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Avid Congratulates Its Primetime Emmy Award Winning and Nominated Customers

August 21, 2014 --

BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avid® (OTC:AVID) congratulates its customers on their awards and nominations at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) as part of the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 16 in Los Angeles. The awards are dedicated to honoring the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.



Among the productions securing nominations and wins at the Primetime Emmy Awards were Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Sherlock: His Last Vow, Modern Family, The 56th Grammy Awards,and The Oscars. These programs were created by Avid customers who are benefiting from the Avid EverywhereTM vision and rely on Avid Artist Suite audio and video applications powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform to bring their creative visions to life.



Avid is proud to support its customers' creative contributions to programs including:



  • Sherlock: His Last Vow





    • Doug Sinclair, Paul McFadden, and Howard Bargoff, won the award for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special and were nominated for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie.

       


    • David Arnold and Michael Price won the award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score).

       




  • Downton Abbey





    • Nigel Heath and Alex Fielding were nominated for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)

       




  • Breaking Bad





    • The Breaking Bad editing team, which this season consisted of four editors – Kelley Dixon, Skip MacDonald, Chris McCaleb, and Sharidan Williams-Sotelo – received three nominations for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series.





The sound team for Sherlock, His Last Vow relied on Pro Tools® | HDX to edit and mix the series. "Every Emmy-nominated drama is complex and demanding, requiring collaboration, international teamwork and flexible workflows in audio post," said McFadden. "Sherlock is no different. Realistically, I can't imagine us being able to deliver the show to this high standard, on time and on budget, any other way than by using Pro Tools | HDX."




The music for Sherlock, His Last Vow was created using Avid Sibelius® music notation software and Pro Tools | Software. "Sibelius is essential; without it we just couldn't create orchestral scores for film and television," added Arnold. "There are always so many last-minute changes and Sibelius just handles everything."



Downton Abbey was mixed at BAFTA Award-winning audio post facility Hackenbacker, now part of the HALO Group. Since merging, HALO has upgraded all its Avid Pro Tools | Software rigs across both companies to Pro Tools | HDX. "The new Pro Tools | HDX systems are particularly important for our new mixing suites," said John Rogerson, chief executive of the HALO Group. "The processing power makes it so quick, freeing up more time to try out creative ideas."



The Breaking Bad editing team relied on the industry's foremost editing solution, Avid Media Composer® | Software, to edit the hit series. "Editing Breaking Bad – where the story took quick turns through searing drama, black comedy, and thrilling action, sometimes all in the same scene – required the ability to try new things constantly to see what worked best," said Dixon on behalf of the Breaking Bad editing team. "Avid Media Composer is so robust, dynamic and flexible, it put that freedom to experiment right at our fingertips – at practically the speed of thought! It's an absolutely invaluable tool for us."



In addition to their three editing nominations at this year's Emmy Awards, Breaking Bad editors have already won an Emmy and three ACE Awards, and received five previous Emmy nominations and 11 ACE nominations.



"As a company that's passionate about world-class content creation, we're honored that so many of the television industry's most talented artists rely on Avid Everywhere to bring their creative visions to life, and we congratulate them on these accolades," said Jennifer Smith, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Avid. "Their work inspires our never-ending commitment to helping creative professionals push the limits of their vision and work in ever more powerful, efficient, and collaborative ways."



Notes to editors:



Emmy Award winners and nominees used Avid Artist Suite audio and video solutions for productions including:



OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES




  • Breaking BadTohajillee (AMC • Sony Pictures Television)



Kelley Dixon, A.C.E, Edited by




  • Breaking Bad • Felina (AMC • Sony Pictures Television)



Skip MacDonald, A.C.E., Edited by




  • Breaking Bad • Granite State (AMC • Sony Pictures Television)



Kelley Dixon, A.C.E., Edited by



Chris McCaleb, Edited by



OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)




  • Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece) (PBS • Hartswood West for BBC/Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece) - WINNER



David Arnold, Music by



Michael Price, Music by



OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)




  • COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey • Standing Up In The Milky Way (FOX/NatGeo • Fuzzy Door Productions and Cosmos Studios, Inc. in association with FOX Broadcasting Company and National Geographic Channel) - WINNER



Alan Silvestri, Music by



OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC




  • COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey (FOX/NatGeo • Fuzzy Door Productions and Cosmos Studios, Inc. in association with FOX Broadcasting Company and National Geographic Channel) - WINNER



