How to Train Your Dragon Sound Show

The SoundWorks Collection presents the "How to Train Your Dragon" Sound Show. The Sound Show gives the general public a chance to go behind the scenes of the creation of a major motion picture and hear the details of the sophisticated sound work crafted by key members the movie’s team of audio artisans.

Excerpts from the movie are presented with special “pre-dubb” mixes to illustrate the variety of elements used to create a sonic environment of moods and thrills.

Guiding us through their processes is award-winning Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer and Re-Recording Mixer Randy Thom, Sound Designer Al Nelson, Sound re-recording Mixer Gary Rizzo, Director Chris Sanders, and Film Editor Darren Holmes.

This event was produced by the Motion Picture Sound Editors organization, Skywalker Sound, DreamWorks Animation, and Paramount Pictures.


From the studio that brought you “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda” comes “How to Train Your Dragon.” Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges he and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.

Sound Credits

Dominic Boucher Dialogue Recording Engineer
Jeremy Bowker Assistant Sound Effects Editor
Brian Chumney Assistant Supervising Sound Editor
Colette Dahanne Additional Sound Re Recording Mixer
Colette Dahanne Sound Effects Editor
Sean England Foley Recordist
Sue Fox Foley Editor (As Suzanne Fox)
Pascal Garneau Supervising Foley Editor
Josh Gold Sound Effects Editor
Chris Gridley Adr Editor
Nia Hansen Sound Recordist
Roy Latham Original Dialogue Mixer
Leff Lefferts Assistant Sound Designer
Zach Martin Mix Technician
Tor McAfee Kingdon Additional Dialogue Mixer
Tor McAfee Kingdon Additional Dialogue Recordist
Michael Miller Original Dialogue Mixer
Al Nelson Sound Designer
Morten Folmer Nielsen Adr Editor
Morten Folmer Nielsen Adr Recorder
Jonathan Null Supervising Sound Editor
Thomas J. O'Connell Adr Mixer
Richard Quinn Loop Group Editor
Gary Rizzo Sound Re Recording Mixer (As Gary A. Rizzo)
Ronald G. Roumas Sound Recordist
Brad Semenoff Foley Recordist
Tighe Sheldon Sound Recordist
Carlos Sotolongo Original Dialogue Mixer
Randy Thom Sound Designer
Randy Thom Supervising Sound Editor
Randy Thom Supervising Sound Mixer
Dennie Thorpe Foley Artist
Jana Vance Foley Artist
Angie Yesson Sound Recordist
Andrea S. Gard Foley Editor (Uncredited)