In this episode we sit down with legendary New York based re-recording mixer Tom Fleischman on his mixing stage at Soundtrack F/T in Manhattan. Teresa Morrow sits in as host and talks to Tom about his 40 year career mixing some of the greatest american films ever made including Serpico, Silence of The Lambs, Goodfellas, Hugo (for which he won an Oscar), Reds and any more. Tom is an engaging storyteller whose love for making movies inspires everyone he comes into contact with.
To celebrate the podcast’s 5 year anniversary, we take a walk down memory lane and play clips from interviews of some of our favorite past guests on the show. Our new robot assistant 85T4X takes over the hosting duties, so Timothy and René can take a break. Shoot us a message on Twitter (@tonebenderspodcast) or our Facebook group and let us know what your favourite episodes from the last five years have been.
In this episode we talk to some authors of recent pro audio related books. David Weiss tells us about the brand new book he co-wrote called “Music Supervision: The Complete Guide To Selecting Music for Movies, TV, Games & New Media”. Damian Kastbauer checks in with his two part tome “Game Audio: Tales of a Technical Sound Designer”. Jay Rose, a noted raconteur, talks up his book “Producing Great Sound for Film & Video: Expert Tips from Production to Final Mix”. Ric Viers and his son Sean do a reading of the opening chapter from their new book “Make Some Noise: Sound Effects Recording for Teens”. Finally Gordon Hempton graces us with a reading from his newest book “Earth Is A Solar Powered Jukebox”. We also review a great book for young kids (ages 3-6) called “Do You Hear What I Hear” that teaches them how to think about the sounds around them.
In this episode we pass the podcast over to George Vlad and Daan Hendricks who tell us all about their trip to a field recording workshop in Mmabolela Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa. They discuss everything from the planning and preparations, getting from their homes in Europe to this remote location, and the gear they used (and how it held up in the extreme weather conditions). They also reminisce on the impressions the trip has left on their lives. All with fantastic examples of the sounds they recorded while there.
Here are some pictures of the places they were able to record: