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2020 Census Asian Language Campaign
2020 Census
TDW+CO / US Census Bureau
All Audio Production
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2020 Census Asian Language Campaign
Project Title

2020 Census Asian Language Campaign

Client

TDW+CO / US Census Bureau

Services

Multilingual VO Casting, Voiceover Recording, Translation & Localization, Multi-Language VO Versioning, Audio Postproduction, Video Postproduction

The 2020 Census Outreach Campaign was multifaceted, diverse, and designed to motivate the public to respond to the 2020 Census.PICO Studio produced audio for over 120 unique radio and video spots in 18 languages for TDW+Co, targeted at the Asian language speaking audience. PICO handled all aspects of audio production, including talent management, cultural consultation, localization support, and subtitling.Learn more about our Localization Capabilities HERE (this should be a link to our deck).

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Multicultural
All
CDC/HHS Covid-19 Awareness Campaign
HHS Covid-19 Awareness
TDW+Co / CDC
Complete Post Production
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CDC/HHS Covid-19 Awareness Campaign
Project Title

CDC/HHS Covid-19 Awareness Campaign

Client

TDW+CO / CDC

Services

Multilingual VO Casting, Voiceover Recording, Translation & Localization, Multi-Language VO Versioning, Audio Postproduction, Video Postproduction, Sound Design

The CDC’s Department of Health and Human Services’ Covid-19 Public Awareness and Vaccination Campaign was a large-scale paid public education effort to provide clear, accurate, and actionable information about how to combat the spread of, and get vaccinated against, Covid-19.PICO Studio produced over 150 unique radio and video spots in 14 languages for TDW+Co, targeted at the Asian and Pacific Island language-speaking audiences.  Spots were produced as needed in response to the ongoing needs of messaging during the pandemic and trafficked nationally.  PICO handled all aspects of audio production, including talent management, cultural consultation, localization support, and subtitling.Learn more about our Localization Capabilities HERE (this should be a link to our deck).

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Multicultural
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CDC/HHS Covid-19 Awareness Campaign
HHS Covid-19 Awareness
TDW+CO / CDC
Multilingual Production
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CDC/HHS Covid-19 Awareness Campaign
Project Title

CDC/HHS Covid-19 Awareness Campaign

Client

TDW+CO / CDC

Services

Multilingual VO Casting, Voiceover Recording, Translation & Localization, Multi-Language VO Versioning, Audio Postproduction, Video Postproduction

The CDC’s Department of Health and Human Services’ Covid-19 Public Awareness and Vaccination Campaign was a large-scale paid public education effort to provide clear, accurate, and actionable information about how to combat the spread of, and get vaccinated against, Covid-19.PICO Studio Seattle produced over 150 unique radio and video spots in 14 languages for TDW+Co, targeted at the Asian and Pacific Island language-speaking audiences. Spots were produced as needed in response to the ongoing needs of messaging during the pandemic and trafficked nationally. PICO handled all aspects of audio production, including talent management, cultural consultation, localization support, and delivery to multi-platform specs.Learn more about our Localization Capabilities HERE (this should be a link to our deck).

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Multicultural
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US Bank "Rebuild"
US Bank "Rebuild"
TDW+CO
Full Suite Multilingual
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US Bank "Rebuild"
Project Title

US Bank "Rebuild"

Client

TDW+CO / US Bank

Services

Multilingual VO Casting, Voiceover Recording, Translation & Localization, Multi-Language VO Versioning, Audio Postproduction, Video Postproduction, Custom Music

PICO provided voice talent casting in 5 languages, translation services, VO recording, VO versioning and sync across multiple languages, and all post mixes for these 15 spots for US Bank. We also created this piece of custom music, used across all spots for the "Rebuild" campaign. Contact us today to see how we can help you get your multilingual projects done with great results.

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Multicultural
All
WA RealID 2023
WA "RealID 2023"
Multilingual Production
VO Recording / MIx
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WA RealID 2023
Project Title

WA RealID 2023

Client

WA Dept. of Licensing

Services

Multilingual VO Casting, Voiceover Recording, Translation & Localization, Multi-Language VO Versioning, Audio Postproduction

PICO provided voice talent casting in 5 languages, translation services, VO recording, VO versioning and sync across multiple languages, and all post mixes for these 20 spots for the WA State Dept. of Licensing. Contact us today to see how we can help you get your multilingual projects done with great results.

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Multicultural
All
US Bank Lunar New Year
US Bank "Lunar New Year"
TDW+CO
Video Post / Custom Music
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US Bank Lunar New Year
Project Title

US Bank Lunar New Year

Client

US Bank

Services

Custom Music, Video Editing

PICO produced and edited US Bank's Lunar New Year campaign, with custom original music and graphics package.Learn more about our Localization Capabilities HERE (this should be a link to our deck).

