Sonic Echoes from the Pre-Digital Era

June 5, 2018

The period during which the newsletter circulated was a critical and tumultuous one for movie sound. It was clear to all that digital would ultimately replace multi-track analog, but no one knew when, or in what format. […]

Steve Maslow on ‘The Last Waltz’

May 2, 2018

In ‘The Last Waltz,’ released by United Artists 40 years ago in April 1978, director Martin Scorsese trained his cameras on what was intended to be the last concert of the Band at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom. […]

‘Lost in Space’ Again…50 Years Later

April 13, 2018

An unexpected landing on a distant planet spells danger for the Robinson family. If that sounds vaguely like a flashback to baby boomers who watched primetime TV back in the Sixties, it is. Well, sort of… […]

What Our Members Do: Moises Cruz

April 1, 2018

The vault is the very first department through which each media asset goes. My job is to make sure that each asset is assigned a unique barcode number and that every single detail is entered into our inventory system for all tracking purposes. […]

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. […]

Stephanie Lowry on ‘61*’

February 16, 2018

Even if she was not a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, music editor Stephanie Lowry would have been proud of having worked on the made-for-television movie ’61*.’ […]

School of Doc

February 16, 2018

Jacob Britta’s book on editing documentary film is a how-to that is firmly lodged in the digital technology of 2018. While new in many ways, it employs basic editing logic and draws on timeless, as well as current, examples to illustrate editing skills. […]

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” […]

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