LANDAKER: It’s very much artistic––at least 50-50 but more like 70-30 [artistic to technical]. You can have all the chops in the world about faders and EQ, but it’s actually the fine balancing act of putting that movie together than makes it a reality. You have to have a feeling for that screen.
Here is a great little bit the Editor’s Guild transcribed from the “Sound Behind the Picture” event that took place this spring. The picture above was taken during “The Empire Strikes Back” dub. If you look hard enough you cannot see me in the picture wishing I was there. You can read the rest of the transcription HERE. The academy’s sound branch will be putting another event on soon for animated film sound. Keep updated on their calender of events HERE.