11 Aug – Singapore's Mocha Chai Laboratories (MCL) has officially become the first local post-production facility to install Dolby Atmos.
The facility is also the first in the world to fit a Dolby Atmos mixing theatre with Christie's Vive cinema audio system, according to ScreenDaily.
MCL has become the first fully integrated digital film lab in Singapore with the installation of the mixing theatre, as it is now able to offer final mix, online finishing and colour grading.
Furthermore, a five metre wide projection screen with Barco's 2K digital cinema projector has been installed for colour grading, as well as a Sony BVM-X300 OLED monitor for 4K HDR pictures.
Filmmaker Chai Yee Wei stated that in order to make use of the new facility, MCL aims "to cater for filmmakers from South East Asia."
The first projects MCL will be mixing in Dolby Atmos will be Anthony Chen-produced "Popeye" (the directorial debut by Kirsten Tan) and the yet-to-be-titled work from documentary filmmaker Tan Pin Pin.
Sound designer Lim Ting Li, who recently worked on Boo Jun Feng's "Apprentice", will be in charge of MCL's Dolby Atmos mixing theatre.
Started in 2011, MCL is the first boutique digital film lab in Singapore. It has since worked on various local and international projects such as "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I", "A Walk Among The Tombstones", "Jobs", "The Lady", "Sadako 3D" as well as Jack Neo's first two "Ah Boys To Men" movies and both parts of "Long Long Time Ago".
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