Adjacent within the new facility is DNS Digital Post, a studio offering both offline and online TV and film editorial via four Avid bays. DNS’s editorial set up is available as a rental or with staff editors. The studio has an Avid Symphony providing realtime color correction, as well as visual effects and motion graphics capabilities made possible through Sapphire and Boris FX software.
"Basically, we can now offer true one-stop video and audio post," says Bruce Maddocks, Cups 'N Strings founder/chief engineer. "DNS can prepare all video assets offline, assemble edit lists, pull the shots together and then Cups can add any voiceovers, other sound elements, and prepare the audio mix. Then DNS does the online work, color correction, audio layback and final output."
"With Cups 'N Strings right down the hallway, we eliminate messengering tapes back and forth across town for audio fixes," adds DNS owner/editor Doug Nolan. "This can literally save days on a project with a tight deadline. We are also fully networked here for easy and instantaneous swapping of files."
Cups 'N Strings (firstname.lastname@example.org) new location is: 3025 Olympic Blvd., Suite 400 in Santa Monica.
Photo: Pictured in Cups 'N Strings new control room are (L-R) Doug Nolan and Bruce Maddocks.