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Avid celebrates successes at BAFTA Film Awards

Still from Dunkirk

Avid announced that the winners and nominees in all sound and editing production craft categories at this year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards used Media Composer and Pro Tools, powered by MediaCentral.

The BAFTA Film Award for Editing went to Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss for Baby Driver who used Media Composer to edit this film.

“Without Media Composer, I simply could not have worked in the manner that was required,” said Machliss. “The ability to edit in a ‘near-live’ environment allowed a unique blending of production and post-production that contributed to the film’s success. I’m honored to be recognised by BAFTA.”

Additionally, all nominees for the BAFTA Film Award for Editing also used Media Composer to cut their films, including Joe Walker Blade Runner 2049 , Lee Smith for Dunkirk, Sidney Wolinsky for The Shape of Water, and Jon Gregory for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

The BAFTA Best Sound Award went to Richard King, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo, and Mark Weingarten for Dunkirk who relied on Avid’s audio solution, Pro Tools, to bring their soundtracks to life, the release stated. BAFTA Sound nominees Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mac Ruth and Mark Mangini from sound post-production company Formosa Group, mixed Blade Runner 2049 using two Pro Tools | S6 consoles.

On their success, Supervising Sound Editor Mark Mangini commented: “Blade Runner 2049 takes place in a dystopian future that began life in the imaginations of our writer and director. Acoustically a blank slate, and relying on our own imaginations, Theo Green and I spent months designing the hundreds of unique sounds and textures that make up this one-of-a-kind aural universe. Utilising Avid Pro Tools, we formed evocative sound ‘compositions’ that expanded the frame to create an immersive reality for that which wasn’t seen…or never has been.”

“Every awards season Avid’s talented customer community comes out strong to win recognition for creations that amaze audiences around the world,” said Avid President, Jeff Rosica. “Avid congratulates these storytellers for their outstanding work. It’s our extreme honour to provide the tools, platform and ecosystem that are part of their creative processes.”