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.
I was going through the list of nominations for the MPSE Golden Reel Awards today. I realized that many of the fantastic people nominated this year, are also past (or future) guests of our podcast. René and I want to send a big congratulations to everyone who was nominated, but especially to the awesome people who have taken time to appear on Tonebenders over the years. Below is a list of current nominees, what they are nominated for and the episode of our podcast they appeared on. Good luck to all at the ceremony!
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!)
Patrick Spence-Thomas was a pioneer in the audio post world and also a mentor to co-host Timothy’s early years in the business. In this episode you get some stories about what a great guy Patrick was and then Timothy shares a holiday message Patrick left us before he passed away.