Singing Chinese New Year songs in August might sound awkward & weird but the familiar festive tunes of Chinese New Year can already be heard inside Mediacorp’s Audio Post. Composing and recording these songs has become an enjoyable routine at our Audio Suites.
Chinese New Year album is an annual customary production at Mediacorp. Pre-production of the album takes place 6 months before the Lunar New Year.
The production kicks off from Audio Post as early as August with music composition, re-arrangement of traditional songs and vocal recordings.
In addition to the more well-known traditional Chinese New Year songs, Mediacorp Audio Post will also produce one brand new festive Chinese New Year song each year with the theme centered around the zodiac character of the year.
The Chinese New Year album 2019 will include a total of 59 artistes across all Mediacorp Chinese platforms, namely News, Radio, Entertainment and Drama.
They were scheduled for their vocal recording sessions in Audio Post’s studio and the mission was completed in 2 weeks !
As soon as the songs were recorded, the next phase of production begins. Lights, Action, Camera….and the production of the ever popular Music Video begins.
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Chinese New Year is also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival. Channel 8 ushers in the Year of Pig at Studio 1 and Chinatown and brings good luck, good health and prosperity with “Zhu Bao Bao”, the three little pigs.
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Jalan Jalan studio set is fashioned after an inn, with beautiful warm lighting and wood finishing to create a homely and inviting atmosphere. Click on this story to view pictures of the set.
Mediacorp has been producing Chinese New Year Album since 2003 and this year we are offering it first time in Blu-ray with DTS:X technology. We had a launch event at Sony Store. Read to find out more.
We tried something new in welcoming 2019 - Augmented Reality. In collaboration with CGang and ITE, Mediacorp delivered to all at-home television audience a mermaid-infused countdown. Read this post to find out more.