The Sound of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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: The Desolation of Smaug".

Featured interviews include re-recording mixer Michael Hedges, re-recording mixer Chris Boyes, re-recording mixer Michael Semanick, re-recording mixer Gary Summers, composer Howard Shore, and producer and co-screenplay writer Philippa Boyens.

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The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellan) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

Sound Credits

Neil Aldridge Adr Editor
Justine Baker Machine Operator
Ray Beentjes Dialogue Editor
Chris Boyes Re Recording Mixer
Sandy Buchanan Adr Recordist
Tim Chaproniere Sound Mix Technician
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 Dialogue Editor
Melanie Graham Sound Effects Editor
Michael Hedges Re Recording Mixer
Chris Hiles Production Sound Mixer: Second Unit
Tony Johnson Production Sound Mixer
Gilbert Lake Atmos Re Recording Mixer
Toby Lloyd Sound Recordist
Darren Maynard Assistant Sound Effects Editor
Adrian Medhurst Sound Recordist
Dan Morgan Adr Supervisor: London
Christopher Mullen London Adr Assistant Coordinator (As Chris Mullen)
Stefanie Ng First Assistant Sound Editor
Michael Semanick Re Recording Mixer
Timothy Siddall Adr Mixer
John Simpson Foley Artist
Sam Spicer Boom Operator: Second Unit
Nigel Stone Adr Supervisor
Matt Stutter Dialogue Editor
Gary Summers Additioal Re Recording Mixer
Craig Tomlinson Supervising Foley Editor
Chris Ward Supervising Sound Editor
Rowan Watson Assistant Sound Effects Editor
Justin Webster Sound Effects Editor
Dave Whitehead Sound Designer
David Zealey London Adr Coordinator