Double RTS win for Molinare staff
Molinare staff won both of the coveted Royal Television Craft Awards for sound last night at the Hilton Hotel on London's Park Lane.
Nigel Squibbs, Jeremy Price and Jamie Caple won Best Sound in Fiction for their work on the Sky Atlantic drama 'The Tunnel: Sabotage' by Kudos Film & Television.
Judges highlighted the mood-setting sound effects, and felt that the “naked dialogue worked with huge dynamics and a very delicate mix to create intimacy but with scale.”
Head of Drama and Film Sound, Nigel Squibbs, commented: “Working on The Tunnel has been a privilege and delight for the sound team. We have been able to explore bold extremes of complexity and simplicity in the soundtrack which would not have been possible without the creative support and collaboration of the Directors, Producer, and Execs. The whole process has been very rewarding and receiving this award is testament to the considered thought and care that has been invested by all.”
Greg Gettens won Best Sound in Factual for 'Charlie Hebdo: 3 days that shook Paris' for Films of Record and Channel 4. Gettens has now won the RTS Sound Awards for both the Fiction and Factual categories.
Judges cited that the impact the sound gave and the contribution to great storytelling. They said, “you were caught in the moment and it felt natural. It enhanced the viewing experience and the transitions between the sources was seamless."
After winning, Head of Factual Broadcast Sound, Greg Gettens, commented: “I’m really proud to have won this RTS award. It was a fantastic programme to work on, and we wanted to make sure we gave the material the sensitivity and treatment it deserved”.
Gettens joined Molinare in August from Clear Cut Pictures where he had been the Head of Audio for 8 years.
These awards further enhance the outstanding reputation Molinare's drama and factual audio teams have established, not only in feature films and feature documentaries, but equally in drama and documentary.