Silence

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

“The ultimate metaphoric sound is silence. If you can get the film to a place with no sound where there should be sound, the audience will crowd that…

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Qualities

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

“The emotional, physical and aesthetic value of a sound is linked not only to the causal explanation we attribute to it but also to its own qualities of…

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Surprises

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

“There’s no excuse for having a mental or creative block in sound. You can just go out and collect things in the real world – they make the…

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Opposite

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

“Sometimes in the creativity area like sound, my instincts tell me to do one thing, but I do exactly the opposite and see what happens. For example, if…

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Performance

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

“Mixing is a performance. You sit down at the console. You’re alert, and you’re playing parts in the picture: You’re a robot, you’re a door, you’re a laser…

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Passion and Joy

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

“The most important advice I can give is to do this because you love it, and it brings you joy. If it’s part of you and you can…

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Emotion

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

“The lesson is, don’t play the visual, play the emotion.” – Al Nelson

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Logic

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

“There’s a point where you can talk about things logically and then, after that, you have to leave the word of logic. I don’t know where a lot…

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Chaos

Thursday, October 7, 2010

“The thing you learn in film sound over the years is that if you have it being loud and chaotic over a long period of time it starts…

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Associations

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

“It’s all about the emotional associations of sounds. It’s not about whether they’re really technically correct or not. It’s about whether they’re scary or relaxing or threatening or…

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