Tonebenders is a Sound Design podcast dedicated to covering the worlds of sound editing, field recording and audio post production for film, television and gaming. Through interviews and experiments we delve into everything from foley to plugins. Check us out at www.tonebenderspodcast.com
160 - The Trial of The Chicago 7
In this episode we talk about the sound work done on the latest Aaron Sorkin film The Trial of The Chicago 7. We are joined by Reneé Tondelli (supervising sound editor) & Michael Babcock (re-recording mixer) as they tell us all the challenges they overcame to make this protest/courtroom drama come to life. From overcoming challenges of recording loop group and ADR in early lockdown conditions, to blending the sound of new scenes and original archive footage seamlessly this film presented endless challenges for the audio team.
159 - Nomadland with Sergio Diaz & Zach Seivers
In this episode speak with Sergio Diaz (Supervising Sound Editor) & Zach Seivers (re-recording mixer) about their work on director Chloé Zhao's new film Nomadland. This film has very little dialog and music, so a lot of the sonic emotion of the film is built by the sound design and the very prominent ambiences used in the film.
158 - Gilbert Lake on Mixing Wonder Woman 1984
This episode we are joined by Gilbert Lake who was the SFX re-recording mixer on the recent Patty Jenkins film Wonder Woman 1984. Gilbert tells us how he got started with his mixing career in New Zealand only to end up back in his home town of London England, the type of sound effects the director expects for a Wonder Woman film and how to make a scene inside a swirling vortex work when the characters are whispering!?
157 – Recording Wolves With Melissa Pons
Melissa Pons is a field recordist and sound designer who recorded an amazing album of wolves and wildlife in Portugal at a sanctuary named Grupo Lobo.
In this episode we discuss how she got started in sound, how the project came to be, what the edit was like, and the ecological value of wolves in nature.
156 - Ren Klyce on Mank
We sit down with Ren Klyce to talk about his work as Supervising Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer on David Fincher's latest film Mank. We go done a rabbit hole on how he created the 'patina' over the entire soundtrack to make it feel like it was made in the depression era. It was no easy task....
155 - Steve Boeddeker On The Dissident plus Cory Rizos
In this episode we talk with Steve Boeddeker about the sound of the new documentary, The Dissident. He handled the entire sound edit and mix on this engrossing and complicated story that leans on sound heavily to make things clear. After that we visit with Cory Rizos, out of Montreal, and discuss his career in sound.
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Glittering Mountains of Knowledge
I really love this show. As a sound artist/improvising musician attempting to transition into working in sound for other media, this podcast has been a true education, as well as a source of great pleasure. The podcast has been a balm for troubled ears, especially during this pandemic, as I am currently working overnight at a grocery store, and am doing a deep dive into the show's archives via headphones while stocking shelves (there is plenty of toilet roll, you needn't worry, it arrives nightly). Anyone need any grocery store ambiances? Hit me up! (Just kidding, all you'd hear is the sound of competing bluetooth speakers declaring the varied tastes of my co-workers). Many, many thanks to the hosts, Teresa, Timothy, and Rene for their hardwork and generosity, I owe them the equivalent of university tuition. I'll temper my praise with a slight criticism, just to prove my sincerity in what otherwise is intended as a glowing review: the bit in the intro where the women says "Let's do this," well, it kinda creeps me out, it's like sound design podcast as "jock-jam." Though that's just these ears, excellent work y'all, and thanks again.
Lots of insights
A lot of audio production podcasts are chitchat about gear. This one has that, but it also goes deep into the creative process, and those are the kinds of questions I ask a sound designer when I get one in a room.
Entertaining and insightful. Keep up the great work! Cheers