038 – Rich Van Dyke

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In this Episode Timothy talks with Rich Van Dyke, production sound mixer and master raconteur. Rich’s credits include American Beauty, 3;10 to Yuma, Crash, Moonlighting and countless others. He has great stories of the films he has worked on, how he got started and the gear he uses.

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035 – Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl

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Ethan (L) and Erik (R) on the mix stage. Photo by Greg P Russell.

In this episode we sit down with sound designers Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl to talk about their esteemed careers, working philosophies and many of the films they have worked on in the past few years.

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Links from this episode:

Erik’s IMDB  

Ethan’s IMDB 

Mike Hopkin’s IMDB   

eSquared’s website

034 Oliver Machin and Mad Max Fury Road

We were super excited to talk to Mad Max Fury Road vehicle recordist Oliver Machin for this episode.

Oliver gave us tons of great war stories and logistics problems from the set of one of the breakout films of the year.

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War machines, microphones, and rock n roll on the Doof Wagon.

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Enjoy!

More stuff:

how they built the vehicles for fury road

18 mins of behind the scenes footage

boom library every day cars

Oliver’s rig

 

and here are a bunch of images from the shoot:

 

033 – Recording the Porsche 911 GT3

In this episode, we talk about the Porsche recordings that René made in Houston for the latest echo | collective: fields library.

 

Check out the Porsche library here.

Here’s the prep sheet

And here’s the gear that was mentioned in this episode.

032 – Multimic with one mic – Implosions – Soundsnap giveaway

In ep 32 we breakdown a method for executing a multimic record session with just one mic, we do a postmortem on the recording of the implosion of a Xerox building, and we do another great giveaway, this time in collaboration with soundsnap.com

Here’s the gear used for the implosion recording:

Plus the venerable Line Audio CM3s

enjoy!

Tonebenders on DesigningSound.org

If you are not familiar with www.designingsound.org make sure you head there ASAP and read everything they have.  Each month the site picks a theme and ask the audio community to contribute articles, ideas and experiments that fit the theme.  In the past our podcast has regularly timed episodes to match up with the DS themes.  For January 2015 the theme was “Education”, specifically in relation to professional audio.  Our most recent episode, #31, was part of this theme as we interviewed Brenda Jaskulske from the University of North Texas.

Additionally both of the hosts on Tonebenders wrote articles that are featured on the site as well.  René wrote about different types of learning, and Timothy shared some thoughts on the future of Internships in Audio Post.

Please head over to DesigningSound.org to check them out.

Read René’s article here: http://designingsound.org/2015/01/deep-or-shallow/

and Timothy’s here: http://designingsound.org/2015/02/a-new-approach-to-internships/

Let us know what you think.

031 – Education with Brenda Jaskulske from the University of North Texas

In ep 31 we talk with Brenda Jaskulske from the University of North Texas.  We had a great time and covered all things, education, learning and teaching in the field of audio.

Brenda is the audio coordinator and senior lecturer in the department of media arts  at the University of North Texas.

Starting as an on-air personality at age 16, Brenda became Program Director and Operations manager of a top rated radio station by age 22. After graduating with a degree in Mass Communications from Midwestern State University, she worked as a television producer, videographer, and editor.

Brenda can be contacted at Brenda.Jaskulske@unt.edu

free holiday sfx roundup

So it seems that a December tradition has emerged where the various sfx libraries give stuff away for free!

so here’s what I’ve seen so far.  Feel free to add to this in the comments.

Asoundeffect.com SFX sampler – a pretty big collection of donated sounds from the various indie labels there.  it includes sounds from

  • airborne sound
  • detunized
  • mattia cellotto
  • resonance sound
  • shaping waves
  • skewsound
  • sound ex machina
  • soundbits
  • soundopolis
  • the soundcatcher
  • tovusound
  • uso
  • and whatisvalis

Hiss and a Roar has a xmas bundle (and contest) out there.

Chuck Russom released a Glock 18mm handgun

Boom library does the advent calendar where they sometimes give sounds away, and often discount libraries.

Rabbit Ears audio and The Recordist both sent emails to past users with a gift.  check your inbox if you’re purchased from either of them.

Big Wheels Sound Design‘s Red Libraries Series has a freebie collection of French Shop Ambiences

Just Added:

Glitch Machines has a cool impact effects Free Library called SEISM  (H/T to Dave DeLizza)

Twisted Tools has a drum pack too. (H/T to Dave DeLizza)

The Sound Catcher also has a SFX collection currently available at no cost.  It is a kind of greatest hits from the libraries they sell.

If I’ve missed any put them in the comments below!

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