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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, […]
July 19, 2018, 9:05 am
Susan Fitz-Simon (Boyhood / Last Flag Flying) is a veteran foley artist with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Susan is currently the lead foley artist at Soundcrafter, a post-production audio facility based in Austin, Texas. Soundcrafter recently opened a state-of-the-art post-production facility, including a foley stage and prop room. We caught up […]
July 17, 2018, 9:22 am
The most fun and creatively satisfying part of sound design, to me, is finding everyday objects and using them in a way no one designed them to function. Recording your own material is rewarding and something I urge everyone to do. In this I want to outline my process in finding new and creative props […]
July 12, 2018, 9:51 am
A great mentor is only half of what makes a successful mentorship. A mentee needs to put just as much, if not more effort to make sure that the relationship is productive and time is used efficiently and respectfully. I’ve been fortunate to be on both sides, as both a mentor and a mentee. […]
July 10, 2018, 12:07 pm
This month, with the theme being mentorship, I decided to interview my biggest mentor in film sound, James Morioka. James has worked on films such as 21 and 22 Jump Street, Fury, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Hotel Transylvania 2 and 3. DS: This month our theme is mentorship, but before we get started with that, can […]
July 10, 2018, 12:07 pm
In this blog post, field recordist Daan Hendricks shares some of the sights and sounds he captured during the Black River Sweden recording trip in April. Hear the strange calls and powerful wing flaps of beautiful capercaillies and lush active ambiences filled with black grouse, loons, bitterns, frogs, and more of the country’s fascinating wildlife. […]
July 6, 2018, 12:10 pm
Great metadata can make searching through libraries a blissful experience – but the work that goes into it can make some of us reconsider our lives as SFX library creators. Stosh Tuszynski is here to prevent us from that heart-sinking moment when we’ve left all the metadata for the end, when we just want to […]
July 3, 2018, 6:31 am
I realize this is a very broad subject; and, consequently, there is an unlimited array of personal opinions about what exactly constitutes a Master and Apprentice relationship. Even the correct terminology for this relationship is an area for debate. Some prefer the classic terms Mentor and Protégé. And, others may find these terms intimidating or […]
July 2, 2018, 9:37 am
The subject of mentoring is something that’s been popping up more and more over the last few years. The context of the discussion centers around the way our industry has changed over the decades, leading to fewer opportunities for young sound designers to learn directly from seasoned professionals. In the recent past, if you wanted […]
July 2, 2018, 5:28 am
If you have ever wondered what causes the sound of a dripping tap you might be surprised to learn that it is actually not caused by the drop hitting the water. A recent article on science magazine European Science explains how british Researchers discovered the real origin of the sound. The university also published a […]
June 27, 2018, 9:30 am
Sound effects libraries are the essential toolkit of every sound designer: they are convenient and practical. Furthermore, in a time where deadlines seem to get shorter and shorter, why would one bother to hike their way into field recording when we have all the tools we need within a click from our reach? As with […]
Gordon Burkell sits down to discuss Selina MacArthur's Emmy nominated work on Black Mirror's USS Callister.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Beth Morgan to discuss the costume design for GLOW.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Tanya Swerling to discuss her work on the show GLOW.
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