With his sound mixing nomination for "Salt," Greg Russell has 14 for such diverse films as "Transformers," "Apocalypto," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Spider-Man," and "Pearl Harbor."
Every pic requires thousands of choices by sound editors and mixers to create a soundtrack. Here are a few moments from this season's nominated sound jobs that caught our ears.
One would expect that "Unstoppable," with a runaway train as a central character, would require many hours of original recordings to capture the multiplicity of sounds emanating from every part of…
There's a long history in film of finished musical scores being rushed to the final mixing stage and then being shoehorned in amid the dialog and effects in a sometimes contentious battle over sonic…
Long-time Coen brothers' supervising sound editor Skip Lievsay showed he could convey both the expanse and desolation of the American West in his Oscar-nominated work on "No Country for Old Men."
In both the hit animated fantasy "How to Train Your Dragon" and the realistic live action drama "Secretariat," sound designers were tasked with creating multi-dimensional main characters who do not…
If the 2008 best picture Oscar nod to "Slumdog Millionaire" was not exactly shocking, that film's victory in the sound mixing category (and nomination for sound editing) was stunning to industry…
Stereoscopic 3D gives the audience a second view of the action and more depth information than a 2D movie.
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