Hello

We are Envy Studios, the post-production house in the heart of Auckland's CBD.

At 21 years old, we’re one of New Zealand’s oldest audio-post houses. You might have known us as Auckland Audio until late 2010, when we brought in video post.

We bring imagination to life in sound and pictures, creating premium work in a relaxed environment.

As we see it, we're an extension of your team. So you get a seamless workflow, attention to both the detail and the big picture, and the kind of experience that sees you wanting to come back.

If you've got aspirations a little bigger than your pocketbook, talk to us. We're in the business of making things work.

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Services

We'll take care of your voice recording, ADR, foley, sound design, mixing, mastering, music composition and licensing. If it's audio-related, odds are we do it and do it well. We run Pro Tools HD in three floating, purpose-built audio suites designed by acoustics specialists.

If it's pictures you're after, we'll take care of your editing, visual effects, 3D, graphics, compositing and grading with Nuke, Da Vinci, AVID, Max, Houdini, Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro in one of two video post suites.

We welcome projects of all sizes and budgets, from both here in New Zealand and overseas. We're project welcomers. Welcome.

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Tech Specs

Audio
The Lynch Suite features a Digidesign Icon console and Genelec DSP 5.1 Surround Monitoring for surround sound design, and runs Pro Tools HD3. Two isobooths can be operated from Lynch at once, one with capacity for large groups of vocal/instrumental performers and a specialised foley area. As with all our studios, Lynch is purpose-built and floating, with professional acoustic design.

The Euro suite runs Pro Tools HD2 from a Pro Control console. Like Lynch, Euro operates a large capacity isobooth with a professionally designed foley area. Large sound-isolating windows allow you to work in real-life actual daylight. As with all our studios, it is purpose-built and floating, with professional acoustic design.

Transit runs Pro Tools HD1 from a Pro Control console. It has a dedicated voice booth with natural light from sound-isolating windows, and of course is purpose-built and floating, with professional acoustic design.

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We run remote sessions via ISDN and Source Connect (certified studio).

Video
Video One runs Nuke, Da Vinci Resolve, Adobe Creative Suite 5 and Final Cut Studio 3 on a 12 core Mac Pro, with a 3D HD LCD LED client monitor, Dream Colour monitor, and a Wave panel.

Video Two runs AVID Media Composer 5.5 and Final Cut Studio 3.

File transfer
Please talk with us about how you'd like to deliver and receive your files. We can work with almost any media and file type.

Coffee
We run a Cuadra espresso machine featuring Volcano “Harrar” roast beans, trim, full fat and soy milks, and lovely little biccies on the side.

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Photos

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Recent Work


Starship
The Big Egg Hunt

Sound Design


Sony Music
Peter Posa - Golden Guitar

Audio + Video Post


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Xbox 360
Halo 4 - "Morning" radio

Sound Design


Sony Music
The Clash - Hits Back

Audio + Video Post


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Woodstock
World's Fastest Woody Promo

3D Modeling + Online


Hallensteins
Get In Where You Shouldn't - Car

Video Post - Online, Audio Post


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NZ Pure Green Room

Bottle Label Replacements
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Colourplus

Music Composition + Audio Post

2013 One Show Merit Award

Category |
Consumer Radio/Single
Agency | Republik
Client | Microsoft NZ - Xbox 360
Sound | Envy Studios
Title | Morning

Starship
The Big Egg Hunt

Sound Design

Client | Starship
Agency | Republik

Peter Posa - Golden Guitar 30"

Audio + Video Post

Client | Sony Music

The Clash - Hits Back 30"

Audio + Video Post

Client | Sony Music

Colourplus

Music Composition + Audio Post

Client | Colourplus
Agency | Farrimond

Woodstock:
World's Fastest Woody Promo

3D Modeling + Online

Client | Independent Liquor
Agency | Barnes, Catmur & Friends
Production Company | Yes Ltd

Hallensteins
Get In Where You Shouldn't - Car

Video Post - Online, Audio Post

Client | Hallensteins
Agency | Publicis Mojo
Production Co. | Waitemata Films

NZ Pure Green Room

Bottle Label Replacement

Client | Independent Liquor
Agency | Barnes, Catmur & Friends

Reels

Audio & Video

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Stephanie Staunton.................................Will Hardwick

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Sam Scott..................................................Hitesh Chheda

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Dale Pretorius


Envy Audio Reel

Lynelle Smith
Studio Coordinator

Lynelle grew up on a farm outside of Hamilton, where she presumably had a pet cow called Daisy who wore a hat and woke her up in the morning by licking her face through her open bedroom window.

It’s also presumably where she learned to bake like a farmer’s wife. The cakes this girl makes will kill you. In the “I love this cake so much I could just die” way. Her obsession is our elastic waistband.

In 2009 Lynelle move to Auckland to study Studio Television at AUT, and in 2011 emerged with a Bachelor of Communications. She’s worked production-side with two of Auckland’s top production companies, Screentime and Imagination TV, on shows such as Police Ten 7 and two seasons of New Zealand’s Got Talent.

In 2014 Lynelle came on board as our Studio Co-ordinator, and we are very happy she did. Not only is she incredibly organised, smart and pro-active, she’s also 1 x barrel of laughs and great a source of excellent celebrity updates. Drawbacks? Taylor Swift.

Samantha Jukes
Producer
Head of Facilities

Samantha's seen post-production from many sides. She’s worked agencyside and clientside, and on both sides of the camera and microphone.

In 2002 Sam graduated with a BA (first class hons in Philosophy) from the University of Otago. After four years in the public service she realised she'd just spent four years in the public service, and moved to Auckland and into audio post at Liquid Studios.

