What kind of resume includes things like “a roaring inferno that speaks cougar”, or “a dinosaur with eight different voices”? Heather Wishart-Smith interviews Gary Rydstrom to find out full article here

Sound Supervisor, Designer and Editor, Kyrsten Mate recording jets for Captain Marvel.

Behind me are members of the Patriots Jet Team and their Aero L-7 Albatross – nice guys! We recorded these in anticipation of the Captain Marvel dogfight scene, the Carol Danvers origin moment. It is really difficult to record jets for a dogfight perspective, as you could imagine. You are standing on the ground and they are flying at insane speeds away or towards you. But the benefit of these recordings are that they give the tracks movement and speed within the onboard sound. They really amp up the feeling of banking and turning or diving. There is a benefit to recording things just as they are, but I always listen for the sounds that will help convey the story more. Read More.

By Michael Goldman

At Skywalker Sound, women are making connections – and that makes all the difference.

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Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound  join forces for the Sundance Institute Film Music and Sound Design Lab for the Seventh year running.   The Film Music Program’s mission is to educate, develop, and nurture collaboration across filmmakers, composers and sound designers.  As in previous years, the 2019 program features a live orchestra to perform each composer/director team’s original score and a distinguished group of Creative Advisors in residence to mentor the Fellows.   Skywalker Sound’s Randy Thom, Bob Edwards, Dennis Leonard, Richard Gould, Baihui Yang, Kimberly Patrick, Stephen Urata, Alyssa Nevarez and Jonathan Stevens will join the Sundance Lab Composer and Director Fellows.  Click here for a full list of 2019 participants.



Qianbaihui Yang has pointed a microphone at a roaring, spitting jaguar, walked alongside biting camels and stood near a pack of playful, loud elephants—all to capture realistic sound effects.

A sound editor at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, Calif., near San Francisco, Ms. Yang edits dialogue between characters for film and television and creates and synchronizes scene-specific sounds, such as tires spinning, feet clomping or sirens blaring.

Most recently, she helped edit “Toy Story 4,” due out in June, and has worked on films including “Captain Marvel,” “A Wrinkle in Time” and “Cars 3.” She spoke with The Wall Street Journal about her job and career path; here are edited excerpts.

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