In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection game sound video profile we feature the talented sound team behind "HALO: REACH", the blockbuster prequel to the best-selling Xbox franchise of all time.
Bungie Studios Audio Director and Composer Marty O'Donnell and Sound Designers C Paul Johnson and Jay Weinland discuss the creative and technical challenges for creating the ultimate gaming experience.
Director Michael Bay and Producer Steven Spielberg return this summer for the third film in the Transformers franchise, Tranformers: Dark of the Moon. The amazing visual effects in this film are complemented by the talented efforts of the sound team including Re-recording Mixers Greg Russell and Jeff Haboush, and Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designers Ethan Van der Ryn, and Erik Aadahl.
This is the first 3D film of the series and will also be presented in regular 2D, Real D 3D and IMAX, featuring Dolby Surround 7.1 sound.
Written & Directed by D.A.D.D.Y.
Duration: 4.50 m
A darkly funny but nightmarish scenario, a man wakes up in hospital with a group of sound artists soundtracking his life. Mr Foley is an award winning short film directed by Dublin directing duo Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman aka D.A.D.D.Y. The film has been on the festival circuit for a while but has just premiered online for all to see, YAY!
Winner Best Short Film at the San Francisco United Short Film Festival
Winner Best in Festival at the Fastnet Short Film Festival, Ireland
Winner Best ‘Sound-Scape’ Award from the European Centre for the Arts at Dresden Film Festival, Germany
Winner best film 2010 Short Short Story Film Festival, Rhode Island
Winner Best Musical, Amsterdam Film Festival
Winner Best Film Audience Prize, Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival
Winner of the Metrópolis-Mecal Prize , Barcelona
Winner, best Art direction International Short Film Festival of Cyprus
Golden Méliès Nomination for best European fantastic short film, Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival
Nominated for the LEO at the 24th Braunschweig Int'l Film Festival, Germany
From "The Empire Strikes Back" to "Robin Hood", award-winning Foley artist Gary Hecker of Todd-AO says it takes “timing and a huge creative mind” to be the man behind the sound. Here, he shares tips and tricks he’s learned during a career that has spanned more than 200 films.
Hecker also recently joined CSS Studios’ Todd-AO in late 2009. One of the most accomplished Foley artists in Hollywood. Among his recent credits are 2012, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Angel & Demons, Watchmen and the Spiderman trilogy.
A man standing alone in a shed hitting a bath with a mallet could be seen as mad, but in the world of sound design, it's the norm. Ali Lacey is an eccentric sound design artist, and this short portrait allows us a closer look into the world of sound design.