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'Social Network' Discussion

The Sound and Music of "The Social Network" Panel from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

In this 45-minute panel discussion, moderated by Bruce Carse, music composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are joined by sound re-recording mixer/supervising sound editor Ren Klyce to discuss their work on David Fincher’s The Social Network.
Filmed on Sunday, November 7, 2010
DGA Theater, Los Angeles

'Unstoppable' Sound for Film Profile

"Unstoppable" Sound for Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Unstoppable is an action thriller film directed by Tony Scott, written by Mark Bomback and starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. The film tells the story of a runaway train and the two men (Washington and Pine) who attempt to stop it. Unstoppable is inspired by the“Crazy Eights” unmanned train incident in 2001. In this exclusive sound-for-film profile, we talk with sound re-recording mixer Beau Borders, supervising sound editor Mark Stoeckinger, and sound designers Alan Rankin, Ann Scibell and Ken J. Johnson.

'How to Train Your Dragon' Sound for Film Profile

SoundWorks Collection: "How to Train Your Dragon" Sound Show from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

The Sound Show gives the general public a chance to go behind the scenes of the creation of a major motion picture and hear the details of the sophisticated sound work crafted by key members the movie’s team of audio artisans. Excerpts from the movie are presented with special “pre-dub” mixes to illustrate the variety of elements used to create a sonic environment of moods and thrills.

Guiding us through their processes is award-winning supervising sound editor/sound designer/re-recording mixer Randy Thom, sound designer Al Nelson, sound re-recording mixer Gary Rizzo, director Chris Sanders and film editor Darren Holmes. This event was produced by the Motion Picture Sound Editors organization, Skywalker Sound, DreamWorks Animation and Paramount Pictures.

GameSoundCon Profile

GameSoundCon 2010: "Introduction to Game Audio" from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

SoundWorks Collection is happy to partner with GameSoundCon to bring you one of the many in-depth sessions offered at this unique two-day conference. In this exclusive video, founder and creator of GameSoundCon, Brian Schmidt, presents the opening session, "Introduction to Game Audio: How Games Are Different From Anything You’ve Worked on Before.”

This session provides an introduction and exploration into the many ways in which videogame music and sound design are fundamentally different from linear media such as television or film. It also covers what to expect when working on a game, and how being part of a game team is very different from being hired to score or do sound design for more traditional media.

Composer Mike Reagan Sound for Film Profile

SoundWorks Collection: Mike Reagan, Music Composer from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

The SoundWorks Collections visits composer Mike Reagan in his Los Angeles–based studio to explore his work on the upcoming videogame God of War: Ghost of Sparta and learn about his creative approach. Reagan has enjoyed a successful career as a composer, songwriter and music producer whose award-winning music has been featured in several film, TV and videogame projects. His recent film score for Unbeatable Harold complements his previous songwriting and production for Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday and Sony Pictures/Jim Henson Productions’ Elmo in Grouchland, which garnered a Grammy Award for Best Children’s Soundtrack.

Reagan's compositions have been recorded all over the world, including L.A.’s top studios, the Bay Area’s Skywalker Sound and Abbey Road studio in London. He has served as composer for Sony’s best-selling God of War franchise (2005-2010), winner of the Interactive Academy Award for music composition, the Game Audio Network Guild Music of the Year and Best Original Soundtrack. His score for Conan (THQ, 2007) also earned critical acclaim, notably from Variety magazine recognizing the “epic and cinematic scope” and saying, “The soundtrack is as professionally produced as any blockbuster adventure movie.”

Recent music projects include God of War: Ghost of Sparta and Darksiders, as well as the Emmy Award–winning Wow Wow Wubbzy! and Ape Escape cartoon series for which he received a Telly Award for Best Use of Music in TV. Listen for Reagan's music airing on Nickelodeon, NickToon and Nick Jr.

Universal Studios Audio Tour

SoundWorks Collection: Universal Studios Tour from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

In this SoundWorks Collection exclusive video, take an exclusive tour of the Universal Studios located in Universal City, Calif., hosted by Chris Jenkins, senior VP of Sound Services.

