226 episodes

The goal for the SoundWorks Collection is simple; we are dedicated to profiling the greatest and upcoming sound minds from around the world and highlight their contributions. We take you behind the scenes and straight to the dub stage for a look into audio post-production for feature films, video game sound design, and original soundtrack composition.

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    • TV & Film

The goal for the SoundWorks Collection is simple; we are dedicated to profiling the greatest and upcoming sound minds from around the world and highlight their contributions. We take you behind the scenes and straight to the dub stage for a look into audio post-production for feature films, video game sound design, and original soundtrack composition.

    The Sound of Ford v Ferrari - Oscar Podcast 2020

    The Sound of Ford v Ferrari - Oscar Podcast 2020

    Ford v Ferrari is so much more than a race car movie. At its core, it’s a movie about a friendship, and about two men fighting for what they believe. In this episode the sound team talks about the carving out moments for internal character sounds to come through, the process of tracking down the original cars to keep the film sounding real, and the challenges of building a 45-minute racing sequence and keeping it acoustically interesting.

    Paul Massey - Re-recording Mixer
    Don Sylvester - Supervising Sound Editor
    David Giammarco - Re-recording Mixer & Sound Designer

    Moderated by Glenn Kiser, Dolby Institute

    Recorded at the Mix Magazine Sound for Film & TV event at Sony Studios on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

    • 48 min
    The Sound of 1917 - Oscar Podcast 2020

    The Sound of 1917 - Oscar Podcast 2020

    As a large-scale historical film, 1917 creates an intense and realistic soundscape of World War I. In this episode, we talk with the sound team, nominated for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing, about the challenges and fun experiences that arose from this film. In part 1, we talk with ADR and dialogue supervisor Rachael Tate about blending the unique amount of sound coverage into the film, trying to work with minimum ADR, and making sure that even background chatter is historically realistic. In part 2, production sound mixer Stuart Wilson shares challenges with mic placements, the importance of on-set sound for creating realistic tension, and the trust and communication among the production.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Sound of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Oscar Podcast 2020

    The Sound of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Oscar Podcast 2020

    Supervising sound editors Matthew Wood and David Acord delve into the conceptual and sonic intricacies of evolving “force lightning,” and about working in stages from temp mixes to the final mix in a film with a legacy. They share experiences working playfully and dynamically with director J.J. Abrams, recording lines in actor Adam Driver’s closet, and working on previous Star Wars films.

    • 47 min
    The Sound of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - Oscar Podcast 2020

    The Sound of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - Oscar Podcast 2020

    Three time Academy Award-winning re-recording mixer Mike Minkler, multiple Oscar-nominated supervising sound editor Wylie Stateman, and effects mixer Christian Minkler discuss how they recreated 1969 Los Angeles for director Quentin Tarantino, including their approach to building the distinctive sound of the vintage television shows within the movie. They deconstruct the sound of the extraordinary Spahn Movie Ranch sequence, and discuss why Tarantino chooses to use songs rather than traditional musical score.

    • 51 min
    The Sound of Ad Astra with Gary Rydstrom - Oscar Podcast 2020

    The Sound of Ad Astra with Gary Rydstrom - Oscar Podcast 2020

    In this episode, seven-time Academy Award-winner Gary Rydstrom delves into using sound to create an increasingly unsettling journey for the audience through the use of subliminal ambiences, manipulated vocal loops, and strategically used distortion. We also deconstruct the film’s signature lunar rover chase sequence and discuss the film’s rules of sound, an important topic to director James Gray.

    • 27 min
    Ford v Ferrari Production Sound Mixer Steve Morrow - Oscar Podcast 2020

    Ford v Ferrari Production Sound Mixer Steve Morrow - Oscar Podcast 2020

    Ford v Ferrari is so much more than a race car movie. At its core, it’s a movie about a friendship, and about two men fighting for what they believe. In this episode production sound mixer Steven Morrow shares some insight to recording cars for Ford v Ferrari, his humble roots as an unpaid boom operator and the challenges of recording a variety of race cars on set.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

tsmarx ,

Amazing content — ironically awful sounding

First. This podcast is amazing. The content is beyond awesome to hear and such a detailed dive into post audio that you are hard pressed to find elsewhere these days.

But I can only give 4 stars because the audio mixing...or lack thereof.

It’s incredibly ironic that a podcast mainly interviewing professional dialogue recordists, editors and mixers has such terrible audio. Depending on the episode, you may get a decently leveled mix, but on others, especially the panels and group interviews are normally just awful and almost impossible to listen to. Which is sad because the content is so rich.

These days a majority of people are listening on a commute or in an environment where it’s not perfectly quiet around them, so hearing some of these interviews is going to be extremely difficult.

I would be willing to mix these for free just so I can hear all the content and so others don’t have to continue to suffer! I am not usually a harsh critic, but I guess because I love this podcast and content so much I am hoping this is maybe seen by those who produce it and is addressed!

Thanks for your time putting all this together guys — it really is amazing, just please try and pay more attention to the final product and get some consistency going.

Ranhoff ,

Great content, Please Mix

The content is great. Interviews are dynamics. I just wish they would take 10 minutes and do some mixing on the interview so levels of voices are similar and overall everything be boosted. I miss most of the interviews while I walk to work because my volume won’t go up anymore on my phone.

Nickname_MRK ,

Fascinating Conversations!

It's really rare to hear conversations between directors and their sound team (which is odd since sound is SUCH a big part of film) so I really enjoyed this podcast. The Joe Wright episode in particular was a great inside peek into how he collaborates and where he draws inspiration. Also, love the intro theme music!

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