You Want It ‘Darker’

February 15, 2017

Listening to singer-songwriter Halsey’s new single, “Not Afraid Anymore,” as it pulsates through a fresh Dolby Atmos mix on a stage at Universal Studios in the company of music editors Angie Rubin, MPSE, and Bill Abbott can be a bit of an unsettling experience. […]

Sound Mission to Cuba

February 15, 2017

Over the past decade, production sound mixer Chris Newman, CAS — who has been something of a mentor to me during my whole career — has been retired from working on the set and has been teaching a production sound recording class at the School of Visual Arts in New York. […]

Oscar’s Favorite Sound Editors: 2017

February 10, 2017

On January 24, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed its list of nominees for the 2017 Oscars. The sound editing teams behind Arrival, Deepwater Horizon, Hacksaw Ridge, La La Land, and Sully were all nominated. CineMontage spoke to these sound editors about the challenges and highlights of working on their respective movies. […]

Recreating the Boston Marathon Bombing in ‘Patriots Day’

December 21, 2016

CineMontage recently attended a screening of Patriots Day, followed by a panel of major below-the-line craftspeople, including picture editor Colby Parker, Jr, ACE; re-recording mixer, sound designer and supervising sound editor Dror Mohar; and sound designer and supervising sound editor Piero Mura. […]

Imagining a Philip Roth Novel for the Big Screen

October 21, 2016

Philip Roth’s American Pastoral was published in 1997 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction the following year. The film adaptation, from a screenplay by John Romano, directed by and starring Ewan McGregor, with editing by Melissa Kent and sound editing supervision by Christopher S. Aud, premiered September 9 at the Toronto International Film Festival and opened in limited release October 21. […]

Sound Immersion at AES

October 5, 2016

The 141st Audio Engineering Society Convention, held recently in the Los Angeles Convention Center’s West Hall, attracted a record West Coast attendance, with a wide cross-section of brands showing their wares on the exhibition floor and companion demo rooms. […]

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