Jon Johnson on ‘Breakdown’

March 2, 2018

You might call Jonathan Mostow’s action thriller ‘Breakdown’ a cautionary road movie. The 1997 Paramount Pictures release centers on a car trip that takes an unexpected detour. […]

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. […]

Oscar’s Favorite Sound Editors 2018

February 9, 2018

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ list of nominees for the 2018 Oscars. In the sound editing category, nominations went to the teams behind ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ Dunkirk, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ […]

What Do ‘Electric Dreams’ Sound Like?

February 8, 2018

“Our original idea for ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’ originated five years ago, when we discussed the idea of an anthology series of the author’s short stories with diverse points of view” […]

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.’ […]

Deaf Jam

December 8, 2017

Picture editor Affonso Gonçalves, ACE, and sound editor/sound designer/re-recording mixer Leslie Shatz solved a cinematic conundrum for director Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck.” […]

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