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AMPAS Sci-Tech Council Adds New Members

November 18, 2020

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has welcomed seven new members to its Science and Technology Council. Among them are sound editor Teri Dorman (La La Land, The Amazing Spider-Man) and supervising sound editor Greg Hedgepath (Twister, Starship Troopers). […]

A Bundle of Sounds – New Krotos Audio Plug-Ins Cover a Spectrum of Sonic Effects

June 7, 2019

Along with a compelling musical score, convincing sound effects are one of the most important audible ingredients in a motion picture or television production. In a movie with a chase scene through the downtown area of a city, all sorts of sounds are required, such as revving engines, flying helicopters and the rapid fire of automatic weapons. In an off-world, sci-fi movie, you might need the sounds of futuristic spaceships, laser beams and robots (maybe even a scary monster or two). Whatever the movie happens to be, if you’re the sound designer, you’ll need to create authentic effects so that audiences believe what they’re watching is real. […]

When Editing Began: The Cut that Launched a Filmmaking Craft

June 7, 2019

By the time film pioneer Georges Méliès made this only slightly exaggerated claim, the making and exhibition of narrative film was establishing itself as a business separate from the variety stage and lecture circuit. As more people visited storefront theatres to see moving picture stories, they watched the art and craft of editing evolving on screens right before their eyes. […]

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