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'The Lost Thing' Sound for Film Profile

The story of The Lost Thing is about a boy who discovers a bizarre-looking creature while out collecting bottle tops at the beach. Having guessed it is lost, he tries to find out who owns it or where it belongs, but is met with mute indifference from everyone else, who barely notice its presence, each unwilling to entertain this uninvited interruption to their day-to-day lives. For reasons he does not explain, the boy empathizes with the creature and sets out to find a place for it. Supervising aound editor/sound designer John Kassab discusses his extensive work on this animated masterpiece. Directors Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann were also winners for Best Animated Short Film for The Lost Thing at the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011.

Composer Zack Hemsey Sound for Film Profile

Composer Zack Hemsey from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

To describe the work and success of 27-year-old composer and music producer Zack Hemsey is to describe the current state of music. Inventive. Dedicated. Original. He represents the up-and-coming talent who are working “in the box” using software like Apple Logic. Also as an independent artist, Hemsey has been releasing his own studio albums online, which combine elements of film score, hip-hop and world instrumentation. Last year, Hemsey composed the original track “Mind Heist” for the trailer of Oscar-winning film Inception. He has continued to create memorable musical themes for such as trailers Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, Ben Affleck’s The Town and David Schwimmer’s Trust.

John Storyk Sound for Film Profile

SoundWorks Collection: Architect and Acoustician John Storyk from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Architect and acoustician John Storyk has designed and provided construction supervision services for the professional audio and video recording community since the 1969 completion of Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland Studios in New York City. In this exclusive video profile, Storyk discusses the new challenges and changes that he is faced with today while designing recording studios and multipurpose spaces.

2011 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Sound for Film Profile

MPSE Awards 2011: Walter Murch, Career Achievement Award Recipient + George Lucas + Randy Thom from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Each year, the MPSE presents the MPSE Golden Reel Awards in which they acknowledge the year’s best work in the various areas of sound editing: dialog & ADR, effects & Foley, and ,sic.
2011 MPSE Career Achievement Award Recipient: Walter Murch

2011 CAS Awards Sound for Film Profile

CAS Awards 2011: Jeff Wexler Speech - CAS Career Achievement Award from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel was the site for the 47th Annual CAS Awards dinner as the organization bestowed the award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture to True Grit and the sound mixing team of production mixer Peter F. Kurland; and CAS and re-recording mixers Skip Lievsay, CAS, Craig Berkey, CAS and Greg Orloff, CAS.

'The King's Speech' Sound for Film Profile

SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of "The King's Speech" from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

You might not know production sound mixer John Midgley, but you've definitely heard his incredible collection of work including the first three Harry Potter films, Children of Men and Hotel Rwanda. Midgley was recently honored with his second Academy Award nomination for his work on The King’s Speech and was previously nominated for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 1999. In this 30-minute conversation, the SoundWorks Collection explores what it was like to capture these critically acclaimed performances by Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. Find out how specific scenes in the film were recorded, the challenges that came with the film’s short schedule and what it takes to be a production sound mixer.

'True Grit' Sound for Film Profile

SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of "True Grit" from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

True Grit is not your typical Western movie. It is a tale about some nasty, brutish times that has been adapted by directors Joel and Ethan Coen from the parodic Western novel by Charles Portis. The sounds of the Wild West include tough-talking characters, vicious animals and harsh environments that play a large role in the telling of this story. Helping craft these duties include longtime collaborators sound re-recording mixer and supervising sound editor Skip Lievsay, sound re-recording mixer Greg Orloff and dialog/ADR editor Byron Wilson. The 60-minute discussion was moderated by Bruce Carse.

Walt Disney Imagineering Sound for Film Profile

Soundworks Collection: Walt Disney Imagineers from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

The vision and showmanship of Walt Disney has touched more corners of the world and hearts through his many films and theme parks. Since opening his first park “Disneyland” on July 18, 1955, Walt and his team of dream-makers known as “Imagineers” have created many theme parks around the world. The SoundWorks Collection pulls back the curtain on the talented Imagineers who are responsible for the sounds and music of the Walt Disney theme-park properties. In our exclusive video profile, we explore the history and role of the audio team as they share their stories and creative challenges. We also visit the original John James “Jimmy” MacDonald sound effects collection, which explores some of the classic Disney sound effects.

'Tron Legacy' Sound for Film Profile

“TRON LEGACY” – Sound Panel from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Explore the sound and music of Tron Legacy, the long-awaited sequel continuing the adventures through the world inside your computer. The sound team behind the film take you behind-the-scenes of the science-fiction epic, presenting special excerpts from the movie. Watch how the sound team approached various elements of the mix and edit while they tell you the stories behind them. Guiding you through their digital realms are supervising sound editor Gwen Whittle, sound designer Steve Boeddeker, music supervisor Jason Bentley, re-recording mixer Gary Rizzo and film editor James Haygood, ACE. Filmed on January 12, 2011, at the Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, Calif.

'The Fighter' Sound for Film Profile

The Sound of "The Fighter" Panel from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

The SoundWorks Collection recently captured an intimate discussion with the sound team of director David O. Russell’s The Fighter. In this 50-minute discussion, we are led through the creative process by supervising sound editor/designer Odin Benitez, M.P.S.E., re-recording mixers Myron Nettinga and John Ross, C.A.S. The discussion was moderated by Bruce Carse.

OK Go! Video Sound for Film Profile

OK GO "This Too Shall Pass" Music Video + 5.1 Dolby Surround Mix from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

The Los Angeles quartet known as OK Go! has gone from being a rare young light on a major label to arguably the world’s most bleeding-edge independent outfit. The viral music video for the recorded version of “This Too Shall Pass” off of the album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky was recently remixed in Dolby 5.1 Surround as part of an upcoming CES announcement from Dolby. SoundWorks Collection talks with bandmembers Tim Nordwind and Damian Kulash about their recent collaboration with John Loose, senior manager, Production of Dolby, and album producer Dave Fridmann.

'127 Hours' Sound for Film Profile

The SoundWorks Collection talked with composer A.R. Rahman about his second collaboration with director Danny Boyle on 127 Hours following their Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.

'Black Swan' Sound for Film Profile

SoundWorks Collection - The Sound of "Black Swan" from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Darren Aronofsky’s (Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler) Black Swan is a ballet thriller that follows Nina (Natalie Portman) as she is given the lead role in Swan Lake. As Nina sinks deeper and deeper into her role as the Black Swan, her life starts to spin out of control. Aronofsky’s longtime sound collaborator, Craig Henighan, (sound designer, supervising sound editor, sound re-recording mixer), discusses the detailed approach for crafting the sound for this cinematic thriller.

'Tron Legacy' Sound for Film Profile

SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of TRON LEGACY from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Explore the world of TRON: LEGACY, a high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever seen or heard. In this exclusive sound for film profile, we talk with sound re-recording mixer Gary Rizzo, supervising sound editor Gwen Yates Whittle and sound designer Steve Boeddeker.






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