Located in Burbank, just minutes from Warner Bros. Studios and The Walt Disney Company, Ascension Post is an Emmy Award winning full-service entertainment media company. We offer picture finishing, audio post production, editorial, visual effects, HDR color grading, content management, localization, restoration and media storage services. Ascension Post’s past clients include Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros. Studios, Sony, Technicolor, Marvel and Paramount among many others.
Establishing a formidable alliance with the industry’s top professionals, Ascension is able to provide all the necessary post services that may arise during post production of any project.
Michael Archacki is an Emmy Award winning sound supervisor/mixer and founder of Ascension Post. With over 200 imdb credits and 20 years experience in the industry, Michael is best known for his work with Al Pacino on his film Salome, in which Pacino directs. Michael’s Burbank based dub-stage is lauded as one of the best sounding mix stages in all of L.A.
Ray McMaster, the visual effects guru, with box office numbers exceeding 10 Billion worldwide was the vfx supervisor on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Ray’s long list of top-tier Hollywood Blockbuster movies include Transformers, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, The Amazing Spider Man, Man of Steel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Doctor Strange and Avengers: Infinity War.
Loren White, senior colorist extraordinaire is one of the industry’s highly sought after artists with credits that include Watchmen, The Dark Knight Rises and Disney’s Black is King. Loren’s high-end color grading and finishing theater, LookWell, also includes 4K HDR color grading in real-time.
Here at Ascension, we adhere to the highest level of accountability and heavily invest ourselves in each and every project.
What Ascension Post can do for you
Sound Editorial & Design
ADR & Foley Recording
5.1 & 7.1 Re-recording Mixing
Localization (Lip Sync & VO)
PICTURE & COLOR
Near & Onset Dailies
HDR & SDR Mastering
4K & UHD – HDR Dolby Vision
Mastering 2D & 3D
Tracking and Matchmove
3D Computer Generated Graphics
Digital Cinema and IMF Packaging
File Encoding and Transcoding
Quality Control 4K-UHD-HD-SD
Asset Verification for Studio Delivery
MEET THE TEAM
“Michael at Ascension Post is an absolute pro, creative and above all, a perfectionist. He is a joy to work with!”
“I have had the extreme pleasure of working with Michael Archacki. The whole experience was a lot of fun and exactly what I needed for my film. I can’t wait to work with him again!”
“Not only is Michael a consummate and attentive professional, he’s a passionate artist dedicated to ensuring your project is elevated by his involvement. He can ‘hear’ your production in ways only a trained, knowledgeable professional has the ability to do and will help shape it into something better than you can imagine. My rule of thumb is to always work with people who are doing what they were meant to be doing and Michael Archacki is no exception. He’s doing what he was born to do!”
“I needed a post sound editor/mixer who understood my style of work. When I met Michael and started working on my first movie with him I realized not only was he very talented but understanding and patient with me, not to mention helpful! I’ve made two movies and Michael worked on both. That’s how much I love working with him!”
“Working with Michael was a real pleasure. He was completely professional, easy to communicate with, and I appreciated his artistry in using sound to really enhance and tell a story. My film truly came to life once Mike had worked his magic. I’d recommend him to anyone a thousand times over, and can’t wait to work with him again.”
“The best part of the filmmaking process is when I get into the studio with Michael. His positive energy, obsession with detail and ability to use subtle FX to bring stories to life is pure brilliance! He’s always my first choice!”
“Ascension Post is a great post-production facility, with a state-of-the-art mixing theater. We had a tight schedule, but Michael was able to expertly guide us to the finish line, going above and beyond to make sure our film was the best it could be. We could not be happier with the results – the sound is fantastic!”
“Michael has an extraordinary passion and level of creativity that beams from his work. Iʼd recommend him to anyone.”
“Michael and his team at Ascension Post was able to create an incredibly rich and immersive sound mix on a very complex project. I am very much looking forward to working again with them, and seeing where their creativity and knowledge leads us!”
“Having had the pleasure of working with Michael on several occasions, Iʼve come to recognize him as a hard working, talented sound editor who understands every process of post production and aims to give every project itʼs own identity — delivering quality at the next level. I trust Michael with any of my projects and look forward to a continued collaboration with him.”
“Working with Michael was easily the best decision we made during Post Production. His diligence, attention to detail and absolute mastery of post sound made working with him effortless and extremely enjoyable.”
“The absence of the musical score in my film would challenge any post sound professional. The result of their passionate and professional execution was a complex and atmospheric sound mix. It was as supportive of the narrative imagery as one could only hope for.”
“Working with Michael and his team at Ascension Post was an absolute pleasure. He is a true professional and cares about our projects as much as we do. He is the best of the best.”
“We love working with Michael because he is reliable, professional and extremely talented. Handing over our projects to him gives us peace of mind.”
“Michael Archacki is a wonderful sound designer. Not only is he extremely experienced on a technical and creative level, but heʼs also a blast to work with. He was willing to go above and beyond to deliver the best possible sound for my film “Submit”, which turned out amazing. I look forward to working with him again in the future!”
“Michael is very easy to work with and a tremendous talent. The sound design and mixing he did on my film took it to another level and I’m excited to do another one with him.”
“Michael is my go-to when it comes to sound design and mixing. Heʼs creative, competent and has an incredible drive. Not only is he a master with audio, heʼs an absolute pleasure to work with.”
“Working with Michael and the crew at Ascension Post on my past several projects was an absolute joy. They bring great ideas and are true professionals.”
“Working with Michael was one of my best experiences as a filmmaker. I felt he really cared about my project and took the time to see my film beforehand and gave me great advice for the sound editing. In addition, he was kind enough to remix a portion of the film to make sure my vision as a filmmaker would be fully realized. I highly recommend Michael Archacki to any producer or filmmaker seeking to have the best sound quality mix possible done by one of the best in the industry”.
“Collaborating with Michael was a breeze. I found him to be highly professional, accommodating towards our particular needs, and most of all well-versed in his craft.”
“Michael is a talented, hard working sound designer and mixer. He is a pleasure to work with and is always willing to go that extra mile to elevate the product to make sure the filmmakers are happy!”
“Michael at Ascension Post was an asset to our post production team. He brought a keen sense of perspective to everything we worked on and pushed our project to be better. More importantly, he did it all with a great attitude and a smile on his face. You really can’t ask for more!”