George Lucas (director of Star Wars) famously stated; “Sound is 50% of the movie experience”
People react to sound at a subconscious level. The sounds – and importantly the music – in films play a major role in creating the emotional power and experience of a movie – which is what it’s all about of course.
Once a movie has been recorded on a film set and has been edited afterwards, our team will manage all the different audio files up to delivery of the final master used for distribution in Digital Cinema, Home and Mobile. The sooner our team gets involved (ideally from the moment the script is close to final), the greater opportunity we have to create that added value for your movie productions.
This crucially important part of Audio Post Production is such a creative process, with which the right atmosphere and emotion is created. It can be direct sound ‘right in your face’ (e.g. explosions or crashes, the sound of thunder or rain, …) or more subtle, hidden sounds to create a subconscious feeling of stress, fear, anxiety, … or the other end of the spectrum, to create subtle sounds of nature to make the audience feel relaxed and at ease. Our team can literally create any kind of environment, atmosphere, emotion or experience with sound.
Galaxy Studios works with a large pool of extremely talented sound editors and sound designers, to create that perfect fit for any audio-visual production, using the best sound libraries around.
What is Foley?
At the moment Galaxy Studios has a large foley stage ‘under construction’. In the meantime, we manage any type of foley job and collaborate with experienced and flexible partners. More about Galaxy’s foley plans to follow very soon. Keep an eye on our website and newsletters.
Galaxy Studios works with a large pool of extremely talented and experienced re-recording mixers, to create that perfect fit for any audio-visual production!
All the cleaned and re-recorded dialogue, the sound designs, including all the creative foley recordings, and last (but not least) the music, all come together in a pre-dub phase where all these different elements will be pre-mixed into 3 main STEMs: dialogue, soundFX and music, before moving on to the very last phase of final mixing.
The setup in our Pre-dub stage and Final mix stage is compatible.
Once all the STEMs are individually optimized, the final mix will bring everything together to make the final balance, with all the highlights, the emotional peaks and troughs, all the individual atmospheres, to be directed at the perfect moment and location in the room.
When mixing in 5.1, 7.1 and higher up to AURO-3D 13.1 or AUROMAX 26.1, you can imagine what an experience it is to mix a movie in our state-of-the-art and reference mixing stage: the AuroTorium.