AVID) today showcased another example of its industry
leadership with the announcement that Pro
Tools®|HDX was the digital audio workstation (DAW) used
to produce the score for Elysium, one of this summer's most hotly
anticipated films. Elysium is a Sony Pictures action film
starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster about one man's mission to save
Earth. It was written, co-produced and directed by Neill Blomkamp, whose
previous work includes District 9, which was nominated for four
Academy Awards®. Ryan Amon composed the score.
John Rodd, the film's score recording and mixing engineer, selected Pro
Tools|HDX for this project. A loyal member of Avid's preeminent customer
community since 1995, Rodd is best known for his work with composers
including Cliff Martinez (The Lincoln Lawyer), Jack Wall (theme
by Trent Reznor, Call of Duty: Black Ops II), Frederik Wiedmann (Justice
League: The Flashpoint Paradox), Dave Porter (Breaking Bad),
Ryan Amon (Elysium) and his ongoing work on Blizzard's World
of Warcraft series.
Major productions like Elysium require advanced editing tools
capable of keeping up with the demands of complex mixes, which
incorporate a large number of tracks. Rodd credits the raw horsepower
and speed of Pro Tools|HDX, combined with the uninterrupted creative
workflow it provides, as critical factors in successfully recording Elysium
Road Studios and mixing it at his studio, Clearstory Sound. The HDX
system provided unparalleled audio quality while facilitating the
complete recording, editing and mixing process.
Rodd praised the speed and efficiency of Pro Tools|HDX and its support
for additional tracks, increased headroom between plug-ins, and up to
five times more dedicated DSP power. "When collaborating on large,
complex mixing projects such as the score for Elysium, Pro
Tools|HDX is my obvious choice," said Rodd. "The system lets me quickly
and efficiently share, edit and mix audio, while streamlining workflows.
I can use a single rig to do incredibly elaborate score mixes, and
simultaneously print many stem mixes in a single pass."
"John Rodd's success with Elysium is yet another example of why
it is so critical for industry professionals to rely on the industry's
most proven, trusted solutions that integrate into the most complex
workflow environments," said W. Sean Ford, vice president of marketing
and chief marketing officer, Avid. "Elysium is an audibly
stunning film and includes an impressive array of technical elements,
making Pro Tools|HDX the ideal tool to help bring Amon's music
composition and Blomkamp's vision to life."
As part of its ongoing commitment to providing its preeminent customer
community with best practices, Avid has teamed up with Rodd for a
four-part video series on pro mixing. In "Pro Mixing Without Limits:
John Rodd," Rodd discusses staying ahead in the industry, using Pro
Tools|HDX on Elysium, and collaborating with colleagues across
the globe. The video series can be viewed here
on the Avid website.
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