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Masterfully Crafted Sound Within A Quiet Place

April 2018
Masterfully Crafted Sound Within A Quiet Place

  We live in a society where sound is omnipresent. A Quiet Place takes us back to the root of solitude but simultaneously experiments with the versatility of sound sonically and atmospherically within the dynamic spectrum. Director John Krasinski (“The Office,” 13 Hours) sought two of the top supervising sound editors in Erik Aadahl... »

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An Unlikely Pair In An Ordinary Man

April 2018
An Unlikely Pair In An Ordinary Man

  During the span of fifteen years, writer/director Brad Silberling (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Moonlight Mile) had presented three films at the Sarajevo Film Festival, which is now the largest film festival in Southeast Europe. He had developed an affinity for the locale, as he’d witnessed much conflict within the entire region on... »

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1950s Style Jazz Reimagined in Flock of Four

April 2018
1950s Style Jazz Reimagined in Flock of Four

  First-time narrative writer/director Gregory Caruso expanded his 2016 short film Flock of Four into a feature that transports the audience to the 1950s during the height of the Jazz era, on Central Avenue, in Los Angeles. The story follows four teenage friends who make their way to Central Avenue from Pasadena, in pursuit... »

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The Heart of Nuba Represents Humanity at Its Best Through Dr. Tom Catena

April 2018
The Heart of Nuba Represents Humanity at Its Best Through Dr. Tom Catena

The Heart of Nuba is a humanitarian heart-based documentary directed and produced by Kenneth A. Carlson. Carlson is a non-fiction filmmaker mostly known for his work on Go Tigers! This documentary focuses on the selfless service of Dr. Tom Catena and the essence of the Nuba people. The Nuba Mountains are located in South... »

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2018 CILECT North America Sound Conference

April 2018
2018 CILECT North America Sound Conference

    The 2018 CILECT North America “Sound and Storytelling” Conference was held at the Dodge College of Media Arts at Chapman University on March 22-24, 2018 in Orange, CA. The event was hosted by Michael Kowalski, Associate Dean & Chief Academic Officer. Kowalski has long desired to launch a sound conference of this... »

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Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on NBC April 1st

March 2018
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on NBC April 1st

    Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert is scheduled to air on NBC on Easter Sunday April 1, 2018. The show is based on the 1970 concept album with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics from Tim Rice, which was transformed into the hit Broadway Musical in 1971. The production has wowed... »

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Best Sound Mixing Nominee – Baby Driver

February 2018
Best Sound Mixing Nominee – Baby Driver

Oscar Nominees Mary H. Ellis, Tim Cavagin, and Julian Slater Create An Aural Perspective With Sound Mixing in Baby Driver. When considering mixing, combining the elements to be pleasing to the ear is what certainly comes to mind, but sound mixing always starts in production and segues to post-production. Baby Driver’s sound mixer, Mary H. Ellis... »

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Academy Award Nominated Editors Paul Machliss & Jonathan Amos On Their Unique Approach To Baby Driver

February 2018
Academy Award Nominated Editors Paul Machliss & Jonathan Amos On Their Unique Approach To Baby Driver

The rhythm and pacing in Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver was beyond extraordinary as the editing was elevated to new heights. Editing the picture to music tracks alone is something to be in amazement of and deserves high praise for implementing unconventional methods to create a fresh, original film. Editors Paul Machliss (The World’s End,... »

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Sound Designer Julian Slater’s Syncopation on Baby Driver

February 2018
Sound Designer Julian Slater’s Syncopation on Baby Driver

        Master sound editor and sound designer Julian Slater (Mad Max: Fury Road, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) envelopes the audience in a world of syncopation in Edgar Wright’s summer hit film, Baby Driver.  Syncopation  means a disturbance or interruption of the regular flow of rhythm, such as the tempo of... »

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70th Annual DGA Awards

February 2018
70th Annual DGA Awards

  The 70th Annual DGA Awards honored the best direction of 2017 in film, television, documentaries, and commercials. Master of Ceremonies host, Judd Apatow entertained and enthralled the audience through 14 remarkable awards held in the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The program consisted of various presenters ranging from Sam Rockwell, Amy... »

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