This is the Rhythm Division, or “rdiv” website. Rhythm Division is no longer a functioning studio, but this site is here for archival and legacy purposes:

Kevan Staples and Jim Longo formed Rhythm Division in 1995 and closed the studio in 2012. Both are still active and can be reached respectively at their websites, Kevan Staples and Jim Longo.

Please view the details of some of the more memorable projects which comprise the work of Rhythm Division.

 

Connor Undercover

Helicopters, explosions, post-production audio and mixing on 39 episodes of the teen spy drama Connor Undercover.

  • Supervising audio post production and surround mixing
  • 39 episodes for Heroic Films and Shaftesbury Productions
  • Music by Carlos Lopes
  • SFX editing, Paul Shikata
  • dialogue editing, Andrea Cyr
  • Mixed in 5.1 Surround at Rhythm Division studios
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Robin

Robin is the strange story of 2 slackers and their weird acquaintances, told in 26 interstitials on MTV. Music, sfx, voices, and everything else audio by Jim and Kevan at Rhythm Division. Created by the brilliant Magnus Carlsson and co-produced by Wigelius / Nelvana.

Music originally produced by Magnus from record samples, was reproduced with live musicians, yet still has that looped quality so important to the feel.

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Smart Woman Survival Guide

Recording, editing, ADR, foley, and surround mix … on a budget. Smart, sexy behind the scenes adventures of the Lana Pearson show and her wacky staff.

  • 43 Episodes for Magee TV and W Network
  • Original music and post production
  • Mixed in 5.1 Surround at Rhythm Division
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The Dating Guy

A show designed to offend just about everybody, The Dating Guy is a half-hour animated comedy about the single life of twenty-somethings in the city. Airing in Canada on Teletoon at Night.

  • Produced by marblemedia and Entertainment One for Teletoon at Night
  • Post production supervision, sfx editing and 5.1 Surround mixing
  • Original music by Jono Grant
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Skyland

26 Gemini Award winning episodes of intense action and beauty wrapped in sci-fi splendor, produced by 9 Story Entertainment and Method Films for Nicktoons. The series was directed by Emmanuel Gorinstein and produced by Marilyn McAuley and Cedric Pilote.

  • All sfx and sound design by Jim Longo
  • Original music by Paul Intson
  • Music editing by Kevan Staples and Rob Kirkpatrick
  • Mixed in 5.1 Surround at Rhythm Division
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Angry Girls

Documentary by Bishari Films on girls living on the mean streets of Toronto. Original music by Kevan Staples.

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There's Something About Mary Magdalene

Intriguing and captivating documentary film about the life and legacy of Mary Magdalene. The film was produced by Ellis Entertainment for Vision TV.

It was recorded, edited and mixed in 5.1 at Rhythm Division. The original music score for the film was composed by Kevan Staples. Written and produced by Marianne Kushmaniuk. It was directed by Harvey Crossland, and the executive producer was Kip Spidell.

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Rolie, Polie, Olie

SFX editing and post production supervision on 3 seasons of the Nelvana classic animated series. This amazing CG-animated series pays tribute to the cartoon shorts of the early 1930s, depicting the hilarious childhood of a young robot.

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The Autism Enigma

The Autism Enigma is a film that looks at the progress of an international group of scientists who are looking for clues to this baffling disorder. Written and produced by Marion Gruner and Chris Sumpton for Cogent-Benger Productions as part of CBC’s “The Nature of Things with David Suzuki”.

  • Original music by Kevan Staples
  • Post production and sfx editing
  • Mixed in 5.1 Surround at Rhythm Division
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The Life of the Baby Human

Fascinating look at the development of the human baby from birth through 18 months of age.

  • 39 Episodes for Ellis Entertainment
  • Original music and post production
  • Mixed in 5.1 Surround
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Visions of an Island

This film explores Christopher Ondaatje’s journey of discovery as he tries to assemble the fragments of his past as well as confront the ghost of his father in present day Sri Lanka. Produced by John McGreevy, original music by Kevan Staples.

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Maggie and the Ferocious Beast

Maggie and the Ferocious Beast is set in an imaginary place in the enchanting, imaginary world called Nowhere Land. SFX and music editing and overall post production supervision on the initial season for Nelvana.

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Sound Design and Commercials

  • "Talk", television commercial for JWT
  • "Showcase", promo for the Movie Network
  • "Buck Staghorn's Animal Bites, intro for Ellis Entertainment
  • "Beauty Quest", documentary intro
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