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Yulik Yagudin’s Top Ten: Why audio engineers should be respected

Yulik Yagudin has spent the last three and a half years working as senior audio engineer at one of the largest private audio post houses in Moscow, CineLab SoundMix. They offer all aspects of audio post production.

Yagudin has music in his blood. He was born in Moscow, Russia, to a family of musicians. After graduating from Moscow Conservatory College of Music as a percussion player, he stayed on for two more years… that’s when his love of audio engineering drove him into the recording studio and the television world.

What followed always involved many various aspects of sound work, including writing/arranging music for TV and commercials, editing and mixing sound for TV, Continue reading

The sound of fire, tires and more for Disney’s ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’

By Jennifer Walden

Disney’s follow-up to Planes, Planes: Fire and Rescue, like many Disney offerings, has a message — this one involves overcoming a handicap and finding another path in life. But if you think it’s a film for very young children, you’d be mistaken. It’s a family action-adventure film, complete with intense visuals, situations and sound to match.

There was no holding back on the native Dolby Atmos mix. With full-range surround speakers in a 62.2 configuration, the mix team of David E. Fluhr (dialogue and music) and Dean Zupancic (sound effects) had all the sonic real estate they needed to immerse the audience in the action. According to Formosa Group supervising sound editor/sound designer Todd Toon, “Director Roberts Gannaway not only gave us permission, but demanded that we deliver a big Continue reading

NAB: The Colbert Report’s Todd Kilponen

Las Vegas — Some of the post and production crew from The Colbert Report visited postPerspective at NAB 2014,  just days before it was announced that Stephen Colbert would be taking over for David Letterman when he retires.

Colbert’s audio mixer Todd Kilponen, a Grammy-winner (Best Comedy Album: A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All), who has also been nominated for an Emmy (Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special The Colbert Report) was kind enough to grab a mic and share a bit about the show’s workflow from an audio perspective. No pun intended.

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Todd-Soundelux, 424 Post combine to keep ‘Black Sails’ sounding authentic

By Jennifer Walden

If you like your pirate stories with peg legs, eye patches, and other cartoon-like pirate stereotypes, then the Starz original series Black Sails isn’t for you. Anything Jack Sparrow-y is strictly prohibited.

“The show’s creators wanted this world to be real, and dirty. There is nothing Continue reading