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The Sound of La La Land

In Part 1 of this episode, Steve Morrow (Best Sound Mixing) describes his work as the production sound mixer on this contemporary movie musical filmed largely on location in Los Angeles, and the challenges of capturing the live on-set signing of stars Ryan Gossling and Emma Stone. In Part 2, Ai-Ling Lee (nominated for Best Sound ... More


The Sound of Deepwater Horizon

Renée Tondelli (Best Sound Editing) joins us for an in-depth exploration of the sound design of Peter Berg’s film, for which she is nominated with Wylie Stateman. From the challenges of learning to speak “oilese,” the specialized language of the oil exploration world, to the problems of capturing usable production audio at ... More


The Sound of Hacksaw Ridge

Kevin O’Connell (Best Sound Mixing), celebrating his 21st Academy Award nomination, joins first-time nominees Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright (double nominees for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing) in conversation about their work on Mel Gibson’s film. The artists talk about using sound design and music to sculpt the three different ... More


The Sound of Arrival

Sylvain Bellemare (Best Sound Editing) and Barnard Gariépy Strobl (Best Sound Mixing) discuss the unique challenges of building the soundscapes of the alien heptapods and managing their multi-national crew working in Paris, Montréal, Los Angeles, and New Zealand. Adhering to director Denis Villeneueve’s mandate to keep everything real ... More


Composer Sage Lewis and the music of indie dark comedy Operator

Film/TV Composer Sage Lewis breaks down how the narrative ideas become unique fodder for electronic and acoustic music in the SXSW hit film Operator by Logan Kibens starring Martin Starr and Mae Whitman. Modular synthesizers and vocoders were orchestrated with acoustic instruments to evoke the ... More


Shaping Waves Sound Effects Library Releases "Insects & Swarms"

From massive swarms in different densities and activity levels to individual passby sounds and landings, this insect sound library covers pretty much all variants of insect wing buzz sounds. ###BEE SOUNDS: 14 long takes (up to ... More


The Sound of La La Land with Production Sound Mixer Steve Morrow

This week we talk with Production Sound Mixer Steve Morrow about his work on Director Damien Chazelle's new film, La La Land. From an early age, production sound mixer Steven A. Morrow, CAS knew that his passion for movies would lead to a career in the entertainment industry. What began as ... More


The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 53rd Annual CAS Awards!

The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 53rd Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2016 in seven categories. “We are blessed this year with a rich portfolio of Cinema Audio art applied. As the creative contributions of sound ... More


Producer Greg Fidelman and the music of Metallica's Hardwired…To Self Destruct

This week we spoke with music producer Greg Fidelman who recently finished Metallics’s new album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. This is Metallica's first studio album since 2008 and is not the first time Fidelman has worked with the band. Greg also worked as an engineer and ... More


A discussion with Sound Designer and Film Editor Walter Murch

Three-time Academy Award-winner Walter Murch joins the “Conversations with Sound Artists” podcast. In part one of our talk, Walter takes questions from other leading sound designers Ren Klyce and Gary Rydstrom about his work, talks about how documentary film has affected modern cinema style, ... More


The Music of Lion with Composer Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka

Composers Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka discuss the unique challenges of crafting the emotional score for LION in eight weeks and collaborating from their studios in Los Angeles and Germany. We also explore the approach and inspiration behind four of the tracks from this incredible ... More


Ryan Coogler: The Sound and Music of Creed and Fruitvale Station

In this special podcast presentation of our recent Dolby Institute master class at the Los Angeles Film Festival, writer/director Ryan Coogler is joined by his composer Ludwig Göransson and sound designer Steve Boeddeker to present clips and discuss their use of sound and music in Creed and ... More