Two years ago Bay Area Director Michael Coleman started producing exclusive sound for film video profiles for the MIX Magazine online audience. These exclusive and intimate videos focus on individuals and sound teams behind-the-scenes who bring to life some of the worlds most exciting film sound mixes.
With the success of this series, Coleman has launched a new online web destination SoundWorks Collection with an Oscar sound recognition focus. Every two weeks until Oscar night in March 2010, the Soundworks Collection website will release a new sound for film profile. You can follow the online series and watch such film profiles as “2012”, “Where The Wild Things Are”, “Terminator Salvation”, “The Princess and the Frog”, “Invictus”, “Inglorious Basterds”, “Watchmen”, and “Star Trek”.
“With the help of the Soundworks Collection, I truly believe that the talents of the sound team, who prefer to fly under the radar, will have a chance to tell their story to a worldwide online audience. My goal for the video series is simple – to profile the greatest sound minds from around the world and highlight their contributions.
- Feature Film Video Profile
Who will bring home the sound Oscar this year? The SoundWorks Collection focuses on Hollywood’s feature film releases throughout the year. Watch how the sound crew worked their audio magic as they put the finishing touches on your favorite film and prepared the film for the big screen.
- Studio Tour Video Profile
Ever wonder what it is like to walk into a world class studio or soundstage? Now you can see the technology and gear that the pros use every day to create their tracks. Get an exclusive tour into some of your favorite studios and see what toys the top dogs are using.
- Game Audio Video Profile
Game soundtracks are no longer about the beeps and bloops of our childhood past. Explore your favorite game titles sound design from the world’s most innovative sound teams. Playing video games isn’t just about what you see on the screen, it’s about what you hear around you…and in the surrounds.
- Original Soundtracks Profile
Ever wonder who is responsible for making you tear up uncontrollably during your favorite movie scene? It’s likely the brilliant mind of the composer who created that memorable score. Explore the process into today’s leading composers and see what they hear inside their head.