The Sound and Music of War Horse

In the exclusive SoundWorks Collection video we talk with Sound Designer and Re-recording Mixer Gary Rydstrom and Composer John Williams.

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From director Steven Spielberg comes “War Horse,” an epic adventure for audiences of all ages. Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, “War Horse” begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him.

When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land.

Sound Credits

Marco Alicea Digital Audio Transfer
Jerry Austin Engineering Services
Chris Barron Recordist (As Christopher Barron)
Orin Beaton Boom Operator
Danny Caccavo Digital Editorial Services
Lisa Chino Assistant Dialogue Editor
Brian Chumney Assistant Adr Editor
John Countryman Video Services
Colette Dahanne Foley Editor
Luke Dunn Gielmuda Foley Supervisor
Teresa Eckton Sound Effects Editor
Sean England Foley Recordist
Thomas Fennell Sound Trainee
Peter Gleaves Adr Mixer
Tim Gomillion Recordist
Howie Hammerman Engineering Services
Nia Hansen Apprentice Sound Editor
E.J. Holowicki Assistant Sound Designer
Adam Horley Adr Recordist
Richard Hymns Supervising Sound Editor
Tom Johnson Sound Re Recording Mixer
Noah Katz Digital Editorial Services
Michael Levine Digital Audio Transfer
Mitch Low Sound Maintenance
Dmitri Makarov Digital Editorial Services
Zach Martin Assistant Re Recording Mixer
Kyrsten Mate Sound Effects Editor
Jeremy Molod Assistant Supervising Sound Editor
Steve Morris Engineering Services
Nathan Nance Assistant Re Recording Mixer
Cheryl Nardi Adr Editor
Cheryl Nardi Dialogue Editor
Andy Nelson Re Recording Mixer
Timothy Nielsen Sound Effects Editor (As Tim Nielsen)
Jonathan Null Adr Supervisor
Juan Peralta Additional Sound Mixer
Richard Quinn Adr Editor (As Rich Quinn)
Richard Quinn Dialogue Editor (As Rich Quinn)
Frank Rinella Foley Mixer
Gary Rydstrom Sound Designer
Gary Rydstrom Sound Re Recording Mixer
Daniel Scolari Foley Recordist
Clint Smith Recordist
James Spencer Recordist
William Stein Re Recording Engineer (As Bill Stein)
Dennie Thorpe Foley Artist
John Torrijos Video Services
Jana Vance Foley Artist
Stuart Wilson Production Sound Mixer
Doug Winningham Sound Effects Recordist
Clayton Wood Engineering Services
Giancarlo Dellapina Production Sound Mixer: Second Unit (Uncredited)
Christian Joyce Production Sound Mixer: Splinter Unit (Uncredited)
Alan MacFeely Pro Tools Playback Operator (Uncredited)
Matthew E. Taylor Sound Effects Recordist (Uncredited)