|Thursday, January 20, 2022|
|10:00 AM - 10:35 AM (PST)|
Welcome Remarks & The Sound of ‘The Matrix: Resurrections’
The Matrix: Resurrections marks the return of the landmark sci-fi franchise that is as revered for its technological innovations as its mind-melting storylines. In this exclusive panel, sound designer / supervising sound editor Dane Davis and supervising sound editor Stephanie Flack — both involved with the film series since its original trilogy — share how they returned to evolve the soundscapes of the Matrix.
Tom Kenny - Mix
Dane A. Davis - ‘The Matrix: Resurrections’
Stephanie Flack - ‘The Matrix: Resurrections’
|10:35 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)|
The Sound of ‘Tick, Tick…BOOM!’
Lin-Manuel Miranda, in his film directorial debut, adapts the stage musical "tick, tick... BOOM!" by Jonathan Larson, the Broadway phenom behind "Rent." The film premiered at AFI Fest on November 10, 2021; and debuted on Netflix on November 19. Here, Glenn Kiser of the Dolby Institute, sits down with the director, production sound mixer Tod A. Maitland, CAS, and supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Paul Hsu to discuss the unique challenges this production faced — from filming during the Covid-19 pandemic to integrating sound and music for the big and small screen.
|11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)|
The Sound of ‘No Time To Die’
Daniel Craig concludes his five-film portrayal of James Bond in No Time To Die, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Joining forces with his MI6 team and a new generation of agents, Bond faces the highest stakes of his espionage career. Supporting the film’s mix of drama, action and surprise created numerous challenges for the sound team that were met head-on throughout the process.
|11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (PST)|
‘The Power of the Dog’ Audio Team Shares Process, Insights
The buzz surrounding The Power of the Dog, director Jane Campion’s period piece set in the West, has been huge and continues to build following its premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, where Campion took home the Silver Lion award for Best Direction. Following a limited theatrical release in November, it will stream on Netflix beginning December 1.
Martin Higgins, CFP® - Mutual of Omaha and Family Wealth Management
Richard Flynn - ‘The Power of the Dog’
Sandra Block - Kiplinger
Robert Mackenzie - ‘The Power of the Dog’
Peter Sciberras - ‘The Power of the Dog’
Tara Webb - ‘The Power of the Dog’
Dave Whitehead - ‘The Power of the Dog’
|12:15 PM - 12:40 PM (PST)|
The Sound Design and Mix of ‘Dune’
Director Denis Villeneuve has a unique cinematic vision, and in his film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel, the sand-covered planet Arrakis takes on a desolate beauty, with a vibrant, fluid soundtrack that blurs the lines between sound design and music. Here, Supervising sound editors/sound designers Mark Mangini and Theo Green, and re-recording mixers Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett, discuss the organic and the synthetic, the blending of effects and music, and “the sound of sand”...and, of course, sandworms.
|12:40 PM - 12:55 PM (PST)|
Composer Hans Zimmer: The Music of ‘Dune’
Hans Zimmer is one of the truly unique composers of our generation, displaying a range in style that reaches every corner of the globe. For Dune, the ten-time Academy Award nominee (winner in 1994 for The Lion King), spent his time during Covid having new instruments built in Berlin and San Francisco, and recording voices from Australia to Europe—all to bring the spiritual rhythms and sense of world-building to complete director Denis Villeneuve’s vision.
|12:55 PM - 1:25 PM (PST)|
The Sound of ‘Being The Ricardos’
Writer-director Aaron Sorkin’s behind-the-scenes drama, Being The Ricardos, follows a tumultuous production week of the classic 1950s sitcom, ‘I Love Lucy,’ as Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) face a series of personal and professional crises. In this exclusive panel, Renee Tondelli, supervising sound editor, and Daniel Pemberton, composer, discuss their approaches to evoking the era with sound and music. Being The Ricardos will be released in select theaters on December 10, 2021 and available to stream on Prime Video on December 21, 2021.
|1:25 PM - 1:55 PM (PST)|
The Sound of ‘Respect’
Jennifer Hudson’s performances as Aretha Franklin in Respect were all sung live on set, and they are stunning. But there is so much more that goes into producing the sound for a series of performances that chart the rise, fall and rise again of the Queen of Soul. First-time director Liesl Tommy introduces Aretha as a 10-year-old girl singing in her father’s living room, then follows her into churches and clubs and eventually into Madison Square Garden for the debut of “Respect.” Here, executive music producer Stephen Bray, music editor Suzana Peric and re-recording mixer, Paul Hsu talk about the setup on the set, challenges of integrating song and score, and beauty of the performances as captured on film.
Tom Kenny - Mix
Stephen Bray - ‘Respect’
Michael Clinton - 'ROAR Into the Second Half of Your Life'
Mary Beth Franklin, CFP® - Investment News
|1:55 PM - 2:25 PM (PST)|
The Sound of ‘King Richard’
It’s a sports movie, biopic, family drama and inspirational tale all rolled into one, as Will Smith portrays Richard Williams, father of Venus and Serena Williams, in King Richard, a moving tale of navigating the streets of Compton and the politics of professional tennis. Oscar-winning sound designer Richard King and Oscar-winning re-recording mixer Ron Bartlett explain how they created a realistic track of tennis ball impacts, sneaker squeaks, grunting/breathing and spot-on environments to drive the story.
|2:25 PM - 2:55 PM (PST)|
The Sound of ‘House of Gucci’
Director Ridley Scott’s film, House of Gucci, follows the famed fashion empire across decades. The film’s sound team—Paul Massey, Re-Recording Mixer, James Mather, Supervising Sound Editor, and Niv Adiri, Re-Recording Mixer—discuss how they met numerous challenges during production, including evoking different eras and locations in the epic drama.
Tom Kenny - Mix
Niv Adiri - ‘House of Gucci’
Stéphane Bucher - ‘House of Gucci’
Paul Massey - ‘House of Gucci’
|2:55 PM - 3:25 PM (PST)|
The Sound of ‘Cyrano’
Peter Dinklage and Haley Bennett reprise their stage roles in Cyrano, director Joe Wright’s film version of Erica Schmidt’s musical adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac. Find out how supervising sound editors/re-recording mixers Becki Ponting and Craig Berkey went to great lengths to integrate the dialogue and songs — all performed and recorded live on the set — within the action of the movie. The result is a seamless soundtrack that adds a bit of slam poetry–style rapping to the words of Schmidt and the music of Aaron and Bryce Dessner.