Randy Thom has been appointed as director of sound design at Skywalker Sound. Thom, recipient of last years Academy Award for Best Sound Effects Editing on THE INCREDIBLES, and previously a Best Sound Oscar for THE RIGHT STUFF, began working for Lucasfilm in 1979. His film projects this year include HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, as well as additional sound design for WAR OF THE WORLDS. A highly prolific sound designer and mixer, Thom is equally at home with animation or live action, with an additional 11 Oscar nominations during his career.
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Electronic Arts Inc., the world leading interactive entertainment company, and the GRAMMY Foundation have joined forces to give high school students an insiders view into careers in Interactive music composition & sound via GRAMMY Pro Session: Video Game Music And Sound Design. The GRAMMY Foundations unique Pro Session series gives students an insiders view into careers in the music industry.
The American Cinematheque and Motion Picture Sound Editors are pooling their resources to co-present a special show on Foley Sound Effects. The event will feature a live demonstration by foley artists, supervisors, mixers and editors as they reveal their craft. The event will take place at 8:00 pm at the Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California. For more information, visit www.americancinematheque.com.
Saturday afternoons were meant for Ray Harryhausen films. Celebrate the work of this animation master. Bonus Three Stooges short plus a chapter of one of the greatest of all cliffhanger serials, THE PHANTOM with Tom Tyler.
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PEEP and ROLIE POLIE OLIE were the big animation winners as the National Television Academy presented the 32nd Annual Creative Craft Daytime Emmy Awards on Saturday, May 14, 2005 during simultaneous black-tie ceremonies held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City and the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles. Outstanding Children's Animated Program was awarded to PEEP AND THE BIG WIDE WORLD while Outstanding Special Class Animated Program went to ROLIE POLIE OLIE.
Today the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 32rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Disneys KIM Possible garnered five nominations, leading all other animated fare, including a nod for Outstanding Children's Animated Program. THE BATMAN and BLUES CLUES came in a close second with four nominations apiece. DORA THE EXPLORER and JAKERS! took home three noms with DUCK DODGERS and POSTCARDS FROM BUSTER receiving two nods.
THE AVIATOR and THE INCREDIBLES took the top feature and animated film sound editing award categories at the 52nd Annual Golden Reel Awards, doled out by the Motion Picture Sound Editors on Feb. 26, 2005, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. The Golden Reel Awards acknowledge the year's best work in the various areas of sound editing.
Pixar earned its second animated feature Oscar for THE INCREDIBLES at the 77th Annual Academy Awards, Feb. 27, 2005, while Skywalker Sound won the Best Sound Editing Award. Animated feature was the award up for the night, collected by a jubilant Brad Bird. He thanked the holy trinity at Pixar referring to Ed Catmull, Steve Jobs and John Lasseter for creating the greatest studio on the face of the Earth, Bird said.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors presents its Golden Reels for the best in sound. The awards will be presented at the 52nd Annual "Golden Reel" Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Legendary sound editor and mixer Walter Murch will present the Inaugural Filmmaker's Award to George Lucas, and supervising sound editor Richard Hymns will present the Career Achievement Award to Gary Rydstrom. For more information, visit www.mpse.org/goldenreels/goldenreels.html.
Disney/Pixars THE INCREDIBLES is up for four Oscars in the list of nominees just released by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 77th Annual Academy Awards, starting with Best Animated Feature, where it is pitted against DreamWorks SHREK 2 and SHARK TALE. Festival favorites in the Animated Shorts category are Chris Landreths RYAN (CFB), Sejong Parks BIRTHDAY BOY, Mike Gabriels LORENZO (Disney), Bill Plymptons GUARD DOG and Paul Jeff Fowlers GOPHER BROKE (Blur Studios).
THE AVIATOR and KILL BILL, VOL. 2 both took nominations in all three major feature film categories Dialogue/ADR, Music and Sound Effects/Foley in the top sound editing nominations in the 2004 GOLDEN REEL awards doled out by the Motion Picture Sound Editors. The awards will be presented at the 52nd Annual "Golden Reel" Awards to be held Feb. 26, 2005, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
Disney/Pixars THE INCREDIBLES and Sonys THE POLAR EXPRESS are among the seven films. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering for Achievement in Sound Editing for the 77th Academy Awards.
The films in consideration are listed below in alphabetical order:
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The Motion Picture Sound Editors has chosen to present its Career Achievement Award to sound designer Gary Rydstrom. The award will be presented at the 51st Annual Golden Reel Awards to be held Feb. 27, 2005 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
Elected in a special board election was Marc Lanza (JFK, GLORY) as secretary. Newly elected to two-year terms are sound editors Harry Cheney (BOTTLE ROCKET, DRACULA), Jeremy J. Gordon (THE OC, SMALLVILLE), Robert Hargreaves (DUCK DODGERS, BATMAN BEYOND) Anne-Marie Slack (BRING IT ON, HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES), Roland Thai (L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, CITY OF GOD) and Steven D. Williams (THIRTEEN DAYS, ARMY OF DARKNESS).
