LipSync Post, located in London’s Soho, has upgraded its studio with Dolby Atmos and installed a new control system. To accomplish this, LipSync teamed up with HHB Communications’ Scrub division to create a hybrid dual Avid S6 and AMS Neve DFC3D desk while also upgrading the room to create Dolby Atmos mixes with a new mastering unit. Now that the upgrade to Theatre 2 is complete, LipSync plans to upgrade Theatre 1 this summer.
The setup has the best of both worlds with full access to both the classic Neve DFC sound while also bringing more hands-on control of their Avid Pro Tools automation via the S6 desks. In order to streamline their workflow as more projects are mixed exclusively “in the box,” LipSync installed the S6s within the same frame as the DFC, with custom furniture created by Frozen Fish Design. This dual operator configuration frees the mix engineers to work on separate Pro Tools systems simultaneously for fast and efficient turnaround in order to meet crucial project deadlines.
“The move into extended surround formats like Dolby Atmos is very exciting,” explains LipSync senior re-recording mixer Rob Hughes. “We have now completed our first feature mix in the refitted theater (Vita & Virginia directed by Chanya Button). It has a very detailed, involved soundtrack and the new system handled it with ease.”
London’s LipSync Post has brought on colorist Tom Russell to work feature films, TV drama and commercials. He brings with him 25 years of experience as a freelance colorist at many Soho-based post and VFX houses, including LipSync. He will be using the FilmLight Baselight.
Russell’s film credits include The Face of an Angel, A Royal Night Out, Alone in Berlin and The Journey. He has also worked on TV productions such as Cider With Rosie.
“We have often worked with Tom as a freelancer, and noticed how he always emerged from a grade with happy clients. We were delighted when the opportunity came along to appoint Tom full time as a colorist,” says James Clarke, head of DI at LipSync Post.
Russell joins LipSync colorists Scott Goulding and Jamie Welsh. Goulding has been with LipSync since 2003 and his credits include the forthcoming Mad to Be Normal. Jamie Welsh has recently graded The Infiltrator, starring Bryan Cranston, and will shortly be grading The Limehouse Golem and The Sense of an Ending from Origin Pictures.
London — Death Comes to Pemberley, written as a sequel to Jane Austen’s novel “Pride and Prejudice,” was entirely post produced at LipSync Post (http://www.lipsyncpost.co.uk) in London, with color grading and deliverables done on one of the facility’s three Quantel Pablo color correction and finishing systems by senior colorist Stuart Fyvie, who completed the grade on all three one-hour episodes in just nine days.
The series will air between Christmas and the New Year on BBC1 in the UK, with international distribution to follow in 2014.