The Sound of Need for Speed

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile we talk with the sound team behind Director Scott Waugh's film Need for Speed which is based on the most successful racing video game franchise.

Featured interviews include Supervising Sound Editor Tobias Poppe, Re-recording Mixer Greg Russell, Re-recording Mixer Scott Millan, and Composer Nathan Furst.


A mechanic who moonlights as an underground race-car driver strives to take the top prize in America's most prominent street race in order to have his revenge against the ambitious ex-NASCAR champ who had him framed and sent to prison. Inspired by the popular video-game franchise of the same name, Need for Speed tells the story of garage owner Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul). Desperate to keep his family-owned business afloat, Marshall forms an uncomfortable partnership with wealthy ex-NASCAR star Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). That partnership falls apart when a lucrative sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) fails to pan out, and unscrupulous Brewster uses a tragic street-racing mishap to have the innocent Marshall incarcerated. Released from prison two years later, the vengeful Marshall plots to prove his mettle by winning the De Leon -- an illicit race showcasing the country's top underground talents. But getting to the De Leon will be no simple task, because not only has the ruthless Brewster put a bounty on Marshall's prized car, but the police are hot on his trail during the white-knuckle, coast-to-coast dash. Fortunately for Marshall, his loyal crew and Bonet are willing to help him get to the starting line in time for the big race. Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi, Ramon Rodriguez, and Michael Keaton co-star.

Sound Credits

Beau Borders Temp Mixer
Derek Casari Adr Engineer
Tommy Cella Boom Operator
Greg Crawford Adr Mixer: Atlanta
Joel Erickson First Assistant Sound Editor
Judah Getz Adr Mixer
Jonathan Klein Supervising Foley Editor
Jason C. Lewis Sound Utility
Howard London Adr Mixer
John Marquis Sound Designer
Gene Martin Sound Mixer
Scott Millan Sound Re Recording Mixer
Ralph Osborn Dialogue Editor
George Pereyra Sound Effects Recordist
Jesse Rosenman Assistant Sound Editor
Greg P. Russell Sound Re Recording Mixer
Csaba Wagner Sound Effects Editor
Robert Webber Dialogue And Adr Supervisor
Drew Webster Re Recording Mix Technician
Michael Wynne Epk Sound Mixer