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Fury Part I: The Sounds of War

By Jennifer Walden

Having three job titles on a film may seem like a huge undertaking, but it’s actually quite a natural flow — taking the reins at the starting gate and steering a film’s sound from the pre-production phase through the final mix of the sound effects. That’s just what Paul N.J. Ottosson (sound designer, sound re-recording mixer and sound supervisor) has done for every film he’s worked on since 2008’s The Hurt Locker, for which he won two Oscars (Best Sound Editing, Sound Mixing), including 2012's Zero Dark Thirty, for which he won a Best Sound Editing Oscar.

As the supervising sound editor, sound designer and re-recording mixer for the sound effects on director David Ayer’s Fury, Ottosson was able to take concepts from early conversations with Ayer and maintain those through the final mix. “It’s a good linear process. I feel like it’s all one coherent thought,” he says. “There’s very little conversation at the mixing stage about the direction we discussed early on in the movie.”

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Five Adobe After Effects shortcuts
By Brady Betzel

As an editor, most of my day is spent inside of Avid Media Composer, but occasionally I will get to turn on my Spotify, groove to the music and crank out some Adobe After Effects or Maxon Cinema 4D work. Over the years I’ve found some shortcuts within After Effects that make my job easier, and I wanted to share five of my favorites… from an editor’s perspective.

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Checking in with Modern VideoFilm’s new CEO Scott Avila
By Randi Altman

Recently there have been some management changes at Modern VideoFilm, the 30-year-old independently owned LA-based post house. CEO Moshe Barkat and CFO Hugh Miller have left the company and Scott Avila is now CEO. Avila most recently held a similar position with The Culver Studios, where he oversaw a major expansion and renovation.

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New Pablo Rio takes on realtime 8K 60p post with help of partners

Aframe’s David Peto on new version, use on Rosewater
By Randi Altman

Dell, AMD host events to talk trends and user needs
By Randi Altman

Quick Chat: FilmLight co-founder Wolfgang Lempp

Cutters ups Aaron
Kiser to editor

PC Munoz creates score for Brujo at Studio Trilogy

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