Monday, July 7, 2014

A salute to sound editing

So I read in Wikipedia's obituaries page that Paul Apted died over the weekend at the tragically young age of 47. For some reason the name sounded familiar, and that's becuase his father Michael is a director. As for Paul, he was a sound editor, so I wouldn't have recognized his work. That, and I don't get to see movies in the theater very often.

Sound editing, though, is one of those areas that TCM could put a spotlight on if they haven't already done so. Back in December 2012, they had a night focusing on production design, in which Robert Osborne sat down with a pair of production designers, asking them about their work and having them present two movies that they thought showed well what a production designer does. If TCM hasn't done so yet, it might be interesting to sit down with some sound designers/sound editors and get them to explain exactly what it is they do.

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