AMS Neve facilities to the fore in BAFTA TV nominations

19th April 2011
Just as in the film BAFTAs, where AMS Neve-equipped facilities were involved in every single English-language winner, post-production houses with DFC, MMC and Libra Post consoles again dominated the short list for the 2011 British Academy Television Craft Awards.

Unsurprisingly, the predominance is especially marked in the best sound category, and in particular in the nominations for Best Sound: Drama. Frontrunners include:Any Human Heart (based on William Boyd’s 2002 novel of the same name, and starring Sam Claflin, Matthew Macfaydyen and Jim Broadbent), with audio post-production handled by HackenbackerDownton Abbey (a lavish period drama set in a fictional stately home), also post-produced at Hackenbacker, and South Riding(post-produced at Boom).

Both Boom, with its AMS Neve DFC, and Hackenbacker, with an MMC in Studio One and a Libra Post in Studio Two, had already won BAFTAs in 2011 for their work on feature films. Hackenbacker had handled post production for Four Lions, voted outstanding debut by a British writer/director, while the multiple Oscar-winning The King’s Speech – post-produced at Boom – picked up no fewer than seven awards.