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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

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Composer Penka Kouneva

This week we spoke with Composer Penka Kouneva at this years Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Penka started her career working alongside Composer Steve Jablonsky, where she composed additional score for game titles such including Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands and Transformers: ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Finishing Move Inc.

This week we spoke with Finishing Move Inc. who is Brian Trifon and Brian Lee White, two friends and collaborators who recently worked on some incredible video game music projects including Halo: Master Chief Collection for Microsoft, Massive Chalice for Double Fine games, Borderlands 1 and 2, and ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Composer Will Bates / Fall On Your Sword

This week we spoke with Composer and multi instrumentalist Will Bates, who also runs Fall On Your Sword (FOYS) Will's commercial music production company based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Alongside the success of Will’s commercial work he has also collaborated with numerous ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Composer Jason Graves

This week we spoke with Academy Award-winning (BAFTA) composer Jason Graves who has brought his passion for music to such game titles as THE ORDER: 1886 , EVOLVE, TOMB RAIDER and DEAD SPACE. We discuss how his diverse musical background as a classically-trained composer, drummer, ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Formosa Group

This week we had the pleasure to speak with the executive and creative team behind the recently formed post-production sound company Formosa Group. Joining me in this roundtable discussion include President and COO, Bob Rosenthal, SVP Business Development & Operations Matt Dubin and a ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Tom Fleischman - Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

This week we spoke with re-recording mixer Tom Fleischman who worked on Director Alex Gibney's music bio doc Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown. ###ABOUT TOM FLEISCHMAN: Tom Fleischman is an American sound engineer and Re-recording mixer. He is the son of ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Paul Cichocki - Pixar Post Production Supervisor

This week we spoke with Post Production Supervisor Paul Cichocki at Pixar Animation Studios. Paul joined Pixar in 1999 during the production of toy story 2 and has supervised the post production on all feature and short films since then. He is responsible for many ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - The Sound of The Imitation Game with Production Sound Mixer John Midgley

This week we spoke with John Midgley who is the production sound mixer on the film The Imitation Game Directed by Morten Tyldum. The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch who portrays Alan Turing who is a British mathematician, cryptanalyst ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - The Sound of Director Richard Linklater's Boyhood

This week we spoke with the sound team behind Director Richard Linklater’s American coming-of-age drama BOYHOOD. For this interview we spoke with sound re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor Tom Hammond, sound recordist Ethan Andrus, sound mixer Ben Lowry, and sound recordist Ben Lazard about ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Composer Clint Bajakian - World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

This week we spoke with Composer Clint Bajakian who worked on Blizzard studios video game World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor which sold over 3.3 million copies within the first 24 hours of being released. Clint took on the task of working ... More

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SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - The Sound of Into the Woods with Re-recording Mixer Mike Prestwood Smith and Michael Keller

This week we spoke with re-recording Mixer Mike Prestwood smith and re-recording mixer Michael Keller who worked on the film Into the Woods. This film is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale put to music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Directed ... More