The SoundWorks Collection team has published another of their great videos, this time about the sound of “Unstoppable”.
Unstoppable is an action thriller film directed by Tony Scott, written by Mark Bomback and starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. The film tells the story of a runaway train, and the two men (Washington and Pine) who attempt to stop it. Unstoppable is inspired by the “Crazy Eights” unmanned train incident in 2001.
In this exclusive sound for film profile we talk with Sound Re-Recording Mixer, Beau Borders, sound designer Alan Rankin, Supervising Sound Editor Mark Stoeckinger, Sound Designer Ann Scibelli, and Sound Designer Ken J. Johnson.
James Bretz says
I’ve seen this movie and it’s way better then what the trailor makes it out to be! It was a thrill ride for me start to finish. From the opening titles you can tell they where having fun mixing all the rail yard sounds together. One of my favorite parts of the sound was how they made the 777 train sound demonic in many scenes, there’s a subtle evil vocalization. It’s a great contrast to how calm and smooth the hero train sounds like. Go see this movie! It’s entertaining, and it sounds great! Awesome job to that crew!
Jean-Edouard Miclot says
Here’s a good quote at the end:
“Directors don’t use stock footage to go out and shoot their films so why would they want to use stock library sounds?”. Beau Borders
charles maynes says
Ken Johnson is the best sound effects recordist I have ever known. I am so happy to see him working with the likes of Mark, Alan and Ann….
Make a special effort to see the film, It will be worth it….
Gracias por seguir posteando material tan interesante!
Thanks keep posting all this great material.