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Robert Rodriguez and Troublemaker Studios Adopt Avid Everywhere to Create Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
"The performance of Avid's solutions has allowed me to keep my post process quick, streamlined, and personal," said
Avid's ISIS® shared storage solution (part of the Avid Storage Suite) enabled multiple editors to work on sequences at the same time, and provided expanded storage capacity. "The way ISIS handles project sharing helped streamline the whole process and make it all run smoothly," said
Media Composer also helped the team cope with relentless time pressures and the multiple deliverables needed for a stereo 3D film. "We had to deliver three full features: the mono version, the left eye and the right eye," explained Mahavier. "The ability to manage all of that data is one of the strengths of Media Composer. A lot of people look at it as merely a video editing tool, but as an assistant editor, it's also a database of information that I can use to manage and organize the project, and make sure that it gets done right."
The sound department's workflow was centered on the Avid Artist Suite's industry-standard Avid Pro Tools® | Software for sound editing and mixing. The mix stage included Pro Tools systems for dialog, music, effects, and recording - all networked together using Satellite Link. The sound team used Pro Tools | HDX, enabling all the sound effects elements from the editors to be carried through to the final mix without any pre-dubbing or premixing. Some reels feature 500 or more sound effects.
The speed of Pro Tools | HDX enabled the team to experiment with different creative ideas while adhering to demanding time and budget pressures. "Usually in feature films, there's never really time to experiment creatively because the stage time is so expensive," said
"Avid Everywhere is delivering the advanced workflows and innovation that enable filmmakers like
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