The Motion Picture Sound Editors and American Cinematheque will co-present "Big Movie Sound Effects: Behind the Scenes and Out of the Speakers." Dane Davis, MPSE, and Gary Rydstrom, MPSE, will present excerpts from their Oscar and Golden Reel Award-winning work as supervising sound editors/designers on THE MATRIX and JURASSIC PARK. In addition to discussing the processes they used to create the effects, they will also play sequences from both films with the sound effects only in order to give a clear and rare demonstration of the craft of motion picture sound.
Renowned sound designer and mixer, as well as USC alumnus, Gary Rydstrom will deliver the commencement address at the 2004 USC School of Cinema-Television Commencement Ceremony on May 14, 2004 at the Shrine Auditorium. Rydstrom will accept the prestigious Mary Pickford Outstanding Alumnus Award, given in recognition of his innovative and prolific work in film sound.
Nickelodeon shows earned two Golden Reel Awards at the Motion Picture Sound Editors 51st annual awards banquet Feb. 28, 2004 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles while MASTER & COMMANDER earned the Golden Reel and the Oscar the following night at the Oscars. The Golden Reel Awards acknowledge the year's best work in the various areas of sound editing.
The Walt Disney Co. has garnered many of the top sound editing nominations in the 2003 GOLDEN REEL awards doled out by t he Motion Picture Sound Editors. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN is the only feature film to receive three noms while its animated features, BROTHER BEAR, FINDING NEMO and JUNGLE BOOK 2 each received two.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the seven films being considered for Achievement in Sound Editing for the 76th Academy Awards. Included on the list is FINDING NEMO, which features the work of Oscar-winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom (TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY) of Skywalker Sound. Rydstrom has worked on all the previous Disney/Pixar features. An animated feature has never won in this category.
The other six films in consideration are:KILL BILL: VOL. 1
Mark Simon continues his series of 12 excerpts from his new book, Producing Independent 2D Character Animation: Making and Selling a Short Film.
The Machinima Film Festival 2003 New York, New York, USAOctober 25, 2003Deadline: September 15, 2003
Disney Feature Animation and Nickelodeon's SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS earned two Golden Reel Awards each at the Motion Picture Sound Editors 50th annual awards banquet March 22, 2003 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. SPONGEBOB won for both Best Sound Editing in Television: Animated Music and Best Sound Editing in Television: Animated Sound. Music editor Nicholas Carr won his second Golden Reel for SPONGEBOB music, while the Hacienda Post sound team of supervising sound editors Timonthy Borquez and Jeffrey Hutchins, in addition to dialogue editors Tony Ostyn and Daisuke Sawa won for their sound work on the series. Music editor Ken Karman was the recipient for Best Sound Editing in Feature Film: Animated Music for his work on LILO AND STITCH. It was Karman's first experience on an animated film. Best Sound Editing in Feature Film: Animated Sound went to the crew on Disney's TREASURE PLANET. The crew, which had done the sound editing on THE MATRIX, and had never worked together on an animated feature before, said they were completely astounded to win against the competition. The recipients included supervising sound editor Dane Davis, supervising sound /dialogue/ ADR editor Julia Evershade, foley editor Andrew Lackey and sound editor Richard Adrian. Evershade did have some previous animation experience on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and SPACE JAM. Supervising sound editor Tom Syslo, a multiple Golden Reel winner, was on hand to pick up his award for Best Sound Editing: Direct to Video, awarded for THE ADVENTURES OF TOM THUMB AND THUMBELINA, along with supervising dialogue editor Eric Freeman. Fellow Hacienda Post editors Borquez and supervising ADR editor Eileen Horta were also part of the winning direct to video team. The Verna Fields Award in Sound Editing for Student Filmmakers went to sound editor Antonia Bates for her work on the animated film LAST RUMBA IN ROCHDALE, produced at The National Film And Television School in London. This year the Special Venue award also went to an animated project, SANTA VS. THE SNOWMAN 3D, for Imax. The winning team for Best Sound Editing: Special Venue went to supervising sound editors Tim Archer and Brian Eimer, music editor Carl Lenox and sound editors Dan Shattuch, Grant McAlpine, Regan Ramos and Julian Daboll. The surprise win of the evening was when Best Sound Editing In Domestic Features: Sound Effects/Foley was awarded to the team on ROAD TO PERDITION, who thanked the MPSE for appreciating the subtle sound work involved. For a complete list of winners go to ww.mpse.org.