Australia’s largest and most highly awarded sound post production chooses Cinenet.
An interview with Bruce Emery, Technical Manager – Soundfirm
“Cinenet has allowed us to lead the move to digital delivery in the area of sound post production.”
So what does Soundfirm do?
Soundfirm creates soundtracks for feature films. Our expertise is in post production – we can dry hire a single editing room or perform complex ISDN ADR recording across the globe. Traditionally, we specialised in digital film sound mixing. Increasingly we are providing full packages “under one roof” this includes digital colour grading & image conforming.
What was your vision for Soundfirm?
We have facilities in Melbourne, Sydney & Beijing. Each facility has a different set of resources & staff. Our goal was to realise the potential capacity of all three Soundfirm facilities across many projects at the same time.
Connectivity was crucial to achieve this.
Connectivity to Cinenet has allowed us to lead the move to digital delivery in the area of sound postproduction.
What does the Cinenet solution look like?
Cinenet provide us with net acess via a 100mbps link in Sydney that we can scale up when extra bandwidth is needed. Melbourne was a trickier solution as our location in the Port Melbourne area lacked fibre connectivity. One visit from Cinenet and they proposed we should we have a 50mbps link via a microwave bearer to the Rialto building in the Melbourne CBD.
Why did you choose Cinenet?
Cinenet approached us as a result of contacts made on another project. We chose Cinenet because they fully undersand the nature of the film industry. Our dealings with the “straight” IT world left us less than impressed with the level of service & the price structure. From our original discussions Cinenet have been completely responsive to our needs and they continue to do so.
Soundfirm’s Film Mix One – the largest mixing stage in Austalia.
Many Australian and international feature films have been completed in Film Mix One including “Rabbit Proof Fence”, “The Quite American”, “In The Cut” and the highest ever grossing film in mainland China “Hero”.