Soundelux Supervising Sound Editor Michael D. Wilhoit Takes “Low Tech” Approach for “End of Watch”

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012

HOLLYWOOD – For Director David Ayer’s new police thriller End of Watch, Supervising Sound Editor Michael D. Wilhoit and his crew from Soundelux  were tasked with recreating the sonic world of a Los Angeles beat cop.  Released by Open Road Films, the movie tells the story of two young police officers, Brian Taylor and Mike Zavala, (played by Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña) who become the targets of a Mexican drug cartel.

End of Watch is told in a found-footage manner. Taylor and Zavala use a handheld HD camera to covertly record their shifts in South Los Angeles for a film class. This stylistic device lends the story a sense of immediacy and verisimilitude that contributes to the ratcheting tension.

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Todd-AO and Soundelux Artists Win Sound Emmys for “Game of Thrones”

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012

HOLLYWOOD; September 17, 2012 –Artists from CSS Studios’ Todd-AO and Soundelux won two Emmy Awards for their work on the HBO series Game of Thrones in the 64th Emmy Primetime Awards announced Saturday in Los Angeles.

A sound team from Soundelux won the Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series.  Named in the award were Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer Peter Brown, Dialogue/ADR Supervising Sound Editor Kira Roessler, ADR Editor/Co-Supervisor of ADR Tim Hands, Foley Editor/Supervising Foley Editor Paul Aulicino, M.P.S.E., Sound Effects Editor Stephen P. Robinson, Dialogue Editor Vanessa Lapato, Foley Editor Brett Voss, Foley Artists James Moriana and Jeffrey Wilhoit, and Music Editor David Klotz.

Todd-AO Re-Recording Mixers Onnalee Blank, CAS and Mathew Waters won the Emmy for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour). They shared the honor with Production Mixers Ronan Hill, CAS and Mervyn Moore.

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Todd-AO and Soundelux Artists Nominated for HPA Awards for Feature Sound

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012

HOLLYWOOD–Motion picture sound artists from CSS Studios’ Soundelux and Todd-AO facilities are among the nominees in the Hollywood Post Alliance’s 2012 HPA Awards.

Supervising Sound Editor Lon Bender, Sound Designer Bill Dean, Sound Designer Kris Fenske and ADR Supervisor Glynna Grimala of Soundelux, and Re-Recording Mixers Mike Prestwood Smith and Michael Keller of Todd-AO are nominated for their work on The Hunger Games. Supervising Sound Editor Per Hallberg of Soundelux is nominated for his work on Safe House. Both awards are in the craft category Outstanding Sound – Feature Film. Winners will be announced on November 1st, 2012.

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Soundelux Supervising Sound Editor Per Hallberg Reprises Oscar-Winning Performance with “The Bourne Legacy”

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012

The Bourne Legacy, the fourth installment in the Bourne action-thriller franchise, expands on the events of the previous films with the story of a rogue agent, Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), who sets out to expose an illegal CIA operation to the public. The film, scheduled for release August 10th by Universal Pictures, is directed by Tony Gilroy, who wrote the screenplay for all four films.

The sound team for the film was led by Supervising Sound Editor Per Hallberg of Soundelux, Hollywood. Hallberg supervised sound for each of the three prior Bourne films and won an Academy Award (with Karen Baker Landers) for their work on The Bourne Ultimatum.

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Hollywood Edge Releases Premiere Edition HD

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012

The Hollywood Edge has released a new addition to its flagship collection, Premiere Edition, recorded entirely in high definition sound at 24-bit/96 kHz. The new release, comprising more than 24 GB of general sound effects, is the first installment of the Premiere Edition in HD, a comprehensive library of high quality, high definition sound effects designed for film, television, radio, video games and other media.

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CSS Studios Brings Re-Recording Mixer Gary C. Bourgeois to Todd-AO

Posted by on May 31, 2012

   

HOLLYWOOD; May 31, 2012 – Gary C. Bourgeois, one of the film industry’s top re-recording mixers, has joined CSS StudiosTodd-AO. The move marks a return to Todd-AO for Bourgeois as he was previously on staff at the sound company from 1985 to 2001. Known for his work in romantic comedies, action films and documentaries, Bourgeois recently mixed the films The Raven and 50/50.

 “We are very pleased to welcome Gary Bourgeois home to Todd-AO,” said CSS Studios President Robert C. Rosenthal. “He is a great talent and enjoys universal respect in the sound industry for his skill and professionalism. We look forward to being part of the next chapter in his career.”

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Soundelux Design Music Group Celebrates 20 Years of Excellence in Sound for Games

Posted by on May 14, 2012

HOLLYWOOD — As it marks its 20th anniversary this year, Hollywood-based Soundelux Design Music Group (“DMG”),  which creates sound for games, commercials and location-based entertainment, has plenty of reason to celebrate. It’s coming off a year in which it worked on several of the video game industry’s biggest releases, including Microsoft/Epic’s Gears of War 3 (a Golden Reel Award and G.A.N.G. Award nominee) and Activision/Toys for Bob’s Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure (also a Golden Reel Award nominee). The group also recently received a Golden Reel Award for the Electronic Arts title Need for Speed: The Run, adding to the multitude of awards and nominations it has received for its game work. And, it is ready to open a second production facility on Los Angeles’ Westside.

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