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:
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.
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:
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.