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The award-winning sound engineer behind Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, has selected Liverpool to launch his advanced post production sound and editing facility.

Based on Hardman Street, Onomatopoeia will bring North West first technology to the city, helping to enable Liverpool to offer a more comprehensive film production service.

Sam Auguste, winner of an MPSE award, is launching his first business after a successful film sound and editing career spanning 20 years, where he has worked on films including the Oscar-nominated Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Channel 4's Top Boy.

He said: "Liverpool just made sense, the city's reputation as film location is global and its post-production facilities are catching up. There's a real momentum in Liverpool right now. I really believe the city has the potential to be the film centre of the UK and I want to be part of that journey.

"Good sound engages viewers. It's incredibly important and Onomatopoeia offers the kind of sophisticated tech, that film companies previously would have had to travel to London for, now they don't have to."

Modelled on New York's 'boutique'-style post production suites, Onomatopoeia offer the latest film editing capabilities, fused with superior sound engineering technology. The facility offers 7.1 surround film mixing, ADR and Foley recording, providing filmmakers with the tools to complete their projects in Liverpool.

Liverpool Film Office's manager, Lynn Saunders, is also excited about Onomatopoeia's launch. She said: "Film is about so much more than shooting and most filmmakers are as obsessed with perfecting sound as they are with lighting.

"The launch of innovative sound and editing suites like Onomatopoeia, along with Liverpool's newly announced £25m film and television studios on Edge Lane, help to show that Liverpool is serious about film.

"The city's locations are world class, and we will soon be able to offer a complete service to film studios retaining an important and lucrative industry for our city, from principle photography, right up to opening night. That is very exciting."

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