Monthly Archive: February 2011

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Walter Murch – Career Achievement Award Winner

SoundWorks Collection was on location at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards where they were able to capture this years ceremony for the Career Achievement Award, with this years recipient being Walter Murch.  The award is presented with an introduction from Randy Thom and George Lucas.  Congrats!

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Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Jay-Z) Talks Shop

Matt Weiss (Head Engineer at Studio E, Philadelphia, PA) recently chatted with Grammy award winner Andrew Dawson about his career, techniques, tools,  and the music industry.  Hit the jump for a portion of their conversation and a link to the rest of the article.

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SoundWorks Collection: “The King’s Speech”

The King’s Speech was one of my favorite films of the year.  Not only was it an enjoyable movie but it also sounded great.  The following video goes into detail about a field of sound work that is commonly overlooked and underrated – production sound.  In this video SoundWorks’ producer, Michael Coleman sits and chats with Production Sound Mixer John Midgley about his work on the film.

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SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of “True Grit”

“The sounds of the wild West include tough talking characters, vicious animals, and harsh environments that play a large role in the telling of this story. Helping craft these duties include longtime collaborators Sound Re-recording Mixer and Supervising Sound Editor Skip Lievsay, Sound Re-recording Mixer Greg Orloff and Dialogue/ADR Editor Byron Wilson.

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Soundworks Collection: Walt Disney Imagineers

“The SoundWorks Collection pulls back the curtain on the talented Imagineers who are responsible for the sounds and music of the Walt Disney theme park properties. In our exclusive video profile we explore the history and role of the audio team as they share their stories and creative challenges. We also visit the original John James “Jimmy” MacDonald sound effects collection, which explores some of the classic Disney sound effects.”

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Dave Grohl Gives A Tour Of His Home Studio

  Dave Grohl gives NME a tour of his home studio where the Foo Fighters recorded and are currently mixing their upcoming record which has yet to be titled.  He talks about how the entire album uses analog equipment and how the new record wont sound like any other previous release from the band.  Check out a video after the jump.