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Dune Sound Team on Finding “The Voice,” Using “Fake Documentary Realism” & the Rescue of Paul Atreides

Despite a day-and-date release on HBO Max, Dune: Part One was a box office success, surpassing $400 million in global ticket sales en route to winning six Academy Awards. Its haul included an Oscar for Best Sound, won by Supervising Sound Editor Mark A. Mangini, Re-Recording Mixers Ron Bartlett and Doug Hemphill, Sound Mixer Mac Ruth, and Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor Theo Green. At Mix magazine’s annual Sound for Film […]

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The Batman Sound Team on Using Reverb and Pitch Shifts While Striving for Realism

Matt Reeves‘ The Batman hit theaters earlier this year and went on to gross nearly $800 million on a production budget of $200 million, indicating that Warner Bros. is onto something with this dark depiction of the Caped Crusader. Robert Pattinson dons the cape and cowl this time around, and the film finds Batman going after a sadistic killer targeting Gotham’s political figures and dealing with the city’s basic corruption, […]

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Sight, Sound & Story Live Presents Behind the Lens: Capturing Horror Films on October 27th

Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues on October 27th with acclaimed Cinematographers, Charlie Sarroff and Oona Menges, with Moderator Chad Anderson. Inside Episode XXII: Horror films depend on the cinematographer to create the compositions, tone, mood, and surreal imagery that scare us to our core and keep us on the edge of our seats. Just in time for Halloween, join us for a […]

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Prime Time Softball League: American Dad, CSI Vegas Lead in Week 5

After the Week 5 games on Oct. 8, the American Dad (two-time reigning champs) and CSI Vegas teams pulled ahead of the pack with four wins each. CSI Vegas defeated The Rookie to earn its fourth win, while MasterChef lost its first game of the season in a squeaker against new series, Pretty Freekin’ Scary. Young Sheldon and Big Brother, both returning from last season, have yet to win a game. The […]

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Prime Time Softball League: Four Teams Tied in First Place After Three Weekes

After the Week 4 games on Oct. 1, four teams lead this season at the Prime Time Softball League: two-time reigning champs American Dad are tied at 3 wins with The Rookie, CSI Vegas, and MasterChef. All four teams won their Week 4 games with MasterChef defeating Big Brother 32 – 2; CSI Vegas beating new team/series Pretty Freeking Scary 31 – 5; American Dad winning over Young Sheldon 31 – 2; and The Rookie beating Bosch Legacy 26 – 2. The Neighborhood won its first […]

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SCAD Savannah Film Festival to Honor Oscar-Winning Costume Designer Sandy Powell for New Movie Living

The Savannah College of Art and Design is celebrating the 25th year of the SCAD Savannah Film Festival, the largest university-run film festival in the U.S., which will take place in person this year from Oct. 22–29. This year, SCAD will honor Sandy Powell with the Variety Creative Impact Award in Costume Design for Living, the upcoming Sony Classics movie starring Bill Nighy in one of his very best performances. Powell is a […]

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Sound for Film & TV Panel Examines Trend of Sound Mixers Going Independent

Last week at the Sound for Film & TV event produced by Mix magazine, a panel focused on a growing trend — sound professionals leaving secure jobs at studios and audio facilities to start their own businesses. Focusrite Group professional director David Rieley, who moderated the panel, pointed out that Netflix’s Post Partner Program was “an early sign of the boom in entertainment.” “With other streaming platforms, a need for […]

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Sound for Film & TV Event at Sony Brings Out Mixers, Foley Artists, and The Whale Composer Rob Simonsen

Last weekend, Mix magazine’s annual Sound for Film & TV conference returned to its first in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic began, bringing thousands to the Sony lot, where the event has been held since 2014. Mix editor Tom Kenny led the opening keynote address, introducing a panel discussion on “Sound Changes” that was focused on “the nature of today’s re-recording stage, the rise of streaming services, new technologies and formats, […]

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ICG to Honor Oscar-Nominated Joker Cinematographer Lawrence Sher With Distinguished Filmmaker Award

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) will honor cinematographer/director Lawrence Sher, ASC with the Distinguished Filmmaker Award, presented by Panavision, at the 2022 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA). Sher is best known for shooting Joker and The Hangover movies for director Todd Phillips, and he’ll receive his honor on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 5:00 PM at the Wolf Theatre in the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center, where the event will be followed by a […]

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Costume Designers Guild Unveils Awards Timeline and Location for 2023 CDGA Ceremony

The awards timeline and location have been announced for the 25th Costume Designers Guild Awards. Celebrating excellence in film, television, and short-form costume design, the annual CDGA ceremony will take place on Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, at the Fairmont Century Plaza. Nominations will be revealed on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. Additional details regarding the ceremony’s host, presenters, honorees, sponsors, and more will also be announced in the coming months. The CDG includes […]