The Sound of Transcendence

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile we talk with the sound team behind Director Wally Pfister's debut film Transcendence

Featured interviews include Director Wally Pfister, Supervising Sound Editor Mark Mangini, Re-recording Mixer Terry Porter, Re-recording Mixer Jeremy Peirson, Dialogue and ADR Supervisor Byron Wilson, and Music Editor Erich Stratmann.


Dr. Will Caster is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed - to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn and best friend Max Waters, both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can - but if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Will's thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.

Sound Credits

David V. Butler Diaogue Editor
Bil Clement Sound Utility
Mark Coffey First Assistant Sound Editor
Jenna Dalla Riva Foley Recordist
Mark DeSimone Adr Mixer
Sandra Fox Foley Artist
Jack Heeren Foley Mixer
James Hyde Adr Mixer
Goro Koyama Foley Artist
Sylvain Lasseur Sound Effects Editor
Mark Mangini Supervising Sound Editor
Andy Malcolm Foley Artist
Chris Navarro Adr Mixer
Jeremy Peirson Sound Re Recording Mixer
Terry Porter Sound Re Recording Mixer
Douglas Shamburger Boom Operator
Erich Stratmann Music Editor
Bartek Swiatek Sound Utility
Tim Walston Sound Designer
Don White Foley Recording Mixer
Byron Wilson Dialogue And Adr Supervisor
Scott Wolf Sound Effects Editor: Sound Design