Tuesday, December 6, 2022
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM (PST)

Welcoming Remarks

Tom Kenny
9:05 AM - 9:25 AM (PST)

Good Night Oppy

Oscar-winning Sound Designer and Re-Recording Mixer Mark Mangini, MPSE, explores the sounds of Mars in this stunning documentary that follows the journey of the robotic roving vehicle Opportunity as it flies to, then traverses the landscape of, the red planet over the course of 15 years.

Presented by: 

Jennifer Walden Mark Mangini
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM (PST)


Supervising sound editor/sound designer/re-recording mixer Johnnie Burn traveled to the set, on a horse farm in California, to record location sounds and craft custom reverbs for Jean Jacket, the alien, malevolent force in director Jordan Peele’s sci fi-horror masterpiece.

Presented by: 

Jennifer Walden Johnnie Burn, MPSE/AMPS
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM (PST)


The sound and picture edit create the quiet, building, nervous tension that permeates the story of Maestro Lydia Tar as she prepares for her career-defining performance as conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic featuring Mahler’s Fifth Symphony.

Presented by: 

Tom Kenny Deb Adair Stephen Griffiths Monika Willi
10:25 AM - 10:45 AM (PST)

Thirteen Lives

Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor Oliver Tarney, Supervising Sound Editor Rachael Tate and Re-recording Mixer  William Miller discuss the underwater cave sounds and the above-ground, tension-filled track of director Ron Howard’s Thirteen Lives, where 13 children are rescued from the flooded caverns of a cave in Thailand.

Presented by: 

Jennifer Walden William Miller Oliver Tarney Rachael Tate
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)

The Batman

The Riddler, the Penguin, Catwoman, and, of course, Batman, return for the reboot of the DC Comics franchise, a dark exploration of good and evil with a dark and evocative soundtrack.

Presented by: 

Tom Kenny William Files CAS Douglas Murray Andy Nelson
11:35 AM - 11:55 AM (PST)


Period sound, and movie sound, bring back the feel of 1920s Hollywood as the industry transitions from “silents” to “talkies.”

Presented by: 

Tom Kenny Mildred Iatrou Morgan Andy Nelson Ai-Ling Lee Steve Morrow
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM (PST)

Thirteen Lives

Composer Benjamin Wallfisch flew to Thailand and recorded local musicians and local singers, incorporating them into a subtle, almost spiritual score as he worked hand in hand with director Ron Howard on the gripping Thirteen Lives.

Presented by: 

Jennifer Walden Benjamin Wallfisch
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM (PST)

Top Gun: Maverick

In May 2022, Top Gun: Maverick single-handedly led the rush back to theaters following a two-year, pandemic-induced decline in attendance. Find out how the sound team recorded and re-created the sounds of fighter jets and much more in this stunning, action-filled sequel.

Presented by: 

Tom Kenny Chris Burdon Al Nelson Bjorn Ole Schroeder Mark Taylor
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM (PST)


Director Baz Luhrman revisits the life of America’s most enduring pop idol, told primarily through the eyes of the controversial Colonel Tom Parker as he looks back at the initial meeting and traces the genesis of stardom.

Presented by: 

Tom Kenny Michael Keller David Lee Andy Nelson Wayne Pashley
1:25 PM - 1:45 PM (PST)

Bardo, False Chronicles of a Handful of Truths

Five-time Academy Award-winning director Alejandro G Iñárritu is back with a surreal and visionary tale, weaving through the mind and journeys of fictional filmmaker Silverio.

Presented by: 

Tom Kenny Nicolas Becker Martín Hernández Frank A. Montaño Santiago Núñez Jon Taylor Ken Yasumoto
2:00 PM - 2:10 PM (PST)


The classic Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol is re-told for the holiday season, this time as a musical from the ghosts’ perspective, with sound design and songs that move in and out of the “real” world, the “musical” world and the out-of-time Ghost world.

Presented by: 

Tom Kenny
2:15 PM - 2:25 PM (PST)


A-list action director Antoine Fuqua turns to the Civil War era to tell the real-life story of a slave who became famous through the photographs of his torture, before escaping to the North and joining the Union Army. 

Presented by: 

Clive Young David Esparza Mandell Winter
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM (PST)

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro and award-winning, stop-motion legend Mark Gustafson reimagine the classic tale of the fabled wooden boy, with assistance from supervising sound editor/sound designer Scott M. Gershin and the re-recording team of Jon Taylor and Frank A. Montaño.

Presented by: 

Jennifer Walden Scott Martin Gershin Frank A. Montaño Jon Taylor
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (PST)

All Quiet on the Western Front, Sound and Score

This all-German production of one of literature’s most damning indictments of war provides a master class in the effective interplay of pulsing score and textured, battle-scarred sound design, resulting in a soundtrack that can almost stand on its own as a narrative piece.

Presented by: 

Tom Kenny Volker Bertelmann Lars Ginzel Frank Kruse Markus Stemler
3:35 PM - 4:10 PM (PST)

The Sound of Avatar: The Way of Water

Discover how the audio team behind James Cameron’s blockbuster, Avatar: The Way of Water, handled working with invented languages; meeting Cameron’s insightful, ultra-specific requirements; dealing with the project's sheer magnitude; and much more. Journalist Perri Nemiroff hosts a conversation that's as epic as the film itself as she speaks with Christopher Boyes, Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor, and Re-Recording Mixer; Gwen Yates Whittle, Supervising Sound Editor; Dick Bernstein, Supervising Sound Editor; Garry Summers, Re-Recording Mixer; Michael Hedges, Re-Recording Mixer; and Julian Howarth, Production Sound Mixer.

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