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068 – Mark Mangini

In this episode Teresa and Timothy talk with Mark Mangini about some of the great films he has worked on (5th Element, Mad Max: Fury Road, BladeRunner 2049), and his thoughts on the sound departments role in the film making process.

Mark also has a new SFX library called The Odyssey Collection that you can get now.

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Mark Mangini

Links:

Mark Mangini’s IMDB

Pro Sound Effects Home Page

Oliver Machin Episode of Tonebenders

Gordon Hempton Episode of Tonebenders

067 – Tom Fleischman in NYC

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In this episode we sit down with legendary New York based re-recording mixer Tom Fleischman on his mixing stage at Soundtrack F/T in Manhattan. Teresa Morrow sits in as host and talks to Tom about his 40 year career mixing some of the greatest american films ever made including Serpico, Silence of The Lambs, Goodfellas, Hugo (for which he won an Oscar), Reds and any more. Tom is an engaging storyteller whose love for making movies inspires everyone he comes into contact with.

Tom's mixing stage at Soundtrack F/T
Tom’s mixing stage at Soundtrack F/T

LINKS:

Tom Fleischman’s IMDB

Soundtrack F/T (where Tom works)

 

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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LINKS:

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:

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

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LINKS:

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.