Scheduled to unveil on September 2 in its 10-episode entirety, Season 2 of Netflix’s hit series Narcos is expected to prove as popular as the initial offering — and probably will be viewed in extended binge-watching sessions […]
Have you seen Laurel and Hardy do exactly the same skit in both a silent and a sound version? Was it actually the quality of John Gilbert’s voice that doomed his career in the talkies? What beloved classic movie used Fantasound? Why did editors resist changing from optical to magnetic sound? […]
The technical, artistic and economic tumult that roiled through Hollywood with the coming of sound sometimes led to wildly unusual experiments and partnerships. The widespread adoption of literary works and stage plays was one product of the beginning of the talkies. […]
The smooth operation of a post facility depends upon the skills of a well-staffed engineering department to ensure that editors and mixers can work efficiently to create a film/TV soundtrack. In order to throw an inquisitive spotlight on the roles played by a number of leading “unsung heroes” from our industry — who work behind the scenes to ensure minimum downtime — CineMontage reached out to Brian Bair from 20th Century Fox Post-Production Services, Steve Boze from Walt Disney Studios, Kevin Collier from Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, Bill Johnston and Charlie Campagna from Formosa Group/Audio Head, and Michael Novitch from Technicolor at Paramount. […]
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.
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. […]
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. […]
In the time-critical world of half-hour TV sitcoms, the seasoned team of re-recording mixer Charlie McDaniel and sound editor Bob Bradford has lead the way for the past 18 years. As McDaniel explains, “We have four hours — maybe six for the busier shows — to mix and print master 22 minutes of surround sound, and then prep the room for the next session.” […]