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A Quiet Place — Telling a Story with Sound

Sound always plays a particularly important role in the horror genre, but A Quiet Place takes this a step further, making sound itself a key element of the story. So in this video I talk to the sound designers of the film, Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn, to learn more about the ways sound can be used in ... More


SoundWorks Collection Sound Department Mug and Stickers!

The SoundWorks Collection is pleased to offer you the ONLY mug that is allowed near your audio gear and is guaranteed to serve you 15 oz.'s of kick-ass audio year-round! Each mug is $15 and includes a "HOW AM I MIXING? 1-800-TOO-LOUD" bumper sticker. We ship in the U.S. and worldwide so order now ... More


The Sound and Music of Terrordactyl

In this behind-the-scenes video Sound Supervisor, Re-Recording Mixer and Composer Matt Parra along with Re-recording Mixer Dante Reynolds and Dialogue Editor and ADR Supervisor Sean Massey breakdown their work on the indie sci-fi film Terrordactyl. When a meteor shower rains down outside Los Angeles, Jonas and ... More


Francis Ford Coppola on The Conversation

Turner Classic Movies recently honored acclaimed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola at a hand print footprint ceremony at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, April 29, 2016 and as part of the festivities of the TCM Classic Film Festival 2016, the legendary Director sat ... More


Media Sound Hamburg – Including Master Class with Randy Thom

From July 8th through July 17th, Internationale Film Fernseh und Musik Akademie will be hosting Media Sound Hamburg; its 6th International summer school for film music, game music and sound design. The event will be taking place at Elsa-Braendstroem-Haus in Hamburg-Blankenese, Germany. ... More


ThinkSpace Education Launches World’s First Online Game Music and Sound Design Master’s Degree Programs

ThinkSpace Education, a leading online music school specializing in composing for film, video games and television, in partnership with the University of Chichester, today announced the launch of three groundbreaking new master’s degree programs: ... More


Alchemy Post Sound Applies Foley Magic to “The Bandit”

Alchemy Post Sound provided Foley services for The Bandit, director Jesse Moss’ exhilarating documentary about Burt Reynolds, the late director and stuntman Hal Needham and the making of the iconic 1977 action-comedy Smokey and the Bandit. Working under the direction of Supervising Sound ... More


“Swiss Army Man” and “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” receive the 2016 Dolby Family Sound Fellowship

Sundance Institute® and the Dolby® Institute, along with the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, announced today that Swiss Army Man, written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, written and directed by Taika Waititi, have ... More


George Lucas Talks Star Wars, Career, and Life with Charlie Rose

George Lucas recently sat down with Charlie Rose for a candid discussion of his career, life, and, of course, Star Wars. He talks about the decision to sell his creation to Disney, and how he feels about the saga moving forward without his input. He also talks a bit about his contemporaries — ... More


Composer Charlie Clouser and Wayward Pines

ABOUT COMPOSER CHARLIE CLOUSER: Charlie Clouser is a multi-instrumentalist composer, musician, producer, programmer and remix artist who has worked with some of the seminal recording artists of the last twenty years. With his concentration now on music for visual media, Charlie continues to impress and amaze ... More


GameSoundCon Returns to Los Angeles Offering Intensive Sessions and Workshops on Game Music and Sound Design

The SoundWorks Collection recently spoke with GameSoundCon founder Brian Schmidt about the current state of the video game industry and the unique opportunity that this conference provides to an emerging industry. ###About GameSoundCon: Game ... More


Dolby Launches "Conversations with Sound Artists" Podcast Series

The Dolby Institute and Soundworks Collection are launching a 10-part podcast series, Conversations with Sound Artists, bringing insight into the film, gaming, television industry. Glenn Kiser, Director of Dolby Institute at Dolby Laboratories, and Michael Coleman of Soundworks Collection, speak with top ... More


SoundWorks Collection Recognized as Vimeo Top Staff Pick of all Time!

We are honored to be [recognized as one of the Vimeo Top Staff Picked video series of all time!]( When SoundWorks Collection was launched in October of 2009 there weren't many places to go to host HD quality streaming videos online. This is one of the ... More


The Sound of The Idealist with Sound Designer Peter Albrechtsen and Sound Re-recording Mixer Lars Ginzel

Check out this great video about the sound of Danish film, "The Idealist" featuring Sound Designer Peter Albrechtsen and Sound Re-recording Mixer Lars Ginzel. ABOUT THE FILM: The Idealist' starts in the Cold War era, 1968, when a US B-52 bomber ... More


THX Releases Rejuvenated Versions Of Iconic 'THX Deep Note' Sound

After 30 years, the iconic Deep Note audio logo has been regenerated by it's original creator, Dr. Andy Moorer. Introducing THX Deep Note Eclipse. ###WATCH ECLIPSE TRAILER: THX Ltd. announced the release of a rejuvenated 'THX® Deep Note™' ... More