In early 2011, Sam joined the ranks at Envy. She loves the natural light, the incredibly high calibre of studios, engineers and artists, and the genuinely good, real people.

Outside of 55 Anzac, Sam acts, runs, plays guitar, likes a contemplative Scotch, and is trying to kick off production on a short film she wrote (Mexico here she possibly comes).

Vedat Kiyici
Senior Audio Engineer
Head of Sound & Technology

Vedat has a midas touch with anything audio or technology related.

He grew up in Istanbul, Turkey with two brothers and a sister. In 1994, he packed up his guitar and his punk rock LPs and split to New York to get into the audio game. After graduating the Institute of Audio Research, he started his career in the music industry working with both local talent and big international names.

Nine years later, Vedat moved to New Zealand and Auckland Audio (now Envy Studios). Since joining the company, he's worked on projects including Man vs Wild, Intrepid Journeys, River Queen, and countless radio and TV commercials. His client list includes Warner Bros., Walt Disney, Lucas Arts, SONY Music, The Sweetshop, Droga 5, Saatchi & Saatchi, Republik and Draft FCB.

When he's not in the studio he likes creating audio plugins, kayak fishing, camping, and teaching his 4-year-old daughter, Ela, everything she needs to know about technology (oh, and general life skills and morals).

Jason Fox
Senior Audio Engineer

Just south of Auckland, in a little wee town called South Auckland, Jason Fox was born and raised.

He took a working holiday to London for 10 years, where he met his wife, became fluent in French (he lived in the French Quarter), and studied audio engineering at SAE. So lucky, and lucky to be talented and hardworking, was he, that he gained a position as an audio engineer at the internationally renowned Zoo Studios in Soho, London, one of London’s most popular and busy Commercial Audio Post houses.

In ’03, Jason came back to the long white cloud with this newfandangled London-style tape deck in tow, and settled in for six years at Images and Sound. There, he worked on commercials, corporate, docos, reality and drama, including Intrepid Journeys, Police Ten 7, Motorway Patrol, Radars Patch, NZ Idol, Diplomatic Immunity, and the 10-part drama Interrogation.

In 2011, we at Envy Studios were lucky enough to lure him across to become our second in-house senior audio engineer.

When he’s not sitting in a dark room, Jason loves travelling, fishing, golf, movies and good times with good friends.

James Dean
Junior Engineer

Don’t let the fact James has a little bunny wunny called Honey fool you; this dude is badass.

James plays guitar and sings in metal band, Evangel, and plays his own solo acoustic “junk”, too. The writer is not sure if this is a genre, or simply a way of saying “stuff”. Either way, it’s further evidence of the badness of James’ ass.

He also digs video games, 8 bit graphics, skateboarding, BMX and soccer.

James is married to Sama, and together they make badass cider and ginger beer. Which by all accounts is very good.

James has just graduated from two years at MAINZ studying audio engineering, and has a further year under his belt studying guitar and vocals at performing arts school.

We picked him up as an audio intern in September, and there was no going past his talent, intelligence and dedication. We were impressed. So when an opportunity came up in our Facilities department, we jumped at the chance to make him a part of the team on a permanent basis. That’s right, James. Permanent. Your badass is going nowhere.

Nadeeka Acri
Company Accountant

It’s going to get harder and harder to sign off Nadeeka’s leave forms as she works towards spending half the year in New Zealand and half of it in Cinque Terre, Italy.

Nadeeka finished her degree in accounting and HR in 2004, and followed her then-boyfriend, now-husband, to Italy where she lived in La Spezia for six years teaching English and learning Italian, how to cook, and how to yell at a football game.

In 2011, she and her husband, along with their young daughter, moved back to Auckland. Nadeeka retuned to study, and gained her Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting. While studying, she worked part-time with us here at Envy as our Assistant Accountant, and we were lucky enough to gain her as our full-time accountant once she finished acing her exams.

Nadeeka’s half-way to becoming a chartered accountant, and is all-the-way a dedicated Mum and wife. With such a gorgeous and delightful daughter, and a husband with his own authentic Italian pizza restaurant, we can see the attraction.

Puddy Tat
Because who doesn’t like a puddy tat.

This kitty represents all of our wonderful freelancers including editors, motion graphics artists, VFX artists and audio engineers, who contribute so much energy, talent and time to the work we do here at Envy.

They’re an integral part of our life here at Envy, and we think you’ll enjoy them.

Sam Scott
Head of Video

Sam's like a dog with a bone. He won't leave a project alone until it's done and done well. Sleeping and eating are optional extras.

Sam gained a BSc from the University of Otago and Canterbury University, and started in the industry on Xena Warrior Princess, Hercules and Cleopatra 2525. He worked at Pacific Rennaisance Pictures until it closed down (not personally responsible for that), and PRPVFX after that. He spent eight years as Development Manager at Virtual Spectator, and six years in international live and post television around the world.

Sam's married to Lisa, and they have two very cute children available for ad campaigns, photo shoots and children's parties: Zac and Sarah.

Hailing from Napier, Hawkes Bay, Sam says "Let me know if you need more. I'm not overly quirky!". That crazy cat!


Contact

64 9 366 6286
ISDN: 64 9 366 7018
bookings@envystudios.co.nz
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Level 2
55 Anzac Avenue
Auckland City

PO Box 90-192 Victoria Street West
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

We're right on the corner of Short Street and Anzac Ave (main entrance is on Anzac). You'll find our parks in the uncovered Wilson car park on the corner of Short Street and Eden Crescent. Go in the lower of two driveways, and they will be immediately on your right.


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