David Fein

Star Trek: The Motion Picture Producer David C. Fein on the Newly Restored 4K Version & Working From the Original Camera Negative

Paramount released a new 4K restoration of Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition earlier this month, and while producer David C. Fein hesitates to call it the definitive version of the sci-fi opus, he acknowledges that it’s as close as we’re likely to get for a few decades. Star Trek: The Motion Picture was a box office hit upon its release in 1979, and the film was nominated for […]

Peter Devlin

Cinema Audio Society to Honor Production Sound Mixer Peter J. Devlin, CAS With Career Achievement Award

The Cinema Audio Society has announced it will honor veteran Production Sound Mixer Peter J. Devlin, CAS with its 2023 Career Achievement Award. Devlin has been nominated for multiple Oscars and CAS Awards, and he will be presented with the honor at the 59th CAS Awards, which will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. “The Cinema Audio Society is a professional society dedicated to craft […]

No Picture

Submissions Now Open for 70th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Honoring Outstanding Sound Editing

Submissions are now open for the 70th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards, which honor outstanding achievements in sound editing in movies, television, animation, documentaries, games, and student work. The Motion Picture Sound Editors made the announcement on Thursday, noting that the ceremony will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. Click here for rules and eligibility requirements, and click here to submit […]

Secrets of the Hollywood Archives

Craig Barron and Ben Burtt on How Secrets of the Hollywood Archives Reveals the Movie Magic of the Industry’s Golden Era

Earlier this summer, The Criterion Channel premiered a series of newly-created short documentaries titled Secrets of the Hollywood Archives that was produced by Visual Effects Artist Craig Barron and Sound Designer Ben Burtt, both of whom are Oscar winners. Secrets of the Hollywood Archives explores the movie magic and technical tricks employed by artisans of the past, utilizing the vaults of major movie studios. The five-minute shorts offer a deep dive […]

Joe B

Sound Editors Joe Beshenkovsky, Bobby Mackston, and Matt Temple on How They Cleaned Up George Carlin’s Old Audio for HBO’s American Dream

George Carlin is one of the greatest stand-up comedians in American history, and thanks to co-directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, audiences get a revelatory look at the late comedian in the HBO documentary George Carlin’s American Dream. The two-part film makes for a solid introduction to Carlin’s work for viewers who may not be familiar with his comedy, and it was up to the sound editing team of Joe Beshenkovky, […]

David Klotz

Stranger Things Music Editor David Klotz on the Sonic Secrets Behind the “Massacre at Hawkins Lab”

David Klotz is hitting all the right notes as a Music Editor, having won seven Emmy Awards and been nominated for 12 more. He worked on Christopher Nolan‘s Memento, while his many TV credits include American Crime Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Game of Thrones, Glee, Scream Queens, and Stranger Things, the latter of which has brought him his latest Emmy nod in the category of Outstanding Sound Editing for […]

Ted Lasso

Ted Lasso Sound Editors Brent Findley and Bernard Weiser on Making 10 People Feel Like a Stadium Full of 10,000 Soccer Fans

We continue our conversation with the Emmy-nominated below-the-line talent behind Ted Lasso, which leads the comedy pack in terms of Emmy nominations this year. The show hails from Apple TV+ and Warner Bros. Television and stars Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, Hannah Waddingham, Juno Temple, and Brett Goldstein, three of whom (Sudeikis, Waddingham, and Goldstein) won Emmys for their work. Earlier today, we spoke to the show’s Emmy-nominated re-recording mixers Ryan Kennedy […]

Ryan Kennedy

Ted Lasso Sound Mixers Ryan Kennedy and Sean Byrne on the Secret to Making AFC Richmond’s Games Feel Authentic

Apple’s flagship series Ted Lasso earned 20 Emmy nominations for the second straight year, leading all comedies, even though there were plenty of dramatic moments laced throughout its emotional second season. The show stars Jason Sudeikis as the titular soccer coach, who is on a journey to transform himself as both a leader of men and as a man himself. Originally envisioned as a spoof of sorts, the Ted Lasso […]

Martin Kwok

The Beatles: Get Back Sound Editing Team on Revisiting and Cleaning Up Audio From 50 Years Ago for Peter Jackson’s Hit Docuseries

When you watch Peter Jackson’s docuseries The Beatles: Get Back for the first time (or the 20th, as some may be wont to do), you’ll surely be amazed by how great it sounds, though you might not know the behind-the-scenes efforts that went into creating that glorious sound. A team of sound editors cleaned up audio from a number of different sources, synced it all up, and gave the sound […]

Nathan Boyd

Streamland Media Taps Nathan Boyd as Chief Information Officer, Rolls Farm Group Teams Into Its Picture and Sound Divisions

Streamland Media has named industry veteran Nathan Boyd as its new Chief Information Officer. A highly regarded IT executive and leader, Boyd’s successful career spans media, technology, government, and future transportation. Most recently, he served as Head of IT for Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment. Boyd will be responsible for Streamland Media’s global IT infrastructure and strategic planning, as well as the implementation of related technologies and management of a global staff. “Nathan […]