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Men in Black: International Sound Team


SonyPictures.logo1Sound production for Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure Men in Black: International was completed by Sony Pictures Post Production Services on the studio lot in Culver City. Three-time Academy Award-winning sound designer/ supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Paul N. J. Ottoson led the sound team in delivering a host of sound elements to support the film’s cast of characters, action scenes and extraterrestrial comedy.

Men in Black: International
Men in Black: International

Ottosson and his team began working on the film early in postproduction, providing sound effects to picture editors Christian Wagner, Zene Baker, ACE and Matt Willard. Other members of the sound team included sound designer Hamilton Sterling, sound designer/sound effects editor Greg ten Bosch, supervising ADR editor Bobbi Banks, MPSE, ADR editors Daniel Saxlid and Ryan Juggler, MPSE, dialogue editor Robert Troy, Foley supervisor Mark Pappas and Foley artist Gary Hecker. For the mix sessions, Ottosson teamed with two-time Academy Award-nominated re-recording mixer Julian Slater.

Men in Black: International
Men in Black: International

Mixing was done in Sony Pictures’ Kim Novak Theater. Working natively in Dolby Atmos, Ottosson mixed dialogue and music, while Slater mixed sound effects. Deliverables also include Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1, DTS: X and Auro 11.1 mixes.

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