Cutting Edge throws Avid gala party at Fantasy Film Center

Media technology integrator Cutting Edge Audio and Video Group threw a gala party at the recently renovated Fantasy Film Center, featuring a presentation and demo of the latest Pro Tools technology and S3 control surface.

Pro Tools expert Collyer Spreen gave a comprehensive overview of the S3 & Dock followed by an in-depth exploration of the Pro Tools I Control application. He also answered questions about the 32 fader S6 console provided by Cutting Edge.

Tom Menrath, managing director at Cutting Edge, remarked, "We are proud to have played a part in the renovation of this incredible room. The history of the film centre is legendary and to see it reborn like this is a wonderful addition to the Bay Area studio community."

The renowned Fantasy Film Center, located in The Zaentz Media Center in Berkeley, California recently reinvented their illustrious third floor mixing stage with a Meyer Sound cinema system. Formerly known as the Saul Zaentz Film Center, which opened its doors in 1981, the studio was conceived by Jeff Cooper, one of the world’s most sought-after screening room designers.

More than 200 films, including the Academy award-winning Amadeus, The English Patient and The Right Stuff were mixed on the 3rd floor stage.

The build-out was overseen by technical expert Jim Austin, along with Fantasy’s own Alberto Hernandez and James Gangwer. The new renovation features an Avid S6, Meyers Acherons and HMS12s, as well as connections to the large reverb and chamber collection in the studios. It also has ISDN connection for any additional post-production work or listening. Fantasy Film Center and Fantasy Studios continue to provide professional services for the film, video, virtual reality & video game communities, with full-time administrative, tech, and support staff on site.