Category Archives: Design Techniques

techniques for creating interesting sounds

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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035 – Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl

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Ethan (L) and Erik (R) on the mix stage. Photo by Greg P Russell.

In this episode we sit down with sound designers Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl to talk about their esteemed careers, working philosophies and many of the films they have worked on in the past few years.

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Links from this episode:

Erik’s IMDB  

Ethan’s IMDB 

Mike Hopkin’s IMDB   

eSquared’s website