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The Sound of Real Steel


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Who says robot boxing won’t happen in 2020?! Real Steel plays out this fantasy as robots have replaced humans in boxing in this Shawn Levy film (Night at the Museum franchise and Date Night).

Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) loses a chance to become a boxing champion when robots take over, and he becomes a small-time promoter. When he has difficulty making a living, he reluctantly teams up with his son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build a robot that can contend for the championship.

The stunning visual effects behind the robots can only be brought to live by believable sound. The team responsible for this difficult task include Craig Henighan (sound designer, sound re-recording mixer, supervising sound editor), Skip Longfellow (first assistant sound editor), Warren Hendriks (sound designer), Rob Nokes (sound effects field recordist) and Dan O’Connell (foley artist).

Movie Studio:
DreamWorks Pictures

Directed by:
Shawn Levy

Original Music by:
Danny Elfman

Sound Credits:
James Ashwill – Foley Mixer
Ron Bedrosian – ADR Mixer
Steve Cantamessa – Sound Mixer
Derek Casari – ADR Stage Engineer
John T- Cucci – Foley Artist (as John Cucci)
Susan Dawes – Dialogue Editor
Neal Garon – Epk Sound Recordist
John Guentner – Foley Mixer
Warren Hendriks – Sound Designer
Craig Henighan – Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer and Supervising Sound Editor
Oleg Kulchytskyy – Sound Re-recording Mixer
Scott La Rue – Boom Operator
Skip Longfellow – First Assistant Sound Editor
Helen Luttrell – Dialogue Editor
Paul Massey – Re-recording Mixer
Rob Nokes – Sound Effects Field Recordist
Dan O’Connell – Foley Artist
Dan Sharp – Re-recordist
Greg Steele – ADR Mixer
Bruce Tanis – Foley Editor
Gary Thomas – Boom Operator
Greg Zimmerman – ADR Recordist

Courtesy of Soundworks Collection.

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