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The Sound of Dunkirk - Oscar Podcast

We wrap up our Oscar nominees series with the team from Dunkirk. In this two part episode, the artists show how the carefully engineered track builds and maintains tension for the entire running time of the movie, with music playing almost continuously from the opening shot of soldiers walking down the street to the moment Finn falls asleep on the train. They talk about how the mixing time works: they make a complete pass through the film and screen it every week during the final mix; and...


The Sound of Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Oscar Podcast

Ren Klyce, primarily known for his sound design of David Fincher’s films, talks about the challenges and opportunities of joining an already-established sound universe while adding his own spin. Ren Klyce, Matthew Wood, and Michael Semanick discuss the security of reading the script before the shoot, and the feeling of walking onto the set of the Millennium Falcon. The team also discuss some of your favorite sequences from the film: the Fathiers chase, the mirror cave, the Force connection...


The Sound of The Shape Of Water - Oscar Podcast

The artists behind The Shape of Water discuss the creation of the sounds of the creature (nicknamed “Fishman” by the team), revealing that director Guillermo del Toro’s vocalizations became a key part of the sound of the creature’s breathing. They describe how the creature’s sound design evolves over the course of the film as he goes from being a potential threat to the romantic lead, and how the movie theater downstairs helps score the film. Oscar nominees: Christian Cooke, Nelson...


The Sound of Blade Runner 2049 - Oscar Podcast

The team behind Blade Runner 2049 talks about how they paid homage to the iconic original film while breaking new sonic ground. They explore the film’s distinctive blend of sound design and musical score, and discuss the producers’ wise decision to start the sound design while the shoot was still going on. They then examine key scenes, including the fight among malfunctioning holograms, and how K’s walk in the desert evolved from full score to playing in almost silence. Oscar nominees:...


The Sound of Baby Driver - Oscar Podcast

In this episode, production sound mixer Mary Ellis talks about her very first day of the shoot—recording the sound on set during the continuous 5-minute shot set to “Harlem Shuffle,” and the challenges of mic’ing all those fast-moving cars. Sound supervisor/mixer Julian Slater talks about using tinitis to take the audience into the head of main character Baby. He and dialog mixer Tim Cavagin also discuss the unique challenges of mixing all the crafted sound design and dialog to blend with...


The Music of Call of Duty WWII with Composer Wilbert Roget II

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection podcast conversation we chat with Composer Wilbert Roget II about his work on Call of Duty WWII and discuss the unique creative challenges of writing music for video games, his extensive career working as a video game composer and how he landed the project from a conversation at GDC. ABOUT WILBERT ROGET II: Wilbert Roget, II is a veteran composer in the video game industry. He joined LucasArts as a staff composer in 2008, where he scored several...


The Sound of The Shape of Water

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection podcast, we talk with the sound team behind Director Guillermo del Toro's latest film, The Shape of Water. Featuring re-recording mixers Christian Cooke and Brad Zoern, supervising sound editors Nelson Ferreira and Nathan Robitaille. Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious,...


Sound Supervisor Skip Lievsay and Composer Carter Burwell - Conversations with Sound Artists - Season 3

Composer Carter Burwell and sound designer/mixer Skip Lievsay talk about their remarkable 30-year collaboration with the Coen Brothers and share stories starting with Blood Simple in 1985 and continuing through all 17 of the Coen’s films. Scenes are discussed from Raising Arizona, Miller’s Crossing, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Burn After Reading, and you’ll learn how it turns out there is actually musical score in No Country for Old Men. In this series of six episodes, we focus on the...


Director Matt Reeves, Composer Michael Giacchino and Sound Supervisors Will Files and Douglas Murray - Conversations with Sound Artists - Season

Director Matt Reeves joins sound supervisors Will Files & Douglas Murray, and composer Michael Giacchino in conversation about their four-film collaboration, starting with Cloverfield and culminating with this summer’s War for the Planet of the Apes. The artists discuss the unique challenges of utilizing the vocalizations of the human actors for the apes, how the trailer for Cloverfield drove the movie and the challenge of making a scary monster movie with no musical score, and why Michael...


Director Joe Wright & Sound Supervisor Craig Berkey - Conversations with Sound Artists - Season 3

Director Joe Wright and his sound supervisor Craig Berkey talk about using sound design to build worlds as diverse as Churchill’s World War II London in Darkest Hour, the synesthezia of a homeless schizophrenic in The Soloist, or a fantastic Neverland in Pan. Wright and Berkey explore why recording Foley in the real Churchill war rooms was important, how working in the London rave scene after college influenced Wright’s use of sound, and why having the score to play for the actors on set...


