Recording Sound

Goldcrest Post Supports Three Sundance Films

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 11:13 -- Nick Dager

Goldcrest Post provided post-production services for three films screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. They include Academy Award–nominee Ramin Bahrani’s documentary 2nd Chance, Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes’ documentary The Janes and director Ricky D’Ambrose’s narrative film The Cathedral. The 2022 Sundance Film Festival takes place as a fully virtual event January 20-30.

Who Ya Gonna Call? Again

Tue, 12/07/2021 - 11:51 -- Nick Dager

Sound editorial and mixing for Ghostbusters: Afterlife was based at Sony Pictures Post Production Services where a veteran crew led by supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Will Files, supervising sound editor Perry Robertson and re-recording mixer Mark Paterson faced the formidable challenge of following in the footsteps of a legend. Released in 1984, the original Ghostbusters is among the most beloved comedies of all time and elements of the film, including many of its signature sounds, are etched in the minds of movie fans around the globe.

Recording Nature’s Sounds

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 13:23 -- Nick Dager

Sound recordist George Vlad travels to some of the most remote places on earth to record the unobstructed sound of nature. The result is that the Surrey-based 36-year-old now specializes in exploring and recording the beauty of our planet’s most remote places, and clients globally utilize Vlad’s self-funded services and sounds. Hollywood film studios, game development studios and production companies like Netflix license his content.

Vaudeville Sound Group Celebrates Fifteenth Anniversary

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 11:10 -- Nick Dager

For 15 years, Vaudeville Sound Group has been serving London as a premier global post-production house for TV, film, broadcast, gaming and documentary work. First opened in 2006, the company has expanded to locations in Los Angeles (circa 2013) and Vancouver (circa 2020), and recently completed its 35th sound studio. Today, Vaudeville has more than 60 creatives in various departments, including sound design and dialogue editing, as well as automated dialogue replacement and mixing.

Venom’s Sonic Mayhem

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 10:28 -- Nick Dager

Venom: Let There Be Carnage, marks Tom Hardy’s return to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters, and proves a worthy successor to the hit 2018 original through its imaginative storytelling, outstanding performances, breakthrough visual effects and superb, action-packed soundtrack.

An Unsettling Score

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 10:13 -- Nick Dager

The composing duo of Adam Robl and Shawn Sutta recently scored the original soundtrack for Grasshoppers, award-winning LA-based filmmaker Brad Bischoff’s directorial feature film debut. An Official Selection of the 18th Annual BendFilm Festival in the narrative category, the emotionally charged drama recently made its world premiere at the event. The director, a native of Chicago, shot the film in the city’s suburbs.

The Chilling Sounds of Madness

Mon, 11/01/2021 - 11:03 -- Nick Dager

While it begins as a “dull, dark and soundless day,” the famous Edgar Allen Poe short story, The Fall of the House of Usher, is anything but boring or quiet. In fact, the chilling tale of Roderick Usher, a man living alone, seemingly descending into madness, comes to life in the upcoming horror/thriller film 3 Days Rising. As the film’s gruesome story unravels, sound plays a pivotal role in telling the tale. But that was not without its challenges.

The Unique Audio Challenges of Oxygène

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 11:19 -- Nick Dager

When it came time to record the Netflix original French-language film, Oxygène (Oxygen in English), the audio team had quite the challenge in front of them. The premise of the scientific horror film focuses on a scientist, played by French actress Melanie Laurent, who has lost her memory, awakens, trapped in a medical pod and must find her way out before the oxygen levels diminish. Given the setting, the pod is used for 90 percent of the film, and, with its tight quarters, production sound mixer Ken Yasumoto and boom operator Josselin Panchout knew they needed a reliable and unobtrusive microphone solution.

Measuring the Mix

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 08:58 -- Nick Dager

A 15-year veteran of the film and TV business, freelance re-recording mixer Alexandra Fehrman loves to get creative with her projects. Nominated for a 2021 Sound Mixing Emmy for her work on Amazon’s drama The Boys, Fehrman works with Formosa Group, a post-production facility in Los Angeles, as well as from her home studio. Fehrman, like many audio pros, started her career in music as a teenager and has been pursuing sound mixing ever since. Her specialties include streaming and TV series, as well as feature and independent films.

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