Tag Archives: sound mixing

Sound Profile: Tron Legacy

Tron.  That one word is synonymous with so many images for so many people.  The original was so incredibly revolutionary on multiple levels.  For a sound-designer; it’s  a bit of a wet dream.  SoundWorks Collection’s latest doc is one that I’ve been looking forward to for a long time.  There’s some great info about how the lightbikes are originally envisioned for the initial trailer and how that approach changed for the final film, the use of processing on the voices, what sort … Continue reading

SoundWorks Collection: Terminator Salvation

Some great thoughts regarding metal recordings, using a Snarling Dog guitar pedal, and creating signature “Terminator” sounds.  Also some really cool bits about recording debris traces for the always gritty post-apocalyptic soundscape. “Terminator Salvation” Sound for Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo. From SoundWorks Collection: Supervising sound editor and designer Cameron Frankley talks about the unique work his sound crew brought to Director McG’s fourth installment of the Terminator series. See the array of sounds that were recorded to bring … Continue reading

SoundWorks Collection: Toy Story 3

Another great video from SoundWorks Collection this morning!  This one is focused on Pixar’s latest, Toy Story 3, directed by Mr. Lee Unkrich. This particular video goes into the push into 3d and more widespread use of 7.1 Surround in theatres.  Some interesting notes in how the audio team interacted with Mr. Randy Newman in terms of blocking out the beats for music well before it hit the screen and notes regarding timing with audio and how to sell a … Continue reading

Soundworks Collection: Inception

Another great video from SoundWorks Collection.  This one is focused on the latest Christopher Nolan masterpiece: Inception. Use of lfe recordings along with multiple layers of the practical to the fantastical during some of the dreamscape scenes are incredibly impressive and inspiring.  I love how so many practical recordings are used.  You can tell that Nolan has a great respect to sound and will spare no expense for his features.  The simple fact that he goes out of his way … Continue reading

“That’s really what it is, is a toilet flush”

Another great vid from SoundWorks Collection today, focusing on the J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek prequel: “Star Trek” Sound for Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo. From SoundWorks Collection: In this sound for film video profile we answer the question, “Is there sound in outer space?” and “If there is sound in space, what does it sound like?” The “Star Trek” sound team including Supervising Sound Editor Mark Stoeckinger, Supervising Sound Editor Alan Rankin, Sound Designer Scott Gershin, Sound Designer Ann … Continue reading

Randy Thom & How To Train Your Dragon & Communication

Anyone in the sound-design field knows the name Randy Thom.  If you don’t…school yourself.  Many also know how active Randy is on online newsgroups and forums. He’s incredibly open and willing to share his experiences, knowledge, and thoughts on telling stories through audio (which is the very definition of audire fabula). He’s also always ready to fight the good fight in terms of getting audio more recognized, respected, and talked about within the industry. Randy is an incredible inspiration for … Continue reading