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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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054 – Sound Design for Radio & Podcasting Roundtable

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Not pictured Jeremy Bloom

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

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