'The Social Network' Sound for Film Profile

SoundWorks Collection: "The Social Network" Sound for Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

In The Social Network, drector David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin explore the moment at which Facebook, the most revolutionary social phenomena of the new century, was invented through the warring perspectives of the super-smart young men who each claimed to be there at its inception. Two members of Fincher's talented sound team, sound re-recording mixer and supervisor sound editor Ren Kylce and sound re-recording mixer Michael Semanick take the viewer through the creative and technical process for crafting the audio soundscape in this exclusive SoundWorks Collection video profile.

'HALO: REACH' Sound for Videogame Profile

"HALO: REACH" Game Audio Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection game-sound video profile, we feature the talented sound team behind HALO: REACH for Xbox. Bungie Studios audio director and composer Marty O’Donnell and sound designers C. Paul Johnson and Jay Weinland discuss the creative and technical challenges for creating the ultimate gaming experience.

'Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World' Sound for Film Profile

"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" Sound for Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

When you meet the girl of your dreams, would you defeat her ex-boyfriends to win her love? The London-based sound team behind Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World share their stories about bringing to life the comic-book pages of this alternative universe. Featured in this exclusive SoundWorks Collection "Sound for Film" profile is re-recording mixers Chris Burdon and Doug Cooper, and supervising sound editor Julian Slater.

'Salt' Sound for Film Profile

"Salt" Sound For Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Who is Salt? Uncover the sound behind Salt in the latest SoundWorks Collection "Sound for Film" profile featuring sound re-recording mixers Jeff Haboush, Greg Russell and Scott Millan.

'Inception' Sound for Film Profile

"Inception" Sound for Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Creating the sounds of dreams in this SoundWorks Collection sound for film profile for Inception featuring supervising sound editor and sound designer Richard King, re-recording mixer Lora Hirschberg and re-recording mixer Gary Rizzo.

Read Mix's Feature on Inception.

Walt Disney Studios Tour

Walt Disney Studios Post Production Tour from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Take an exclusive tour of the Walt Disney Studios (Burbank, Calif.) hosted by Gil Gagnon, VP of post-production services. The Walt Disney Studios Post-Production Services has a rich history in dubbing, dating back to the early 1940s when Fantasia was mixed in the Main Theatre. Fantasia went on to win several technical achievement awards from the Academy as it was one of the first to mix in Stereo and incorporated an early form of surround sound termed “Fantasound.”

The sound editorial department is staffed by a talented crew including two-time Oscar-winner George Watter II, along with Robert Sephton and Thomas de Gorter. The facilities include Pro Tools and 5.1 sound-design rooms. In addition, this world-class facility provides complete sound integration and compatibility with the mixing stages in a conveniently located campus-like environment in Burbank, Calif.

'Toy Story 3' Sound for Film Profile

Toy Story 3 - Sound for Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Join Skywalker Sound’s re-recording mixer and sound designer Tom Myers, re-recording mixer Michael Semanick, director Lee Unkrich and Stuart Bowling, technical marketing manager at Dolby Laboratories, as they take you behind-the-scenes and discuss the sound of Toy Story 3. This movie will be released in Dolby Surround 7.1 in 12 languages.

Gary Hecker Feature Interview

Gary Hecker, Veteran Foley Artist from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Award-winning Foley artist Gary Hecker recently joined CSS Studios’ Todd-AO in late 2009. One of the most accomplished Foley artists in Hollywood, Hecker has contributed to more than 200 films in a career spanning almost three decades. Among his recent credits are 2012, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3Angel & DemonsWatchmen and the Spiderman trilogy. At Todd-AO, Hecker will serve as supervising Foley artist, and while continuing to work on films, will also seek to grow the facility’s Foley department.

'Watchmen' Panel Discussion

"Watchmen" Sound Panel from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) proudly presents a panel discussion and Q&A of the Warner Bros. Pictures/Paramount Pictures/Legendary Pictures feature Watchmen. Directed by Zack Snyder, this epic realization of the famed graphic novel of the same name takes audiences on an incredible journey of vision and sound. Join Academy Award–winning re-recording mixers Chris Jenkins and Frank Montaño, along with supervising sound editor Scott Hecker, composer Tyler Bates and music editor Darrell Hall as they delve into the intense creative collaboration behind this film’s sound.

