Sound Design

Ioan Allen describes the history of Dolby Sound

April 26, 2013. Ioan Allen, Senior Vice President, Dolby Laboratories will explore the role of sound in cinematic storytelling and the evolution of the film industry. Ioan led Dolby’s entry into the cinema in 1970 and helped to build a model that was successful in cinema, and relevant to other areas of entertainment — from Read MoreRead More

Godzilla: Behind the Roar

Godzilla’s roar is one of the most recognizable in film history. How do you update an iconic sound for a new generation? Dolby & Legendary go behind the scenes with Erik Aadahl, sound designer on ‘Godzilla’, director Gareth Edwards and producer Thomas Tull, to look at how you tackle this historic challenge. Via  Dolby Laboratories, NoFilmSchoolRead More

SoundWorks Collection – The Sound of Transcendence

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile we talk with the sound team behind Director Wally Pfister’s debut film Transcendence Featured interviews include Director Wally Pfister, Supervising Sound Editor Mark Mangini, Re-recording Mixer Terry Porter, Re-recording Mixer Jeremy Peirson, Dialogue and ADR Supervisor Byron Wilson, and Music Editor Erich Stratmann.Read More

The Sound of Need for Speed

The SoundWorks Collection  talks with the sound team behind Director Scott Waugh’s film Need for Speed which is based on the most successful racing video game franchise. Featured interviews include Supervising Sound Editor Tobias Poppe, Re-recording Mixer Greg Russell, Re-recording Mixer Scott Millan, and Composer Nathan Furst.Read More

The Sound of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile we visit Park Road Post Studios in Wellington, New Zealand to talk with the sound team of Director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Featured interviews include Re-recording Mixer Michael Hedges, Re-recording Mixer Chris Boyes, Re-recording Mixer Michael Semanick, Re-recording Mixer Gary Summers, Composer Howard Shore, Read MoreRead More

Brent Burge on Editing the Sound of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Neil Turitz interviews Brent Burge on some of the unique challenges of creating the soundscape of Middle Earth for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” SSN: How do you approach a film of this size and scope? Burge: These films require a great deal of work, accomplished by a hugely talented crew we Read MoreRead More

How To Record Surround Sound

Production sound mixer Richard Ragon explains how sound is recorded and how 5.1 Surround Sound is created in post. If you are looking on how to record surround sound – Specifically, the actors voices for a film, movie, or show of some sort, I have good news. Surround sound, specifically 5.1 audio is NOT actually recorded Read MoreRead More

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