All posts by Timothy Muirhead

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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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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054 – Sound Design for Radio & Podcasting Roundtable

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This episode features a great conversation about the ins and outs of sound design in radio and podcasting.  Our guest are Dylan Keefe, (Director of Sound Design for RadioLab), Jeff Emtman (Co-Producer of KCRW’s Here Be Monsters), Ann Jones (host and producer of Off Track for Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Dan Powell (Sound Designer for Archive 81 podcast) and Jeremy Bloom (Sound Designer / Technical Producer for WNYC Studios).  Between them all, we have a very wide swath of the kinds of radio and podcast content out there.  They do everything from audio drama to journalism to documentary to storytelling.  We dig in deep on gear, mixing levels, where to get started and lots more.

Links

Ann Jones Off Track Podcast

Dan Powell’s Archive 81

Dylan Keefe’s RadioLab

Jeff Emtman’s Here Be Monsters 

Jeremy Bloom’s WNYC Studios

Essay on Podcast Sound Design by Jeremy Bloom found on his personal site

Sound Particles website

Tonebenders Sound Particles walk through episode

DesigningSound.org

2017 Golden Reel Nominations

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I was going through the list of nominations for the MPSE Golden Reel Awards today.  I realized that many of the fantastic people nominated this year, are also past (or future) guests of our podcast.  René and I want to send a big congratulations to everyone who was nominated, but especially to the awesome people who have taken time to appear on Tonebenders over the years.  Below is a list of current nominees, what they are nominated for and the episode of our podcast they appeared on.  Good luck to all at the ceremony!

Kate Finan – FUTURE-WORM! Tonebenders EPS 46 

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Dustin Cawood – SING   Tonebenders Eps 5

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Dave Whitehead – THE ARRIVAL   Tonebenders Eps 27

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Nia Hansen – CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR and DOCTOR STRANGE Eps 55 (coming soon!)

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Warren Hendriks – DEADPOOL    Tonebenders Eps 50

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Andy Malcolm & Goro Koyama – A BEAUTIFUL PLANET Eps 23

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Jeff Shiffman – ALBERT and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Tonebenders Eps 50

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Nicholas Renbeck – THE NIGHT OF      Coming Soon!

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053 – Phil Stockton & The Sound of “Silence”

Phil Stockton is a long time Sound-Supervisor based in New York City. In this episode we talk to him about the work he did on Martin Scorsese’s new film “Silence”. Lots of effort went into creating the soundscape of this story that takes place 400 years ago. As a bonus we start off with a quick hit of Tom Fleischman’s experience as the re-recording mixer of the film.

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Phil Stockton with his Oscar for Hugo (Sound Editing)

LINKS:

Phil Stockton’s IMDB

Tom Fleischman’s IMDB