Bleat was launched by composer, producer and mixer, Tristin Norwell, and offers rated, online, compliant theatrical and HETV Dolby Atmos mixing for high-end scripted dramas and documentaries.
The boutique post house has two Dolby Atmos theatrical mixing stages with four additional multi-functional hybrid suites that can be used for Grade, Online and Compliant and/or Dolby Atmos HETV. Its cinemas are complemented by 4K HDR projection, Alcons speaker monitoring, as well as ATC speaker monitoring in each of the four multi-functional suites.
The Hackney site is served by a licensed private marble bar and fast food is provided by the nearby Café Cecelia restaurant.
Another site in Kings Cross houses a dedicated 4K rating suite with 9.2.4 PMC HETV mixing and theatrical submixing.
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The four thousand square foot Hackney site was designed by Level Acoustic Design, with construction and engineering design executed by Studio Creations.
The installation has a 10 GB infrastructure and QSC’s Q-SYS, Blackmagic and DDP workflows.
Ahead of launch, Bleat credits final Dolby Theatrical mix for Amazon’s grime drama premiere Jungle. George Foulgham also mixed two feature documentaries at the BFI London Film Festival 2022 at Bleat, Get it back – Cymande’s story and Bobi Wine: The People’s President.
Norwell said: “We started Bleat with the goal of creating a highly desirable finishing home that would lure people off the post-Covid hamster wheel of working from home and back into the creative joy of sharing a face-to-face , collaborative process.
Technical operations are led in photography by Matt Edwards (Azimuth, Coda, Fifty Fifty) and in audio by Saxon Greenep (Splice, Jigsaw24). Sales are led by Dan Pagan; Max Norwell is Executive Assistant; and ADR’s operations and management are led by Tatiana Shelbourne.
The owners, Tristin Norwell and Sarah Withers, have a long history in music production, publishing and management. Withers started out in music management with Sade then Rough Trade Records, and Norwell as a composer, producer, mixer, arranger and musician, after working with David Holmes on the musical score of the Kill Eve and Yann Demange’s critically acclaimed series ’71 and with Adrian Corker for tin star as well as to include Kenneth Williams: Fantabulous! And Waterloo road.
Norwell has also composed the music for several feature films, including that of John Hardwick Svengali. His recording and music mixing credits include collaborating with Madonna, Tricky, Neneh Cherry, Goldfrapp and Talvin Singh for his Mercury Prize-winning album.
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