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Multicultural
All
Amazon One
Amazon One
VO Cast / VO / Post Mix
Custom Music / SFX
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Amazon One
Project Title

Amazon One

Client

Amazon

Services

Custom Music, VO, Sound Design, Post Mixing

For this video announcing the launch of Amazon One, PICO handled voice talent casting and VO recording, created a piece of custom music, did full sound design and foley, and took care of the post mixing.

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VO
All
Taco Bell UK
Taco Bell - "Wonders"
Custom Music
VO, Post Mixing
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Taco Bell UK
Project Title

Taco Bell UK

Client

Taco Bell

Services

Custom Music, VO, Post Mixing

PICO did the voice talent casting, VO recording, created a piece of custom music for this Taco Bell UK spot, and did the post mixing to UK broadcast spec.

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VO
All
Seattle Public Library - Summer of Learning
Seattle Public Library
VO / Custom Music / SFX
Video Editing / Post Mix
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Seattle Public Library - Summer of Learning
Project Title

Seattle Public Library - Summer of Learning

Client

Seattle Public Library

Services

Custom Music, VO, Sound Design, Post Mix, Video Editing

We recently had the pleasure of helping Seattle Public Library create an animated vid for their Summer of Learning Initiative. We took their approved art assets and made the most of them. We did VO casting for a diverse group of kids and grown ups, had a great time combining the various voices with the characters to tell this story, added our favorite PICO library track of all time, and gave it to SPL to share on their platforms right before the 2021 school year let out!

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VO
All
Apple TV "Titles"
Apple TV "Titles"
Apple - TV
Orig Music, SDX, Post Mix
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Apple TV "Titles"
Project Title

Apple TV "Titles"

Client

Apple

Services

Custom Music, Sound Design, Post Mix

Who doesn't love vintage surf tones?? This post-scored custom track complements the starts and stops of this Apple TV spot. PICO is proud to have worked on Music, Sound Design, and Post Mixes across multiple LOB's for Apple.

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Music
All
Sound Transit
Sound Transit - 2022 Addy
Winner - Music w/ Lyrics
for Copacino Fujikado
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Sound Transit
Project Title

Sound Transit

Client

Copacino Fujikado

Services

Custom Music, Vocals, VO

The team at C+F came to us with a great idea for this jingle. Drawing on our experience with character voices and custom music arrangement, we developed their idea from a phone recording into a fully realized ensemble, giving unique voices to their newly developed iconography for Sound Transit.

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Music
All
Taco Bell
Taco Bell
Custom Music
Sound Design, Post Mix
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Taco Bell
Project Title

Taco Bell

Client

Taco Bell

Services

Custom Music, Sound Design, Post Mix

Taco Bell sent this animation over to us completely final, after they decided it would be cooler with music on it. The ask was for a library track, but why pull a library track that just "sort of fits" when you can entirely post score the whole thing with custom music that hits every fun moment in this :15? So we cooked up a few looks, and this is the one they picked.

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Music
All
Lego Star Wars - Castaways
Lego Star Wars
Apple - Arcade
Music Edit / SFX / Mix
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Lego Star Wars - Castaways
Project Title

Lego Star Wars - Castaways

Client

Apple Arcade

Services

Music Editing, Sound Design, Post Mix

We helped to launch Lego Star Wars' "Castaways" title for Apple Arcade with and sound design that utilizes both in-game SFX and PICO-owned sound assets, and a crafty customized music edit of John Williams' iconic "Cantina Band".

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Audio Post
All
PBR - Campaign Jingle
PBR - Campaign Jingle
DNA
Orig. Music & Vocals
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PBR - Campaign Jingle
Project Title

PBR - Campaign Jingle

Client

DNA Seattle

Services

Music

For Pabst Blue Ribbon's 2022 / 23 campaign, our friend at DNA came to us with their lyrics and visions of a classic vintage sounding jingle. After demo-ing a few, we landed on this direction together, put it down on some 2-inch tape, and delivered a jam straight out of Burbank in 1982. Deliverables also included a 2-second version, to be used across other campaign collateral.

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Music
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Apple Arcade - NBA 2K21
Apple Arcade - NBA 2K21
VO Casting / VO Record
Music Edits / Post Mixing
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Apple Arcade - NBA 2K21
Project Title

Apple Arcade - NBA 2K21

Client

Apple

Services

Music Edits, Voiceover Recording, VO casting, Post Mixing

PICO has handled all audio production on these spots for the NBA2K21 and NBA 2K22 titles for Apple Arcade-- VO casting for the announcer roles, music editing, sound design (utilizing both in-game assets and PICO-owned sounds), and post mixing. Here's the larger than life mix for NBA2K21.

