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. […]

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