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Friday, June 01, 2007

IMAGES POST, SOUND POST MERGE

One of New Zealand’s most established post-production facilities, Images Post, is to merge its operation with one of the oldest audio facilities in the country, Sound Post (previously Mandrill Audio Post.) The merger creates one of the largest post-production facilities in New-Zealand.
From tomorrow, June 1, both companies will operate under the new brand - Images & Sound: Complete Post Production.
For the past three decades, both firms have proven themselves consistently with award winning post-production work on an impressive array of commercials and programmes.
Some recent commercial campaigns include: Coke, Mazda, Air New Zealand, Beaurepaires and Telecom. TV programmes range from the highly successful drama series, Outrageous Fortune, through to surround sound documentaries for Discovery Channel.
“The business reconfiguration is a natural progression, from the early days of Mandrill as a renowned music recording and audio post studio, its move up to Grafton Rd from Parnell, through to its purchase by Images and myself and renaming to Sound Post. In recent years Images Post and Sound Post have worked more and more closely together,” director Steve Finnigan says.
“The merger creates one of the largest post production facilities in New Zealand, with the obvious benefit of having a substantial number of post processes under one roof. It will allow our specialised team of more than thirty to deliver the highest standard of post-production possible and ensure we continually offer the best service available.”
The combined facility offers:

• ITK Telecine transfers.
• Davinci and Baselight grading theatre.
• Flame 2K and Smoke 2K.
• 12 online and offline Avids.
• 3D Design.
• Four sound mixing suites (including 5.1 Surround)
• Two sound editing suites.
• Foley recording suite.

From Monday, June 4, entrance, reception and facilities areas will integrate at Images and Sound: 113 Grafton Rd, Grafton, Auckland.
Anoushka Klaus will remain the Sound facilities contact, along with Images facilities personnel Rachel Beard and Kyle Madgwick.

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