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White Mark designs Mosfilm’s first Dolby Atmos dubbing theatre

The Russian film studio was equipped with an Avid Pro Tools | S6 Dual Operator control surface

UK acoustic consultancy White Mark has completed a major project to give Mosfilm, Russia’s largest film studio complex, its first Dolby Atmos dubbing theatre.

Equipped with an Avid Pro Tools | S6 Dual Operator control surface with 48 plus 32 faders and DAD AX32 monitoring matrix, Studio 7 replaces an earlier Dolby Premier studio, which was demolished to make room for it. An entirely new isolation shell was built for the new theatre.

Working in cooperation with Moscow-based Systems Integrator Sfera-Video, White Mark took charge of the room acoustics and design to ensure that the facility fully complied with Dolby’s Atmos specifications.

“We were very pleased to be asked back to Mosfilm to undertake this exciting and challenging project to bring an historic studio up to the latest standards,” says White Mark director David Bell. “It has involved the creation of a complete new isolation shell and acoustic interior, all in a very tight timeframe because Mosfilm wanted to use the room to dub a new film adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. The original Russian version of Anna Karenina, released in 1967, was also made by Mosfilm Studios.”

In recent years Mosfilm has been actively its production facilities and technical resources to incorporate the latest hardware and camera equipment. White Mark has already played a part in these upgrade – two years ago, it was responsible for transforming a space of a small mixing suite. Equipped with Russia’s first Pro Tools | S6 control surface, this suite is now in daily use mixing television programmes in mono, stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound, as well as being used to premix feature films.