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  • Complete List Of 2017 HPA Award Winners Revealed

    By 411 Update

     

    The HPA Awards, presented by The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) have become the banner awards ceremony for the post production community. The winners of the 2017 HPA Awards, which recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content, were awarded November 16, 2017 at the Skirball…

     

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  • “Stranger Things 2” Sound Team Highlight Details For Authenticity

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    There’s a lot in store for fans  of “Stranger Things.”  As the second season, called “Stranger Things 2”, hits the airwaves, new characters, creatures, even worlds, will be revealed.  Despite the many changes on screen, behind the scenes it is business as usual. The sound team found themselves right back where they started from, at the Technicolor…

     

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  • Pollen Music Group Highlights 360/VR Audio & Working on Google Spotlight Stories’ Oscar Nominee, “Pearl”

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Pollen Music Group & Google Spotlight Stories has released a behind-the-scenes video detailing their process scoring the music for the first VR project to receive an Oscar nomination and one of the first to win an Emmy, Pearl. The four-minute video (watch here: https://youtu.be/EirRYlGnROs) details how Alexis Harte, Scot Stafford, and JJ Wiesler of Pollen…

     

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  • Alchemy Post Sound Adds Second Foley Stage

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    Alchemy Post Sound, a specialist in Foley sound for motion pictures and television, has added a second Foley stage to its facility in New York. The new space is designed to complement the company’s original Foley stage with a “live” sound environment meant to enhance the production of interior effects that can benefit from natural…

     

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  • Behind The Sound Of “Death Note”: A Conversation With Andrew Hay And Jeffrey Pitts

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Japanese pop culture has experienced a nearly two-decade love affair with “Death Note,” consuming iterations of the supernatural revenge story in every form of content from manga magazines to miniseries, video games to feature films.   Supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Andrew Hay had just begun watching the most recent “Death Note” Japanese miniseries…

     

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  • Audible Presents “The X-Files Cold Cases” At Comic Con 2017

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?  The Shadow knows!” Thus began the radio play “The Shadow” which ran from 1930 to 1954.  David Duchovny wasn’t born when the show bowed off the air, but the award-winning actor behind “The X-Files” Agent Fox Mulder and many other recognized film…

     

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  • NAB Roundup – “Rogue One” Post: Step By Step

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas The Motion Picture Sound Editors had a crowd 500 people deep for their special NAB Super Show Session.  Entitled “The Force Returns: Rogue One-A Star Wars Story”, the panel featured the Industrial Light & Magic post team crucial to finalizing the film.  Joining Carolyn Giardina, Technology Editor at the Hollywood Reporter who…

     

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  • Nathan Barr’s Score Highlights Family Evolution In “The Son”

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Set in Texas in the 19th and 20th centuries, “The Son” follows the McCollough family through 150 years of history, highlighting Eli McCollough’s (Pierse Brosnan) climb from boyhood to reigning oil tycoon.  Noting the importance the score would have ushering the story through multiple decades and several culture clashes, showrunner Kevin Murphy…

     

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  • The Art Of Crafting Off Screen Sounds – Becky Sullivan And Anna Behlmer Discuss Sound In “The Zookeeper’s Wife”

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Animals scream from 90 acres of land. Bombers fly overhead.  A piano’s music drifts through a basement chasm.  These elements are crucial to the story of “The Zookeeper’s Wife”, yet they occur primarily off-screen: that is, the viewer never sees them.   Crafting authentic and accurate sounds for these cues fell to the…

     

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  • A Swell Of Sound In “Manchester By The Sea”: An Interview With Jacob Ribicoff

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Working with director Kenneth Lonergan on the soundscape for “Manchester by the Sea” piqued Jacob Ribicoff’s creative interest. Joining the project as Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer and Sound Re-recording mixer, Ribicoff saw the potential he could have in adding to, and lifting, the story off the screen. “Kenny had a specific…

     

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  • Nominations Open For 2017 Golden Reel Awards

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Nominations are now open for the Motion Picture Sound Editors – M.P.S.E – annual Golden Reel Awards.  Dedicated to the art of sound design and recording, the Golden Reel Awards will be presented at the M.P.S.E.’s annual award ceremony which is scheduled on February 19, 2017 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Entry…

     

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  • Returning Sound Of Film Event Highlights Immersive Rooms, VR Audio

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    The Cinema Audio Society is pleased to be participating together with the Motion Picture Sound Editors as event partners with MIX Magazine for the 3rd Sound for Film Event to be held September 17th at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA.  This year’s theme is Sound for Film and Television: Merging of Art, Technique and Tools. “We are…

     

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  • From The Pages Of Createasphere And Pro Video Coalition: Sound Study

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    Known to fans around the world as Pogo, remix artist and music producer Nick Bertke creates highly original compositions of sounds and images sourced from popular films and the world around him. With over 40 million YouTube hits for his mash-ups, he is clearly striking a chord with audiences across the globe.   Bertke’s love…

     

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