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White Mark Reworks Jumbuck for Dolby Atmos

Boutique post house upgrades facility to accommodate Atmos.

London, UK (May 22, 2019)—UK-based acoustic design consultancy White Mark Ltd has upgraded the main studio at Jumbuck, a boutique audio post production facility in London’s West End, for Dolby Atmos work.

The decision to upgrade to Dolby Atmos was taken at the end of 2018 when Jumbuck signed a new lease on its current premises, giving it the security to think about investment and future planning. The company had just completed Bounty Hunters, its first Dolby Atmos series for Sky, produced by Tiger Aspect, and was about to start work on Top Boy season 3, a Dolby Atmos drama series produced by Cowboy Films for Netflix.

Established in 2001, the company is headed by Glenn Calder, Richard Davey and Anne Pamphilon. Its main clients include the BBC, ITV and major independent production companies.

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“We had been looking for alternative premises for a long while before we renewed the lease on our current premises, and during that time, the team at White Mark were always happy to join any viewing and give their input and advice, which was gratefully received,” says Anne Pamphilon.

As well as transforming the main studio into a facility compatible with the requirements of Dolby Atmos HE, White Mark was also tasked with relocating the existing machine room and using part of the newly available space to enlarge and reshape a second studio, reversing the orientation and offering a more comfortable and better proportioned environment. A smaller studio for pre-production editing was created in the remaining space of the former machine room.

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“The biggest challenge we faced was the low room height because of the ceiling channels required by Atmos,” says White Mark’s managing director, David Bell. “This produces problems in many rooms, with the conflict between such practical issues as doors, coverage of client areas and compliance with the standard and the aesthetic desire to create a great working environment that feels spacious and light.”

Other projects recently completed at Jumbuck include Afterlife, Fleabag, Brexit: The Uncivil War, Hatton Garden and The Bay.

White Mark • www.whitemark.com

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