Shaun Kelly has published a transcription of a very cool interview he had with Dane A. Davis. Shaun: How do you go about putting sound to film? Dane: Sound editing is really all about, you watching the film not as an editor but as the audience. You have to follow the sound in your head. what are you hearing in your head? If you are hearing what is coming out of the speakers … [Read more...]
"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 whatever helps tell the story." - Dane A. Davis … [Read more...]
Sound Waves: Listening to The Universe; Dane A. Davis and The Sound of "The Last Mimzy"
Check this fantastic featurette on the sound of "The Last Mimzy", with sound designer Dane A. Davis and some professors and physicists talking about some aspects of the movie and great info about the perception of sound. … [Read more...]
The Sound Design and Music of "Matrix"
Another great sound featurette, this time about the sound and music of Matrix, fantastic movie for sound design. You can listen comments from film editor Zach Staenberg sound designer Dane A. Davis, composer Don Davis, music supervisor Jason Bentley and more! If you wnat more information about the sound design of Matrix, don't forget to check the Dane A. Davis Special. … [Read more...]
Blastwave FX + Mix Magazine Sound Design Competition Results
Blastwave FX has announced at AES, the results of the Sound Design Competition. The winner is Tobias Poppe of Dusseldorf, Germany. Congratulations, Tobias!! very good job! Poppe and all other participants downloaded 50 free sound effects from www.blastwavefx.com and created a soundtrack to footage of water balloons hitting people in the face. The winning prize was a one-year … [Read more...]
Dane A. Davis Special: Matrix Reloaded
This is the end of the Dane A. Davis Special, finishing with another article about his masterpiece Matrix, this time with the second part of the trilogy: Matrix Reloaded. Let's check another article at Mix Online with interesting info about the mix, the music and some sound effects of Matrix Reloaded. CAR DROPPING Dane Davis: “It was all about the angles that things would … [Read more...]
Dane A. Davis Special: MPSE Sound Show
We had already seen the Gary Rydstrom Sound Show at "Big Movie Sound Effects: Behind the Scenes and Out of the Speakers”, an special Show Co-Produced by the Motion Picture Sound Editors and the American Cinematheque. Now, let`s check the transcript of the Dane A. Davis Sound Show talking about his work, specifically The Matrix: Hello, I’m Dane and I design and oversee the … [Read more...]