Sonoma International Film Festival

SoundWorks Collection presents exclusive video from the 2010 Sonoma International Film Festival panel, “From Script to Screen,” featuring Stuart Bowling, technical marketing manager at Dolby Laboratories. Dowling is a multichannel mixing expert who has been integral in Dolby 3-D support and implementation, and in the development of Dolby 7.1 now being used for Toy Story 3

CAS and Soundworks "Meet the Winners" Event

CAS Awards 2010: "Meet the Winners" - Randy Thom from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

The Cinema Audio Society and the SoundWorks Collection present "Meet the Winners," a panel discussion of sound mixing, an informative and educational event, held on February 28, 2010, at the Egyptian Theater (L.A.).
CAS Career Achievement Recipient: Randy Thom, director of sound design at Skywalker Sound

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Motion Pictures: The Hurt Locker, production mixer Ray Beckett and re-recording mixer Paul J. Ottosson

Television Movies and Mini-Series: Grey Gardens, production mixer Henry Embry, re-recording mixer Rick Ash

Television Series: Mad Men "Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency," production mixer Peter Bently, re-recording mixers Ken Teaney, CAS, and Todd Orr

Television – Non-Fiction, Variety or Music – Series or Specials: Deadliest Catch “Stay Focused or Die,” re-recording mixer Bob Bronow, CAS

DVD Original Programming: Into the Blue: The Reef, production mixer John M. Reynolds, re-recording mixers Terry O'Bright, CAS, and Keith A. Rogers, CAS

'How to Train Your Dragon' Sound for Film Profile

"How to Train Your Dragon" from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Supervising sound mixer and sound designer Randy Thom talks about Dreamworks Animation 3-D thrilling action/adventure How to Train Your Dragon. Find out how the roster of dragons were brought to life and the unique approach Skywalker Sound takes when working on its film's sound.

GDC10: Where It All Began: Lessons That Can Be Learned From ‘First-Generation’ Music

GDC2010: "Where it All Began" Sound Panel from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Speakers: Rod Abernethy (composer, Rednote Audio), Alexander Brandon (creative Ddirector, Heatwave Interactive), Brian Schmidt (president, Brian Schmidt Studios, LLC), Brad Fuller (partner, Sonaural LLC), Tommy Tallarico (president, Tommy Tallarico Studios)

Not just a walk down memory lane, this panel will explore how the music of first-generation 8-bit games was created and what makes it so well loved by gamers of all ages. What makes those old 8-bit tunes still so endearing, instantly recognizable and still fun to listen to? We will explore the glory days of game music, how it was created under unbelievable technical restrictions as compared to today’s production standards. We’ll also explore how the modern-day composer and audio director can use many of the same concepts and techniques used in first generation in today’s music.

'Alice in Wonderland' Sound for Film Profile

"Alice in Wonderland" Sound for Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Visionary director Tim Burton returns with an all-star cast including Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, the queens Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway, and Alan Rickman as the caterpillar, bringing to life the magical return of Alice in Wonderland. A 19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror. Bringing to life this familiar cast of characters and world include the talents of sound re-recording mixer Tom Johnson and supervising sound editor Michael Semanick. Off with your head!

Backstage at the 2010 CAS Awards

Randy Thom - 2010 CAS Career Achievement Honoree - SWC Exclusive from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

The Cinema Audio Society comprises sound mixers and associates from the film and television industries. The Society was founded to create a proper channel of communication between the related sound crafts and between those instrumental to the production and distribution of film and television soundtracks. The CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing are presented annually to the winning re-recording and production mixers in each of four categories: Television Non-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Special; Television Series; Television Movies or Mini-Series; and Motion Pictures. The competition is open to feature films and television programs released or aired during the calendar year, and the winners are revealed in a sealed envelope ceremony at the Cinema Audio Society Annual Awards Banquet.

For the 2010 CAS Awards, the SoundWorks Collection partnered with the CAS to provide exclusive backstage interviews with the winners of this year's awards show.

Exclusive MPSE Golden Reel Awards Interviews

Steven Spielberg - MPSE Golden Reel Filmmaker Award 2010 - SWC Exclusive 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 and ADR, effects and foley, and music. For the 2010 Golden Reel Awards, the SoundWorks Collection partnered with the MPSE to provide exclusive show coverage and backstage interviews with the winners of this years awards show.
Read Mix news article on the full award winners.

