POP Handles Audio Post for Fashion Film

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Mon, 06/13/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

POP Sound provided sound post-production services for a 30-minute documentary featured in Beauty Culture a groundbreaking exhibit now on view at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. Re-Recording mixer Tim Hoogenakker prepared the soundtrack for the documentary which screens in the museum’s central circular gallery.   Directed by Lauren Greenfield the documentary features interviews with luminaries from the fashion industry including photographers Albert Watson and Melvin Sokolsky and models Crystal Renn and Emme. The film serves as an accompaniment to the exhibitions “photographic exploration of how feminine beauty is defined challenged and revered in modern society.” The documentary is displayed in the round on a series of 4K display screens that fill the gallery’s walls and through its state-of-the-art surround sound system that includes an array of dozens of speakers.   Hoogenakker initially mixed the soundtrack at POP Sound in Santa Monica. Source elements included original music and interviews recorded in Los Angeles New York and Paris. He then fine-tuned the mix on location at the Annenberg Space for Photography.   “We spread the mix across the full array of speakers to create an immersive experience for the audience ” Hoogenakker said. “Because the room is round with speakers and monitors in front of and behind you you are always in a sweet spot. The room is tuned very well; you won’t miss a thing no matter where you sit.   Beauty Culture runs through November 27th at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Admission is free.