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VO
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Once Upon A Farm
Once Upon A Farm
BUCK Design
Custom Music / VO / Mix
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Once Upon A Farm
Project Title

Once Upon A Farm

Client

BUCK

Services

Custom Music, Sound Design

We developed this custom track to be used across multiple pieces of video collateral for Once Upon A Farm. Our goal was to create a piece of music that was warm, active, and upbeat to complement their messaging geared towards parents. Then, we added a few sound design touches to complement BUCK's active and super fun animation, we chose the best takes from Jennifer Garner's VO recordings, and we put it all together across an ongoing campaign.

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VO
Music
All
Coda.io - "Everything Evolves" Digital Campaign
Coda.io Digital Campaign
BUCK
Music / SDX / VO / Mix
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Coda.io - "Everything Evolves" Digital Campaign
Project Title

Coda.io - "Everything Evolves" Digital Campaign

Client

BUCK

Services

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Audio Post
Music
VO
All
All
Amazon - Behind the Storefront
Amazon - Red Bay
Kontent Partners
Sound Design / Mix
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Amazon - Behind the Storefront
Project Title

Amazon - Behind the Storefront

Client

Amazon / Kontent Partners

Services

Sound Design, Post Mix

One of 3 videos in a miniseries by Amazon. Sound design, dialog work, and post mixes by PICO.

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Audio Post
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Pinterest "Pinterest for Creators"
Pinterest "Creators"
BUCK Design
Custom Music / SDX / Mix
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Pinterest "Pinterest for Creators"
Project Title

Pinterest "Pinterest for Creators"

Client

BUCK

Services

Custom Music, Sound Design, Post Mixing

Some of our favorite projects to work on involve the seamless integration of music and sound design, working together towards an engaging outcome. For this set of 3 x :15's, each creators' piece had its own unique look and tone. We developed custom music for 2 of the spots, and created sound design to complement every moving thing in these very active spots, while making sure the sounds were separated enough to not be overwhelming.

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Music
All
Apple Arcade - Nick Tennis
Nick Extreme Tennis
Apple - Arcade
SDX / Music / Mix
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Apple Arcade - Nick Tennis
Project Title

Apple Arcade - Nick Tennis

Client

Apple

Services

Sound Design, Music, Mix

We used a combo of in-game sound assets, our own proprietary sounds, and a custom composition to help create this fun spot for Apple Arcade. Cowabunga!

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Audio Post
Music
All
Samsung Members App
Samsung - Members App
Sound Design /
Post Mix / Music Edit
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Samsung Members App
Project Title

Samsung Members App

Client

Samsung

Services

Music Editing, Sound Design, Post Mix

We helped to launch the Samsung Members App with a customized music edit complementing and highlighting key moments in the animation arc, combined with kinetic sound design.

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Audio Post
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Finneas - "The Kids Are All Dying"
Finneas - TKKAD
Bonch Post
Sound Design, Audio Post
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Finneas - "The Kids Are All Dying"
Project Title

Finneas - "The Kids Are All Dying"

Client

Bonch Post

Services

Sound Design, Audio Post

Finneas' music vid came to us with minimal sound temped in. Safety goggles required for this foley session. So what's more fun than a bunch of glass-breaking foley? Making it all sync with the beat!

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Audio Post
All
Redfin App
Redfin App
Sound Design / Post Mix
Music Edit
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Redfin App
Project Title

Redfin App

Client

Redfin

Services

Music Edits, Sound Design, Post Mix

We're proud to have partnered with Redfin on Audio Post for all of their recent video marketing collateral for the Redfin App. We provide customized music edits, sound design to complement their animations, and mixes to broadcast and web spec

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Audio Post
All
Rainier "Call of ReWild"
Rainier "Call of ReWild"
DNA Interactive
Custom Music / SDX / Mix
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Rainier "Call of ReWild"
Project Title

Rainier "Call of ReWild"

Client

DNA Interactive

Services

Custom Music, Sound Design, Post Mix

PICO handled custom music and all sound design for these awesome 80's cartoon vibe spots for Rainier Beer's ReWild the Rainiers campaign. Here's the :30 spot. Our work on this campaign across multiple deliverables helped contribute to a 53% increase in brand recognition and a 63% increase in unaided awareness.

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Music
All
Koala & Giraffe
Koala and Giraffe
Pico.Studio
Everything!!!
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Koala & Giraffe
Project Title

Koala & Giraffe

Client

PICO

Services

Original Music, VO, Sound Design, Video Editing, Lyric Writing & Vocals, Post Mix

What started as an entirely in-house passion project experiment for PICO has grown into a YouTube channel with 50,000 subscribers and over 65 million views. Koala and Giraffe are 100% created, voiced, animated, and produced by the PICO team. This channel is the ongoing exercise that keeps our things fresh here, and it's via our work on Koala and Giraffe that we're able to offer this same level of fun loving creative to our commercial and industry clients.

