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“Swiss Army Man” and “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” receive the 2016 Dolby Family Sound Fellowship

Sundance Institute® and the Dolby® Institute, along with the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, announced today that Swiss Army Man, written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, written and directed by Taika Waititi, have ... More


A Brief History of Swearing in Movies

Check out a fun video on the history of cursing in Hollywood movies and the first utterances of curse words on screen. Movies featured in this video: Glorifying The American Girl, Hell's Angels, Bosko's Picture Show, Gone With The Wind, Holiday, In Cold Blood, Midnight Cowboy, The Boys in the Band, MASH, Carnal Knowledge, Scarface, Battleship and The South Park Movie.


MPSE to Honor Sam Raimi with Filmmaker Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that it will honor Sam Raimi with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of the blockbuster Spider-Man features and the low-budget horror classic The Evil Dead is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. He will receive the ... More


Cinema Audio Society Announced Nominations for 52nd CAS Awards

The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 52nd Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2015 in six categories and the CAS Technical Achievement Award Nominations. “This was a year of terrific sound in both film and television,” said Mark Ulano CAS ... More


Michael Mann Interviews Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu about The Revenant

Director Alejandro González Iñárritu discusses the making of The Revenant with Director Michael Mann.


George Lucas Talks Star Wars, Career, and Life with Charlie Rose

George Lucas recently sat down with Charlie Rose for a candid discussion of his career, life, and, of course, Star Wars. He talks about the decision to sell his creation to Disney, and how he feels about the saga moving forward without his input. He also talks a bit about his contemporaries — ... More


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


Supervising Sound Editor Richard King to Receive MPSE Career Achievement Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that it will honor three-time Academy Award™-winning Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King with its 2016 MPSE Career Achievement Award. King won Oscars for Best Achievement in Sound Editing for ... More


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


Belgian Music Phenomenon, Ozark Henry to Release "Paramount" in U.S.

– Belgian Pop/Rock musician Piet Goddaer, better known as Ozark Henry, is poised to release his highly-anticipated album, Paramount, in the U.S. on September 18th (preorders beginning August 21st). Since the 1990’s, Ozark Henry has been a strong cultural icon and creative force in Belgium ... More


Worldizing sound recordings as made popular by Sound Designer Walter Murch

Check out this video by Hugo Pereira about the technique of worldizing sound recordings as made popular by Sound Designer Walter Murch. Worldizing is manipulating sound until it seemed to be something that existed in real space. This refers to playing back existing recordings ... More


The Music of Syfy's Dominion with Composer Bill Brown

Music by composer Bill Brown from SyFy's DOMINION Season 2 (Behind the Scenes recording in the studio with Bill Brown and Tina Guo) ###ABOUT COMPOSER BILL BROWN: Bill Brown is an award-winning composer and creative force behind the musical scores of fan-favorite TV, film and video game ... More