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Creating the Sound Mix for a Film with Only 3 Lines of Dialogue

Sound Editor Brandon Proctor talks about the work required to create Robert Redford’s lost-at-sea film All is Lost. There are only three lines of dialog in All is Lost and two of them are monosyllabic.  Still, after the initial rush of doing a movie with Robert Redford abated, sound editor Brandon Proctor had the same reaction as his colleague, Steve Boeddeker: How are we Read MoreRead More

A Basic Introduction to the Sound Editing and Mixing

Oliver Peters runs down some basic terminology and techniques of Sound Editing: Like picture editing, the completion of sound for a film also goes through a series of component parts. These normally start after “picture lock” and are performed by a team of sound editors and mixers. On small, indie films, a single sound designer/editor/mixer Read MoreRead More

Learn Professional Sound Recording with Clinton Harn

Film Sound Sessions is a collection of articles designed to educate and inform filmmakers on how to record exceptional audio for film and video. Clinton Harn has been working as a record producer, filmmaker, session musician, drummer and recording engineer for the past 15 years. He has been a lecturer at JMC academy for the Read MoreRead More

The Sound of “Gravity”

SoundWorks Collection profile we talk with Director Alfonso Cuarón and Re-recording Mixer Skip Lievsay about the sound teams work to create a dramatic sound scape to a dark and vast outer space environment. The behind-the-scenes team includes multiple Oscar®-nominated director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki (“Children of Men,” “The New World”); production designer Andy Nicholson (art Read MoreRead More

Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound

This exclusive SoundWorks Collection video talks with Skywalker Sound’s Director of Sound Design, Randy Thom and Sundance Institute, Director of the Film Music Program, Peter Golub about the two creative organizations effort to support independent filmmakers and sound designers.Read More

Jedis and Indians: Star Wars Gets Dubbed into Navajo

The movie “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” may be more than 35 years old, but it got a new life July 3 with the premiere of the movie in the Navajo language. In a partnership between Lucasfilms and the Navajo people, the movie released in 1977 was dubbed into Diné to help preserve Read MoreRead More

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