News & Updates

Images & Sound Expands Sound Facilities

Images & Sound has expanded it's Sound Post offering by opening a new range of suites on the ground floor of it's 115 Grafton Road premises.

Adding to the exisiting facilities on the first floor, we have added a second Home Entertainment Dolby Atmos Mixing Theatre , a well as a new Foley Stage, Sound Design suite and Dialogue editing room.

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WIFT Awards 2018 – our take on an exceptional night

“It’s a maaaaaaaan’s world, but it ain’t nothing without a woman or a girl” wailed the incredible Tami Neilson at the WIFT AWARDS 2018 on Thursday 1 March.

Her powerful performance set the tone for what was a truly brilliant night, with a strong sense of collaboration, community and celebration amongst many of the industry’s most outstanding and accomplished women.

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Images & Sound embraces Immersive Audio and VR

Images & Sound has started 2018 as it finished 2017, investing in new technology to maintain it’s reputation as a leader in the ever changing world of Content delivery.

Co-owner and Head of Sound Steve Finnigan says their latest investments are timed to fit in with some downtime between projects to allow room for installation, testing and advanced learning.

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Congratulations to Cinematographer Award Winners!

Congratulations to all the Cinematographers who were recognised for their achievements at the 2017 NZCS Awards on Saturday night.

Particularly the following who all graded their films at Images & Sound.
GOLD - Ginny Loane; Jean

SILVER- David Paul NZCS Why Does Love;  Dance Exponents

BRONZE- David Paul NZCS;  Hillary

And also to all the Student Film makers who won in this category sponsored by Images & Sound.

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Claire Cowan wins Silver Scroll for "Hillary" !

Huge congratulations to Claire Cowan who last night won a prestigious Silver Scroll Award - Best Original Score in a Series - for her score on the six part TV TV Drama "Hillary".

Brilliant work Claire!  It was great pleasure working with you once again on such a fantastic series.

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Grant Baker elected Deputy Chair for Film Auckland

Congratulations to Images & Sound's Managing Partner Grant Baker who has been elected as Deputy Chairman for the Film Auckland Board.  The new board was elected after nominations were presented and accepted at its Annual General Meeting this past Monday 25th September

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My Year With Helen Sydney Premiere

Steve Finnigan and Grant Baker made the trek across the Tasman tonight to join Gaylene Preston, Catherine Madigan and Helen Clark at the world premiere of "My Year With Helen" - Gaylene's Feature Documentary about former NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark's bid for the position of Secretary General at the United Nations.

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McLaren New Zealand Premiere

Images & Sound joined Producers Matthew Metcalfe, Fraser Brown and Director Roger Donaldson at the NZ Premiere of "McLaren" last night.

Great to see many months of hard work on the BIG screen at Syliva Park in front of a packed theatre.

Photo left to right: Steve Finnigan, Chris Sinclair, Bridget Finnigan and Adam Jones.

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ADR Recording, Sound Post Production, Video Post Production, Sound Design, Foley,  Visual Effects, VFX

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Wintec School of Media Arts Special Awards

On 21 March, Wintec celebrated the outstanding achievements of the top students from its 2015 cohort at special awards ceremonies. Images & Sound is proud to sponsor two of these awards, and to support and encourage strong new talent development within the film, television and advertising industries.

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Philly de Lacey Wins “Images & Sound Award for Success in Television” at WIFT Awards 2016

New Zealand women’s success in film and television was once again celebrated at the WIFT Awards, held in February 2016 at the Grand Tearoom of the Heritage Hotel. We are proud to continue our support the awards, and the incredible achievements made by women in our industry.

Philly de Lacey took out the Images & Sound Award for Success in Television, with her extraordinary body of drama production in her role as CEO and Executive Producer for Screentime New Zealand.

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Images & Sound and WIFT present Grading Workshop

It was a full-house and then some on Wednesday June 29 2016, when Images & Sound ran WIFT workshop “Conversations with a Colourist” for directors, producers and DOPs.

Images & Sound producer Samantha Jukes lead a conversation with two of the team: acclaimed colourist Alana Cotton (The Ground We Won, Deathgasm,The Last Saint, Dirty Laundry), and internationally renowned colourist and Baselight trainer Paul Lear (White Lies, Sione’s 2, 25 April, Hillary, Poe E).

