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Conversations with Sound Artists: 2016 Oscar Edition

In this special series of podcasts, Dolby Institute’s Glenn Kiser shines a spotlight on some of this year’s nominees for the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing. Hear the teams behind Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, and Sicario talk about the creation of the sound design for the films, their ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - The Sound of The Martian with Re-recording Mixer Paul Massey

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection interview we talk with music and dialogue Sound Re-recording Mixer Paul Massey about his work on Director Ridley Scott's The Martian. The final mix was completed at Twickenham Studios in London and music was recorded ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Mark Mangini - Sound Designer of Mad Max: Fury Road and Black Mass

This week we talk with Sound Designer and Re-recording Mixer Mark Mangini about his recent work on Mad Max: Fury Road and Black Mass and talk about some of his favorite sound moments in each film. ###ABOUT MARK MANGINI: Mark has made his ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - The Sound of Point Break

This week we talk with the sound team behind Director Ericson Core's film Point Break which comes to theaters on December 25th. Odin Benitez - Co-supervising sound editor Todd Toon - Co-supervising sound editor Michael Minkler - sound re-recording mixer Dean A. ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - The Sound of Love and Mercy

This week we talk with the sound team behind Director Bill Pohland's film, "Love and Mercy" which presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era-defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - The Sound of The Hateful Eight with Production Sound Mixer Mark Ulano

Today we chat with Production Sound Mixer Mark Ulano who recently worked on Director Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight and shared several stories about working in the cold shooting conditions, the director's no cell phone on set policy, and the smashing of a vintage Martin guitar by ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Composer David Lang on the film YOUTH

Composer David Lang discusses his collaboration with Director Paolo Sorrentino crafting the music for his recent film YOUTH. Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Geoffrey Patterson - Sound Mixer of "Beasts of No Nation"

This week we talk with sound mixer Geoffrey Patterson who worked with Director Cary Fukunaga on his most recent film "Beasts of No Nation" which is currently available on Netflix. Geoffrey's additional film and tv credits include True Detectives, House of Lies, ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Craig Henighan and Will Files - Pacific Standard Sound

Supervising Sound Editors, Re-recording Mixers, Sound Designers Craig Henighan and Will Files have recently joined forces to form Pacific Standard Sound to offer a wider range of audio services for their already impressive roster of film directors and clients ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Re-recording Mixer Greg Russell

This week we met up with Re-recording Mixer Greg Russell who has mixed more than 195 feature films and has been nominated for 16 Academy Awards™, 11 Cinema Audio Society awards, two BAFTA and two Emmys, with one Emmy win. Greg is a long time collaborator with Director Michael Bay and has worked on movies such as Skyfall, ... More

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Conversations with Sound Artists Podcast - Sound for Television Featuring Daniel Colman

In this episode we talk with Emmy award-winning sound designer Daniel Colman about his work on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, and MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD. Daniel shares his thoughts on why musicians make the best sound designers, the challenges of living within the rules of ... More

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Conversations with Sound Artists Podcast - Dialog Editing & ADR Featuring Gwen Yates Whittle

Editing dialog and working with the original recordings from the set is one of the most under-appreciated arts in cinema sound. In this episode of “Conversations with Sound Artists,” two-time Academy Award nominee Gwen Yates Whittle talks with the Dolby Institute’s ... More

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Conversations with Sound Artists Podcast - The Art of Sound Mixing Featuring Anna Behlmer

The final stage of any collaborative process requires a delicate balance between artistry and decisiveness. The sound mixer works closely with the director to make sure that every sound is in its right place and that the story is always front and center. In this ... More

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Conversations with Sound Artists Podcast - Creative Sound for Documentaries Featuring Coll Anderson

What role can impressionistic sound design have in documentary films? In this episode sound designer/mixer Coll Anderson explains it’s all about “telling human stories.” He walks us through a number of scenes, including a critical scene from his most recent ... More

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Conversations with Sound Artists Podcast - Video Game Sound Design Featuring Rob Krekel & Phillip Kovats of Naughty Dog Studios

Game soundtracks have come a long way since their earliest 8-bit days. In this episode of “Conversations with Sound Artists,” Rob Krekel and Phillip Kovats of Naughty Dog Studios talk about the challenges of building player-controlled ... More

