Rex Recker’s mix and sound design for new Sunoco spot

By Randi Altman

Digital Arts audio post mixer/sound designer Rex Recker recently completed work on a 30-second Sunoco spot for Allen & Gerritsen/Boston and Cosmo Street Edit/NYC. In the commercial a man is seen pumping his own gas at a Sunoco station and checking his phone. You can hear birds chirping and traffic moving in the background when suddenly a robotic female voice comes from the pump itself, Continue reading

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Creating super sounds for Disney XD’s Marvel Rising: Initiation

By Jennifer Walden

Marvel revealed “the next generation of Marvel heroes for the next generation of Marvel fans” in a behind-the-scenes video back in December. Those characters stayed tightly under wraps until August 13, when a compilation of animated shorts called Marvel Rising: Initiation aired on Disney XD. Those shorts dive into the back story of the new heroes and give audiences a taste of what they can expect in the feature-length animated film Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors that is set to air on September 30 on both the Disney Channel and Disney XD simultaneously. Continue reading

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Sony Pictures Post adds three theater-style studios

Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added three theater-style studios inside the Stage 6 facility on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City. All studios feature mid-size theater environments and include digital projectors and projection screens.

Theater 1 is setup for sound design and mixing with two Avid Pro Tools S6 consoles and immersive Dolby Atmos capabilities, Continue reading

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Behind the Title: Sonic Union’s executive creative producer Halle Petro

This creative producer bounces between Sonic Union’s two New York locations, working with engineers and staff.

NAME: Halle Petro

COMPANY: New York City’s Sonic Union (@SonicUnionNYC)

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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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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 Godless offers big skies and big sounds

By Jennifer Walden

One of the great storytelling advantages of streaming services like Netflix is that strict program lengths don’t encumber content creators. The total number of episodes in a show’s season could be 13 or 10 or less. An episode can run 15 minutes over the traditional hour or it could be 33 minutes in length. Continue reading

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Capturing, creating historical sounds for AMC’s The Terror

By Jennifer Walden

It’s September 1846. Two British ships — H.M.S. Erebus and H.M.S. Terror — are on an exploration to find the Northwest Passage route to the Pacific Ocean. The expedition’s leader, British Royal Navy Capt. Sir John Franklin leaves the Erebus to dine with Capt. Francis Crozier aboard the Terror. Continue reading

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