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The Sound of Hugo


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

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection video profile, producer Michael Coleman sits down with the Oscar nominated sound team of Hugo including co-supervising sound editor Philip Stockton, co-supervising sound editor Eugene Gearty, and re-recording mixer Tom Fleischman.

Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Brian Selznick’s award-winning novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret stars Asa Butterfield, as an orphan boy who lives in a Parisian train station. Sent to live with his drunken uncle after his father’s death in a fire, Hugo learned how to wind the massive clocks that run throughout the station. When the uncle disappears one day, Hugo decides to maintain the clocks on his own, hoping nobody will catch on to him squatting in the station.

His natural aptitude for engineering leads him to steal gears, tools, and other items from a toy-shop owner who maintains a storefront in the station. Hugo needs these purloined pieces in order to rebuild a mechanical man that was left in the father’s care at the museum — the restoration was a project father and son did together.

When Georges (Ben Kingsley), the old man who runs the toy stand, catches on to the thievery, he threatens to turn Hugo over to the station’s lone police officer (Sacha Baron Cohen), who makes every effort to send any parentless child in the station to the orphanage. But Hugo’s run-in with Georges leads to a friendship with the elderly gentleman’s goddaughter, Isabelle (Chloe Grace Moretz), who unknowingly possesses the last item Hugo needs to make the mechanical man work again.

Movie Studio:
Paramount Pictures

Directed by:
Martin Scorsese

Original Music by:
Howard Shore

Sound Credits:

Jamie Baker – Foley Editor
Simon Brown – Second Sound Maintenance
Marko A. Costanzo – Foley Artist
Chris Fielder – Assistant Sound Editor
Tom Fleischman – Sound Re-recording Mixer
Charlotte Gray – Sound Assistant
Adam Horley – ADR Recordist
Bret Johnson – Sound Re-recordist
Frank Kern – Foley Supervisor
George A- Lara – Foley Mixer
Dash Mason-Malik – Sound Assistant: Dailies
John Midgley – Production Sound Mixer
Samuel Miille – Assistant Sound Editor (as Sam Miille)
Branka Mrkic – Dialogue Editor
Emmet O’Donnell – ADR Assistant
Angela Organ – Assistant ADR Editor
Mike Reardon – Boom Operator
Martin Seeley – Sound Mixer (second Unit)
Steve F-B- Smith – Sound Consultant: Dolby
Andy Stallabrass – ADRMixer
Greg Steele – ADR Mixer
Philip Stockton – Supervising Sound Editor
Clémence Stoloff – Apprentice Sound Editor
Paul Tirone – Sound Re-recordist
Greg Zimmerman – ADR Recordist

Courtesy of Soundworks Collection.

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