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The Music of Star Trek Into Darkness

This exclusive SoundWorks Collection profile talks with the Music Conductor and Orchestrator Tim Simonec on the 20th Century Fox Newman Scoring stage for Director J.J. Abram’s new film Star Trek Into Darkness. For years, Tim Simonec has been one of the busiest orchestrators in Hollywood. He has orchestrated and conducted over 70 feature films and Read MoreRead More

The Sound and Music of Oblivion

This exclusive SoundWorks Collection profile talks with visionary Director Joe Kosinski about the sound and music of his new film “Oblivion”. Also featured are Kosinski’s behind-the-scenes collaborators include Composer Joseph Trapanese, M83′s Anthony Gonzalez, and Re-recording Mixer Gary Rizzo, and Re-recording Mixer Juan Peralta.Read More

The Sound and Music of “42″

SoundWorks Collection interviews Academy Award winning Director Brian Helgeland about the sound and music of his new film “42″. Also featured are Helgeland’s behind-the-scenes collaborators include Composer Mark Isham, Re-recording Mixer Jeff Haboush, Re-recording Mixer Chris Carpenter, and Supervising Sound Editor Jon Johnson. Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is Read MoreRead More

Mixing “Life of Pi” in Dolby Atmos

The SoundWorks Collection recently covered a special panel discussion present by Dolby with the sound behind Director Ang Lee’s newest film, “Life of Pi”. Panelist include Doug Hemphill (Sound Re-recording Mixer), Ron Bartlett (Sound Re-recording Mixer), Ted Gagliano (President of Post Production, Twentieth Century Fox), Erin Rettig (Dolby Atmos Mix Tech), Andy Potvin (Senior Staff Read MoreRead More

How to Build Your Own Acoustic Panels

Sound Panels can be shockingly expensive to purchase and some “home remedies” like egg crates and moving blankets really don’t do much for cutting down errant sound waves when working in an open studio space or for a mixing room. Fortunately there is a moderate priced DIY method of cutting down room echoes and reverb: Sound Read MoreRead More

Sound Mixer Simon Hayes on Les Misérables

Simon Hayes gets more in depth about the intricacies of mixing the sound of the famed “Live Singing” of Les Misérables. The buzz around town reported by some press has been that the singing in Les Misérables was unique because it was recorded live, something that had never been done before in a movie musical. Read MoreRead More

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