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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.

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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Stills photography by Julian Pertout; check out his work at https://www.instagram.com/julianpertout/

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.

Find his music at https://soundcloud.com/benosmo

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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 

To check out their music and other work, go to their websites:

 https://soundcloud.com/corinmusic

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

Fury Road: From Storyboard to Soundtrack

Fury Road: From Storyboard to Soundtrack

December 15, 2018

In this special episode I talked to the Oscar-winning director of the Mad Max franchise, George Miller, as well as many of the people behind the soundtrack of this visceral action film, including David White, Wayne Pashley, Derryn Pasquill, Mark Wasiutak and Andrew Miller. In this comprehensive look at a franchise, I discuss with them how George approaches sound in his his films, the extensive pre-production process of Fury Road, the difficulties of the production sound, creating sonic personalities for cars and how they translated George’s vision into a concrete soundtrack. This debut is not to be missed!