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Twickenham Film Studios brings the sound of Top Gun: Maverick to the big screen

Twickenham played host to the final Dolby Atmos and IMAX mixes as well as ADR

Twickenham Film Studios worked alongside Skywalker Sound to provide the final sound mix for Tom Cruise’s biggest-ever grossing film, Top Gun: Maverick.

The final Dolby Atmos sound mix was carried out in TFS Theatre 1 by re-recording mixers Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor with Will Miller, Harry Jones and Tom Melling as mix techs.

The team was led by Oscar-nominated sound designer and supervising sound editor, James H. Mather and his Soundbyte Studios editorial team, in collaboration with supervising sound editor, Al Nelson.

TFS Theatre 2 was used by the production for the IMAX sound mix. The Studios also provided some ADR for the film.

Image courtesy Paramount Pictures

The final mix took place between June and July 2020. One-way and sanitisation systems were among measures introduced, while studio staff were issued with thermometers to conduct routine temperature checks, and a bio-fogging specialist was on standby to treat the space being hired by the Top Gun: Maverick production.

Piers Read, co-owner of Twickenham Film Studios said: “The creative drive of our talent and the reliability and dedication of the teams at TFS really shone during a time when our clients really needed us. The ability of our whole team and especially our Sound department to adapt under exceptional circumstances and accommodate a production of this magnitude is extraordinary.”

“The fact that we were able to succeed and deliver exceptional creative work reinforced the close bonds we have with our clients and gave confidence to other big productions to restart their productions both here in London and across the wider industry,” he added.