January 19, 2018

AES-SF Day 1 – Seals, Submarines, Skywalker and Scotch

My first full day in SF was quite an eventful one. I met up with Shaun Farley (from Dynamic Interference) to head up to Skywalker Ranch for the MPSE Sound Panel. We had some time to kill, so we headed over to Pier 39 because he was told there were some Seals that hung out over there. We got there, and sure enough, there were a bunch! They made all sorts of crazy sounds! Shaun had his Sony D50 with him and I had my Olympus LS-10, so we grabbed some (contaminated) recordings. Too many people around - but it was fun nonetheless. (Side note - went back there Sunday night with Nick Meade with a 702 and MKH60 / 30 M/S rig and boom pole. Much better … [Read more...]

Gary Rizzo’s Advice for watching Inception

Just met up with Gary Rizzo and had lunch with him and a few friends. Lots of cool stuff to talk about in a future post, but I had a chance to ask him today what his favorite moments were in Inception. I'm going to watch it tonight, and wanted to know what to listen for. I didn't record the questions, nor did I have anything to write his answers down with, so I'm just going to paraphrase: I asked him; "What are your favorite sound moments in Inception?" He replied (in my words...). There are a couple of great moments in the movie. The first one is this sequence that happens in Paris. You are down on the street in Paris, and all of a … [Read more...]