Casting a quick glance at some major contenders for sound awards this season, one finds a war film, an entry in a sci-fi franchise, a murder mystery and a musical fairy tale. The pros behind these…
David John Farinella
Technicolor is mostly known for visual innovations, but the company has long had a niche in sound and recently has elevated itself from supporting player to star in the audio realm. On the creative…
Of all the challenges in audio post-production, group dialog recording might be the most peculiar.
The audio pros on a movie pursue three sometimes divergent goals: help propel the story, develop a character and convey emotion. Variety asked this year's nominated mixers and editors to describe a…
Post-production has many skilled specialties that make an artistic contribution to a finished show.
Walking through Skywalker Sound 20-odd years ago, Christopher Boyes ran into Gary Rydstrom, who was buried working on "A River Runs Through It" and "Single White Female."
A generation ago, a brand new sound could be heard on playgrounds around the globe, as kids swung imaginary light sabers during mock battles between the Empire and the Rebels.
Wylie Stateman surely had some sense of déjà vu while standing on the dub stage during the mixing dates for "Nine."
When first introduced, 5.1 surround sound was practically guaranteed to change the moviegoing experience. After all, with three extra speakers along with a subwoofer to carry a soundtrack's low end…
Once it was a given that a soundtrack's volume and density wowed Academy voters. But no longer.