Oscar’s Favorite Re-Recording Mixers: 2015

February 1, 2015

This year’s Oscar nominees in the Sound Mixing category include an offering that profiles a conflicted long-gun wielder, one that focuses on a sadistic music teacher, a zany theatrical comedy, a journey across space and time, and a character overcoming adversity. […]

What Does A Wormhole Sound Like?

November 1, 2014

It’s not surprising that director Christopher Nolan drove the sound to a greater extent than ever before on his first space adventure, Interstellar, opening November 7 through Paramount Pictures. That’s because it was pivotal that the organic nature of the aesthetic worked for soundscape and imagery alike.

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Andy Nelson: 2014 CAS Career Achievement Award

March 1, 2014

Re-recording mixer Andy Nelson, CAS, brings to his craft several decades of experience in the art of balancing dialogue, music and sound effects in an immersive soundtrack that supports the director’s storytelling vision […]

Is Your Room in Tune?

July 1, 2013

Good acoustics are simple,” states Bruce Black, director of engineering with MediaRooms Technology. The company recently performed analysis of re-recording rooms at Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Sound Department in Culver City, as well as re- recording mixer Paul Massey’s Sound Signal facility in Ojai, California, and rooms at other LA-area post sound houses, and also provided acoustical consultation for Technicolor Burbank on upgrades to its mix room. […]

75 Best Edited Films: By the Numbers

May 1, 2012

The 75 Best Edited Films’ years of release range from the 1920s to the 2010s — with 3 titles each in both of those decades. Most of the films cited are from the 1970s (17), followed by the ‘90s (16), the ‘60s (13), the ‘50s (8), the ‘00s (7), the ‘80s (5) and the ‘40s (3). Curiously, there were no films chosen from the 1930s. […]

A New Hue in Sound: Talent and Technology Coverage at Technicolor at Paramount

March 1, 2012

Representing one of the most exciting new sound post-production facilities to be built in Tinsel Town in several decades, the Technicolor at Paramount complex on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood comprises eight re-recording theatres, three ADR stages, a large Foley stage, eight sound design suites, 16 editorial suites, six DVD/ Digital New Media editing/encoding rooms and a pair of 7.1-channel HD video layback/ Transfer/QC rooms. […]

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