Sounds Like the 1930s: The Mixing of ‘Public Enemies’

July 1, 2009

Re-recording mixers Kevin O’Connell and partner Beau Borders have been working tirelessly since last October on mixing Michael Mann’s period gangster crime drama Public Enemies. Mann’s passion for detail and authenticity has been the hallmark of the film’s sonic nuances, according to O’Connell. […]

Sound Trek:
The Audio Explorations of Ben Burtt

May 1, 2009

The crack of Indiana Jones’ whip, the roar of an Imperial TIE fighter, the hum and crackle of clashing lightsabers, the voice of Wall-E speaking through his circuitry… all can be traced to the same source: sound designer extraordinaire Ben Burtt. […]

Sundance Report: The Editor as Jack-of-All-Trades

March 1, 2009

It wasn’t so long ago, it seems, that editors spent most of their time in editing rooms simply editing. Many of us remember the days when we spliced pieces of film together, drew dissolve marks on the celluloid with grease pencil and projected our work picture with only a single audio track for directors, producers and studio executives. […]

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