The Sound of The Hunger Games

Author Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel "The Hunger Games", is the first in a trilogy that has over 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.

Movie Director Gary Ross and his sound team including Supervising Sound Editor Lon Bender, Re-recording Mixer Michael Keller, and Re-recording Mixer Mike Prestwood Smith discuss their approach to creating the lush soundscapes for this highly anticipated film adaptation.

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Based on the best-selling young-adult novel by author Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games tells the dark tale of a 16-year-old girl named Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), who is selected to compete in a vicious televised tournament in which 24 teenagers from a post-apocalyptic society fight to the death for the entertainment of the masses. In the future, North America is no more. In its place has risen Panem, a divided nation split into 12 districts. Every year, each district selects a teen of each gender (called "Tributes") to test their worth in a competition known as the Hunger Games, which are broadcast across the nation as entertainment, and to reinforce the government's total power. When her younger sister is selected as District 12's latest "Tribute," Katniss volunteers to take her place, and trains under hard-drinking former Hunger Games champion Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) to sharpen her killer instincts. Now in order to survive the game and emerge the victor, this young combatant must put all of her skills to the ultimate test. Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth co-star.

Sound Credits

Robert Althoff Mix Technician
Christopher Assells Sound Editor
Paul Aulicino Assistant Supervising Sound Editor
Ron Bedrosian Adr Mixer
Gray Bender Additional Audio
Lon Bender Sound Designer
Lon Bender Sound Supervisor
Charlie Campagna Additional Audio
Julio Carmona Adr Recordist
Patrick Christensen Adr Recordist
William R. Dean Sound Designer
Scott Duncan Boom Operator: Second Unit (As Scott M. Duncan)
Kris Fenske Sound Designer
Randy Freeman Sound Utility
Nerses Gezalyan Foley Mixer
Steve Giammaria Adr Mixer (As Steve Major Giammaria)
Glynna Grimala Adr Supervisor
Paul Hackner Sound Editor
Catherine Harper Foley Artist
Shane Hayes Adr Recordist
Gary A. Hecker Supervising Foley Artist
Greg Hedgepath Sound Editor
Albert Hedgepeth Sound Utility (As Albert W. Hedgepeth Iii)
Michael Keller Sound Editor
Michael Keller Sound Re Recording Mixer
Robert Llamas Additional Audio
Nancy MacLeod Foley Editor
Chris Main Boom Operator
Gary Marullo Foley Artist
Glenn T. Morgan Sound Editor
Christopher Moriana Foley Artist
Drea Morin Additional Audio
Chris Navarro Adr Mixer
Margit Pfeiffer Dialogue Editor
Mike Prestwood Smith Sound Re Recording Mixer
David M. Roberts Boom Operator
Carl Rudisill Production Sound Mixer
David Schmidt Boom Operator: Second Unit
John Skoglund Sound Utility: Second Unit
Ceri Thomas Mix Technician
Tami Treadwell Adr Mixer
Maxime Vermette Adr Mixer
Carl D. Ware Sound Engineer
Mark Weingarten Production Sound Mixer
Sid Williams Production Sound Mixer: Second Unit (As Sidney Williams)
Wade Wilson Foley Editor
Peter Zinda Sound Editor
Julie Altus Adr Recordist (Uncredited)
James Baker Boom Operator (Uncredited)
Greg Crawford Adr Mixer: Atlanta (Uncredited)
Tim Hoogenakker Additional Audio (Uncredited)
James Hyde Adr Recordist (Uncredited)
Bruce Tanis Foley Editor (Uncredited)