London post-production facility Hackenbacker has been nominated twice for Primetime Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special category, writes Kevin Hilton. The nominations are for the company's work on the dramas Downton Abbey and Any Human Heart, both produced by Carnival Films. This comes after Hackenbacker won the Best Sound (Fiction) Award at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards earlier this year for Downton Abbey, which will be returning to the post house soon for work on the second series. Sound effects editor Adam Armitage (pictured left) and dialogue editor Alex Sawyer (pictured right) worked on both Downton Abbey and Any Human Heart. Armitage comments, "It was hugely enjoyable to work on Downton Abbey. Clarity and quality of sound was everything in the dialogue, the time period meant there was nothing to hide behind. In contrast Any Human Heart was without doubt one of the toughest and most rewarding shows I've ever been involved with because of the sheer number of cast members and variety of locations. But it was very rewarding as well." Hackenbacker founder and director Nigel Heath (pictured centre) adds, "We are thrilled to have been nominated for two shows in this year's Emmy Awards. I’m delighted that the producers turned to us, a specialist sound company, to ensure the delivery of great audio. The quality of our sound team's work speaks for itself and I'm so pleased that their immense effort and hard work have been recognised by these nominations." www.hackenbacker.com
Hackenbacker installs VoiceQ for ADR
London audio post-production facility Hackenbacker has become among the first in the UK to adopt the VoiceQ ADR cueing program, writes Kevin Hilton. The software was developed in New Zealand by KIWA International to make recording dialogue tracks on film and TV productions for the international market more efficient.