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Bits & Pieces Avalon implements Xytech asset management platform W ELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND — Independently owned and operated Avalon Studios, here, has added Xytech's Media Pulse Express to support its studio production operations. The company, which launched in 1975, supports a ares [a metric unit of area defined as 10,000 square meters] and offers the entire production and post production service spectrum, we required the most efficient, effective and powerful solution available," notes Paul Mainwaring, CEO of Avalon. "We evaluated Avalon offers stages, back lots, post production and more. range of television shows, feature films, commercials and media events. Avalon offers an extensive infrastructure, including sets and stages, back lots, control rooms, post production environments, camera and lighting teams, and even a helipad. The addition of Xytech's MediaPulse Express work order and asset management platform will help keep the complex and all it offers running smoothly. "As a studio complex that stretches over 2.45 hect- MediaPulse and found it to be the perfect fit for us. From scheduling stages and crew, to the hire of equipment, to final invoicing, it makes our job easier." "New Zealand has become one of the most appealing location centers in the world, and Avalon is a bustling production center right in the heart of things," adds Xytech COO, Greg Dolan. "The variety of their needs and the demands of their busy production center put MediaPulse Express in the spotlight, and I'm happy to say it delivered." What Post Readers Are Up To: right now BOOKS: "'The Orphanmaster' by Jean Zimmerman: A mystery set in the early days of New Amsterdam. Fascinating look at life in early New York. 'Punch' by Dave Wondrich: I'm a cocktail geek, and I really enjoyed 'Imbibe,' by the same author. It's world history viewed through a glass, or in this case, a punch bowl. 'Gone Girl' by Gillian Flynn: Great beach read. Read this on my honeymoon. Maybe not the best subject for a newlywed, but really entertaining." FILMS: "I watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi on Netflix recently. As both a lover of food and one who has devoted their life to a craft, it's quite an inspiring film. Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook and Django Unchained were my favorite films of last year. Great filmmaking. Next on my list? Before Midnight, Gravity, and I'd be lying if I didn't say Man of Steel." MOST UNDERRATED TOOL: "Restaurant work ethic. I learned as much about business from my experiences in restaurants as I did in college — if not more. Ultimately, ours is a service industry, and it is the holistic experience that creates a thriving business." Ian Jeffreys EP Butter Music + Sound, NYC International News Hackenbacker posts for another season of Whitechapel 4 L ONDON — Hackenbacker (, here, provided audio post for the entire fourth season of ITV's drama Whitechapel. Created by Ben Court and Caroline Ip, the show follows a group of police detectives as they investigate homicides that seem to be copycat killings based on historical crimes. The series is produced by NBC Universal's Carnival Films and stars Rupert Penry Jones as detective inspector Joseph Chandler, Phil Davis as detective sergeant Ray Miles, and Steve Pemberton as Edward Buchan. Hackenbacker's founder Nigel Heath (pictured) is the series' re-recording mixer. The studio worked on the first season of Whitechapel, which was originally broadcast in 2009. The latest series includes six episodes. The studio provided Foley, sound effects and dialogue track lay, as well as ADR, mixing and deliverables. The show was mixed on an AMS Neve MMC desk and Dynaudio M3Fs in Hackenbacker's Studio 1. Post • July 2013

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