Franklin, TN (April 29, 2009)–Paragon Studios remixed the HIV/AIDS documentary House of Numbers, an 87-minute independent documentary by first-time filmmaker Brent Leung that is scheduled to premiere at the Nashville Film Festival on April 19, with another showing on April 23.
“After we completed the filming and brought the documentary back home to Nashville, we were looking to do some voiceover work,” says Leung. “Someone had recommended Paragon Studios to us and once we went and checked it out, we thought the studio was fantastic. It is a world-class facility like something you would expect to see in New York or California, and we were pleasantly surprised to find it in our own backyard.”
“When the producers of the film, Brent Leung and Ursula Rowan, first came to us, it was for a few lines of ADR and some voiceover work for their documentary,” says Fred Paragano, re-recording mixer and owner of Paragon Studios. “Later on, as they were finishing up the film, they approached us about remixing the rest of the sound.”
House of Numbers was filmed over a two-year period and spans nine countries on five continents. “The biggest challenge on this project was the extensive amount of cleanup required on the original production dialogue tracks,” says Paragano. “Brent and his crew filmed in many locations around the world, and our job was to bring some consistency to the dialogue as a whole. While we maintained a lot of the music and sound effects work that was done prior to our involvement, we reconformed to new picture changes, cleaned it up and completely reworked the dialogue track.”
For this project, Paragon utilized its SSL C300 mixing console along with Pro Tools. The project was mixed in 5.1 stereo and although the project will go to DVD, a theatrical print was provided for the playback.