Eleven mixes two Jurassic-themed Target spots

Jeff Payne, founder/mixer at Santa Monica’s audio post studio Eleven, helped bring dinosaurs to life — well, kind of — for two new Target spots, Dino Clash and Giant Steps. The spots coincided with the recent release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Dino Clash begins with the shadow of a dinosaur roaming a toy city where its shadow meets another dino shadow. Continue reading

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Sony creates sounds for Director X’s Superfly remake

Columbia Pictures’ Superfly is a reimagining of Gordon Parks Jr.’s classic 1972 blaxploitation film of the same name. Helmed by Director X and written by Alex Tse, this new version transports the story of Priest from Harlem to modern-day Atlanta.

Superfly’s sound team from Sony Pictures Post Production Services — led by supervising sound editor Steven Ticknor, Continue reading

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Sim Post NY expands audio offerings, adds five new staffers

Sim Post in New York is in growth mode. They recently expanded their audio for TV and film services and boosted their post team with five new hires. Following the recent addition of a DI theater to its New York location, Sim is building three audio suites, a voiceover room and support space for the expanded audio capabilities. Continue reading

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Cobra Kai’s score pays tribute to original Karate Kid

By Jennifer Walden

In the YouTube Red comedy series Cobra Kai, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), the young hero of the Karate Kid movies, grows up to be a prosperous car salesman, while his nemesis Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) just can’t seem to shake that loser label he earned so long ago. Continue reading

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Cinema Audio Society sets next awards date and timeline

The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) will be holding its 55th Annual CAS Awards on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown in the Wilshire Grand Ballroom. The CAS Awards recognize outstanding sound mixing in film and television as well as outstanding products for production and post. Recipients for the CAS Career Achievement Award and CAS Filmmaker Award will be announced later in the year. Continue reading

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Hobo’s Chris Stangroom on providing Quest doc’s sonic treatment

Following a successful film fest run that included winning a 2018 Independent Spirit Award, and being named a 2017 official section at Sundance, the documentary Quest is having its broadcast permiere on PBS this month as part of their POV series.

Filmed with vérité intimacy for nearly a decade, Continue reading

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Netflix’s Lost in Space: New sounds for a classic series

By Jennifer Walden

Netflix’s Lost in Space series — a remake of the 1965 television show — is a playground for sound. In the first two episodes alone, the series introduces at least five unique environments, including an alien planet, a whole world of new tech from wristband communication systems to medical analysis devices, Continue reading

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Behind the Title: Grey Ghost Music mix engineer Greg Geitzenauer

NAME: Greg Geitzenauer

COMPANY: Minneapolis-based Grey Ghost Music

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR COMPANY?
Side A: Music production, creative direction and licensing for the advertising and marketing industries. Side B: Audio post production for the advertising and marketing industries.

WHAT’S YOUR JOB TITLE? Continue reading

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Color and audio post for Hulu’s The Looming Tower

Hulu’s limited series, The Looming Tower, explores the rivalries and missed opportunities that beset US law enforcement and intelligence communities in the lead-up to the 9/11 attacks. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Lawrence Wright, who also shares credit as executive producer with Dan Futterman and Alex Gibney, the show’s 10 episodes paint an absorbing, Continue reading

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Pace Pictures opens large audio post and finishing studio in Hollywood

Pace Pictures has opened a new sound and picture finishing facility in Hollywood. The 20,000-square-foot site offers editorial finishing, color grading, visual effects, titling, sound editorial and sound mixing services. Key resources include a 20-seat 4K color grading theater, two additional HDR color grading suites and 10 editorial finishing suites. It also features a Dolby Atmos mix stage designed by three-time Academy Award-winning re-recording mixer Michael Minkler, Continue reading

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