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Pro Sound Effects Blog

Top 5 Mistakes All Beginner Sound Editors Make

February 22, 2019 by Korey Pereira in Sound Effects, Film Sound
We all make mistakes. Use the tips below to jumpstart your career as a sound editor. When starting out as a sound editor, I certainly made my share of mistakes! Below are five common mistakes I as a mixer see new editors make, and some ways to avoid these pitfalls. As a beginning sound editor it’s easy to hear a piece of audio and think “that sounds bad.” However, it takes experience to know why...

Hearing the Written Word: How the sound design of Hala was inspired by the script

February 14, 2019 by Andreas Russo in Interviews, Film Sound
Supervising sound editor Derek Vanderhorst talks about his approach to the sound design for Hala, working in ATMOS, and his experience on No Country For Old Men.

The magical sound of Mary Poppins Returns: An interview with Renee Tondelli

January 14, 2019 by Vinny Alfano in Interviews, Film Sound
  Enter the magical world of Mary Poppins Returns and hear about the level of detail put into the sound by Oscar®-nominated sound designer and supervising sound editor, Renee Tondelli.

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 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...