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Success at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival

Images & Sound has had a busy year working on fantastic New Zealand short films, many of which were selected to screen at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, and what success they have had.

Congratulations to Ross and Beth director Hamish Bennett who has won three of the four major prizes at the New Zealand International Film Festival including Best Short Film, Best Cinematography and The Audience Award.

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NRL Campaign reaches over 150,000 fans online

Two of the toughest rivals in State of Origin history, Paul Gallen and Nate Myles have joined forces to encourage people to seek help for mental health issues. The “What’s Your State of Mind” campaign is aimed at breaking down stigmas around mental health and reminding people that it’s ok to seek help.

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Jane Campion wins Images & Sound Award for Success in Television

This year New Zealand Women have taken the world by storm, in literature and in music and now Images & Sound is proud to celebrate their success in film & television. Jane Campion took away the Images & Sound Award for Success in Television for her mini series Top of the Lake at this year’s the Women in Film and Television Awards.

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Maximise the power of your story with Camaraderie

We’d like to introduce Camaraderie, our innovative new joint venture with marketing strategist Brent Kennedy. We have brought together Images & Sound’s expertise in the world of narrative content production and leadership in developing audience-building participation marketing.

Camaraderie has been developed in response to the growth of social media and new digital content distribution platforms. These provide opportunities to generate awareness and conversations about your project. Collaborative partnerships are also an innovative way of reaching new audiences.

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White Lies submitted for Academy Award

South Pacific Picture’s feature film White Lies directed by Dana Rotberg has been submitted by the NZ Film Commission as the official New Zealand entry for consideration in the category of Best Foreign Language film for the 86th Academy Awards as well as being selected to screen in the Toronto International Film Festival in the Contemporary World Cinema Programme.

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Congratulations to the winner of the Big Screen Symposium ticket

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition to win a ticket to the Big Screen Symposium 2013.

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Images & Sound’s new sound mixing theatre

Images & Sound launched its new boutique sound mixing theatre to a group of the country’s most influential film industry icons. Designed by Tim Farrant to Theatrical specifications, the purpose built sound mixing theatre features a 32 fader dual control mixing desk combined with three Protools systems, a top of the line surround sound Genelec digital speaker system and a high definition projector with 4 meter screen, perfect for cinematic projects destined for theatrical or broadcast release.

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Winner announced for Images & Sound’s ‘Geoff Evans Memorial Prize’.

Film, Television and Media Studies graduate Beyond Wen has won the annual Images and Sound ‘Geoff Evans Memorial Prize for Excellence in Screen Production’. His winning film The Education of Ming Ming is a comedy about an eight year old girl with an incredibly busy daily schedule supposed to help her achieve a “bright bright future”. Film-maker Beyond was inspired by some friends whose own childhood experiences were very similar to that of the main character Ming Ming’s.

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Persuasive & powerful TV advertising

Published in Marketing Magazine – Feb 2013
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For over 20 years Images & Sound has partnered with many Kiwi retailers to produce effective, efficient and powerful television advertisements that drive sales.

“Working in partnership with retailers and agencies we have developed the best ways to efficiently produce effective TV ads with minimal fuss and cost,” say Managing Partner Steve Finnigan.

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The Blue Rose

The Blue Rose, from the makers of Outrageous Fortune and The Almighty Johnsons – South Pacific Pictures.

The series reunites those Outrageous West sisters, Antonia Prebble and Siobhan Marshall and is set in an inner city law firm. They are leaders of the Society of the Blue Rose, a group of PA’s and computer nerds who swear to fight for justice and fairness, even if hey sometimes have to break the law to do so.

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Music composition now available, with composer Ben Sinclair

Images & Sound is pleased to offer music composition services for commercials, TV or film. Ben Sinclair has composed brand tracks for international clients such as, Prouds the Jewellers, Subway, Stevens, Janola, Stewart Dawson’s, the HPV campaign and Whitcoulls, as well as music for film and television projects including kids’ TV series Pop-Up and Moe and short films such as Mukpuddy’s Love in Decay (third place winner 2012 48 hour film challenge).

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