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19/05/2006

blue appoints new dubbing mixer

blue, part of the VTR Group, has strengthened its audio department with the appointment of a new dubbing mixer.
New recruit Phitz Hearne joins the team from The Sound Store. Phitz will work across a variety of longform projects at the facility, namely documentaries and drama programming.
Phitz brings around 15 years’ audio experience to the blue team, gained at companies such as Gemini Audio, Resolution and CTV, with an impressive mixing CV including programmes such as the 'Panorama series', Darlow Smithson’s 'Tsunami' and 'Dispatches – Living with Aids'.
After graduating at the Bournemouth School of Film and Television, Phitz started his career with Gemini Audio, where he spent ten years fine tuning his skills mixing audio for the broadcast market.
“blue’s got a fantastic profile and seemed like a natural next step for me,” explained Phitz. “I’m extremely excited about the prospect of working with such a well-regarded and vibrant facility. blue’s maintained a fantastic reputation over the years, with a superb client base and I’m looking forward to contributing to that.”
“With his impressive history and sound experience in mixing, Phitz was an easy choice to bring into the team,” said Danny Whybrow, Managing Director, blue. “We’re really pleased he’s joined us and know he’ll play a pivotal part in moving the department and company forward.” (CD/CL)
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