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Director Brad Bird - Early Inspirations

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 best known for having written ... More

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Director Brad Bird - Transition from animation to live action

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 best ... More

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Richard Hymns - Getting his start in the industry

Richard Hymns left school at the age of 16 to be a tea-boy at the Associated British Pictures Corporation in Elstree, England. After a few months he found himself working as an apprentice editor on the ... More

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Jeff Haboush - Mixing Huge Hollywood Movie Scenes

An Oscar nominate Re-recording mixer with an extensive list of feature credits. Mixing Dialog, Music, and SFX for large budget feature films to small Indy films for over 25 years. Jeff's knowledge and ... More

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Composer Michael Giacchino - Building Your Team

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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Jeff Haboush - Getting your career started in feature film sound

An Oscar nominate Re-recording mixer with an extensive list of feature credits. Mixing Dialog, Music, and SFX for large budget feature films to small Indy films for over 25 years. Jeff's ... More

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Gwen Whittle - Working with Brad Bird and Gary Rydstrom

Academy Award Nomination for Best Sound Editing - TRON: LEGACY, AVATAR MPSE Award for Best ADR Supervisor - THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON MPSE Award for Best Dialogue Supervisor - TITANIC & ... More

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Erik Aadahl - The role of sound FX & music in Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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 ... More

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Richard Hymns - Getting into the sound industry

Richard Hymns left school at the age of 16 to be a tea-boy at the Associated British Pictures Corporation in Elstree, England. After a few months he found himself working as an apprentice editor on the ... More

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Chris Boyes - Mixing in IMAX

Christopher Boyes is an American sound engineer. He has won four Academy Awards and has been nominated for another nine. He has worked on over 70 films since 1991. ###Oscar Awards Won Titanic (Best Sound Effects Editing) ... More

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Gary Rydstrom - Getting a job in the industry

Gary Roger Rydstrom (born June 29, 1959) is an American sound designer and director. He has won seven Academy Awards for his work in sound for movies. Rydstrom graduated from the University of Southern ... More

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Chris Boyes - Mixing 7.1

Christopher Boyes is an American sound engineer. He has won four Academy Awards and has been nominated for another nine. He has worked on over 70 films since 1991. ###Oscar Awards Won Titanic (Best Sound Effects Editing) ... More

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Gary Rydstrom - Early film inspirations

Gary Roger Rydstrom (born June 29, 1959) is an American sound designer and director. He has won seven Academy Awards for his work in sound for movies. Rydstrom graduated from the University of Southern California ... More

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Gary Rydstrom - Mixing Warhorse in 7.1

Gary Roger Rydstrom (born June 29, 1959) is an American sound designer and director. He has won seven Academy Awards for his work in sound for movies. Rydstrom graduated from the University of Southern California ... More

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Composer Hans Zimmer - Building his Dark Knight Rises mobile app

Hans Florian Zimmer born 12 September 1957 is a German film composer and music producer. He has composed music for over 100 films, including award winning film scores for The Lion King (1994), ... More

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Composer Hans Zimmer - Process for Writing Music

Hans Florian Zimmer born 12 September 1957) is a German film composer and music producer. He has composed music for over 100 films, including award winning film scores for The Lion King (1994), Crimson Tide ... More

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John Null - Getting into post production work

Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON UP CARS Golden Reel Nomination Best Sound Editing MADAGASCAR 2 HORTON HEARS A WHO POLAR EXPRESS SHREK 2 A BUG'S LIFE TOY STORY 2 MONSTERS INC MINORITY REPORT A.I. TITANIC JUMANJI

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Lon Bender - Advice about getting into the industry

Lon Bender is widely known and recognized for his contribution to cinema as co-founder of Soundelux and for his award-winning work as a Supervising Sound Editor on more than 60 films. During the past three ... More

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Mark Stoeckinger - Working on sound designing sci-fi films

I've always been fascinated by movies because of how captivating they can be; that’s what inspired me to attend film school at USC. It was there that I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by ... More

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Composer Hans Zimmer - Music education and mentors

Hans Florian Zimmer born 12 September 1957 is a German film composer and music producer. He has composed music for over 100 films, including award winning film scores for The Lion King (1994), Crimson ... More

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Lon Bender - Mixing process and approach

Lon Bender is widely known and recognized for his contribution to cinema as co-founder of Soundelux and for his award-winning work as a Supervising Sound Editor on more than 60 films. During the past three decades, ... More

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Composer Hans Zimmer - Perspective on music creation

Hans Florian Zimmer born 12 September 1957) is a German film composer and music producer. He has composed music for over 100 films, including award winning film scores for The Lion King (1994), Crimson ... More

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Director Mark Andrews - Using sound to help tell your story

Mark Andrews is a director, writer and story artist at Pixar Animation Studios. He was the story supervisor for The Incredibles, directed the short film One Man Band and co-wrote the short films Jack-Jack Attack and One Man Band. He directed Brave, which he took over from Brenda Chapman.

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Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Process of Writing Music

###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 rock ... More