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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

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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