Listening Room

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Composer Mark Isham about his confidence in his theme for "42"

Mark Ware Isham (born September 7, 1951) is an American trumpeter, synthesist, and film composer. He works in a variety of genres, including jazz, electronic, and film. As of 2011, he is responsible for composing the score for the TV series Once Upon a Time.

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Composer Mark Isham about his writing process for "42"

Mark Ware Isham (born September 7, 1951) is an American trumpeter, synthesist, and film composer. He works in a variety of genres, including jazz, electronic, and film. As of 2011, he is responsible for composing the score for the TV series Once Upon a Time.

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Composer Mark Isham about scoring specific sections of "42"

Mark Ware Isham (born September 7, 1951) is an American trumpeter, synthesist, and film composer. He works in a variety of genres, including jazz, electronic, and film. As of 2011, he is responsible for composing the score for the TV series Once Upon a Time.

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Composer Mark Isham about writing Jackie Robinson's Theme for "42"

Mark Ware Isham (born September 7, 1951) is an American trumpeter, synthesist, and film composer. He works in a variety of genres, including jazz, electronic, and film. As of 2011, he is responsible for composing the score for the TV series Once Upon a Time.

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"42" Director Brian Helgeland about getting the project

Brian Thomas Helgeland is an American screenwriter, film producer and director. He is most known for writing the screenplays for L.A. Confidential (for which he received an Academy Award), Mystic River, and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.

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Greg Russell - Mixing in Dolby Atmos

Re-recording Mixer Greg Russell talks about his experience working in the Dolby Atmos format and how he approached his mix in this new format.

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Scott Milan - Mixing in Dolby Atmos

Re-recording Mixer Scott Milan talks about his experience working in the Dolby Atmos format and how he approached his mix in this new format.

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Scott Milan - Perspective on being a sound mixer

Re-recording Mixer Scott Milan talks about his perspective on a sound mixer and the creative challenges he faces each day.

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Director Jon M. Chu - Creative experience mixing with Dolby Atmos

Director Jon M. Chu discusses his experience working and mixing in the Dolby Atmos format for the first time.

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Director Jon M. Chu - Perspective on Sound

Director Jon M. Chu discusses his perspective on sound and the role it plays in filmmaking.

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Craig Henighan - Getting a job in feature film sound

A long time sound collaborator of Director Darren Aronofsky, Craig Henighan, (sound designer, supervising sound editor, sound re-recording mixer) has worked on over 90 movies since 1995.

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Gary Hecker - Being a Feature Film Foley Artist

Award-winning Foley artist Gary Hecker recently joined CSS Studios’ Todd-AO in late 2009. One of the most accomplished Foley artists in Hollywood, Hecker has contributed to more than 200 films in a career ... More

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Gary Rizzo - Getting a job as a feature film Re-recording Mixer

Gary Rizzo (born January 31, 1972) is an American sound engineer. He has won an Academy Award for Best Sound and has been nominated for another two in the same category. He has worked on over 120 films since 1994.

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Composer Marty O'Donnell - Working in Video Game Music

Martin “Marty” O’Donnell (born May 1, 1955) is an American composer known for his work on video game developer Bungie’s series, such as Myth, Oni, and Halo. O’Donnell collaborates with his musical ... More

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Randy Thom - Working at Skywalker Sound & Lessons Learned

Randy Thom started his career in radio and music recording before making the transition to film in 1975, when he was hired on Apocalypse Now (1979) as a sound effects recordist. Since then, Thom has ... More

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Richard King - Being a Feature Film Sound Designer

Academy Award winning sound editor Richard King has worked on such films as The Dark Knight, War of the Worlds, and Master & Commander, to date, King has captured three Best Sound Editing Oscars, the most recent in 2010 for his work on Inception.

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Scott Milan - Being a Feature Film Re-Recording Mixer

Scott Millan (born 1954) is an American sound re-recording mixer, a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and Sound Director for Technicolor at Paramount ... More

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Steve Boeddeker - Being a Feature Film Sound Designer

Steve Boeddeker is a San Francisco-based freelance sound designer/mixer/composer working mainly out of Skywalker Sound in Marin. He has worked extensively in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and ... More

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Tom Myers - Working in the 7.1 Surround Format

Tom Myers is an American sound engineer. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards; one for Best Sound and two for Best Sound Editing. He has worked on over 70 films since 1990.

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John Storyk - The Future of Studios

John Storyk, registered architect and acoustician, is a founding partner of WSDG. He has provided design and construction supervision services for the professional audio and video recording community since the 1969 ... More

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John Storyk - Industry Trends and the Future of Studios

John Storyk, registered architect and acoustician, is a founding partner of WSDG. He has provided design and construction supervision services for the professional audio and video recording community ... More

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Director James Bobin & Editor James Thomas - The Director/Editor Relationship

James Bobin is a British film director, writer, and producer. He has worked as a director and writer on The 11 O'Clock Show and Da Ali G Show, and helped create the characters of ... More

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Composer Michael Giacchino - How to become a film Composer

The SoundWorks Collection talks with Composer Michael Giacchino about his start in the music and film business and a few of his projects include Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocal, John Carter, and ... More

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Composer Michael Giachinno - Starting his Career

The SoundWorks Collection talks with Composer Michael Giacchino about his start in the music and film business and a few of his projects include Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocal, John Carter, and Cars ... More

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Composer Michael Giachinno - How to become a film composer

The SoundWorks Collection talks with Composer Michael Giacchino about his start in the music and film business and a few of his projects include Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocal, John Carter, and ... More

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Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Working with Director David Fincher

###Trent Reznor Michael Trent Reznor (born May 17, 1965) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. As both a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Reznor has led the ... More

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Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Lessons Learned on Film Scoring

###Trent Reznor Michael Trent Reznor (born May 17, 1965) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. As both a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Reznor has led the industrial ... More

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Erik Aadahl - Using the Foley Stage for Wild Foley

Erik Aadahl was born in San Francisco, and graduated high school Valedictorian. He took a full-ride scholarship to the University of Southern California (USC) and studied Film Production in the Cinema ... More

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Erik Aadahl - Sound Design Work in Transformers 3

Erik Aadahl was born in San Francisco, and graduated high school Valedictorian. He took a full-ride scholarship to the University of Southern California (USC) and studied Film Production in the Cinema ... More

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Director Brad Bird - The usage and importance of Music and Sound FX

Phillip Bradley Bird (born September 24, 1957), best known as Brad Bird, is an Academy Award-winning American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor. He is ... More