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October 12, 2017, 8:59 am
This is a guest contribution coming to us from Kate Bilinski a sound designer and re-recording mixer for film, television, and podcasts. Her work includes Todd Solondz’s ‘Wiener-Dog’ and the Emmy-winning documentary, ‘We Could Be King,” as well as acclaimed podcasts, Serial and Homecoming. For this piece she sat down with broadway sound designer, composer and musician, […]
December 17, 2017, 8:20 am
Organization is difficult for some, and absolutely vital for others. But our brains are built for abstracting and organizing, so why not run with it? In programming, abstraction describes the act of turning a complex object into a box with some inputs and outputs. If you’ve worked with Max, Pure Data, or Reaktor, you’ve seen abstraction […]
December 16, 2017, 8:30 am
This is a guest contribution coming to us from Andy Bertolini. Having recently worked at Anki, and at Somatone before that, Andy is a fantastic Voice Over editor also deft in the arts of audio middleware. He has been the person who has solved our problems before we were aware they even existed, and we couldn’t have shipped our […]
December 14, 2017, 9:27 am
Boom Box Post just posted a short video that takes us behind the scenes of the sound design process creating the post apocalyptic vehicle sounds (specifically the Shellraiser) of Nickelodeon’s CG Animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
December 11, 2017, 5:15 am
Have you ever hit the reset button on your life? The kind where everything you know changes: your job, your home, your community. I think these major resets are happening more than we give them credit for, and yet somehow they always seems to catch us off guard. Resets can happen at any time. Your partner […]
December 8, 2017, 1:53 pm
This interview was originally conducted for inclusion in our “Failure” theme. Some extenuating circumstances kept it in the wings for a while, but it’s Ben Burtt. How could we not post it?! …and, you know, better late than never! DS: This month we’re looking at the subject of failure… BB: [Laughs] Really? DS: Yeah, we’re […]
December 6, 2017, 12:37 pm
Released in 2011 and 2013 (up until the recent Switch release), Rayman Origins and Legends were welcoming returns to the platforming genre for the armless hero, powered by Ubisoft’s own 2D engine, the magical UbiArt Framework. Sound-wise, while the crazy and catchy tunes wrote by Christophe Héral received numerous well-deserved praise among the years, I […]
December 1, 2017, 10:24 am
Spectrum: “a broad range of varied but related ideas or objects, the individual features of which tend to overlap so as to form a continuous series or sequence” — Dictionary.com I can’t imagine I’m alone in my initial draw to audio; its range of disciplines—recording, composing, acoustics, programming, performance, etc.—were all too fascinating to ignore, though I […]
November 29, 2017, 12:39 pm
Heikki Kossi is an illustrious Foley artist and supervisor from Kokkola, Finland. He and his colleagues at H5 Film Sound have provided bespoke Foley since the year 2000 for numerous feature films, shorts, video games, TV-dramas, documentaries and animations, amassing hundreds of credits (Heikki has 40 to his name in 2017 alone!). These include “Beguiled”, “Bill Nye: Science Guy”, […]
November 27, 2017, 12:53 pm
As and editor, I’m constantly sending files over to RX for general or specific improvements. One of the biggest challenges I was facing until recently was that of figuring out a way to clean up an ambisonics recording. If you try to send a 3-channel or more audio file to it, RX will prompt you […]
November 27, 2017, 5:53 am
First let me say to those reading this in the United States, I hope you’re enjoying the tail end of the Thanksgiving break. To those outside the U.S., I hope you’ll forgive my weak attempt at a segue from a real-life holiday to a blog post title. Right, so with ‘thanks’ and ‘giving’ on my mind, I […]
Gordon Burkell sits down with Lynne Willingham to discuss the editing of Breaking Bad, The X-Files and more!
Gordon Burkell sits down with William Hoy ACE to discuss editing War of the Planet of the Apes.
Gordon sits down with the directorial team of Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein to discuss their first feature film & ...
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