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Posted by on Aug 25, 2008 | 2 comments

MPSE Sound Show 2008

Continuing an unhealthy obsession with all things Batman, I am happy to announce the Motion Picture Sound Editor’s annual event at the Eygptian Theater in Los Angeles will be focusing on “The Dark Knight”. Below is a press release from the MPSE and check back this week for my final interview from the film with “ambient music designer” Mel Wesson!

THE DARK KNIGHT: The Sound Effects & Music Presentation

The MPSE Sound Show returns with an exploration of the sonic world of this summer’s blockbuster Batman movie “The Dark Knight.” Join award-winning Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer Richard King (“War of the Worlds,” “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”) as he presents his process of creating the soundscape for the Christopher Nolan directed film. Excerpts of the movie will be presented with special “pre-dubb” mixes to illustrate the variety of elements used to create an environment of serious sound. He will be sharing the stage with Music Editor Alex Gibson (“Live Free or Die Hard,” “The Prestige”), who will reveal the way the musical score was shaped to fit the dark narrative of good and evil. This special evening will take place Monday, October 27, at 8 p.m., at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, California; 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Highland Avenue. General Admission is $10. Seniors and students with valid ID are $8. Members of the MPSE and American Cinematheque are $7. Tickets can be bought on and at the Egyptian box office soon(I’ll post links as soon as they’re available).

A co-presentation of the Motion Picture Sound Editors and the American Cinematheque. Made possible with support from Warner Bros. Pictures. More information can be found soon at or


  1. Any idea if this will be available on the net – transcript/live stream?

    Seeing/hearing the split of stems would be awesome!

  2. Please post the link to the transcriptlive stream once availabel please.

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