Blaine Stewart began his video
career when he moved from his native Los Angeles to Utah and worked
his way through college as a sound reinforcement mixer at Brigham Young
University from 1975-1979. While at the university he gained a
variety of experience in many broad areas of audio production. One
day he'd be setting up sound in a 25,000 seat arena for a rock concert and
that night he'd be mixing sound for a live theatrical performance.
While at the university he sound designed the SFX and mixed 500+
performances of over 25 plays staged by the school's drama department
during his years there. He also gained much experience
recording classical, jazz, and rock for the university in their recording
studios. He set-up and ran mobile sound systems and huge "portable"
sound reinforcement systems as well for many indoor and outdoor concerts.
While there he was introduced to and trained in acoustical and studio design.
He had the opportunity to wire a 16 track film scoring studio and later
rebuild the audio system for a 25,000 seat arena at BYU.
communications and music student at the
university Blaine studied music composition and arranging and photography
and film production. He gained skill
as a conductor while learning to play over a dozen instruments. For
the past 30 years, Blaine has conducted various church and community
choral groups. While in school he also studied communications,
acoustics, electronics, theater, and film.
After leaving the university in 1979, Blaine helped start the Osmond
Studios in Orem, Utah. He became the Audio Operations Supervisor.
He supervised and mixed audio for television and film (production and
post-production) and music. He had the opportunity to sound design
and mix the first
television production to the U.S.A. out of Red China and the first stereo
program for the Disney Channel-The Velveteen Rabbit starring Marie Osmond. He did the
pre-production orchestral recordings for many television productions and
then would go out to the 16,000 sq. ft. sound stage to mix the production
audio. Then, he'd follow through with the post-production sound
design and mixing as well. He was deeply involved with all aspects
of audio production. While there, he designed and built several
24/48 track studios for both television production and music recording.
In 1986, Blaine returned to the Los Angeles area and free-lanced for
various post facilities including: Complete Post, Grace and Wild, Alta
Video, AME, Inc., etc. In 1989 he accepted a staff position at AME,
Inc. in Burbank where his first assignment was to design and build two
audio post-production studios. The acoustics were designed by Jeff
Cooper and Blaine and a crew wired the rooms. The studios
were state-of-the-art with SSL mixing consoles and Studer 24 track
machines. While there, Blaine established professional relationships
with many of the clients he continues to work with to this day.
In 1989, he left AME to work for the new Fox Television Network. In 1991, Blaine returned to AME
All Post) to the rooms he built several years earlier. In 1994,
Blaine was offered a position at Framework Sound in Burbank. It was
there he made the jump to lightspeed by shifting from 24/48 track linear
to 48K digital. He quickly learned the Synclavier system.
While at Framework, he work with Synclavier Direct to Disk and then
Audiovision. Finally, when ProTools came along, he quickly learned that.
Near the end of 1999, Blaine began plans to open his own video/audio
post-production studio in
Burbank. He talked to many of his clients, past and present
and forged ahead. In May 2000, Blaine opened his own studios named Post
Plus Sound. Using his past experience at BYU, Osmonds, and AME, he designed and built the
audio studios and edit bay at Post Plus Sound.
In 2010, Blaine moved his operation and Hollywood/Burbank clients to
Murray, UT and reopened as The Stewdio, LLC.
Blaine's list of credits is vast and broad. The following is a
small sample of his accomplishments.
Television Shows (pre-production, production, and/or
(Animal Planet/NatGeo) 2010
100+ Programs for Feed
the Children 2001-2010
Friends for Change
(Disney Channel) 2008-2010
Last American Cowboy
(Animal Planet) 2010
Known Universe (NatGeo)
Musical 3 Special 2008
Fat Actress 2005
Kathy Griffin "Strong
The Donny and Marie Show
The Velveteen Rabbit, Ferdinand, the Bull
and others for Disney
The March of Dimes and Children's
Miracle Network Telethons
"Something to Smile About"
Married With Children
Circus of the Stars
Chris Rock-"Bring the Pain" and
"Bigger and Blacker"
Adam Sandler, Janeane Garfalo, Dana Carvey,
etc. for HBO
Life with Lucy (Lucille Ball's last
Long Beach Pro-Celebrity Race
Smallville theatrical trailer in 5.1 for
Dinotopia, Jack and the Beanstalk, Lost
Empire, Hamlet, Stranded, Sherlock Holmes, Leopold Bloom, Wishcraft,
and Benji Returns for Hallmark.
China Adventure and the Panda
Adventure for IMAX.
Tangled, Elysian Fields, Double Whammy, Me,
Myself, and Irene, What Women Want, Hawaii, Jimmy Neutron.
Alaska, Beastmaster, etc, for Warner
Charter Video On-Demand.
Documetaries and DVD Featurettes:
First Flights and The Great National
Parks for A&E
Disasters I & II for Fox
DVD Featurettes for Tombraider, Forrest
Gump, Sum of All Fears, Will Penny, Sunset Blvd., Star Trek-The Wrath of
Kahn, Roman Holiday, Fatal Attraction, Beverly Hills Cop, Marathon Man,
Rat Race, etc.
Fresh Prince NAPTE, People's Court,
For Your Love NAPTE, Livin' Large (Carsey-Werner), Combat
Missions (Carsey-Werner), Universal Fall 2001, Paramount Pulse
Tarzan (Disney), People's Court (WBMA),
Suddenly Susan (Radio), Gundam Wing (WBMA), Jackie Chan
Adventures (Disney), All Fox Network Promos, Entertainment Tonight,
Hard Copy, and Arsenio Hall for (Universal), etc., etc.,
Comedy Central Thanksgiving 2001 interstitials
Kids' WB Saturday Morning Open (Promax winner)
Gameshow Network Greenball, Greed,
Let's Make A Deal spots.
E! Hottest Nights, E! Celebrity Adventures
for E! Channel.
Sears, Toyota, Hasbro national spots.
The Great Brain, Redemption.
Remix in 5.1 Surround Sound for ABC/MGM:
Live and Let Die, The Spy Who Loved Me, On Her Majesty's Secret Service,
For Your Eyes Only, Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, Octopussy,
Remix for airline and levels: Planet of the
Apes (2001 version), Original Gangtas.
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