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Sound Design For Animators - free webinar

David Sonnenschein, professional sound designer and author of “Sound Design: the Expressive Power of Music, Voice, and Sound Effects in Cinema” has invited me to co-host a free sound design webinar for animators (all filmmakers are welcome!) on March 17, 2011 at 9:00 am PST / noon EST.

Film Headline News

Academy Release The Prisoner of Zenda

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 8:38am

n celebration of what would have been Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.’s 100th birthday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen “The Prisoner of Zenda” on Wednesday, December 9, at 8 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Oscar®-winning visual effects supervisor Craig Barron and Oscar-winning sound designer Ben Burtt will examine the innovative photographic and sound effects used in creating the classic 1937 film.

Sound Events

8th School Of Sound

By Guest (not verified) | Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: April 15, 2009

This special media event puts the spotlight on the soundtrack. First held in 1998, it has featured creatives working at the highest levels of media and the arts including Walter Murch, Ren Klyce, Lynne Ramsay, Graham Hartstone, Christina Kubisch, Ken Loach, Carter Burwell, Tom Holman, Lucrecia Martel, Gabriel Yared, Richard Leacock, the Brothers Quay, Manfred Eicher and many others.

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Academy Award Winner Randy Thom Selected as a SIGGRAPH Keynote Speaker

Randy Thom, a pioneer in sound and a two-time Academy Award winner, will give a keynote presentation at SIGGRAPH 2009, the 36th International Conference and Exhibition for Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.

Game Headline News

LittleBigPlanet, Dead Space Win Six NAViGaTR Awards Each

The winners of the 2008 NAViGaTR Awards were announced Monday, revealing the winners in 44 categories. Multiple awards went to Andrew Lackey, Claire Boissiere, Dave Feise, David Smith, David Swenson, Luci Black, Mark Healey, Martin Lynagh, and Michelle Ducker, which are three more than last year.

Out of its ten nominations, LITTLEBIGPLANET won six awards: Game of the Year, Game Design, Graphics/Technical, Innovation in Game Play, Original Children's Game, and Supporting Performance in a Comedy for Stephen Fry.

Sound Headline News

WALL-E Hums and Whirrs to Sound Editor Award Win

WALL-E won Best Sound Editing in Animated Features from the Motion Picture Sound Editors on Saturday in Los Angeles, who also honored the man behind the robot, Ben Burtt, with their Career Achievement Award.

THE DARK KNIGHT, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON and MAMMA MIA! were also honored.

The winners are as follows:

Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Music, Dialogue and ADR Animation in a Feature Film

WALL-E

Sound Headline News

Dark Knight, Benjamin Button Sound Good to the Sound Editors

THE DARK KNIGHT and THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON won awards from the Motion Picture Sound Editors on Saturday in Los Angeles, including Best Sound Editing for Music and Sound Effects and Foley for THE DARK KNIGHT and Best Sound Editing: Dialogue and ADR for BENJAMIN BUTTON.

The winners are as follows:

Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Music, Dialogue and ADR Animation in a Feature Film

WALL-E

Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in a Foreign Feature Film

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

Sound Headline News

Sound Editors Honor Ben Burtt, Announce 2009 Nominees

The Motion Pictures Sound Editors have announced the nominees for the 2009 Golden Reel Awards, to be presented Feb. 21 in Los Angeles. The Career Achievement Award recipient will be Ben Burtt.

Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR Animation in a Feature Film

BOLTFEAR[S] OF THE DARKHORTON HEARS A WHOKUNG FU PANDAMADAGASCAR 2THE TALE OF DESPEREAUXWALL-EWALTZ WITH BASHIR

Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in a Foreign Feature Film

Sound Headline News

Toei Goes Digital, Adds Postproduction & Sound Stage

Tokyo-based animation and live-action producer and distributor Toei will spend $55 million on renovating and digitalizing their studio, per VARIETY.

The studio, in Tokyo's Nerima Ward, is four-story, 51,161 square feet facility for films, TV and animation production by their group companies. A highlight of the revamp is a new digital postproduction center to process images and sound, including advanced CG and 3-D work.

Sound Events

Sounds of WALL-E with Ben Burtt

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: November 16, 2008

It seems that Pixar Animation Studios outdo themselves with every film, and WALL-E is no exception. Directed by Andrew Stanton, and one of the year's most acclaimed films, this extraordinary animated feature combines comedy, romance and a stirring environmental message. Incidentally, it also managed to make a movie star out of a garbage-collecting robot. A share of the credit for WALL-E's stardom goes to Ben Burtt, the film's character voice designer and sound designer who played the voice of WALL-E himself.

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How Did They Make That Sound on WALL-E?

Academy Award-winning sound designer Ben Burtt discusses how he created the voice of WALL-E and M-O and how he came up with the sound and character voice designer for WALL-E.

QUESTION: You had just finished a stint on STAR WARS when you were offered WALL-E and I imagine the last thing you wanted to work on was robots?

Sound Events

MPSE Sound Show Explores The Dark Knight

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, October 27, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: October 27, 2008

The MPSE Sound Show returns with an exploration of the sonic world of this summer's blockbuster Batman movie THE DARK KNIGHT.

Join Oscar and Golden Reel winning supervising sound editor/sound designer Richard King (WAR OF THE WORLDS, MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD, SIGNS) as he presents his process of creating the film's soundscape. Excerpts of the movie will be presented with special "pre-dubb" mixes to illustrate the variety of elements used to create an environment of serious sound.

Animation Events

Academy Tunes Up For Animation Weekend

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, August 8, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: August 8, 2008

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will feature a weekend of public events and exhibitions spotlighting the art and science of animation -- "The Sound behind the Image II: Now Hear This!," "Normand Roger on The Animation Soundtrack" and "Frederic Back: A Life's Drawings" -- beginning on Friday, August 8, and continuing through Sunday, August 10, in Beverly Hills and Hollywood.

Animation Headline News

Academy Tunes Up For Animation Weekend

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will feature a weekend of public events and exhibitions spotlighting the art and science of animation -- "The Sound behind the Image II: Now Hear This!," "Normand Roger on The Animation Soundtrack" and "Frederic Back: A Life's Drawings" -- beginning on Friday, August 8, and continuing through Sunday, August 10, in Beverly Hills and Hollywood.

Sound Events

Master and Commander to Set Sail for Academy

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, July 21, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: July 21, 2008

The 2003 Best Picture nominee MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD will screen on Monday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' "Great To Be Nominated" series.

Sound Headline News

Master and Commander to Set Sail for Academy

The 2003 Best Picture nominee MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD will screen on Monday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' "Great To Be Nominated" series.

Sound Headline News

Blastwave FX Releases Buzzsaw

HD sound effect developer Blastwave FX has released BUZZSAW, the most pain-inducing, gut-twisting production elements library in the world. This collection totals 1,500 HD sounds on two DVDs.

Whether it's film, television, radio, or video games, editors can use BUZZSAW to add power and intensity to their work with categories like Noise, Whooshes, Glitches, Distortions and many more.

Sound Headline News

Animation Weekend At The Academy

Animation Weekend At The AcademyBeverly Hills, California, USAAugust 8-10, 2008

More information will come soon, but several Academy events the weekend of SIGGRAPH have been announced:

Friday, August 8 -- "Sound in Animation" (hosted by Mark Mangini -- Academy Award-nominated sound editor) The use of sound in classic animation -- clips, discussion and live demonstrations of sound effects.

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