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Conversations with Sound Artists Podcast - Writing for Sound with Randy Thom

Skywalker Sound’s Director of Sound Design Randy Thom discusses with Dolby Institute’s Glenn Kiser how writers and directors can use sound as a tool to tell their stories, the importance of APOCALYPSE NOW to modern sound design, his work with Robert Zemeckis to maroon Tom Hanks on ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Composer Bear McCreary on Outlander

This week we talk with Composer Bear McCreary about his work on the first season of the Starz show Outlander, the epic new series from Ronald D. Moore based on Diana Gabaldon’s epic novels. The OUTLANDER series follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Music Supervisor Randall Poster

This week we spoke with New York based Music Supervisor Randall Poster. Randall started his career working on the 1995 breakout film "Kids" Directed by Larry Clark and soon after collaborated with Director Wes Anderson on his indie film "Bottle Rocket". Randall has since collaborated ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Matt Hines - Product Manager, Post Production at iZotope

This week we talk with Matt Hines who is a Product Manager for Post Production at iZotope about the process of developing the various award-winning plug-ins and software used for audio restoration, music production and instrument effects. iZotope makes ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Playstation Music Group

This week with spoke with the Playstation Music Group including Senior Music Manager Jonathan Mayer, Music Producer Matt Levin, and Senior Music Editor Scott Hanau about their working supporting various video game titles including God of War, Uncharted, The Order, The Last of Us and InFAMOUS. ###About the Sony ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Composer Bryan Lee Brown

This week we spoke with composer Bryan Lee Brown about his recent collaboration on HBO’s show SONIC HIGHWAYS. SONIC HIGHWAYS which is directed by Dave Grohl is a 8-episode, 8-city look at the recording of the Foo Fighter’s 8th album. The series taps into the music heritage and cultural ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Engineer/Producer Jay Messina

This week we spoke with our good friend Jay Messina who is a world-class engineer/producer based in New York city and has worked on such classic albums by Aerosmith, Kiss, Miles Davis, Supertramp, Patti Smith, Slash, Yoko Ono, and Cheap Trick, to name a few. We met up with Jay in ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Beau Willimon & Composer Jeff Beal - House of Cards

This week we spoke with show-runner and writer Beau Willimon and Composer Jeff Beal about their collaboration on the hit Netflix show House of Cards. In our conversation we discuss how Jeff and Beau work together to help support the tone and emotion of the show and break ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Composer Peter McConnell

Composer Peter McConnell has composed award-winning scores for a diverse range of video games including Broken Age, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, the Sly Cooper series, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Psychonauts, Brutal Legend and Grim Fandango. Before ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Christopher Willitis

This week we spoke with Christopher Willitis, who is a bay are based electronic musician, teacher, composer, producer, photographer, filmmaker and guitar pioneer. His most recent album,Opening, was released on Ghostly International in September 2014. Chris and a group of artists, ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Michael Raphael and Rudy Trubitt - Lionel Train Recording

This week we spoke with sound recordist Michael Raphael from Rabbit Ears Audio and Rudy Trubitt who is the Director of Audio for Lionel Trains. Rudy and Michael worked together on sourcing a new group of steam whistles for Lionel's new products. They traveled ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Composer Fil Eisler on Empire

This week we spoke with Composer Fil Eisler who recently completed the first season of the hit TV show EMPIRE. Fil and I discussed what it has been like to work on this critically acclaimed tv show and the excitement of working on a creatively challenging schedule. We also discuss ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - The Police Guitarist Andy Summers - Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police

This week we talk with Grammy Award® winning guitarist Andy Summers from The Police about his music documentary based on the memoir One Train Later, Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Composer Mac Quayle

This week we spoke with Composer Mac Quayle. Mac has written music for over 30 films and television shows and accumulated a long list of credits as a music producer, dance remixer and multi-instrumentalist. As a composer his music was most recently heard in the hit FX series American Horror ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Production Sound Mixer Stephen Tibbo

This week we spoke with production sound mixer and re-recording mixer Stephen Tibbo. Stephen is the winner of two Emmy Awards and three CAS awards for "Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing." through his association with the hit television series Modern Family. Stephen is ... More