Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
20/06/2016

Radium Audio Completes Work On 'Elvis & Nixon' Trailer

News Image
Radium Audio's Bristol arm, which is based at the Bottle Yard Studios in the city, has produced the 70s sound for the new US comedy-drama movie trailer, Elvis & Nixon.

The movie stars Kevin Spacey as President Richard Nixon and Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley. Based on a true story, the film focuses on 21 December 1970, when singer Elvis Presley met US President Richard Nixon. Arriving at the White House, the King of Rock'n'Roll requests a meeting with President Nixon to swear him in as an undercover agent in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. The movie has been co-written by Cary Elwes.

For the project, the sound and music team at Radium Audio's Bristol base took a real-world approach to creating a dual paced soundtrack for the trailer, incorporating live instruments with specially recorded guitar and drum tracks and big horn riffs, to make the music track reflective of the 70s. They also layered in some of the organically recorded and designed sound effects they're known for, including sparkles from their custom-made sparkle machine, Elvis karate swooshes, and special foley recorded live around The Bottle Yard Studios from old iron doors and external skips to get just the right intensity and timbre for the impact sounds.

Andrew Diey, Radium Founder & Creative Director, said: "This film is a story straight out of history, and we wanted our trailer soundtrack to really channel that. Musically we worked hard to bring out an early 70's Memphis gritty pop sound with a really fun flavour to reflect the feel of the film. But it wasn't until we researched and figured out how to create the sonically authentic hum and fuzz of the original USA guitar amps, which, driven by the US 60Hz power grid, is different to what we'd hear from a UK studio of the time, that we felt we were really getting to grips with the project. Once we mixed it all down to vintage tape for extra noise texture, we finally had the soundtrack we'd aspired to create for this trailer."

Fiona Francombe, Site Director of The Bottle Yard Studios, added: "In the six years we have been trading, we have grown an impressive creative hub of permanent on-site tenants providing a wealth of services for the media industry. As we ourselves are always looking to attract international as well as national and regional productions, we're delighted to see Radium Audio's expertise being recognised across the Atlantic with their strong US client base."

Image: Steve Dietl/AP.

www.thebottleyard.com



(JP/MH)
xp distribution

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

28/04/2017
Aaton Digital's Wins NewBay's Best of Show Award
Aaton Digital's CantarMini 16 track sound mixer-recorder has been awarded the NewBay's Best of Show Award, presented at the 2017 NAB Show by Pro Sound
30/03/2017
Transvideo & Aaton Digital Announce New Products For NAB 2017
Transvideo and Aaton Digital have announced that they will both show new products for the cinematography and broadcast industries at NAB 2017. Transvi
11/05/2017
Evolving Sound Trailer-Music Launches
New trailer-music label Evolving Sound has launched with three powerful albums, delivering forward-looking full orchestral, hybrid and electronic trai
11/04/2017
RTS Announce Scotland Awards 2017
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Scotland Awards 2017. The awards cover all forms of production in Scotlan
15/03/2017
Entec Sound & Light MD Receives Industry Award
Noreen O'Riordan, Managing Director of Entec Sound & Light and Head of Lighting, has received the Outstanding Contribution Award at the TPi Awards 201
20/04/2017
750mph Completes Audio Facility Upgrade
London-based 750mph has completed an expansion and upgrade project of its audio facilities. The project centred around Fairlight's EVO modular console
10/04/2017
Fountain Studios Auction Raises Over £670,000
It has been revealed that an online auction of production and broadcast equipment from the former Fountain Studios has raised more than £670,000. Over
07/04/2017
Screen Scene Receives Five IFTA Nominations
Irish post-production company Screen Scene, part of the NEP Worldwide Network, has received five nominations at this year's Irish Film and Television
24/03/2017
Rerecording Mixer Tom Marks Chooses NUGEN Audio
NUGEN Audio (NA) has announced that renowned rerecording mixer Tom Marks is using NA's Halo Upmix and MasterCheck Pro on the mix for the hit Netflix s
23/03/2017
Production News : Filming Begins On Andy's Safari Adventures
The Bottle Yard Studios has welcomed the return of Andy Day as he films his latest series for CBeebies – Andy's Safari Adventures. Produced by the BBC
07/04/2017
The Future Of UK Studio Build
Amadeus Acoustic Solutions' BOXY modular studio system enjoyed a highly successful debut at BVE 2017 with visitors queuing to sample the room's enviro
20/04/2017
Hearing You Loud And Clear
What is audio processing or loudness control and what is it used for? Audio processing has long been used for radio and studio production, however now
25/04/2017
Lawo Launches Flagship Audio Mixing Console At NAB 2017
Lawo has launched its new flagship audio mixing console, the fully IP-based mc²96 Grand Production Console, at NAB 2017. The new console has been spec
04/12/2007
Blastwave FX Releases 'Spoilers' Movie Trailer Sound FX Collection
Blastwave FX has announced the release of a new sound effects library called 'Spoilers'. Specifically designed with movie trailers and commercials in
24/05/2013
GLS Digital System Spots Elvis
Allen & Heath's GLD digital system was employed to manage FOH and monitors for 'Elvis - the Ultimate Performance' staged recently at the London Pallad