Sydney, Australia (December 21, 2007)–At the AFIs, Australia’s premier film and television awards, Melbourne’s Music and Effects scooped the award for Best Sound in the feature film category for Noise. The facility is a longtime user of a Fairlight dual Fame system.
Noise, writer/director Matt Saville’s debut feature, is an Australian cop movie with a twist, and the acts of hearing and listening are central to the film. The sound design, mix and automatic dialog replacement for Noise were brought together and completed by Music and Effects’ team of Emma Bortignon (sound designer), Doron Kipen (mixer) and Philippe Decrausaz (sound recordist).
A studio spokesman said, “The talent of our team that came together to produce this film was extraordinary. We have been using Fairlight gear for over 20 years and amazingly the mix system, which we have used for 10 years, produced exactly what we wanted. As the capacities of the various other workstations available now seems to be converging, I am looking forward to updating to the new CC-1 systems that really do represent a ‘stand out from the crowd product.”
These AFI Award follows similar honors for Music and Effects at the recent Australian Screen Sound Guild Awards and Inside Film Awards. Music and Effects is a Dolby Digital-licensed facility servicing feature films, television dramas/series, animation, documentaries and DVD productions in all formats.
“This award is well deserved”, added Stuart DeMarais, Fairlight’s sales and marketing director. “We have been working with Music and Effects for many years and are very proud that they continue to produce such incredible results on their Fairlight systems.”