Sound engineers from Bang Post Production took home the Television Craft BAFTA for their work on the BBC TV series Sherlock. Based in Cardiff Bay, Bang Post Production faced tough competition from Birdsong, The Hour and Great Expectations to win the Sound (Fiction) award for Sherlock – A Scandal in Belgravia. Doug Sinclair (pictured second from left with Will Everett, Doug Sinclair, Paul McFadden and Jon Joyce) said he was extremely proud of the work he and the team at Bang had put in on the entire Sherlock series, which was contracted Hartswood Films: “We’ve worked on all three episodes of Sherlock which were aired on the BBC earlier this year. We’ve also done the previous Sherlock series and I can honestly say it’s an absolute pleasure to be involved with – there are wonderful people involved in every aspect of the production. Everyone who works on it is at the top of their game.” Doug set up the post production house with co-director Paul in 2006. Previous awards include a Royal Television Society Award for Doctor Who series four in 2007/2008. “This award is the highlight of our career. For a small company like ours to win such a prestigious award when we were up against the big boys of London is a fantastic honour,” said McFadden “It really goes to show that Welsh firms can compete on a UK-wide basis. We have such a pool of talent here in South Wales – the whole Sherlock series was edited at BBC Wales – and we’re becoming such a hub for drama.” www.bangpostproduction.com
Oscar makes four: Les Misérables wins big for sound
An Oscar for Best Sound Mixing is the fourth gong awarded to Mark Peterson of Goldcrest Post for his work as part of the sound team of Les Misérables. The film also took home a BAFTA, CAS Award and MPSE Golden Reel for sound.