Alan Silvestri, Theme by



OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A SERIES




  • Black Sails • I. (Starz • Platinum Dunes and Quaker Moving Pictures in association with Starz Originals) - WINNER



Benjamin Cook, Supervising Sound Editor



Iain Eyre, Sound Editor



Sue Cahill, Sound Editor



Jeffrey A. Pitts, Sound Editor



Tim Tuchrello, Sound Editor



Brett Voss, Sound Editor



Michael Baber, Music Editor



Jeffrey Wilhoit, Foley Artist



James "Jimmy" Moriana, Foley Artist



OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL




  • Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece) (PBS • Hartswood West for BBC/Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece) - WINNER



Doug Sinclair, Supervising Sound Editor



Stuart McCowan, Sound Editor



Jon Joyce, Sound Editor



Paul McFadden, Sound Editor



Sue Harding, Foley Artist



OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)




  • COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey • Standing Up In The Milky Way (FOX/NatGeo • Fuzzy Door Productions and Cosmos Studios, Inc. in association with FOX Broadcasting Company and National Geographic Channel) - WINNER



Christopher Harvengt, Supervising Sound Editor



Richard S. Steele, Sound Designer



Kevin Meltcher, Sound Editor



Jeff Carson, Music Editor



Bob Costanza, Sound Effects Editor



Lisa Varetakis, Dialogue / ADR Editor



Bill Bell, Foley Supervisor / Sound Editor



Tim Chilton, Foley Artist



Jill Sanders, Foley Artist



OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE HOUR)




  • Downton Abbey • Episode 8 (PBS • A Carnival Films/Masterpiece Co-Production in association with NBC Universal)



Alistair Crocker, Sound Mixer



Nigel Heath, Re-Recording Mixer



Alex Fielding, Re-Recording Mixer



OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE




  • Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece) (PBS • Hartswood West for BBC/Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece)



John Mooney, Sound Mixer



Howard Bargroff, Re-Recording Mixer



Doug Sinclair, ADR Mixer



Peter Gleaves, ADR Mixer



OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (HALF-HOUR) AND ANIMATION




  • Modern Family • The Wedding, Part 1 (ABC • Picador Productions and Steven Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television)



Stephen A. Tibbo, Production Mixer



Dean Okrand, Re-Recording Mixer



Brian R. Harman, Re-Recording Mixer



OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A VARIETY SERIES OR SPECIAL




  • The Beatles: The Night That Changed America (CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC)



Larry Reed, Production Mixer



Tom Holmes, Production Mixer



Al Schmitt, Music Mixer



Giles Martin, Music Mixer



Josh Morton, Re-Recording Mixer




  • The 56th Grammy Awards (CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC) - WINNER



Tom Holmes, Broadcast Production Mixer



Eric Johnston, Playback Mixer



John Harris, Broadcast Music Mixer



Eric Schilling, Broadcast Music Mixer



Mikael Stewart, House Production Mixer



Ron Reaves, House Music Mixer



Tom Pesa, Stage Mixer



Michael Parker, Stage Mixer



Pablo Munguia, Playback Mixer



Paul Sandweiss, Package Mixer



Bob LaMasney, Sweetening Mixer




  • The Oscars (ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)



Paul Sandweiss, Production Mixer



Tommy Vicari, Orchestra Mixer



Biff Dawes, Music Mixer



Pablo Munguia, Protools Mixer



Kristian Pedregon, Post Production Mixer



Patrick Baltzell, FOH Mixer



Michael Parker, Monitor Mixer



Bob LaMasney, Sweetening Mixer



OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING




  • COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey • Standing Up In The Milky Way (FOX/NatGeo • Fuzzy Door Productions and Cosmos Studios, Inc. in association with FOX Broadcasting Company and National Geographic Channel)



Mark Hensley, Re-Recording Mixer



Joel Catalan, Re-Recording Mixer



Paul Arnoff, ADR Mixer



David Torres, Foley Mixer




  • Deadliest Catch • Careful What You Wish For (Discovery Channel • Original Productions, LLC, a FremantleMedia Company for the Discovery Channel)



Bob Bronow, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer



About Avid



Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the industry's most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concerts and news broadcasts. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, ISIS®, Interplay®, and Sibelius®. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on FacebookTwitterYouTubeLinkedInGoogle+; or subscribe to Avid Blogs.



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