Euphonix recently played host to back-to-back audio industry events celebrating the achievements of hi-end film studios in both Los Angeles and London.
On June 25 in Los Angeles, Euphonix and Todd-AO threw a party at the legendary Todd-AO Hollywood film studios celebrating the grand re-opening of the facility’s two newly renovated Stage 1 and 2 dubbing theaters, each featuring a dual-operator Euphonix System 5 digital audio mixing console.
This brings the total of Euphonix film mixing consoles at Todd AO to eight.
Over 100 guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, and tours of the facility. Later in the evening, guests gathered in Stage 1 to listen to a presentation given by multiple Academy Award-winning Sound Mixer Mike Minkler, who screened examples of his work including clips from Black Hawk Down, Dreamgirls and a sneak preview of his latest dubbing project, Quentin Tarantino’s new film Inglorious Bastards.
Minkler discussed how he approaches mixing on the Euphonix System 5 consoles and answered audience questions.
“The Todd-AO celebration was a tremendous success,” said Euphonix CEO Martin Kloiber, “We were honored to have guests from all the high-end studios in Hollywood, who took time from their very busy schedules to spend an evening with us. And we are especially grateful to Mike Minkler for sharing some of his insights into film mixing.”
One week later and halfway around the world, Euphonix Europe was hosting a similar event at Pinewood Studio in Buckinghamshire, England.
Dubbed as an evening to “Escape the City,” guests were treated to food and drink and given the opportunity to meet and talk with Academy Award-winning Sound Mixers Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke, who won the 2008 Sound Mixing Academy Award for their work on Slumdog Millionaire.
A long time Euphonix client, the Pinewood Studios Group has been steadily upgrading their facilities since 2003 when they added the first of two Euphonix System 5 consoles at Shepperton.
In 2008 the renovations were completed with the installation of two new Euphonix System 5 dual-operator film-mixing consoles at their Pinewood location. Notably, in the June 2009 issue of MIX magazine Euphonix-equipped Pressburger Theatre at Pinewood was one of only 15 studios chosen as “The Class of 2009: This Year’s Coolest New Studios.”
“We wanted to show our appreciation for the continued support of the Pinewood Studios Group,“ said Mark Hosking, Director of Sales for Euphonix Europe, “and this event was a terrific opportunity to bring together the UK film community for a relaxing evening in great environment and share a glass or two.”