Cambridge, MA (April 5, 2006)–Virtual Katy Development Limited, a Digidesign development partner delivering workflow solutions for audio professionals, announced that supervising sound editor Bruce Howell uses the Virtual Katy software to accelerate the sound post process for the animated series, South Park.
South Park drives a very demanding postproduction schedule, with each episode topic developed, animated, cut and aired within one week. “We work everyday for eight weeks straight–delivering a show every week,” commented Howell. “VK took what was once a 20 hour per week per show job of conforming sessions and turned it into a 20 minute per week per show job. It gave us 20 more hours of sound design, music, mixing, etc. It gave us the ability to raise the quality of the show.”
A 10-year veteran of the South Park team, Howell is involved with all aspects of audio post production for South Park and other productions. His credits include Bigger Longer & Uncut, That’s My Bush, Team America, the Chef Aid album, Timmy & The Lords of the Underworld and DVDA.
Howell relies on the VK software daily and sometimes hourly to help him keep the sound sync with the evolving picture. “We go through 20 cuts in a week–on a single show,” he said. “VK has cut our time spent conforming from 45 minutes per cut to under 45 seconds. It is fast, fast, fast.”
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