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Yulia Akerholt Talks Dialogue Editing

Yulia Akerholt Talks Dialogue Editing

July 21, 2019

Yulia Akerholt is an Australian soundie who has worn all the hats in post-production sound over her career, specialising mostly in dialogue editing. She's worked on countless great Australian films such as Tracks, Samson and Delilah, and Little Fish.

We had a great chat about the often under-appreciated art of dialogue editing, designing the desert landscape of Tracks, working with Warwick Thornton and what it takes to break into the Australian industry these days.

Find her on IMDB here https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0009945/

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Indigenous Horror at Sydney Film Festival: Dark Place

Indigenous Horror at Sydney Film Festival: Dark Place

June 14, 2019

For my coverage of Sydney Film Festival I interviewed Rob Braslin, one of five directors of Dark Place, an anthology of five short horror films by Indigenous directors; also joining us was actress Sara Pensalfini, who starred in Rob’s short Vale Light. We talked about what it was like to work with a sound designer for the first time, the influence of his Indigenous background on his filmmaking and the unconventional process of being one of many directors in a single project.

Dark Place is screening this Saturday and Sunday 15th and 16th of June for SFF. Get tickets here https://www.sff.org.au/program/browse/dark-place

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Reinventing Queer Cinema: Sequin in a Blue Room

Reinventing Queer Cinema: Sequin in a Blue Room

June 3, 2019

I had the pleasure of interviewing Samuel Van Grinsven and Stuart Melvey, director and re-recording mixer of the indie feature film Sequin in a Blue Room, which is premiering at Sydney Film Festival this month. They talked about making a thriller about contemporary queer culture, the struggles of indie filmmaking and creating a sense of claustrophobia in the soundtrack.

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Peter Weir talks the Psychology of Sound

Peter Weir talks the Psychology of Sound

May 29, 2019

I was fortunate enough to sit down with the 6-time Academy Award nominated Australian filmmaker Peter Weir, director, writer and producer of films such as Picnic at Hanging Rock, Dead Poets Society and Master and Commander.

Peter is an incredibly interesting person, and talked about everything from the influence of Jung's writings during the making of Picnic at Hanging Rock, his take on Television, and the various collaborations he's had with soundies over the years. Talking with him was an absolute pleasure, and I hope you enjoy it!

Side-note, apologies for the occasional crackles, the recorder started mucking up mid-interview and I didn't want to interrupt his flow!

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Harry Potter and the Editor of Sound: James Mather

Harry Potter and the Editor of Sound: James Mather

April 18, 2019

Whilst on holiday in England, I hopped on the train to Twickenham Studios, just outside London, to have a chat with James Mather, who was sound supervisor of the last four Harry Potter films as well as having worked on Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Clash of the Titans and countless others. James has been working in the British industry for decades now, and he was kind enough to invite me to his studio for an interview on the eve of 2019.

James talked about some really interesting stuff including how they approached the changing tone of the Harry Potter franchise in the soundtrack, his methodology when working on action sequences and how picture editors and the sound department can learn from each other.

George Miller: Deleted Scenes from Episode 1

George Miller: Deleted Scenes from Episode 1

April 6, 2019

I interviewed Oscar-Winning director, writer and producer George Miller, amongst many other talented people, for Episode 1 of the podcast, "Fury Road: From Storyboard to Soundtrack." With so much great content I was unable to fit into an hour, I'm releasing them all individually.

Here you can listen to George talk not only about Fury Road but also the history of sound in film, his childhood, how the composers he's worked with have influenced him and what people could learn from the Kiwi film industry.

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Talking Tech with Ben Osmo

Talking Tech with Ben Osmo

April 1, 2019

Ben Osmo is an Oscar-winning Australian sound recordist whose extensive list of credits include Strictly Ballroom, Alien: Covenant and many of George Miller’s films. We talked about his working relationship with George Miller, how he uses his role to help facilitate the film-making process, the technical challenges he encountered on Mad Max and Babe, and the state of the Australian industry.

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Making Music for Art: Becky Sui Zhen, CORIN and Casey Hartnett

Making Music for Art: Becky Sui Zhen, CORIN and Casey Hartnett

February 6, 2019

In this episode I chatted to musicians and sound designers CORIN, Becky Sui Zhen and Casey Hartnett about the music they composed for the Masters of Modern Art exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW. I chatted with them about their collaboration, what it's like creating music for interactive audio-visual guides and how their music-making process is different when it's supporting visual media; included are a few tracks of their solo material as well.

The Masters of Modern Art exhibition is on at the Art Gallery of NSW until the 3rd of March 

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http://caseyhartnettsound.com/

http://www.suizhen.com.au/welcome/

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Andy Wright on Hacksaw Ridge

Andy Wright on Hacksaw Ridge

January 15, 2019

Andy Wright is a sound supervisor, ADR recordist, and all round interesting person who works at Soundfirm in Sydney, and in recent years won an Oscar for his work as sound supervisor on Hacksaw Ridge. In this interview we talk about how he approaches working with actors in ADR, mixing a war scene, Mel Gibson’s as a director and the Chinese film industry.

Dean Hurley on Kandinsky and Lynch

Dean Hurley on Kandinsky and Lynch

December 19, 2018

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dean Hurley, David Lynch’s regular sound supervisor for over a decade, while he was here in Sydney working on the upcoming Sydney Festival event Masters of Modern Sound, where him and other sound practitioners are composing and performing works in response to the Art Gallery of NSW’s current exhibition, Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage.

Walking through the gallery space we discussed how an artwork creates a musical response, working with the director Werner Herzog, and the collaborative process between himself and David Lynch.

Masters of Modern Sound is on at the Art Gallery of NSW from January 10th-12th; more info can be found at the AGNSW website or https://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/events/masters-of-modern-sound