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#2989589 - 05/14/19 02:56 PM Park Road Post Production
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OMG...I'm getting a personal guided tour of this place on Thursday.

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#2989592 - 05/14/19 03:57 PM Re: Park Road Post Production [Re: Dave Bryce]
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Awesome, of course. But so is being in bloody NZ you lucky dog. Enjoy!
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#2989602 - 05/14/19 05:56 PM Re: Park Road Post Production [Re: Dave Bryce]
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#2989703 - 05/15/19 10:26 AM Re: Park Road Post Production [Re: davedoerfler]
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Uh... what? Holy cannoli.
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#2989761 - 05/15/19 04:25 PM Re: Park Road Post Production [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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That has gotta be amazing!
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#2989763 - 05/15/19 04:40 PM Re: Park Road Post Production [Re: nursers]
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Enjoy! Looking forward to any impressions you'd like to share.

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#2989765 - 05/15/19 05:08 PM Re: Park Road Post Production [Re: Dave Bryce]
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Awesome! Let me know if you ever want to check out our recording studio in Christchurch (we have a saxophone beer tap). thu
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#2989802 - 05/16/19 12:36 AM Re: Park Road Post Production [Re: kayriss]
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#2989803 - 05/16/19 02:14 AM Re: Park Road Post Production [Re: RudyS]
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Um...I thought Frank Lloyd Wright was dead. Who designed that building?

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#2989815 - 05/16/19 05:07 AM Re: Park Road Post Production [Re: GRollins]
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Originally Posted By: GRollins
Um...I thought Frank Lloyd Wright was dead. Who designed that building?


Most likely... Frank Lloyd Wright. That building has probably been there for 100 years.
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#2990090 - 05/17/19 02:52 PM Re: Park Road Post Production [Re: Synthoid]
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So how was it? Even if it sucked I’m totally jealous. And yes, one day I will drink from Kris’ saxophone beer tap cheers

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#2990122 - 05/18/19 02:11 AM Re: Park Road Post Production [Re: Synthoid]
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Originally Posted By: Synthoid
Originally Posted By: GRollins
Um...I thought Frank Lloyd Wright was dead. Who designed that building?


Most likely... Frank Lloyd Wright. That building has probably been there for 100 years.


Their website says, "Park Road Post Production is an internationally renowned purpose-built facility, providing award-winning sound and picture finishing alongside industry-leading development of digital workflows. Completed in 2002 in time to deliver the final mix on Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King..."

"Completed in 2002" seems to me to indicate something more recent. True, I suppose that they might mean that they completed refurbishing an empty shell, but then there's "purpose-built," which tends to mean a ground-up build.

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#2990125 - 05/18/19 03:47 AM Re: Park Road Post Production [Re: GRollins]
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The current owners bought and essentially gut-renovated an existing production facility.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Road_Post

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Film_Unit

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#2990126 - 05/18/19 03:59 AM Re: Park Road Post Production [Re: GRollins]
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Originally Posted By: GRollins
"Completed in 2002" seems to me to indicate something more recent. True, I suppose that they might mean that they completed refurbishing an empty shell, but then there's "purpose-built," which tends to mean a ground-up build.


They acquired that building from the former National Film Unit, which was "a state-owned film-production organisation originally based in Miramar, New Zealand. Founded in 1936 when the government took over a private film studio..."

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#2990157 - 05/18/19 12:28 PM Re: Park Road Post Production [Re: Synthoid]
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The place was unreal. Gorgeous architecture, beautiful art everywhere, Peter Jackson's private collection of memorabilia and James Bond movie posters on display - pretty much what you'd expect.

Spent a bunch of time talking to one of the colorists working on restoring Peter's second film, but spent the most time talking to Mike Hedges in the big score mixing room. Fascinating...

Also got to see the Mortal Engines trailer and the Dolby Visioon demo reel in their big theatre.

The Foley guy had a big ol' bucket of gold coins that the used in the Erebor scenes in the Hobbit movies. They let us take some as souvenirs. Neither Smaug nor Thorin would have approved...



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#2990192 - 05/18/19 04:57 PM Re: Park Road Post Production [Re: Dave Bryce]
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Sweet! Thanks for sharing, Dave.

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