 2 Dope Queens; Hulu's Ramy and The Bear; and FX’s Welcome to Wrexham. Mr. Bronx has worked on films with premieres at the Venice, Tribeca, Sundance, and SXSW Film Festivals, while contributing to commercial work for global brands such as Nike, Squarespace, Visa, Taco Bell, Budweiser, BMW, Allstate, and more. Their roster includes sound designer/mixers Dave Wolfe, Eric Hoffman, and Geoff Strasser.