December 8, 2003


WEST LOS ANGELES - Cloud Nineteen has opened for business. This new company specializes in DVD design and authoring; motion graphics and compositing; sound design and music composition; and editing and finishing. In addition, the company will also offer DVD packaging design and duplication services to its clients.

Company principals include president/founder Scott Boutté, sound producer Michael Tucker and executive producer Andrea Morin.

Cloud Nineteen's ( new facility has been designed with a priority on client comfort and convenience. All of the suites are equipped with Philips 42-inch HD Plasma Cinema displays for client viewing. The DVD suite is equipped with two Sonic DVD Creator workstations, Sony digital and analog VTRs, and has digital routing and signal patching capabilities. The 5.1 surround sound audio suite offers Digidesign's Pro Tools, along with many other music production tools. The audio suite also has a 4-foot-by-eight-foot recording booth with a Philips HD flat panel to accommodate ADR, original voiceover recordings, commentary tracks and single instrument recording sessions.

The editorial suite is equipped with two Apple Final Cut Pro 4 workstations using AJA's new I /O Box that allows for 10-bit uncompressed SD video capture, along with Sony Digi Beta and Beta SP decks for finishing.Cloud.

Nineteen clients include DEJ Productions, First Look Media and Velocity Home Entertainment. The new company is also currently in discussions with several home entertainment divisions of major studios and with leading home entertainment distributors to provide future DVD production and post production services.