The program was mixed in Pacific Soundwaves’s (www.pacificsoundwaves.com) new mixing and recording facility, located in the former Enterprise Recording building in Burbank.
Haire and Elam mixed the show in just five days for clients Paramount and CBS on Pacific Soundwaves’ Stage A. The room features two Digidesign ICON D-Command mixing consoles, Dolby tuning and THX certification, as well as digital projection.
One of the show’s biggest challenges involved mixing the numerous layers of dialogue. The movie takes place around a football game, and the announcer’s commentary is used to parallel the action in the storyline.
“We threaded the announcer’s dialogue throughout the story,” says Haire. “Sometimes he’s in the foreground, sometimes the main characters are on top and he falls back, and sometimes the game itself is the focus. There was a lot of bobbing and weaving to get the dialogue right so that it told the story correctly, and with impact.”
Haire and Elam recently began calling Pacific Soundwaves home after entering into a co-venture to use space and equipment in the company’s Burbank facility.