Palo Alto, CA (February 12, 2009)–Composer A.R. Rahman and the Pinewood Studios Group mixing team, both Euphonix System 5 owners, won British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards on Sunday, February 8, for their work on the critically and internationally acclaimed film, Slumdog Millionaire.
Rahman captured the Best Music category while the Pinewood Post’s re-recording mixers Richard Pryke, Ian Tapp, and Glenn Freemantle, along with Resul Pookutty and Tom Sayers, won for Best Sound. Additionally Pinewood and Shepperton Studios were awarded a separate BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema during Sunday night’s ceremony.
Rahman, who has also received three Academy Award Nominations for his work on the film, used his 32-fader Euphonix System 5 digital audio mixing system with EuCon Hybrid to create and mix the score. Earlier this year, Rahman made film history when he became the first Indian ever to win a Golden Globe for Best Original Motion Picture Score.
Similarly, Pinewood Post mixers Pryke and Tapp have been nominated for an Academy Award for Achievement in Sound Mixing for Slumdog Millionaire, with Freemantle and Sayers from Pinewood-based Sound 24, Oscar-nominated for Achievement in Sound Editing. The film was mixed at Pinewood Studios Group’s newly renovated Powell and Pressburger Theatres, each of which is equipped with a Euphonix System 5 dual-operator film mixing systems with EuCon Hybrid option for DAW Control.
“We applaud and congratulate A.R. Rahman and Pinewood Studios Group for their outstanding work on Slumdog Millionaire. It is a privilege to be associated with a film that has been so universally recognized and honored,” said Martin Kloiber, Euphonix CEO. “We are pleased that Euphonix has played even a small role in the success this film has garnered.”
The 81st Academy Awards will be presented live on Sunday February 22nd from Los Angeles’ Kodak Theatre.