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October 11, 2018, 12:34 pm
Not all sounds are created equally. There are sounds that demand just that extra attention. Kate Finan, from Boom Box Post, calls them “signature sounds”. They’re the sounds that give a movie or game character. Sounds that we can recall even when we are doing the dishes or having a conversation. These sounds bring characters […]
December 14, 2018, 10:13 am
This interview was originally conducted for inclusion in our “experimentation” theme. Mac Smith is a Sound Designer and Supervising Sound Editor at Skywalker Sound, who has been working on films since 1999. Mac has worked on Toy Story 3, Tron: Legacy, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Little Evil, and Transpecos, as well as […]
December 12, 2018, 1:11 pm
This interview was originally conducted for inclusion in our “Sound Art” theme. Jeff Jacoby is a Sound Designer and Sound Artist with over 40 years of experience. With an Emmy to his name plus two other Emmy nominations, 2 Cine´ Golden Eagles, 2 Crystal Radios, 2 Benjamin Franklins, and 5 BEA Best of Competition awards, […]
December 10, 2018, 5:53 am
My last post here was in July. In keeping with the theme, you could say I was hibernating, but that’s not really true. Life, work, projects, recording: all these things fought for my time and unfortunately what suffered was the amount I had left for a volunteer position I loved as a contributing editor […]
December 8, 2018, 7:55 am
This interview was originally conducted for inclusion in our “accessibility” theme. The topic for the month is accessibility. I turned to Nikola Simikic and John Creed in Los Angeles for some perspective on the topic. Nikola is a sound designer and re-recording mixer at Gypsy Sound, and John is a dialogue editor for Gypsy Sound […]
December 5, 2018, 11:19 am
This interview was originally conducted for inclusion in our “Fluidity” theme. Some minor delays and life circumstances kept it in the works, but on the back burner for awhile. After much anticipation, here it is… Eric Freeman is a Re-recording Mixer for Disney TV […]
December 3, 2018, 1:28 pm
This is not an easy monthly topic introduction to write, but as it will be the last one anyone will write I will savor it as much as I can. At the end of the month of December 2018: DesigningSound.org will be no longer updating with new content. The site will stay up; the […]
November 26, 2018, 9:51 am
Goro Koyama is a Toronto based foley artist and native of Japan. He won an MPSE for his work on Blade Runner 2049 and you can hear more of him in the upcoming film, Creed II. Goro recently travelled to New York City to perform foley live at the Japan Society for 450 people. With […]
November 23, 2018, 1:24 pm
Working in post sound, there tends to be a lot of commonalities between projects. In general, we don’t start work until the picture has been shot and edited. When the files come in, we divide up the editing, record foley, record adr, and schedule the final mix. The post sound process for an animated film […]
November 19, 2018, 10:01 am
DS: What are some of the airplanes that you’ve recorded? JA: Mostly World War II planes, and that usually happens two ways. Either I go to an air show and record them as best as conditions will permit. On other occasions I would just call the owner of a plane. Like Lefty Gardner, he had […]
November 16, 2018, 10:06 am
John Altmann spent 20 years as a recording engineer, recording local San Francisco Bands and running his own studio in San Francisco, John Altmann Recording. He’s also the owner of Aircraft Records and has spent the last 36 years recording airplanes. DS: Hi […]
Gordon Sits down with Christopher Tellefsen to discuss A Quiet Place.
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Gordon sits down with Joe Walker to discuss Steve McQueen's new film Widows.
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