CHICAGO — Despite the pandemic, Noisefloor (www.noise-floor.com) had a successful 2020, with many new clients and projects to their credit. The business success led the studio to expand its facilities in the heart of River North, where they found a new home at 320 W. Ohio Street.
The new location had a number of key resources the studio needed to continue working on shows, movies and commercials, though it involved a major renovation. The audio post facility is now in the final stages of construction, and according to partner/sound designer/supervising sound editor Bryen Hensley, the most exciting announcement is the addition of a theatrical mixing and screening room, which can hold up to 30 people. Set up for Dolby Atmos mixing, the theater features a Christie 4K laser projector, Dante integration and cinema-style seating.
“We will even be adding DCP creation to our services,” Hensley adds, “so it will be easy to create the DCP and then have our clients sit back, relax and watch their work all in the same day.”
Noisefloor’s new location spans 6,000 square feet and includes multiple edit rooms, production rooms and recording booths. The new space is also home to a custom built Foley stage, where creative producer/Foley artist Katie Waters says she is “looking forward to having a dedicated space to perform, record and edit Foley that will also be a home for existing and new props. It's going to be a dream come true!”
In related news, Noisefloor will bring back its internship program once it is safe to do so. The program has opened up opportunities for Noisefloor sound editors Jeff Ryan and Victoria Salazar, who have both been a part of the company’s growth.
“I’m excited to see the new space,” says Ryan, “It’s cool to watch a company expand and then actually have the opportunity to grow with it.”
“Being a part of the growth here has been super exciting,” Salazar adds, “I’m looking forward to working in our new Dolby Atmos stage and utilizing the Foley stage to record new sound libraries.”
Along with the internship program, Noisefloor is continuing to expand and search for new employees.