Fantasy Studios' director Jeffrey Wood commented, "Fantasy Film Centre was constructed like a musical instrument. The clarity and detail of the room is beautiful and it's perfect for precision mixing. We are proud to have achieved the re-build in an exceptional way, so that it is compatible and comparable with all of the top mix theatres."
"The Film Centre stage has solid bones acoustically, so it was a delight to upgrade the monitoring to a reference quality Meyer Sound cinema system," says Steve Shurtz, Meyer Sound cinema group director. "The room has a great mixing history and now a great future. Sonically, the room has never sounded better, in the league of world class dubbing stages."
One of the most esteemed full-service studios on the West Coast, Fantasy Film Centre and Fantasy Studios have attracted the recording, film, television and video game industries for decades. More than 200 films - including the Oscar-winning classics Amadeus, The English Patient & The Right Stuff as well as the cult classic Blue Velvet and the blockbuster Boogie Nights - were mixed onsite. The facilities have been used for post-production work on acclaimed films including Apocalypse Now, Good Will Hunting and Fellowship of the Ring. The Bay Area landmark is where platinum recordings by Green Day, Journey, Aerosmith, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana and countless others have come to life.
Originally designed by sought-after screening room designer Jeff Cooper, Fantasy Film Centre's renovation was overseen by Bay Area engineer Jim Austin along with Fantasy staff members Alberto Hernandez and James Gangwer. Key involvement came from both Meyer Sound and Avid. Fantasy Studios has installed the Avid Pro Tools | S6 modular control surface in the revived mix theatre.