Blu Digital adds to localisation team
October 5, 2022
Blu Digital Group (BDG), a technology company that offers cloud-based software and digital media services to the global entertainment industry, has bolstered its localisation management team in its recently acquired BDG Studios Barham (Hollywood) facility. Sebastian Zancanaro has been recruited to oversee the production facility and Luis Ferreira de Castro has been appointed to head the audio services department.
These two key appointments help manage the hundreds of hours of localisation work that is currently handled by the facility in 50+ languages on a monthly basis. Zancanaro has an extensive career as a creative dubbing director spanning a variety of genres in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Luis is an experienced audio and post-production executive, having worked as Lead Audio Engineer at Central Post LA and Voxx Studios.
In May 2022, Blu Digital Group launched its English dubbing studio with the acquisition of Central Post LA (renamed BDG Studios Barham), an award-winning audio recording facility in Hollywood. The 4,000 square foot facility has enabled Blu Digital Group to significantly grow its localization services including:
● English and foreign language ADR, lip-sync dubbing, and voice over recording
● English and foreign language audio description
● Editorial audio mixing and post work, including Dolby Atmos
● M&E augmentation
● Audio conformance, compliance, and censorship
● Complete English and foreign language quality control services
● Video mastering
● Subtitling and captioning services in 80+ languages.
Silviu Epure, Senior Vice President, Content Globalisation at Blu Digital Group, said: “Since acquiring the new facility in May this year we have been able to significantly grow our localisation business, offering increased languages and services. What makes us different from other localization providers is our advanced technology offering, which includes our proprietary project management tool. This enables us to integrate the localization component into our existing digital media services offering to create a seamless workflow that takes clients from post-production all the way through packaging and final delivery to platforms. This high level of work requires strong management and adding Sebastian and Luis further bolsters our position as leaders in the provision of localisation services around the world.”