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Local Filmmaker Pays Homage to Sound Geniuses

Brad Pitt would just be a beautiful silent hunk of meat if it weren't for folks like Ren Kylce, Michael Semanick, and Ben Burtt. These three golden ears and others in the field of sound for film have brought the silver screen to life for titles like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars. (You know, indie movies.) But you wouldn't know it because every year the Oscars quickly pass over the sound category in boring montages. Local filmmaker, Michael Coleman is paying homage to these sound A-listers with a compilation of exclusive interviews, sound stage access, and studio room videos he's dubbed the "Soundworks Collection". Says Coleman, "I truly believe that the talents of the sound team, who prefer to fly under the radar, will have a chance to tell their story to a worldwide online audience."

We think it's a great concept and one that uniquely sheds light on the oft overlooked minds behind some of the most amazing/creative films. He'll be releasing new profiles on films like 2012, Where the Wild Things Are and Inglorious Basterds through March 2010. Just in time for the Oscars to listen up! Checkout the profile of Up! below:


"UP" Sound for Film Profile from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.