GDC 2015 - Women in Game Audio Panel

This panel, led by veteran composers and audio professionals, will present an inspiring discussion about how women cultivate careers in game audio and about the diverse voices women can bring to games. Corina Bello - Associate Sound Designer, High Moon Studios Penka Kouneva - Lead Composer, Kouneva Studios ... More


The Sound Advice Tour with Frank Serafine

Hearing is our most prominent sense. Unlike the visual, sound is a 360-degree omnipresent experience that surrounds us constantly. On The Sound Advice Tour with Frank Serafine you will be exposed to a comprehensive overview of every role sound plays in a film, web, or broadcast production. Designed for filmmakers, ... More


SCORE: A Film Music Documentary

Check out this great Kickstarter music documentary about Hollywood's premier composers and the world's most-recognized music genre: the film score. Support SCORE the Film: ###About this Project: Last summer we set out to create a ... More


Ray Dolby Hollywood Walk of Fame featuring Francis Ford Coppola and Sid Ganis

During a ceremony dedicating his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday, Ray Dolby, the late founder of Dolby Laboratories, was remembered as a brilliant inventor whose technology revolutionized entertainment and whose collaborative spirit inspired others to do their best ... More


Dolby Institute: Radiolab Investigates Big Topics Through Sound

At the Dolby® Institute, we try to point your attention to people who use sound and music in distinctive and interesting ways to tell stories. Excellent sound design isn't exclusive to big-budget Hollywood blockbuster movies. One great example is Radiolab. Radiolab, produced by WNYC for US public radio, ... More


John Meyer Presentation at Crowden School of Music

John Meyer’s influence on the way audiences hear sound spans four decades, dating back to 1967 when he assembled a high-fidelity bass guitar amplification system for The Steve Miller Band’s appearance at the legendary Monterey Pop Festival. Since then, John Meyer and his company Meyer Sound have introduced ... More


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Red Carpet at the Dolby Theater

Hollywood turned out in style this week for the LA premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the grand finale in director Peter Jackson’s saga adapting the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The premier was held Tuesday at the Dolby Theatre, previously known as the Kodak Theatre ... More


Berkeley Film Foundation – Alan Splet Award

The Berkeley Film Foundation has established a new grant in honor of sound designer Alan Splet. Please join BFF in honoring Alan Splet by donating to a new grant that we have named for him. Alan was a well-known and extremely admired sound designer who collaborated with David Lynch, Phil Kaufman, Peter Weir, ... More


Behind the Scenes of Video Game High School

Video Game High School, from co-creators Freddie Wong and Matt Arnold, launches its third season with help from the Dolby Institute’s Made for Web Audio Program. VGHS, considered one of the most successful made-for-digital franchises with over 84 million views from its first two seasons, showed great potential ... More


Major Frank Sinatra exhibition planned for 2015 centennial year

The New York Library of the Performing Arts chose what would have been Frank Sinatra’s 99th birthday Friday to announce a major exhibition dedicated to the Chairman of the Board. Curated by L.A.’s Grammy Museum, “Sinatra: An American Icon” is set to open in March, and is scheduled to ... More


Beau Borders Is Not Your Average Film Mixer

Sure, Beau Bor­ders is a suc­cess­ful fea­ture film mixer and sound edi­tor. But he also hap­pens to be a pro­fes­sional race­car driver. Yes, you read that correctly. Beau is a Sound Mix­ing Acad­emy Award nom­i­nee for his work on Lone Sur­vivor. He has col­lab­o­rated on huge, block­buster films ... More


A Coppola Family Affair - Weekend long tribute to the Coppola Family

A truly unique weekend long tribute to the Coppola Family. The Roxie is honored to show movies directed and produced by Francis Ford, Eleanor, Sofia, Roman and Gia. All proceeds benefit the Roxie! Richard Beggs, Walter Murch, Eleanor Coppola, Roman Coppola, James Franco, Gia Coppola. ADDITIONAL APPEARANCES WILL BE ANNOUNCED ... More


SoundWorks Collection Interview Series - Producer and Bassist Robert Trujillo - JACO Music Documentary

This this week we spoke with Robert Trujillo, who you might know as the bassist of Metallica and has been producing a music documentary called JACO about legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius. We discuss how Robert first became interested in profiling ... More


Sensory Assault: Dolby Takes on Imax With Mega-Theater Rival

Dolby, the company whose name is synonymous with sound, is looking to make some noise in the world of images. The brand is set to launch Dolby Cinema, a premium, large-format theater experience that could challenge large-format leader Imax. Dolby is the world's top brand in theater sound. ... More


In Pursuit of Silence Documentary - Kickstarter Update

Check out a new video from the documentary filmmaking team behind "In Pursuit of Silence". Help these guys finish their film and help support an important topic! Fund the project here: "The anechoic ... More