Sound Supervising ‘Battle of the Sexes’

August 4, 2017

In 1973, the tennis court became an unlikely showcase for the heated battle of feminists and their foes. Bobby Riggs, a top tennis player in the 1940s and showman extraordinaire, challenged top female tennis players to try to beat him on the court. […]

Planet Waves – Walter Murch and the Sounds of the Solar System

August 4, 2017

The title of Lawrence Weschler’s book, “Waves Passing in the Night: Walter Murch in the Land of the Astrophysicists,” is complex and slightly mysterious, fitting for an exploration into the mind of legendary picture editor, sound designer, sound editor, re-recording mixer, writer and director Walter Murch, ACE, CAS, MPSE. […]

12 Anti-Authoritarian Men

June 7, 2017

MGM’s The Dirty Dozen, directed by Robert Aldrich, had its world premiere at Loew’s Capitol Theatre on Broadway in New York City 50 years ago, on June 15, 1967. Based on the novel by E.M. Nathanson, it depicts 12 court-martialed American soldiers sentenced to death or long-term prison sentences. […]

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 Judgment

February 15, 2017

As the Motion Picture Editors Guild enters its 80th anniversary year, it’s important to recognize that 2017 also marks the 90th anniversary of the commercial ascendance of motion pictures with synchronized sound, which were called “talkies.” […]

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. […]

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