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The Sound of Rocketman - Mike Prestwood Smith

6/8/2019
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We chat with re-recording mixer Mike Prestwood Smith about his recent work on Rocketman and explore his creative process recreating the iconic songs that defined Elton John’s career and personal journey. Rocketman is a 2019 biographical musical film based on the life of musician Elton John. Directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall, it stars Taron Egerton as John, with Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard. The film follows John's early days as a prodigy at the...

Duration:00:51:00

The Sound of Game of Thrones - Season 8

5/22/2019
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The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones has concluded and in this conversation we chat with Supervising Sound Editor Tim Kimmel and Sound Designer Paula Fairfield about the Great War against the Army of the Dead, dragon battles and the war for the throne at King’s Landing. The final season depicts the culmination of the series' two primary conflicts: the Great War against the Army of the Dead, and the Last War for control of the Iron Throne. The first half of the season involves...

Duration:01:05:27

Composer Nathan Whitehead - Days Gone

5/3/2019
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We chat with Composer Nathan Whitehead (The Purge, Keanu) about his recent work on the PS4 exclusive video game, DAYS GONE from Sony Bend Studio. We discuss his move from East Tennessee to Los Angeles, early mentors including Supervising Sound Editor Dane Davis and Composer Steve Jablonsky and creating the sound of a post-apocalyptic wilderness setting.

Duration:00:46:03

Re-recording Mixer & Sound Designer Derek Vanderhorst

4/15/2019
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Summit Post is for the crazy ones – for the directors and producers who see things differently and want to challenge the status quo of the post production experience. We are for clients seeking collaboration, passion, and flexibility to explore the boundaries of sound with the industry’s top sound designers, editors and mixers. We are committed to speed and high quality without compromising creativity or fun. From independent films to major features, episodic television and emerging media...

Duration:00:53:50

The Sound of A Star is Born

2/14/2019
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Production sound mixer Steve Morrow, Grammy-winning music mixer Nick Baxter, and re-recording mixer Dean Zupancic talk about grabbing crowd scenes between sets at the Stagecoach and Glastonbury music festivals, how doing impulse responses in each of the venues allowed them to recreate the sound of the arenas in post-production, and how Bradley Cooper was not your typical first-time director. Steve Morrow, Production sound mixer Nick Baxter, Music mixer Dean Zupancic, Re-recording mixer

Duration:00:38:22

The Sound of Roma - Two-part Episode

2/14/2019
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In this two-part episode, Writer/Director Alfonso Cuarónjoins his sound, picture, and music editorial artists to discuss the extraordinarily detailed work that went into re-creating the Mexico City of his 1970s childhood, including how not having a musical score keeps the audience guessing what will happen next, why it was important to have the dialog emanate not just from the screen channels but all around the audience, and how shooting the movie in sequence allowed for more spontaneous...

Duration:01:17:53

The Sound of First Man - Two-Part Episode

2/14/2019
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In this two-part episode, First Man’s sound editing nominees Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan and sound mixing nominees Frank Montaño and Jon Taylor join composer Justin Hurwitz and picture editor Tom Cross to discuss how the film’s documentary look (it was filmed in Super-16mm) affected the approach to sound and music, and how the sound elements contributed to the understanding of how dangerous the early space flights were. In part two, we join Production sound mixer Mary Ellis as...

Duration:01:20:27

In Conversation with Composer Nicholas Britell - If Beale Street Could Talk - VIDEO

2/13/2019
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In this exclusive video Veteran music writer Jon Burlingame chats with Oscar nominated Composer Nicholas Britell about his recent work on, “If Beale Street Could Talk” and the organic process of collaborating with the director Barry Jenkins on the film’s lush and evocative score. In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since...

Duration:00:16:40

The Sound of Black Panther with Steve Boeddeker and Brandon Proctor

2/11/2019
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Supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer Steve Boeddeker and re-recording mixer Brandon Proctor talk about how the sound design of futuristic Wakanda technology and weaponry is influenced by West African sounds, how they used signature sounds to differentiate the action in Wakanda, Oakland, and Korea, and the intricacies of constructing the ritual fight scenes in a waterfall.

Duration:00:46:41

The Sound of Bohemian Rhapsody

2/11/2019
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Sound Editing nominees John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone join Sound Mixing nominees Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, and John Casali to discuss the intricate work of building the sounds of the rock band Queen for Bohemian Rhapsody. In this episode the team discusses the process of recreating the band’s famous 1985 Live-Aid concert performance, how sound design helped to get inside the head of an agitated Freddie Mercury during an infamous London press conference, and how having access to the...

