All posts by Timothy Muirhead

057 – Carlo Guillermo Proto & Pablo Villegas

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Guest host Teresa Morrow sits down with documentary film maker Carlo Guillermo Proto and location recordist Pablo Villegas about their new, award winning film “Resurrecting Hassan”.  They discuss the film’s unique soundtrack and their battle to get the film to sound the best it possibly could.  They talk the about everything from the first day of shooting all the way up to the final mix.

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Resurrecting Hassan director Carlo Guillermo Proto

Links:

Resurrecting Hassan IMDB

Carlo’s IMDB

Pablo’s IMDB

Resurrescting Hassan’s Facebook Page

Tonebenders Co-Host on DesigningSound.org

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Tonebenders co-host, Timothy, wrote an article for DesigningSound.org about the ways shop talk and pro audio lingo effect us all.  The article is part of the websites theme for May 2017 “Sound Language and Lingo”

A familiar job interview scenario involves a studio owner giving the interviewee a tour of the studio while throwing gear names and version numbers around to see if the prospective hire can follow along or, better yet, has their own opinions on which model/version of “widget X” they prefer. The industry seems to thrive on building up it’s own language that outsiders don’t really understand and that helps distinguish the old pros from the newbies.

To read it all click here.

056 – Tonebenders in New York City

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In November of 2016 Tonebenders went on an sound nerd’s tour of New York City. We visited some of the city’s top post audio studios and interviewed many of the talented sound professionals working in NYC. In this episode regular Tonebenders host Timothy and guest co-host Teresa Morrow (a busy re-recording engineer based in Toronto) tell us about the trip and play clips of many of the interviews they did while in the Big Apple. Featured in this episode are Skip Lievsay, Tom Fleischman, Nicholas Renbeck, Bob Hein and many more.

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Links:

David Forshee’s IMDB

Nicholas Renbeck’s IMDB

Skip Lievsay’s IMDB

Bob Hein’s IMDB

Patrick Christensen’s IMDB

Tom Fleischman’s IMDB

Abby Savage’s IMDB

The Jane Hotel in NYC (Where we stayed while in town)

C5 Sound (Where we interviewed Nik Renbeck and he frequently works)

WB Sound NYC (Home to Skip Lievsay)

Harbor Sound (Home to Bob Hein)

Soundtrack F/T NYC (Home to Tom Fleischman)

Dig It Audio (Home to Abby Savage)

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René’s new article on Designing Sound

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Tonebenders co-host René Coronado recently wrote an article that appeared on designingsound.org as part of their “Audio Hardware” theme for the month (March 2017).  The article covers the importance of “accessories” when field recording in addition to the big ticket items like microphones and recorders.

When evaluating the role that hardware accessories play in your work, think about how they affect the *decisions* that you make. So often, recording is about where you’re able to place the mic rather than which mic you’ve chosen, and accessories can have a dramatic impact on the options available to you. Really stop and evaluate the *way* that you want to record, then design your kit to facilitate that.

Read the entire article here.

055 – Nia Hansen

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Nia Hansen Showing a Bison who’s the Boss.

In this episode René and Timothy talk to Nia Hansen about her career at Skywalker Ranch.   She has worked on blockbuster films including Captain America: Civil War (& The Winter Soldier), Thor: The Dark World, War Horse, Dr. Strange, Jurassic World, Big Hero 6 and many more.     She tells us about life at Skywalker and what it is like to work in high pressure audio post production environments.  Lots of great stories about what it is like in the trenches of some of Hollywoods biggest productions.

Links:

Nia Hansen’s IMDB

SkyWalker Ranch

Big Thanks to Carlos Manrique Clavijo for volunteering to edit this episode for us.  You can see his sound design website at www.audio-fabula.com or check out his animation companies site at www.karu-karu.com

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