Sitting there as credits rolled after a Dolby Atmos presentation of Brave this past summer, I felt excited for the potential of this budding format. Before the film, a few seated moms and dads were even verbally excited as the usher announce that we would be watching the film in a new sound format. During the film, the theater was saturated with sound, I truly felt immersed at … [Read more...]
MPSE nominations announced.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors announced the nominees for their annual Golden Reel awards. I'd jot them down below but Awards Daily did a great job making the extensive list readable already, so CLICK HERE. If you'd like to see the actual editors nominated for each category CLICK HERE. The society of sound editors also presents two non-competition awards each year, … [Read more...]
CAS Nominations Announced!
The Cinema Audio Society announced nominees for their 48th annual awards show celebrating outstanding achievements in Film and TV mixing. In addition, every year the CAS presents a "Career Achievement Award" to a deserving mixer, bestowing Re-recording mixer Scott Milan with the honor in 2012. Milan is currently finaling "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters", which will be the … [Read more...]
50 Years of Wilhelm Screams
Got 12min to kill? Here is a supercut of what's got to be every wilhelm scream used in film to date. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf8aBFTVNEU[/youtube] VIA /FILM … [Read more...]
HOME THEATER GEEKS PODCAST interviews Sound Designer Erik Aadahl
Something tells me Erik "Transform-ed" his lunch break into a podcast session for this interview with Home Theater Geeks. Good Stuff. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCd1wW8M-0Q[/youtube] … [Read more...]
Exclusive Interview with Tom Bellfort of “Source Code”
The following is an exclusive interview with Supervising Sound editor and Sound Designer Tom Bellfort about his work on “Source Code”. DS: How did you convey the feeling of confusion through the sounds that Jake Gyllenhaal's character Captain Colter Stevens hears as he wakes up the first time in Source Code? TB: The first concept I experimented with was to sonically bridge … [Read more...]
Exclusive Interview with Mark Mangini and Dave Whitehead of “The Rite”
The following is an exclusive interview with Supervising sound editor Mark A. Mangini and Sound Designer Dave Whitehead about their work on "The Rite". Designing Sound: What ideas did Director Mikael Hafstrom have about the sound design for the film? Did he reference any past exorcism movies for inspiration or homage? Mark A. Mangini: Mikael did not come to the film with any … [Read more...]