As art of the Audio Programming theme this month, I thought it would be interesting to learn about the interactive/reactive score to Mini Metro, a game which was released late last year by developer Dinosaur Polo Club to broad critical acclaim. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJHKzzPtDDI[/youtube] I sat down recently with Rich Vreeland (aka 'Disasterpeace') to … [Read more...]
Ben Burtt’s Sound Lab for “Forbidden Planet”: Artifacts from the Krell
Ben Burtt explains how the electronic score of "Forbidden Planet" was created. The video is at the right side of this page. Prior to the screening, Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Craig Barron and Oscar-winning sound designer Ben Burtt investigated some of the secrets behind the making of the film. Barron examined the film’s breakthrough effects sequences that used … [Read more...]
The Music and Sound of "The Social Network"
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/16648906[/vimeo] SoundWorks Collection has published a new video featuring sound re-recording mixer/supervising sound editor Ren Klyce and music composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross discussing their work on “The Social Network”. The 45 minute discussion was moderated by Bruce Carse. … [Read more...]
The Sound of "Inception"
The July's Issue of Mix Magazine includes an article about the sound of "Inception", the upcoming film of Christopher Nolan. The article contains some spoilers, so maybe would you like to see the film first. Becauseof the overwhelming success of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan is viewed in popular circles as a premier “popcorn movie” director, delivering … [Read more...]
“Forgetting Sarah Marshall” – Exclusive Interview with Music Editor/Supervisor Jonathan Karp
"Forgetting Sarah Marshall" jogged audience's memory of what an R rated sex comedy is like April 18th. Adding to the his already Apatow laden mantle, George H. Anderson supervised sound editorial. Anderson ends his summer in a puff of smoke with August's "Pineapple Express". Mixing took place at Todd-AO's Santa Monica facility with Adam Jenkins and Orest Sushko. The team adds … [Read more...]
Horton Hears A Who
"Horton Hears a Who" stampeded into theaters March 14th. Dennis Leonard supervised the Dr. Seuss adaptation. Randy Thom served as sound designer and re-recording mixer. Mixing took place at Thom's usual stomping ground, Skywalker Sound. Along with Gary Rizzo, the two mixers helped populate whoville with sound for Horton to hear. Original dialog recording for "Horton" was … [Read more...]
“Walk Hard” – Exclusive Interview with Re-recording Music Mixer Bill Benton
"Walk Hard" December 21st. Sound editorial was performed by sound supervisor Joel Shryack with sound designer Robert Grieve on drums, er sound design. Both worked on director Jake Kasdan's last, "The TV Set" and have another Apatow property coming out in February with "Drillbit Taylor". Mixing took place at Sony on the Burt Landcaster Theater, with Tateum Kohut,Gregg Landaker, … [Read more...]