Complete Sound Launch
Complete Post celebrates its 20th anniversary with the grand opening this month of its stand-alone post-production house, Complete Sound. The building is being called the largest all-tapeless, all-digital audio facility in the world.
“Audio is rapidly becoming the driving force in this business,” says co-prexy Jeff Klein, “especially when you combine the advent of DVD, HDTV and other digital formats with the increasingly stricter demands of home theater audio.”
The 11,000-square-foot facility will target a core market of half-hour multicamera TV programming, variety specials, promos, commercials, homevideo releases and animation.
“We are building Complete Sound as a facility that will take full advantage of these developing formats.,” Klein says.
Novocom goes fiber optic
Novocom, a multimedia graphic design and post house in Playa Vista, has announced a fiber optic link with Paramount Pictures’ Production Resource Center that will create a joint digital facility and Quantel Henry “Virtual Studio.”
The partnership will offer Novocom clients a Hollywood location while expanding Paramount’s resource base. The two companies have worked together on shows such as “Entertainment Tonight,” “Hard Copy” and “Real TV.”
“Our partnership with Paramount allows both companies to take advantage of each other’s talent and production resources,” Novocom prexy John Ridgway says.
Eastern Europe’s veteran producers
With the Aug. 29 release of Universal’s “Kull the Conqueror,” Jadran Film Studios will resurface as an influential production voice from Eastern Europe. The studio, the region’s oldest production house, has been working on television shows and films for more than 50 years, from “The Winds of War” to “Nightwatch” (with Pierce Brosnan) to “Sophie’s Choice.”
Located in the heart of Croatia, facility managers report that their resources have remained untouched by the regional fighting in neighboring Bosnia. However, the company boasts a heavy record of film and TV battles as the studio owns the world’s largest collection of WWII vehicles and uniforms.
The San Francisco sound
San Francisco-based post house Dubeytunes has settled into its new audio-post facility in the SoMa Contract Design Center, joining Western Images, Macromedia, Clement Mok, Silicon Graphics and Xoas Tools to form a literal buffet of creative talent in the neighborhood.
Dubeytunes’ new facility will offer two multitrack suites with state-of-the-art equipment for digital editing for both audio and video tracks. All rooms will be connected through digital and analog tie lines to picture and effects facility Western Images, giving clients the opportunity to work on their audio mix while simultaneously onlining picture at Western Images.
The company’s recent projects include a series of Porsche and Black Angus TV spots and “Fantasy Makers” for HBO.
Digital house gets ready for DVD
EDS Digital Studios, the post-production arm of Electronic Data Systems, inked a three-year agreement in May to provide digital videodisc authoring and compression services for Image Entertainment, the largest licenser and distributor of optical disc programming in the U.S., with the most extensive library of titles in the industry.