When They Hear Us: Creating the Period-Specific Soundtrack for a Tragedy of Justice

June 7, 2019

The Netflix four-part miniseries When They See Us, which dropped May 31, was originally called Central Park 5. That working title identifies the overarching plot trajectory: The notorious case of five teenagers of color who were wrongly convicted of raping a white female jogger in New York, and which resulted in the use of the term “wilding” to describe out-of-control gang activity. The revised title better reflects the fate of the young people unjustly ensnared in the criminal justice system by embracing their humanity and not their politicized role. […]

Gregg Barbanell on ‘Breaking Bad’

April 1, 2019

Like most Foley artists, Gregg Barbanell, MPSE, aims for his work to go undetected by audiences. After all, footsteps should sound like they are emanating from the shoes of the actor who appears on screen, not the Foley artist behind-the-scenes, right? […]

A Sonic Odyssey: Sound Editors Share Their Personal Effects Library

March 26, 2019

The Odyssey Collection: Complete is a library featuring more than 100,000 sound effects in close to 300 categories. The library was created from sound editors Mark Mangini and Richard L. Anderson’s private archive built-up over 30 years of working in the feature film and TV post-production industries. […]

‘Making Waves’ to Premiere at Tribeca

March 5, 2019

The documentary Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, which CineMontage wrote about in October 2017, will receive its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City in late April. […]

2019 Oscars: Post-Production ‘Rhapsody’

February 25, 2019

Once again, in what has become a trend at recent Oscars, the awards in all three post-production categories were swept by the same film, in this year’s case ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ the biopic of the British rock band Queen and its charismatic lead singer, Freddie Mercury. […]

Tommy Vicari on ‘Road to Perdition’

February 15, 2019

You might say that Tommy Vicari, CAS, is the beneficiary of good timing. A few years after director Sam Mendes and composer Thomas Newman were the toast of the film world for the Academy Award-winning American Beauty (1999), Vicari was asked to serve as scoring mixer on their follow-up film, Road to Perdition (2002). […]

Passages – Gregg Rudloff

February 15, 2019

Gregg Rudloff was a true friend and colleague of both Local 700 and me personally. He cut a wide path through post-production, working with many people. Everywhere he went, he made friends. […]

72nd BAFTA Awards Presented

February 10, 2019

At the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards at Royal Albert Hall in London on February 10, an award was given to a Picture Editor and a combined award for Sound, including Production Sound Mixing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. […]

Oscar-Worthy Re-Recording Mixers

February 10, 2019

At the 2019 Oscars, the nominees in the Sound Mixing category have worked on a wide variety of movie genres, from the super-heroes of ‘Black Panther’ to the Oscar-nominated Rami Malek’s turn at stadium rock with the band Queen in […]

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