Duration:00:55:10

The Sound of A Quiet Place with Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn

2/11/2019
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Co-supervising sound editors Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn talk about the challenges of building the sound scape for what many people think is a “silent” movie, how sound design was used to give the audience the experience of the hearing impairment of one of the main characters, and the fun of creating an alien monster who hunts and navigates using only its hearing.

Duration:00:51:22

The Sound of Incredibles 2 with Director Brad Bird and Producer Nicole Paradis Grindle

2/11/2019
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Writer/Director Brad Bird and Producer Nicole Paradis Grindle join us from the studios at Pixar to discuss returning fourteen years later for the sequel to a beloved film as they describe the technical challenges of the new movie, how their approach to visual design, color, and sound have evolved, and the inspiration behind the notorious fight scene between baby Jack-Jack and the raccoon.

Duration:00:45:03

Songwriter Diane Warren on her Oscar Nominated song, 'I'll Fight' for 'RBG'

1/31/2019
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Songwriter Diane Warren has written hundreds of hit songs including “Because You Loved Me”, “If I Could Turn Back Time”, “Rhythm Of The Night”, “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” and many more. Diane has won a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, three consecutive Billboard Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year, and has been nominated for nine Academy Awards. Many of her songs were written for films, and have then gone on to be launched into the stratosphere of pop culture. In...

Duration:00:26:13

The Sound of Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse

12/28/2018
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Supervising Sound Editors Curt Schulkey and Geoffrey Rubay join us to chat about their work on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and discuss the incredible task of introducing a new unlikely hero, Miles Morales and his five counterparts from another dimensions to stop a threat for all realities. Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. When he meets Peter Parker,...

Duration:00:56:34

The Sound of First Man Soundshow w/Damien Chazelle

12/26/2018
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The Sound of First Man motion picture soundshow featuring Director Damien Chazelle, Re-recording Mixer/Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor Ai-Ling Lee, Supervising Dialogue Editor Susan Dawes and Re-recording mixers Jon Taylor and Frank A. Montaño. Featuring special sound breakdown sequences including the X15 flight, Gemini Rocket walk-up and launch and Neil Armstrong moon walk dialogue. Recorded on December 18, 2018 on the Hitchcock Mixing Stage at Universal Studios and moderated by...

Duration:01:34:58

The Sound of Mary Poppins Returns

12/25/2018
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In this exclusive conversation we talk with Supervising sound editors and sound designers Renee Tondelli and Eugene Gerty about their recent work on Mary Poppins Returns directed by Rob Marshall. Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can pay back a loan. His only hope is to find a missing certificate that shows proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier. Just as all seems lost,...

Duration:00:58:34

The Sound of Mary Queen of Scots

12/10/2018
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Director Josie Rourke talks about why telling “better versions of our history” gave herpurpose intelling this particular story atthis particular time, how she approachessound differently for cinema and live stage productions, the importance of silence to her story, and how Dolby Atmos allowed her to subtly introduce the sound of whistling wind in the overhead speakers to remind the audience of how drafty and cold 16thcentury stone castles could be.

Duration:00:36:55

The Sound of Roma with Skip Lievsay

11/26/2018
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Academy Award-winning sound supervisor and re-recording mixer Skip Lievsay talks about the extraordinary sound work behind director Alfonso Cuarón’s epic black-and-white film about his own childhood in 1970s Mexico City. Skip talks about how not having a musical score keeps the audience guessing what will happen next, why it was important to Cuarón to have the dialog emanate not just from the screen channels but from all around the audience, the stunning five-day loop group recording session...

Duration:00:50:12

The Sound of A Star Is Born - Mix Magazine Event

11/19/2018
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Production sound mixer Steve Morrow, Grammy-winning music mixer Nick Baxter, and re-recording mixer Dean Zupancic talk about grabbing crowd scenes between sets at the Stagecoach and Glastonbury music festivals, how doing impulse responses in each of the venues allowed them to recreate the sound of the arenas in postproduction, and how Bradley Cooper was not your typical first-time director. Sponsored by The Dolby Institute The Dolby Institute develops educational programming to help you...

Duration:00:38:30

The Sound of Black Panther - Mix Magazine Event

11/19/2018
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Composer Ludwig Göransson and supervising sound editor Steve Boeddeker talk about the collaboration of sound design and score in BLACK PANTHER, the integration of African music into a traditional symphonic score, and how the sound design of futuristic Wakanda technology and weaponry is influenced by West African sounds (like a bird becoming the sound of a passing spaceship). Sponsored by The Dolby Institute The Dolby Institute develops educational programming to help you advance the art of...

Duration:00:42:30