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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Pete Lee is a location recordist that specializes in recording in extreme environments. He has recorded on volcanos and the frozen tundra, in rain soaked jungles, steep mountain sides and alligator filled swamps just name a few. As Bear Grylls’ go to sound man Pete has travelled the world with a mic on his shoulders. He has some great gear advice and crazy stories – so listen up!
Pete Lee’s website (go check it out for all the awesome pics of the places he has been!)