Video: "How to Train Your Dragon" M.P.S.E Sound Show, with Randy Thom, Al Nelson and Gary Rizzo

SoundWorks Collection has published a new fantastic video featuring Supervising Sound Mixer and Sound Designer Randy Thom, Sound Designer Al Nelson, Sound re-recording Mixer Gary Rizzo, Director Chris Sanders, and Film Editor Darren Holmes talking about the sound of “How to Train Your Dragon” in the M.P.S.E Sound Show at Skywalker Sound.

The Sound Show gives the general public a chance to go behind the scenes of the creation of a major motion picture and hear the details of the sophisticated sound work crafted by key members the movie’s team of audio artisans.

Excerpts from the movie are presented with special “pre-dubb” mixes to illustrate the variety of elements used to create a sonic environment of moods and thrills.

Guiding us through their processes is award-winning Supervising Sound Mixer and Sound Designer Randy Thom, Sound Designer Al Nelson, Sound re-recording Mixer Gary Rizzo, Director Chris Sanders, and Film Editor Darren Holmes.

This event was produced by the Motion Picture Sound Editors organization, Skywalker Sound, DreamWorks Animation, and Paramount Pictures.

4 Comments on “Video: "How to Train Your Dragon" M.P.S.E Sound Show, with Randy Thom, Al Nelson and Gary Rizzo

  1. Wow! incredible masterclass!! great examples and tips on final mixing! and of course what a great job in designing dragons!!! inspiring…

  2. Thats a great presentation

    Randy Thom is great teacher;

    ‘the essential trick in a sequence like that is to find a way to make the audience feel like theyre hearing everything, when really theyre hearing an attempted graceful changing of focus from one set of sounds to another.’

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