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Music
All
Audio Postproduction

Audio Postproduction

All
Multicultural

Full suite audio post for any project, with a team approach

Audio Postproduction

Audio Postproduction

All
Audio Post

Full suite audio post for any project, with a team approach

Custom Original Music

Custom Original Music

All
Music

Demos for days. Composers at the ready. We've custom scored everything from national spots to games to documentaries.

Dialog Sweetening

Dialog Sweetening

All
Audio Post

De-noise, EQ, and overall improvement of existing dialog

Jingles / Mnemonics

Jingles / Mnemonics

All
Music

Sonic branding creation, driven by research and supported by results

Lyric Writing & Vocals

Lyric Writing & Vocals

All
Music

Our team can take rough concepts and bring them to life in a song

Multi-Language VO Versioning

Multi-Language VO Versioning

All
Multicultural

Edit & sync VO in any language, with guaranteed accuracy

Multilingual VO Casting

Multilingual VO Casting

All
Multicultural

Professional, fully vetted VO talents in any language

Music Editing

Music Editing

All
Music

Give us any track and we'll make it fit any edit like a glove.

Music Supervision

Music Supervision

All
Music

Curation, creative exploration, and music licensing

Post Mixes

Post Mixes

All
Audio Post

World class mixes. Audio finishing to any specs

Proprietary Music Library

Proprietary Music Library

All
Music

Library pulls available upon request

Remote Mix in HD Audio

Remote Mix in HD Audio

All
Audio Post

Attend & direct mix sessions remotely, in HD audio

Remote VO recording in HD Audio

Remote VO recording in HD Audio

All
VO

Attend & direct VO sessions remotely, in HD audio

Sound Design

Sound Design

All
Audio Post

Award winning sound design to punch up any project

Translation / Transcreation / Localization

Translation / Transcreation / Localization

All
Multicultural

High quality localization in any language. Meaning for meaning, not just word for word.

VO Casting

VO Casting

All
VO

Custom auditions in any language

VO Recording

VO Recording

All
Multicultural

Come on by our Seattle or LA studios

Video Postproduction

Video Postproduction

All
Multicultural

Video editing, GFX, captioning

Repeating, multicolor text: "About Us"
Repeating, multicolor text: "About Us"
Repeating, multicolor text: "About Us"
Repeating, multicolor text: "About Us"

We’re PICO, an award-winning, full-service audio house with studios in Seattle and LA.

Founded in 2007 by Ellis Hawes and Lucas Field, we started as a group of musicians, producers, and sonic engineers who were really good at one thing: telling stories through sound.

Since then, we’ve grown our scrappy upstart into one of the most respected audio houses in the country, and become a trusted production partner in the process — someone our clients can turn to when the final product needs to stand out. We win trust by working hard, staying organized, and never compromising on quality.

That’s how we came to deliver some of the most important messaging of our time — campaigns that bridged the nation, like the 2020 Census and the CDC’s Covid-19 Safety and Vaccination initiative.

Now we want to do the same for you. Together, we can amplify your message and tell stories that cross borders.

"Ellis and the PICO team have been great partners going on 7 years and running. They bring to life the meaning of what a true partnership looks like, and the time and effort it takes to execute at the highest level of quality. Their reliability, attention to detail, resourcefulness, and professionalism provide the dependability that we need in our fast-paced, ever-changing environment. It’s knowing that you can trust PICO to represent your interests in the same way you would handle the task yourself, and for that, we are grateful for our work together."

Tim Wang, Owner - TDW+Co

"Working with Pico Sound is always a pleasure - It’s truly a creative and collaborative process in unearthing the exact sound and music pairings to enhance our creative endeavors"

Camille Chu, Creative Director - BUCK

"As a voiceover talent, I love working with PICO sound. The producers and engineers at the studio are professional and the best in the business. I'm always excited to see their names pop up in my inbox."

Maria Pendolino, Voice Talent

“Whether it’s a track that infuses the perfect energy to our spots, a custom jingle, or an audio post session to get the mix sounding just right, the PICO team has taken great care of our agency and its clients over the years. They get us and our creative vibe instantly, collaborate seamlessly with our internal and external partners, and always blow us away with their range in options.

Steph Huske, Senior Producer - Copacino + Fujikado

“Pico is magical! They elevate every project they touch and are simply a pleasure to work with!”

Nicole Harmon, Director of Brand Content - Taco Bell

"I have worked on numerous projects with PICO for almost 10 years. Throughout all the collaboration, requests, rounds and revisions, they have consistently delivered superior, high quality work. They can elevate an ordinary edit into something exciting and memorable with custom tailored details that help enhance the whole mood of a piece. They match creative ability with technical know-how, ensuring files are delivered to spec for digital and broadcast. They make my job as a producer and editor easier."

David Drori, Senior Video Editor - Redfin