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[ February 19th 2004 ]
Shepperton has announced the studio is upgrading
the 56-fader, two-position AMS Neve DFC digital
film mixing console in its Theatre 1 to a 68-fader,
three-position console. Expansion upgrades Pinewood
Shepperton's console to one of the few three-positioned
DFCs in all of Europe. The studio, which houses
Europe's largest sound stage, has provided special
effect facilities for Ion Films James Bond motion
pictures and Paramount Pictures Lara Croft Tomb
Raider: The Cradle Of Life.
DFC's comprehensive filters and dynamics allow
us to create excellent sounding totally automated
mixes without having to resort to off-board processors,"
notes head of post production at Pinewood Studios,
Graham Hartstone. "The original installation allowed
for expansion, and this is the second time we
have upgraded the console since its purchase in
2001. On both occasions we have been very impressed
by how simple the process has been. We have significantly
increased the number of channels, and the expansion
of the console surface has proved equally as straight-forward."
Studios concluded an acquisition of rival studio
Shepperton in 2001 in a buyout deal valued at
£35m.The studios, situated West of London, joined
forces to maximise the growing demand from Hollywood
directors for a European location centralising
on a rich pool of writing and production talent.
Alien director Ridley Scot, along with brother
Tony, co-chair Pinewood Shepperton.