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Pro Sound Effects Blog

From Script to Final Mix: Enos Desjardins on how story informs sound design for film & TV

September 13, 2018 by Andreas Russo in Interviews, Film Sound
Learn how every sonic detail can tell a story, and get advice on how to break into the audio post production industry. In a career spanning only six years, sound designer and sound fx editor Enos Desjardins has already managed to work on major TV shows like Black Mirror and several feature films – in addition to winning the 2016 "Best Sound Design: Short Film" Music and Sound Award for his work...

Futuristic Sounds Grounded in Reality: Creating Kin's sci-fi sound effects with Joseph Fraioli

September 06, 2018 by Andreas Russo in Interviews, Film Sound
Learn how a hands-on approach to sound design and narrative analysis informed Joseph Fraioli's clarity and innovation in creating the sci-fi sounds of the film Kin.

Emmy-nominated sound editor Jacob Ribicoff on working with Ken Burns and creating the sound of HBO's Fahrenheit 451

September 05, 2018 by Vinny Alfano in Interviews, Film Sound
Learn about Jacob Ribicoff's long-time collaboration with filmmaker Ken Burns, and how he approached creating the Emmy-nominated sound for both The Vietnam War and Fahrenheit 451.

The importance of sound in documentaries with Peter Albrechtsen

July 23, 2018 by Vinny Alfano in Interviews, Film Sound
Discover how Peter Albrechtsen took a subtle yet detailed approach to craft the sound of the new documentary, Generation Wealth.

Engaging Silence: Behind the daring sound of A Quiet Place

April 18, 2018 by Vinny Alfano 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 Film Sound, Interviews
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 Film Sound, Interviews, Sound Design, The Odyssey Collection
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 Film Sound, Interviews, Sound Design
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 Film Sound, Interviews, The Odyssey Collection
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 Film Sound, Interviews, Sound Design
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.