Media Production Show ‘sound success’!
Posted on: Monday 17th of June 2019
The Media Production Show announced it ended on a high, with its biggest ever visitor attendance of 6,500 – up 25% on 2018. Charlotte Wheeler, event director, Media Production Show, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed with positive feedback from visitors and exhibitors alike, citing the breadth and depth of the seminar programme, the diversity of attendees and the overall value that the show offers. We are in constant contact with all sectors of the industry to help us deliver a relevant, inspirational and practical event, and the developments we will make in 2020 – with extra space and more technological content in addition to our established production focus – will offer a more rounded view of the industry and its myriad opportunities.”
With Resolution magazine as media partner, the Audio Theatre was packed for every session. “There was a certain element of physical risk in pushing past the long queue to distribute our magazines for each session!” said Resolution editor Nigel Jopson. “It was great to see such interest, and demonstrates that advice from respected directors like Danny Boyle about the importance of good audio has been taken to heart by the wider media production community. The Audio Theatre could certainly be expanded for next year!”
L-R: moderator Lexie Morgan (head of marketing HHB Communications), Lucy Mitchell (freelance sound editor and dubbing mixer), Emma Butt (freelance dubbing mixer, sound editor, ADR recordist), and Kate Davis (head of sound, Directors Cut Films – interview Resolution V16.1)
A rare moment of calm at the Emerging booth, where there was strong interest from the crowd in PSI Audio monitoring, Trinnov room correction (review, Resolution V17.3), and the new Merging Technologies Anubis interface .
(L-R, Paul Mortimer, MD Emerging, Chris Hollebone marketing manager Merging Technologies, Soren Winter, international sales manager Trinnov Audio.
On the Neumann-Sennheiser stand, the team reported visitor attention for Sennheiser’s compact new XSW Digital Wireless system review, Resolution V18.3 , (L-R David Atkinson marketing manager, Lee Shuttlewood sales manager, Neil Watson regional marketing manager). The SK 6212 mini-transmitter, which offers the same reliable and intermodulation-free transmission as the larger Digital 6000 transmitters, was also popular amongst visitors.
Schoeps UK distributor ioCo Ltd had a jaunty selection of un-seasonally warm headgear dangling from an ORTF-3D rig.
(L-R, demonstrating some ‘blimps’ Neal McCormack, director ioCo, Philippe Chevenez, MD Cinela ) Cinela have a range of ultra-lightweight combo windshields tailor-made for Schoeps microphones, including their double-MS system.
Andy Copeland (Technical Sales and Support) immerses visitors to the HHB Communications booth with a Genelec Atmos system
Need a crazy RF solution? Skydiving, fast cars and drones (with CAA PFCO pilots and FAA licenses) are part of the armoury of services offered by Sabsound (L-R Jamal Miah general manager and Stuart Bruce director)
Lawo’s Oliver Hough (sales manager UK & ROI) demonstrates the Lawo mc²56 mkII to a potential customer.