SoundWorks Collection Exclusive Presents “Avatar” Sound Panel

Avatar Sound Panel - SoundWorks Collection Exclusive from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

February 3, 2010, at the Fox Studios, Zanuck Theater
Featuring director James Cameron, producer Jon Landau, Christopher Boyes (supervising sound editor/sound designer/sound re-recording mixer), sound re-recording mixer Gary Summers and sound re-recording mixer Andy Nelson.

'Avatar' Sound for Film Profile

"Avatar" Sound For Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

The groundbreaking technical and directorial abilities of director James Cameron can be experienced in his breathtaking visual world of Pandora in Avatar. This never-before-seen world is filled with landscapes, creatures and civilizations that have also never been heard before by audiences. Bringing to life the sounds of Pandora include the talent of Skywalker Sound’s supervising sound editor, sound re-recording mixer and sound designer Chris Boyes in this SoundWorks Collection sound-for-film exclusive profile.

'Inglourious Basterds' Sound for Film Profile

Director Quentin Tarantin's "spaghetti western but with World War II iconography" sets the stage for a stellar soundscape produced by his talented sound team. In this sound for film profile, we talk with sound re-recording mixers Michael Minkler and Tony Lamberti. A basterd's work is never done.

'Terminator Salvation' Sound for Film Profile

"Terminator Salvation" Sound for Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

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 to life the cast of robots and cyborgs set in 2018.

'Where the Wild Things Are' Sound for Film Profile

"Where the Wild Things Are" Sound for Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Explore director Spike Jonze's heartfelt adaptation of the classic children's book, Where the Wild Things Are, with sound re-recording mixer and supervising editor Ren Klyce. Learn about the unique approach they created for capturing the voices of the actors and other stories about bringing the wild creatures to life.

'Transformers 2' Sound for Film Profile

"Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen" Sound for Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Director Michael Bay returns for a second serving of robot mayhem in Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Also returning for another call of duty with Bay include the talents of his sound team: sound re-recording mixer Greg Russell, and supervising sound editors Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn.

'Star Trek' Sound for Film Profile

"Star Trek" Sound for Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

In this next installment, 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 editors Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin, and sound designers Scott Gershin, Ann Scibelli and Tim Walston—talk about the approach and sound design behind the 11th film based on the Star Trek franchise, directed by J.J. Abrams.

'Invictus' Sound for Film Profile

"Invictus" Sound for Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Director Clint Eastwood reunites with his longtime collaborators—Supervising Sound Editor Alan Robert Murray and Sound Re-Recording Mixer Gregg Rudloff. In this profile the sound team discusses the challenges and unique sound opportunities that take the audience on location to Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa.


'The Princess and the Frog' Sound for Film Profile

"The Princess and the Frog" Sound for Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Walt Disney Animation Studio returns to its tradition of hand-drawn animation in The Princess and the Frog. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker of successful 2-D Disney films The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Hercules. In this profile, we sit down and talk with sound re-recording mixers David Fluhr and Dean Zupancic, original dialog mixers Doc Kane and Gabe Guy, and supervising sound editor Odin Benitez.


'2012' Sound for Film Profile

"2012" Sound for Film Video Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

What does the end of the world sound like? Sound re-recording mixers Michael Keller and Jeff Haboush talk about the extensive sound work completed for director Roland Emmerich's blockbuster disaster film 2012. See how the sound team approached the sound design and mix for such scenes as the destruction of Los Angeles, the eruption of Yellowstone national park, and watch the Vatican crumble into oblivion. (Seatbelt not included.)


'Watchmen' Sound for Film Profile

"Watchmen" Sound for Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

The SoundWorks Collection launches this week by profiling the sound team for Universal Studios' Watchmen, including Supervising Sound Editor Scott Hecker, Sound Re-Recording Mixer Chris Jenkins and Sound Re-Recording Mixer Frank Montano. Watch how visionary director Zack Snyder brings the popular Watchmen graphic novel to life for the big screen with the help of the sound team.


Introduction to the Series

SoundWorks Collection Promo from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.






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