She’s Got the Music in Her:
Mitsuko Alexandra Yabe

June 12, 2018

Music editor Mitsuko Alexandra Yabe exemplifies the possibilities offered by the world of post-production if one is willing to throw oneself in and find one’s way. Yabe was born in New York but grew up in Tokyo, where she trained in violin and taught herself guitar. […]

Man with a Shorinofon:
When Russia Embraced the Talkies

June 12, 2018

Few Americans, even those who work with motion picture sound, have heard of the Tagefon and Shorinofon systems, but readers interested in the intricacies of how sound first meshed with cinema can learn about these machines and the artists who used them. […]

Steve Maslow on ‘The Last Waltz’

May 2, 2018

In ‘The Last Waltz,’ released by United Artists 40 years ago in April 1978, director Martin Scorsese trained his cameras on what was intended to be the last concert of the Band at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom. […]

Cartoons Created a Career Choice

February 16, 2018

Growing up in Tucson in the late ’70s and ’80s, I enjoyed cartoons. Some I learned were originally Japanese produced and were re-picture-edited, re-dubbed and re-marketed to US audiences. Later, I got an idea that I wanted to be a part of this — and create better-sounding — animation. […]

What Our Members Do: Dominick Tavella, CAS

January 31, 2018

In 2012, Sound One, the studio I was working at, abruptly closed (with one week’s notice!) and I had about four or five months of solid work lined up ready to start in three weeks or so. […]

Shaping the ‘Detroit’ Sound:
Paul N.J. Ottosson

December 29, 2017

On July 23, 1967, a police raid on an unlicensed after-hours bar in Detroit precipitated five days of major racial violence. A half century later, director Kathryn Bigelow presented a vivid perspective on this uprising and its place in our social history in the film ‘Detroit.’ […]

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