Cheryl Ottenritter, CAS, MPSE - Ott House Audio
Dave Paterson - Harbor Picture Company
Glenfield Payne - Harbor Picture Company
Mathew Waters, CAS - Re-recording Mixer
The Rebirth of Sound Design, With Balance and Space at the Mix
Sound effects, Foley, score, source music, dialog, ADR, backgrounds, field recordings, sample-twisting and electronic morphing—they all contribute to the art and feel of a film or television soundtrack. They are all part of the sound design. Meanwhile, from a technical perspective, re-recording is about creating space for music, effects and dialog to all speak. Artistically, it’s about weaving those three elements into balance—scene by scene, moment by moment—to fulfill the director’s vision. The line between sound designer, supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer is not always clear-cut, nor does it have to be, as discussed by our creative and technology-savvy panelists.