Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Bardo Director Alejandro González Iñárritu Nabs Filmmaker of the Year Honor From Cinema Audio Society

Alejandro González Iñárritu, the Oscar-winning director of Birdman, The Revenant, and the upcoming Netflix movie Bardo, will receive the Cinema Audio Society‘s Filmmaker of the Year honor at the 59th CAS Awards on Saturday, March 4 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel. “It is an honor to name director Alejandro González Iñárritu as [the] recipient of the prestigious 2023 CAS Filmmaker Award. His sobering portrayals of the human experience […]

Gwendolyn Yates Whittle

MPSE to Honor Avatar Sound Editor Gwendolyn Yates Whittle With Its 2023 Career Achievement Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) has announced that it will honor Supervising Sound Editor Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, a two-time Oscar-nominee for her work on Avatar and Tron: Legacy, with its 2023 Career Achievement Award. Whittle, whose more than 150 film and television credits also include Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Minority Report, Munich, Iron Man, Cloverfield, Jurassic World, and Fight Club, will receive the award at the 70th […]

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt to Host 70th MPSE Golden Reel Awards, Which Are Moving to a New Venue

Patton Oswalt will host the 70th MPSE Golden Reel Awards, it was announced on Tuesday by the Motion Picture Sound Editors. Honoring outstanding achievement in sound editing, the Golden Reel Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. “Like other below-the-line crafts, sound editing doesn’t get the praise and acknowledgment it deserves,” Oswalt said in a statement that expressed his admiration […]

Korey Pereira

CAS and MPSE’s Sounding Board 2.0 Event Stresses the Importance of Sound Artists, Especially Boom Mic Operators

Last Saturday afternoon, the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) and Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) held an in-person event, The Sounding Board 2.0, which featured several panel discussions about the practical, creative and technical art of sound for picture. The event emphasized the importance of sound artists, whose work on your favorite film or television show may go unseen, but is nonetheless vital to a project’s success. And fortunately, many of […]

Jerry Bruckheimer

Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Jerry Bruckheimer With Its Annual Filmmaker Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will honor Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of this year’s $1.4 billion box office hit Top Gun: Maverick, with its annual Filmmaker Award. Among the most prolific and successful film and television producers of all time, Bruckheimer is responsible for such big-screen spectacles as the Pirates of the Caribbean, National Treasure, Bad Boys, and Beverly Hills Cop franchises, and the hits Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, Remember the Titans, Armageddon, The Rock, Crimson Tide, […]

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Supervising Sound Editor Damian Del Borrello on Creating the Whispers of Eru Ilúvatar and Honoring the Legacy of the Film Trilogy

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is as much a feast for the ears as it is for the eyes. And for that, viewers can thank Damian Del Borrello, MPSE who served as the Supervising Sound Editor on Season 1 of the epic Prime Video show, working alongside Co-Supervising Sound Editor Robert Stambler and the rest of their talented team. Del Borrello (Spartacus, Ash vs. Evil Dead, […]

Dune panel

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 […]

The Batman sound team

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, […]

Bo Harwood

Veteran Sound Expert Bo Harwood, Who Won an Emmy for Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Dies at 76

Veteran sound expert Benjamin “Bo” Harwood, Jr. has died at the age of 76. He worked as a sound mixer, sound editor, sound engineer, music supervisor, composer, and songwriter over the course of his illustrious career. Born in Los Angeles in 1946 to Benjamin Harwood, Sr., and Jeanne Elaine Yourell Harwood, both native, first-generation Angelenos, Bo grew up in Pacific Palisades, where he often adventured in the hills of Will […]

Louise Rider

Louise Rider Promoted to Executive Producer at Audio Post-Production Company Another Country

Louise Rider has been promoted to Executive Producer at noted audio post-production company Another Country, it was announced Thursday by the company’s managing director, Tim Konn. Rider has been an integral team member at Another Country since landing as an Assistant Engineer back in 2008. Originally from Bethesda, Maryland, she relocated to Chicago in 2003 to pursue a B.A. in Music Technology at Northwestern University and later received a Master’s […]