On the Cover: Technicolor at Paramount

Apr 1, 2012 9:00 AM, By Mel Lambert


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“Our new complex has been constructed to be a 21st-century, state-of-the-art, filmmaker-friendly sound post-production facility,” says Millan, who joined the operation last September and was instrumental in recruiting the new creative staff for Stages 1 and 2. “Technicolor at Paramount is outfitted with the best technology and staffed by a truly creative group of mixers. This industry is based on trust; we need to provide our filmmakers with the best creative talent working with the best tools and supported by a totally bulletproof infrastructure.”

“The new Technicolor at Paramount facility comprises a high-density, one-stop sound facility,” concludes Curt Behlmer, who oversaw design and outfitting of the three-story complex. “We even selected the mixing consoles for Stages 1 and 2 without talent attached. But we knew that System 5 would offer the mixing power, flexible connectivity and enhanced digital workflow our re-recording crews would need to remain competitive, and offer the kind of services our clients look for from the new operation.”

Film and broadcast post-production is a highly collaborative process, Behlmer stresses.“Compatibility between all eight stages is crucially important to us, since film/TV directors often require access to a number of stages during predubs and print mastering, with mixes freely moving from stage to stage,” he points out. “We believe strongly in using appropriate technologies to ensure that our new facility remains at the leading edge of sound post-production. For us, Avid appears to provide an ideal workflow solution, with its seamless integration of System 5 digital consoles with EuCon connectivity and Pro Tools|HD DAWs, in addition to Nitris DX for high-definition video playback.”

Mel Lambert has been involved with production and broadcast industries on both sides of the Atlantic for more years than he cares to remember. Now principal of Media&Marketing, a Los Angeles-based consulting service for the pro audio industry, he can be found at mel-lambert.com.

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