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Pro Sound Effects Blog

Engaging Silence: Behind the daring sound of A Quiet Place

April 18, 2018 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Film Sound
Learn about the intricate and risky sonic decisions made while creating the sound of A Quiet Place. Watching A Quiet Place will make you feel more like a participant than a spectator. A family of five in a post-apocalyptic world must try to survive while vicious creatures are on the hunt for anything that makes a sound - shhh! Since its release, the movie has achieved critical acclaim, and its...

Expanding a Universe: Inside the sound of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

January 18, 2018 by Jennifer Walden in Interviews, Film Sound
Find out how the sound team from Star Wars: The Last Jedi approached and built the film's stellar sound – from vocal processing to Rey's mirror world. For sound designer Ren Klyce, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was a dream come true. It was his first professional foray into the Star Wars universe. Klyce co-supervised the sound alongside Matthew Wood — who’s practically a Jedi Master of Star Wars...

Building Sonic Worlds: Mark Mangini on the dynamic, immersive sound of Blade Runner 2049

November 16, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Sound Design, The Odyssey Collection, Film Sound
Take an in-depth look at the creation process of Blade Runner 2049’s bold sonic universe with supervising sound editor Mark Mangini. The sound of Blade Runner 2049 is striking. Even non-soundfolk are likely to recognize the crucial role it plays throughout the expansive follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi cult classic. Artfully sweeping from immersive to hyper-focused to nearly silent, the...

Designing the Afterlife: Behind the sound of Flatliners

October 04, 2017 by Jennifer Walden in Interviews, Sound Design, Film Sound
Discover the methods and tools used by the Flatliners sound team to guide the viewer between worlds. What happens after you die?

Setting the studio on fire: Recording sounds for Raiders of the Lost Ark

August 24, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, The Odyssey Collection, Film Sound
Discover the lengths that true sound effects recordists will go to capture the perfect sound. As we’re diligently developing the soon-to-be-released Odyssey: Essentials Sound Library for your personal use and exploring its sonic treasures, we uncovered a historic sound effect story that was too good to keep to ourselves.

Sound design tips from Oscar® winner Sylvain Bellemare

August 16, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Sound Design, Film Sound
Discover how sound designer and editor Sylvain Bellamare uses backgrounds and silence to guide narrative. Sylvain Bellemare, winner of the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Sound Editing for his work on Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi film Arrival, was featured on the latest episode of CBC Arts' The Filmmakers - an interview series highlighting creative talent behind popular Canadian films.

The Subtle, Powerful Sound of Oscar® Winner 'The Salesman'

March 17, 2017 by Andrew Emge in Interviews, Sound Design, Film Sound
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi made headlines when his film 'The Salesman' won the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film, but not simply for winning the award twice since 2012.