Walter Murch at CAMERIMAGE 2015

Interview with Walter Murch who received the Camerimage festival’s Special Award to Editor with Unique Visual Sensitivity. He edited sound on American Graffiti and The Godfather: Part II, won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation, won his first Oscar for Apocalypse Now, and won an unprecedented double Oscar for Best Sound and Best Film Editing for his work on The English Patient. Continue reading Walter Murch at CAMERIMAGE 2015

Veteran ADR Mixer Doc Kane of Walt Disney Studios

What has three letters, many aliases and is of major significance to the sound community? You guessed it: ADR aka Automated Dialog Replacement aka Additional Dialog Recording aka Dubbing aka Looping. All of these monikers are understood as the process of re-recording dialog that cannot be salvaged from a production. To make one thing clear, there is nothing automated about it. ADR is an art. Continue reading Veteran ADR Mixer Doc Kane of Walt Disney Studios

Synthesizers in the Movies

Hans Zimmer and his Moog Modular Composer Neil Brand celebrates the art of cinema music, Neil explores how changing technology has taken soundtracks in bold new directions and even altered our very idea of how a film should sound. In the last of three programmes in which composer Neil Brand celebrates the art of cinema music, Neil explores how changing technology has taken soundtracks in bold … Continue reading Synthesizers in the Movies

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

The Lady from Shanghai (1947) Update:The new Orson Welles documentary MAGICIAN starts in Los Angeles and New York City on December 10th!  More info: http://cohenmedia.net/films/magician Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary – the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), … Continue reading Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Disney Research Automatic Editing of Footage from Multiple Social Cameras

Disney Research demonstrated Automatic Editing of Footage from Multiple Social Cameras at SIGGRAPH. Video cameras that people wear to record daily activities are creating a novel form of creative and informative media. But this footage also poses a challenge: how to expeditiously edit hours of raw video into something watchable. One solution, according to Disney researchers, is to automate the editing process by leveraging the first-person viewpoints of … Continue reading Disney Research Automatic Editing of Footage from Multiple Social Cameras

The EditDroid: Rise and Fall – Trailer VOD

A very good documentary about the EditDroid. When I worked at Disney Imagineering, we were using laser disc players in a lot of places, including EPCOT starting the 1980s. We were also innovators and early adoptors of nonlinear editing and video to film matchback. From the film’s website; The EditDroid was (one of) the first nonlinear electronic editing system and used several laser disc players loaded with the raw … Continue reading The EditDroid: Rise and Fall – Trailer VOD

Ray Dolby Tribute by Walter Murch at 2014 MPSE Awards

Special thanks to The Soundworks Collection for this video. “Ray Dolby was a brilliant scientist whose inventions are in use every day in recording studios, sound editing suites, mix stages and cinemas worldwide,” said MPSE president Frank Morrone. “He was a giant in our industry and we take great pride is saluting his many contributions to our craft.” Dolby, who passed away last September, is … Continue reading Ray Dolby Tribute by Walter Murch at 2014 MPSE Awards