With so many panel discussions and articles in the trades (please send anything I miss), its hard to keep up. Nevertheless, it is awesome to see so much coverage on our craft!
NO COUNTRY PANEL (01.27.08)
- click HERE for the higher rez version (the panel starts after the clips)
- IN CONTENTION/TECH SUPPORT steals some time away from the sound team to discuss their work, VARIETY does too.
- VARIETY asks a few sound folk what their favorite work of the past year was.
THERE WILL BE BLOOD PANEL (02.02.08)
- Ellen Pasternack (an attendee of the screening and Q and A last Saturday) was kind enough to kick some first hand knowledge down.
“Moderator Gary Rydstrom began the Q&A after the movie by stating that he loves the movie and very much admired the sound work. Gary had worked with Paul Thomas Anderson on Punch Drunk Love, as had Michael Semanick and Chris Scarabosio, in fact Semanick has worked with PTA since Boogie Nights. It was Matt Wood’s first time with the director and he said after working on all the Star Wars prequels, it was a huge difference to work on a movie where nearly all the recorded dialogue was used on the track with very little looping required. Chris talked a lot about all the elements that went into the sound of the town as the oil fields were developed around it. He had found a guy in southern CA who had a museum-like collection of all sorts of old pumps and related oil derrick equipment to record. They said PTA likes to try everything LOUD but that he pulled back on a lot of it and that this track had a lot of dynamic range compared to his earlier movies. Several people in the audience asked questions related to the emotional quality of the track. Two admitted being really unnerved by it, but in a way that made the movie all the more compelling. ” -Ellen Pasternack.
- There was another panel last night in the bay area. If anyone attended that please feel free to report in.
TRANSFORMERS PANEL (02.07.08)
- “Transformers” is having a panel tonight at the Sony lot with Michael Bay and Shia LaBeouf moderating. They will show clips and discuss the sound and VFX work for the film. I am going to try and cover it but, with any luck paramount will flow Miramx’s lead and upload a video of the panel(hint, hint).
- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER explains what it takes to build them giant robots, or at least their sounds.