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.” […]

Murder Is His Business

February 15, 2017

Seventy years ago, on April 11, 1947, Charles Chaplin — one of the central figures of world cinema and as influential to the art of moviemaking as to the establishment of the Hollywood film industry — premiered his latest film, Monsieur Verdoux (subtitled A Comedy of Murders) at the Broadway Theatre in New York City and at the Academy Award Theatre in Los Angeles. […]

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 Re-Recording Mixers: 2017

February 10, 2017

The 89th Academy Awards nominees in the Best Sound Mixing category cover a broad cross section of films, ranging from the story of an alien invasion to betrayal in Libya, through a harrowing WWII battle, musical fun in the Big Orange and a pan-galactic escapade. […]

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. […]

Oscar’s Favorite Film Editors: 2017

February 9, 2017

The 2017 Academy Award nominations for Best Achievement in Film Editing in 2016 offer a full array of vital work in five different movie genres: a haunting science fiction fantasy, a war story with an atypical hero, a really contemporary crime western, a Hollywood musical of Los Angeles itself, and an honest, inner-city coming-of-age drama. […]

What Our Members Do: Brad Engleking

February 2, 2017

“I mix and supervise feature films and episodic television. Since I live in a smaller market with limited union opportunities, I also work as a music editor on some movies.” […]

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