Mexico City’s Cinematic Media is entering audio post in a big way with the construction of six identical sound editorial and mixing stages outfitted with Avid Pro Tools systems and Dolby Atmos certification.
The work is being overseen by supervising sound editor Martín Hernández, a two-time Oscar nominee for his work on The Revenant and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), who joins Cinematic Media as creative sound director. The new stages are expected to be finished in July, but production has already begun on television series set for release later in 2019, Cinematic Media said.
Cinematic Media, which opened in Mexico City’s GGM Studios production complex last year, is riding a wave of new interest in production for the Latin American television market. As one example, Netflix recently said it will open a Mexico City office in 2019 and plans to produce more than 50 original projects and co-productions in Mexico this year and next.
“Productions happening now in Mexico are pushing boundaries in terms of storytelling, writing, acting and directing, bringing the market into the mainstream,” Hernández said in a prepared statement. “Our aim is to bring world class post-production work done here. We are drawing on our experience and pulling together the resources needed to accomplish that goal.”
The six studios are being outfitted identically — Avid S6 and S3 control surfaces, Pro Tools workstations, JBL monitors and Atmos-ready Focusrite RedNet interfaces — so that productions can move into different rooms as schedules demand without worrying about using different equipment in each suite.