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The Sound and Music of Oblivion. Synopsis Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the visionary director of TRON: Legacy and producers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man's confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. 2077: Jack Harper (Cruise) serves as a security repairmen stationed on an evacuated Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying alien threat who still scavenges what's left of our planet, Jack's mission is almost complete. In a matter of two weeks, he will join the remaining survivors on a lunar colony far from the war-torn world he has long called home. Sound Credits Comments. The Sound and Music of "42" Synopsis Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play.

"42" tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line.

But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey's hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking—ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow. Designing Sound TV – “Avatar” Sound Panel. SoundWorks Collection.

Ben Burtt Talks Lincoln Sound Design. Ben Burtt was certainly in his element as a history buff working on Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. The multiple Oscar winner and Skywalker Sound vet discussed his unique sound design predicated on authenticity. What was your approach to Lincoln? It occurred to me that instead of fishing in the library for a lot of this material or going out and recording my own grandfather’s antique clock, why not explore the idea of finding sounds that Lincoln actually heard?

Let’s look at authenticity for once instead of creating an impression of authenticity. My first stop on the journey was the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois. Fortunately, there was another one in the collection of the Kentucky Historical Society. Lincoln’s office is like his haven. Greg Smith and I went to the White House and recorded artifacts during an afternoon because the clock that sat in Lincoln’s office is still there.

Where was Charlie? Chatting sound and storytelling with Dustin Cawood. From the tenor of Daniel Day-Lewis' voice to the booming of canons to the echoing click of a pocket watch, Dustin Cawood created the soundtrack to "Lincoln. " (Screenshot: Staff) The credits of the recently released film “Lincoln” read like a who’s who of Hollywood—Daniel Day-Lewis, Steven Spielberg, Sally Fields, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, just to name a few. There is one name listed under the Sound Department that puts Chattanooga one degree closer to the 16th president of the United States. Cleveland native and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduate Dustin Cawood worked as the sound effects editor for the critically acclaimed drama. The professional works full time for George Lucas’ company Skywalker Sound, which is rustically headquartered on a ranch in Marin County, Calif.

At home visiting family for the holidays, Cawood spoke with about his career, working on “Lincoln” and creating the world through sound. SoundWorks Collection. Harry Potter Pt. 7. After eight films over a 10-year span, the epic adventure of Harry Potter and his circle of wizard friends will close the last chapter of this celebrated series with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Director David Yates returns to direct his fourth Harry Potter film and returns with his talented sound team including Re-recording mixers Stuart Hilliker and Mike Dowson, Supervising Music Editor Gerard McCann, Supervising Sound Editor James Mather, and Sound Designer Dom Gibbs. Expecto Patronum! Synopsis After destroying one Horcrux and discovering the significance of the three Deathly Hallows, Harry, Ron and Hermione continue to seek the other Horcruxes in an attempt to destroy Lord Voldemort. Sound Credits Comments. The Dark Knight Rises.

The Muppets. Prometheus. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Wreck-it Ralph. Synopsis An 8-bit video-game character attempts to shed his bad-guy image by escaping into a popular first-person shooter, but inadvertently wreaks havoc in the video-game universe by freeing a digital villain who can only be contained with the help of a most unlikely ally in this colorful animated adventure. Wreck-It Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) is the arch nemesis of Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer), one of the most beloved video-game icons of all time. In a noble bid to prove he is more than the sum of his programming, Ralph sneaks from his cozy retro home into a highly advanced combat game featuring battle-hardened soldier Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch), and strives to prove his bravery by winning a medal.

In the process, however, Ralph accidentally frees the greatest threat the video-game world has ever seen. Sound Credits Comments. Flight. Lincoln. Skyfall. Watchmen. War Horse. Zero Dark Thirty. Synopsis Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, the Academy Award-winning duo behind The Hurt Locker, reteam for this drama detailing the hunt for Osama bin Laden, which stars Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain as the intelligence expert who dedicated a decade of her life to tracking down the world's most wanted terrorist. In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the CIA began interrogating suspected Al Qaeda agents across the globe in a bid to locate the elusive bin Laden. Upon arriving at a CIA black site and witnessing the brutal interrogation tactics firsthand, driven operative Maya (Chastain) aids her unpredictable colleague Dan (Jason Clarke) in gathering the intelligence that will help bring their target to justice.

Over the course of the next decade, numerous false leads and dead ends make the search seem more futile than ever. Sound Credits Comments. Argo. Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Interview with Super 8 Sound Designer & Supervising Sound Editor Ben Burtt. The Hobbit. In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile we visit Park Road Post Studios in Wellington, New Zealand to talk with the sound team of Director Peter Jackson's The Hobbit.

Featured interviews include Re-recording Mixer Michael Hedges, Re-recording Mixer Chris Boyes, Re-recording Mixer Michael Semanick, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Brent Burge, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Chris Ward, and Dolby Atmos Re-recording Mixer Gilbert Lake. Synopsis The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Sound Credits Comments. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Video #9.