The Ask

DEFINITION 6’s audio and post-production team jumped at the opportunity to work with HBO on the trailer for their highly anticipated series, True Detective. The show follows two homicide detectives investigating a series of serial killings in southern Louisiana. The swampy, Southern Gothic vibe and dark plot required more than just cinematography to bring it to life. Led by Senior Audio Engineer Michael Barrett, a multiple Emmy Awards winner for his sound mixing work for Sesame Street, the trailer turned out so well, we ended up working on the third trailer, produced by Daniel Zibulsky.

The audio for the trailer was important in creating the ominous feeling that the spot has.... We wanted to use both the music and the sound design to build up tension as we see the characters and hear them set up the story.

-Michael Barrett

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