The Sound of The Hobbit

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile we visit Park Road Post Studios in Wellington, New Zealand to talk with the sound team of Director Peter Jackson's The Hobbit.

Featured interviews include Re-recording Mixer Michael Hedges, Re-recording Mixer Chris Boyes, Re-recording Mixer Michael Semanick, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Brent Burge, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Chris Ward, and Dolby Atmos Re-recording Mixer Gilbert Lake.


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever... Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths ofguile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ...a simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

Sound Credits

Neil Aldridge Adr Editor
Neil Aldridge Adr Recordist
Neil Aldridge Adr Supervisor
Ray Beentjes Dialogue Editor
Christopher Boyes Sound Re Recording Mixer
Brent Burge Supervising Sound Editor
Jason Canovas Supervising Dialogue Editor
Tim Chaproniere Mix Assistant
Hayden Collow Sound Effects Editor
Justin Doyle Assistant Sound Effects Editor
Corrin Ellingford Boom Operator
David Farmer Sound Designer
Alexis Feodoroff Sound Mix Technician
Buster Flaws Assistant Sound Editor
Chris Hiles Sound Mixer: Second Unit
Tony Johnson Production Sound Mixer
Martin Kwok Sound Editor
Toby Lloyd Sound Recordist
Adrian Medhurst Sound Recordist
Dan Morgan Adr Supervisor: Europe
Michael Semanick Sound Re Recording Mixer
John Simpson Foley Artist
Peter D. Smith Foley Recordist
Carlos Solis Sound Re Recording Mixer
Sam Spicer Boom Operator: Second Unit
Matt Stutter Dialogue Editor
Gary Summers Additional Sound Re Recording Mixer
Craig Tomlinson Supervising Foley Editor
Matt Vowles Additional Sound Re Recording Mixer
Chris Ward Adr Mixer
Chris Ward Supervising Sound Editor
Justin Webster Sound Effects Editor
Dave Whitehead Sound Designer
Ryan Young Adr Recordist