Paul Maraio, senior audio designer at the Charlotte, NC- based Film Foundry did post production for Running the Sahara on the facility’s two CC-1 powered Fairlight Constellation systems.Charlotte, NC (November 16, 2007)–The Film Foundry recently finished post production on Running the Sahara, a documentary chronicling an expedition across the Sahara desert, on the facility’s two CC-1 powered Fairlight Constellation systems. The Film Foundry’s two Constellations are both three-bay frames equipped with 24 faders.
Running the Sahara was narrated by Academy Award-winner Matt Damon and directed by Academy Award-winner James Moll. Hans Zimmer provided the score. Paul Maraio, senior audio designer at the Charlotte, NC-based facility, mixed and mastered the documentary in 5.1.
“With locations that sometimes included sandstorms, you could imagine the challenges as far as audio clean up,” said Maraio. “Considering we had a deadline to make the Toronto Film Festival, we were under the gun. I can’t say enough about our Fairlight systems. They delivered in spades!”
According to Film Foundry, the track capacity of the Fairlight DAW software eliminated the need for any additional playback devices. Support for VST plug-ins let the team use tools such as noise-reduction and reverb without resorting to outboard gear. Working on a tight deadline, and with multiple picture changes, the ability to import OMF files and QuickTime videos proved essential.