All posts by Timothy Muirhead

064 – Fall Reading Guide 2017

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.

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Ric Veirs

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Purchase Joy Rose’s Producing Great Sound For Film & Video at Amazon

Purchase David Weiss’ Muisc Supervision Complete Guide at Amazon

Purchase Ric Veirs’ Make Some Noise at Amazon

Purchase Helen Borten’s Do You Hear What I hear at Amazon

Buy Damian Kastbauer’s Tales of a Technical Sound Designer from Blurb

Buy Gordon Hempton’s Earth Is A Solar Powered JukeBox from his site. (Enter Promo Code “Tonebenders” for 20% discount on anything on the site including the excellent Quiet Planet SFX libraries!)

063 – Field Recording in South Africa

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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:

Looking out from the porch of the building they stayed in.
A gang of baboons at the waterhole.
Recording the dawn chorus.




Website for the Mmabolela Recording Workshop

George Vlad’s website

George’s blog post on the trip.

Daan Hendrick’s website

Daan’s blog post on the trip.

SFX Library made from the sounds recorded on this trip.


062 – Abby Savage

In this episode Timothy sits down with sound editor/designer/supervisor Abby Savage in her edit suite in New York City.  Abby talks about her work on documentaries and indie films and how she makes that work along with her successful acting career.



One of the Planes Timothy was recording in the intro to this episode.


Abby Savage’s IMDB for Audio Post

Abby Savage’s IMDB for Acting

Redhook Post where Abby works

Trailers for Films Abby talks about in this episode:


059 – Bob Hein in NYC

Bob Hein in the mix room at Harbor Post with a still from the film The Lost City of Z.
Bob Hein in the mix room at Harbor Post with a still from the film The Lost City of Z.

In this episode Timothy sits down with Bob Hein, in his Studio in New York City, for a one on one interview about Mr. Hein’s impressive career as a Sound Supervisor.   He talks about what it is like to work with great directors (Wes Anderson, Woody Allen, Lee Daniels, Jim Jarmusch), how the industry in NYC has changed in recent years, and lots more.  This is a man who has seen it all in this industry and has great stories to tell.

Here are some trailers for films he talks about in the interview:


Other Links:

Bob Hein’s IMDB

Harbor Sound

058 – Steve Bissinger and the film In Pursuit of Silence

In this episode we talk with Steve Bissinger about his career, how he ended up at Skywalker Ranch, and the new film In Pursuit of Silence. The film is unlike anything you have ever seen and presented a lot of unique sound challenges.  As Sound Supervisor on the project, Steve walks us through how this film is different than his main gig on the Netflix series House of Cards and the upcoming MindHunter series.

Steve Bissinger living life in the California sun.

If you live in NYC you can see In Pursuit of Silence at Cinema Village // June 23-29, 2017 

In LA it will be at Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theater // June 30 – July 6, 2017

There will be Q&As and a lot of the screenings and after parties on Opening nights in each city.

The film should be rolling out to other cities after these.  Track future screenings at


Steve Bissinger IMDB

In Pursuit of Silence Trailer

Steve’s personal website,