Sound makes showing in Broadcast Awards

Audio features prominently in the short list for Best Post Production House in next year's Broadcast Awards, writes Kevin Hilton. All companies selected have established sound departments that have been active in audio-for-picture work this year.
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Audio features prominently in the short list for Best Post Production House in next year's Broadcast Awards, writes Kevin Hilton. All companies selected for the Award have established sound departments that have been active in audio-for-picture work this year. Halo Post Production started out as an audio-only facility and recently expanded its offering by taking over the lease on the building formerly occupied by Pepper Sound. This has given the company four additional audio suites, including a big dubbing theatre for theatrical work. Recent projects include BBC arts series Imagine and Aardman/Sony feature Arthur Christmas (pictured). Bristol-based Films@59 offers mixing, track-laying, Foley/spot effects, ADR and commentary among its sound services, while Prime Focus in London has four Pro Tools suites as well as visual effects and compositing facilities. Deluxe 142's recent work includes comedy series Miranda and Episodes and the drama Any Human Heart. Among its audio team are dubbing mixers Alan Sallabank and Sue Malpass and sound editor Chris Roberts. Molinare started out in sound for radio and now has audio for TV facilities alongside video editing, grading and effects suites. Technicolor Creative Services offers a range of services, with specialist facility Anvil handling audio. The 2012 Broadcast Awards take place on 2nd February at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane in London. www.broadcastawards.co.uk

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