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Visual Data Sound Services’ star tech role for Beyond trailers

New division will focus on growing both domestic and overseas revenue streams

Visual Data Media Services has opened a new audio post-production division, called Visual Data Sound Services, with mixing work awarded on Paramount’s Star Trek Beyond trailers and DreamWorks television and feature mixes.

The new division is led by the Emmy Award-winning mix team of Matt Pavolaitis and Greg Faust (pictured), who have been appointed as re-recording mixer and senior re-recording mixer respectively, with both driving business development.

The team brings more than 40 years of television and feature mixing experience to the new operation, which will focus on growing both domestic and overseas revenue streams.

Pavolaitis and Faust bring a string of credits to The Sound Services division, including The Revenant, American Horror Story, Rio, Breaking Bad, Women in Black 2, Intervention, Kung Fu Panda 3, Untold Stories of the ER and The Raven.

Pavolaitis has spent the last 20 years working as a composer and in audio post-production in LA. He has also has written and produced music for numerous television series and documentaries, two of which – Desert Reef and Valles Caldera – earned him Rocky Mountain Emmy nominations and a Daytime Emmy win for Best Original Song.

Faust has 25 years of experience as both a musician and re-recording mixer. His experience includes feature and television mixing for such prestigious names as CBS, Sony, Warner Bros, Paramount, DreamWorks, Fox, Lionsgate and GRB, as well as for numerous independent companies.

John Trautman, CEO of Visual Data, said: “Our clients continue to look to Visual Data to expand and provide end to end services in post-production and digital supply chain workflows. In addition to providing audio excellence to the traditional feature and television industries, our Sound Services team is equipped to meet the escalating demand for quality mixing from the streaming and online platforms.”

The new division has been opened nine months after the launch of the company’s post-production operation, Visual Data Creative Services.