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Feeding back to the cutting room

From time to time we get asked by productions as to how we would like the picture editor to provide materials for a sound post booking. Even though workflows are forever evolving, there are universally accepted standards that stood the test of time, and here we will outline these basic expectations. This article is aimed at editors

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Directing voices: a beginners guide to the suite stuff

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To help you handle your first voice bookings like a pro, we’ve spoken with six of Auckland’s busiest voice artists – three new to the market and three of the top brass – and asked them what helps them deliver their best. We’re keeping them anonymous to protect the innocent.

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Envy hits the NZIFF

Golden gates, stars round a mountain. lion roaring… some kind of orchestra playing something inspiring, triumphant and grand: ENVY STUDIOS IS PROUD TO PRESENT two films at the NZIFF! We are very happy to have contributed our audio stylings to two stellar films in this festival. Head along and support Friday Tigers and Oracle Drive.

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Fantastic film/telly event at Envy tonight

Hello you lot! We’re hosting a wonderful WIFT event tonight: Roseanne Liang (My Wedding and Other Secrets) will present on how she got her web series off the ground. Free for WIFT members, $15 for-non members. Nibbles, drinks, and good talk with industry folk all thrown in. More info here:

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A Meritorious Pee

Massive congratulations to Duncan Blair and the team at Republik for their 2013 One Show Merit Award for Xbox 360 radio “Morning”. Also to our Head of Sound, Vedat Kiyici, who was both foley artist and sound designer/mixer for this one. Yes folks, it’s all real… 2013 One Show Merit Award Category – Consumer Radio/Single

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The Wonderful World of Less Bad Sound

So you’re entering the Rialto Channel 48Hours! Good on you. Much coffee to you. Here are our top five audio tips to help you achieve the best sound you can with limited time, equipment and cash. Love, the team at Envy.

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Audio Post: How to prep when you prod

Audio is 50% of a successful screen production, so it’s important that you have good sound on your video file before it screens. That much is straightforward. Our job as sound engineers is to make your audio work for your project. Yes, we can clean the audio to some degree or replace dialogue with ADR

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