Mountain View, CA (March 8, 2010)–Fig Tree Studios, a newly opened post-production facility in Barcelona, has installed the first Euphonix S5 Fusion console in Spain.
Despite its name, Fig Tree doesn’t refer to the fauna; instead the name stems (pardon the pun) from the term American filmmakers use when they are dubbing foreign versions of their films for the European market, that is: French-Italian-German-Spanish.
“However at Fig Tree, we don’t mix foreign versions, instead we specifically mix films for the Spanish film industry,” explained Andrew Galletly, owner of Fig Tree Studios. “There are two distinct markets in Spain: the first, and largest, is the distribution market of mainly American films which need to be dubbed and mixed into Spanish. The other is the local production market for just mixing. I sensed that the local producers would welcome a studio which cared for their productions and would not push them out of the room when Disney knocked at the door with their next mega 3D flick!”
“With the Euphonix S5 Fusion as the cornerstone of my studio, I can offer local producers more of a boutique, made-to-measure solution. The idea is that I’m going to offer the studio in a dry hire situation where the client can bring along his mixer of preference,” continued Galletly.
“We have just completed our first project, a movie entitled Lastrain. Our next project is the 5.1 mix of a film called Estigmas, which won this year’s prize for best new director at the Valladolid Film Festival,” explained Galletly. “So far, we have only worked with one mixer, who was very impressed with the console, but as the first S5 Fusion in Spain, I expect word of mouth to make its effect pretty soon.”