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Primeau Productions Video Production in Mexico: A True Miracle

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

102000105_cdc11ff559_nTo keep up with our growth, Primeau Productions, LLC retained the services of Hannah Zachert and Tim Meehan in 2011. Hannah is an excellent addition to the Primeau team with her expertise in graphic design and writing. Tim Meehan has a synergy that has kindled in Primeau Productions in so many ways.

When were stuck while trying to negotiate and complete our video production for the Napoleon Hill Foundation “The Master Key to Success” 13 part video series in Spanish, Tim Meehan led Primeau Productions in a direction. Primeau Productions goal is to help get Napoleon Hill’s message out through these videos to one of the largest and fastest growing market sectors in the world.

Meehan helped convince Primeau Productions that the project of translating these videos was worth the time and financial investment during a trip to Chicago last June when I presented at Notre Dame University for the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event in Chicago on Internet marketing.

Taking the lead, Meehan found a translator in Myra Mexico, Judith, who is a teacher and speaks fluent English and Spanish. Judith did a wonderful job translating our summer intern Madeline Meehan’s transcripts of video 1-10 and Rachel Witucky’s transcripts 11-13 that were created from the English Master Key videos.

The DVD master has been authored and we are ready to go to press. Notre Dame University has placed the first order of DVDs. Don Green, Chairman of the Board of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, has requested another 300-400 sets.

Primeau Productions does have a contract with the Napoleon Hill Foundation for licensing the video and distributing it in Spanish form globally.

Meehan suggested a trip to Mexico to record the voice of Napoleon Hill to assure all translations were perfect. We decided to stay in Puerto Adventures at Blue Caribbean Resorts, who is a client and friend of Primeau Productions. The gated community of Puerto Adventures is a beautiful destination about 45 minutes south of Can Cun Mexico. Blue Caribbean Resorts provided a beautiful 4 bedroom 2 and a half bath condo on the Caribbean for us at no charge. Blue Caribbean is one of the most beautiful resorts I have ever been to and had the privilege to work with.

 

Our trip to Mexico to record also has parallel karma. After serendipitously finding Judith and having all 13 video scripts translated to Spanish, Meehan posted an ad on Local Gringo (Mexico’s equivalent to Craig’s List) to find a Spanish voice talent. We planned on having to fly in someone from Mexico City, Merida Mexico or Cancun Mexico.

We received one reply to Meehan’s ad from a woman who knew somebody who had done voice work in the past. She referred us to David Nunez and introduced Meehan to David via email.

The really amazing part of the story is that David happened to live right in Puerto Adventures, a 5 minute walk down the beach from where Tim and I stayed at Blue Caribbean Resorts. While finishing up the Napoleon Hill Spanish recordings during our weeklong visit, we got to know David Nunez. David has two master’s degrees, one from Harvard and the other from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a marine biologist.

David chooses a life in Puerto Adventures, leaving the American fast track behind. Today David is a Biology teacher at a Puerto Adventures private school. David Nunez also founded a nonprofit organization to help repopulate the bay in Puerto Adventured with bottom feeding sea creatures that have been absent for many years due to over fishing. We accomplished our goal of recording a perfect Spanish voice of napoleon Hill and met one of the most interesting and resourceful people who has become a friend and ally of Primeau Productions. Thank you to Blue Caribbean Resorts and David Nunez for helping Primeau productions deliver Napoleon Hill’s message to the Spanish speaking population.

David Nunez has authored two books about the under water world of the Caribbean.  Both books are available on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0615566464

http://www.amazon.com/What-Did-See-Treasures-Caribbean/dp/1456594427/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316737549&sr=8-1

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A Historic Day for Space Travel-Richard Branson

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Richard Branson talks about Virgin Airlines newest announcement of plans for a privately build space station!2209094673_58518a3b81_n

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Virgin Airlines Space Station

Virgin.com

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Is It Still Elvis Presley? Cast Your Vote

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Camera360_2014_2_7_073257_jpgLast Monday I did another radio interview for Elvis Express Radio about the newly discovered Elvis song. Joe from the network called me about 10 am EST and asked how I knew this song had Elvis Presley singing.  I explained to him that I did forensic voice identification and compared the vocal to similar types of Elvis songs from around the same time. ‘What Now My Love’ was one of the songs I used as an exemplar, which is the second step when I conduct voice identification. In this case an exact exemplar could not be created for obvious reasons so we went with songs that were recorded around the same time and had similar vocal innovation.

We would like to know what you think about the new song.  Do you believe it’s Elvis Presley?

Joe from Elvis Express radio told me during my interview that he had been an Elvis fan for 40 years and he believed that “Living to Love You” was not sung by Elvis Presley.  I told him that I respected his opinion and we concluded the interview.

I did not think much of it because I have been an audio engineer working with world renowned and local musicians and artists as well as a forensic expert for 27+ years.  Of course I could be wrong; there is always a margin of error in any voice identification.

Today I received an email from the lawyer handling the sale of the song.  Her update is very interesting.  She hired author Tom Grace who is an Elvis expert to listen to the song and review the documents.

Tom has positive feedback regarding my forensic analysis.  After he listened to the tape he confirmed that it had to be Elvis for a different reason than my forensic voice analysis determined.

‘No one would try to make a tape to sound like Elvis with such a poor arrangement’ was his first comment.  The instruments were all out of balance including the piano. Tom said he could hear the piano and he believes he knows who the piano player was and who was playing the guitar and base.

He has researched the date and time that everyone was together and came up with February 24, 1965 in Nashville when they were recording the soundtrack for the Elvis movie “Harum Scarum.” There are three recordings documented from 11:00 p.m. to Feb 25 at 1:00 a.m.

He does not know what was recorded other than they worked on one record which was for “Harum Scarum.”  The recording was not put on a reel and must have been direct to acetate because there is a popping sound in it.  It was not copy written until 1976; a letter to Albert Lee states copy writing does not normally occur until the song is published.

Speculation is that Jimmie Crain heard that Elvis wasn’t doing well in 1976, so he checked and found the song had not been previously copy written by RCA . He apparently decided to copy write it before something happened to Elvis.

Tom Grace will be publishing his findings and the lawyer representing the sale of the song, Violet Hinton, has contacted WWMT TV 3 to interview Tom Grace in a follow up story.

If you believe this song is Elvis Presley, hit the like button on the article link on Primeau Productions’ Facebook page. You can also email us at Primeau@PrimeauProductions.com.

Bangalore Nithyananda Tape Not Genuine – Forensic Expert Ed Primeau

Monday, December 5th, 2011

4547483498_086b709089_nFollowing in the footsteps of journalist Vir Sanghvi and lawyer Prashant Bhushan, who got a ‘clean chit’ from foreign experts in ‘Radiagate’ and ‘Amargate’, Swami Nithyananda had hired a US expert to prove that the video tapes showing him engaging in sex with a woman were fake.

Forensic Expert Ed Primeau with is word on audio and video Forensics.
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BangaloreMirror.com

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