Episode 09 – Peter Bardsley (Location Manager)

Click here to listen. Hello and welcome to episode 9 of The Closing Credits Podcast. Today, I interviewed location manager Peter Bardsley. His lists of credits include: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2, War Horse, Rogue One, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Aladdin. In this episode, we spoke about how much behind the scenes work the locations department does, working … Continue reading Episode 09 – Peter Bardsley (Location Manager)

Episode 06 – Gary Rydstrom (Sound Designer, Re-Recording Mixer, Director)

In the latest episode of The Closing Credits Podcast, I interview 7 time Oscar winner Gary Rydstrom who is a sound designer, re-recording mixer, and director working at Skywalker Sound. Checkout it out wherever you get your podcasts. Gary Rydstrom Continue reading Episode 06 – Gary Rydstrom (Sound Designer, Re-Recording Mixer, Director)

Resources For Working From Home

CDC COVID-19 Information I hope you all are doing alright during this crazy time. Please stay safe out there! I thought I’d put together an ongoing list of of resources for productivity and working from home. For Field Recordist Free Temporary Licenses Sound Resources by Women in Sound Free Software for the Creative Community Adapting Your Sound Editing Workflow Method for Organizing Field Recordings Video … Continue reading Resources For Working From Home

What Does a Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer Do?

Have you wondered what a Sound Editor or Re-Recording Mixer does? A few months ago, Vanity Fair posted a video detailing what it is they do in Ford v Ferrari (which, if you haven’t seen the movie, you really should!) Don Sylvester (who also recently won the Oscar for Best Sound Editing!) and David Giammarco breakdown some scenes in this video. Check it out! Continue reading What Does a Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer Do?

The Sonic Journey of Following in Ben Burt’s Footsteps

As many of you know, outside of video editing, blogging, and podcasting, I really want to be a sound designer. Though, I was a bio major for many years, and changed my major a lot, I ended up with film way later in my career. (Remember: it’s never too late to start!) I own the Sounds of Star Wars book, and my current projects have … Continue reading The Sonic Journey of Following in Ben Burt’s Footsteps

The Beauty of Missing Link

By now, you’ve probably heard the long list of nominees for the 2020 Oscars. One of the films up for Best Animated Feature–Laika Studio’s Missing Link. If you haven’t seen it, it’s up on Hulu right now! You might recognize the name Laika Studios. They’ve made Coraline, ParaNorman, and Kubo and the Two Strings. They are one of the few stop motion studios in the … Continue reading The Beauty of Missing Link

Women of Film Networking Event

Hello all! My friends Bex Francis and Samantha K Henderson recently started a group called For the Love of Cinema where we will be putting on mixers and events in the Sacramento area centered around filmmaking. It all started from some women talking about how the Sacramento film scene needed a group where women filmmakers can come and strengthen one another. We all have our … Continue reading Women of Film Networking Event

The Lighthouse’s Eerie Soundtrack

Robert Egger’s The Lighthouse showcased some of 2019’s best acting. This psychological horror film also showcased some very eerie music. The soundtrack, alone, is eerie and unsettling–just like the film. But, how does one compose a soundtrack and use such strange sounds to create haunting score? Mark Korven is a Canadian musician and composer active for the past few decades in post television and film. He’s … Continue reading The Lighthouse’s Eerie Soundtrack

The Irishman’s New Tech

If you’re like me and hunkered down for over 3 hours to watch The Irishman, you probably enjoyed the hell out of it-especially as a Scorsese fan. Over the last decade, the ‘de-aging’ tech/vfx used in cinema has gotten better and better. Martin Scorsese wanted to use real lighting, no mo cap suits, no tracking dots, and allow the actors the freedom to improvise and … Continue reading The Irishman’s New Tech