Director Darren Aronofsky & Sound Supervisor Craig Henighan - Conversations with Sound Artists - Season 3

Darren Aronofsky is one of the most innovative and boundary-pushing directors working in cinema. Join him in conversation with his longtime sound supervisor Craig Henighan as they discuss their work on Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, Black Swan, Noah, and mother! In this episode Aronofsky talks about how Mother! ended up without a musical score, creating the character of the house, and how each element of the track is deliberately crafted. In this series of six episodes, we focus on...


Sound Supervisor Richard King - Conversations with Sound Artists - Season 3

Three-time Academy Award winning sound supervisor Richard King discusses his remarkable collaboration with the director Christopher Nolan, which began with The Prestige and has continued through this summer’s Dunkirk. Richard talks about creating the sirens of the German dive-bomber planes, and addresses some of the controversies of Nolan’s mixes. He also touches on working with other directors including Paul Thomas Anderson, Sam Shepard, and Nicolas Roeg. Richard also answers questions...


Director Edgar Wright & Sound Supervisor Julian Slater - Conversations with Sound Artists - Season 3

Writer/director Edgar Wright joins sound designer Julian Slater in conversation about their remarkable five film collaboration, starting with Shawn of the Dead and continuing through their most recent film, Baby Driver. In this episode you’ll learn why Wright records sound on location scouts, dissect the sonic components of the infamous “Tequila” shoot-out scene from Baby Driver, and hear why Julian Slater feels Dolby Atmos was designed for the film. In this series of six episodes, we...


The Sound and Music of War for the Planet of the Apes

A discussion about the integration of sound within the storytelling process for the film "War for the Planet of the Apes" with Director Matt Reeves, Composer Michael Giacchino, and Sound Designers Will Files and Douglas Murray.


Savannah Film Festival - Will Files and Craig Henighan

In this exclusive conversation, sound designers Craig Henighan and Will Files share their experiences creating sound for such films as "Mother!," "Stranger Things," "Deadpool," and "War for the Planet of the Apes" among others. Moderated by Michael Coleman of SoundWorks Collection at the 2017 Savannah Film Festival.


Blade Runner 2049 discussion with Mark Mangini

Academy Award-winning sound supervisor Mark Mangini visited Dolby world headquarters in San Francisco for a special screening of Blade Runner 2049. This podcast is a recording of his pre-show conversation with Glenn Kiser, Director of the Dolby Institute about the film.


In Pursuit of Silence - Skywalker Sound Team Discussion

The Skywalker Sound sound team behind the documentary In Pursuit of Silence - A Documentary Film recently discussed their approach for creating a dynamic mix and creative sound design to a film about silence. Featuring sound designer & supervising sound editor Steve Bissinger, re-recording mixer & additional effects editor Zach Martin and dialogue editor Shaun Farley. Moderator: Michael Coleman of Soundworks Collection In Pursuit of Silence ( is a fascinating...


The Sound of Blade Runner 2049 (Audio)

In this exclusive video profile we feature the sound team behind Director Denis Villeneuve's, Blade Runner 2049 featuring supervising sound editor Mark Mangini, sound designer Theo Green, re-recording mixer Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett, picture editor Joe Walker and Composer Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch. Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into...


Music and Sound Design in Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots

Mix Magazine presents the fourth annual Sound for Film and TV event, an all-day exhibition and conference spotlighting the technologies and techniques behind sound for picture, from production to playback. This event took place on September 16th, 2017 at Sony Pictures Studios. Music and sound design play a central role in the marketing of movies and TV shows: they set the tone, drive the story, and engage the audience in ways that are unique to the advertising genre. The audio we hear in...


Game of Thrones: The Sound of Fire & Ice

Mix Magazine presents the fourth annual Sound for Film and TV event, an all-day exhibition and conference spotlighting the technologies and techniques behind sound for picture, from production to playback. This event took place on September 16th, 2017 at Sony Pictures Studios. Tim Kimmel, Supervising Sound Editor Brett Voss, Foley Editor/Foley Mixer Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, Foley Artist Paula Fairfield, Sound Designer Moderator: Ozzie Sutherland AVID Pro Audio Solutions Specialist