The Sound of Gravity

Movie Studio Sound Studio Director Original Music
Warner Bros. Pictures De lane Lea Studios Alfonso Cuarón Steven Price

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection profile we talk with Director Alfonso Cuarón and Re-recording Mixer Skip Lievsay about the sound teams work to create a dramatic sound scape to a dark and vast outer space environment.

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Synopsis

Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”) and George Clooney (“Syriana”) star in “Gravity,” a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. The film was directed by Oscar® nominee Alfonso Cuarón (“Children of Men”).

Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney) in command. But on a seemingly routine mission, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left.

But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
“Gravity” was written by Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón, and produced by Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman (the “Harry Potter” films). Chris deFaria, Nikki Penny and Stephen Jones served as executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes team includes multiple Oscar®-nominated director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki (“Children of Men,” “The New World”); production designer Andy Nicholson (art director “Alice in Wonderland”); editors Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger (VFX editor “Children of Men”); and costume designer Jany Temime (the “Harry Potter” films). The visual effects were handled by Oscar®-nominated visual effects supervisor Tim Webber (“The Dark Knight”). The music was composed by Steven Price (“Attack the Block”).

Sound Credits

Hugo Adams Foley Editor
Niv Adiri Sound Design Editor And Sound Re Recording Mixer
Ben Barker Sound Design Editor
Nicolas Becker Foley Artist
Christopher Benstead Sound Re Recording Mixer
Vincent Cosson Sound Re Recording Mixer: Temp Mix
Mark DeSimone Adr Mixer: New York
Gillian Dodders Dialogue Editor
Steve Finn Boom Operator
Danny Freemantle Sound Effects Editor
Glenn Freemantle Sound Designer And Supervising Sound Editor
Nina Hartstone Supervising Adr Editor And Supervising Dialogue Editor
Max Hilliard Mix Assistant
James Hyde Adr Recordist
Nick Kray Adr Mixer
Skip Lievsay Sound Re Recording Mixer
Adam Mendez Foley Mixer
Chris Munro Production Sound Mixer
Paul Munro Sound Mixer Additional Photography
Chris Navarro Adr Mixer
Emilie O'Connor Dialogue Editor
Ric Schnupp Adr Mixer And Adr Recordist
Andy Stallabrass Adr Mixer
William Towers On Set Pro Tools Operator
Nick Watson Sound Consultant: Dolby
Ryan Young Adr Recordist
Robert Edwards Adr Mixer (Uncredited)
Andy Kennedy Sound Effects Editor: Temp Mix (Uncredited)
Thomas J. O'Connell Adr Mixer (Uncredited)

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