The Art of Sound
An evening celebrating nominees and winners from the 80th Academy Awards®
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While most people associate “soundtrack” with a recorded film score, the term actually describes a motion picture’s total sound content, from music and dialogue to a wide range of sound effects.

Talented professionals can make the precise and even delicate process of assembling a soundtrack appear to be a simple, straightforward task. Yet in almost any film sequence, sound editors and mixers must select and manipulate dozens of sound elements for realism, coherence and emotional impact while steering clear of the sort of cacophony that may be true-to-life, but does little to support a story.

“The Art of Sound” will feature clips from each of the motion pictures nominated for a 2007 Academy Award® in the Sound Mixing and Sound Editing categories. Academy Sound Branch governor and 20-time nominee Kevin O’Connell will moderate an onstage discussion with the mixers and editors who took home Oscars® for their work. (At press time the winners were still to be determined.)



The nominees are:

Sound Editing
The Bourne Ultimatum

(Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg)
No Country for Old Men
(Skip Lievsay)
Ratatouille
(Randy Thom and Michael Silvers)
There Will Be Blood
(Christopher Scarabosio and Matthew Wood)
Transformers
(Ethan Van der Ryn and Mike Hopkins)

Sound Mixing
The Bourne Ultimatum

(Scott Millan, David Parker and Kirk Francis)
No Country for Old Men
(Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter Kurland)
Ratatouille
(Randy Thom, Michael Semanick and Doc Kane)
3:10 to Yuma
(Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Jim Stuebe)
Transformers
(Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell and Peter J. Devlin)

WHEN:
Saturday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:
At the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets are $3 for the general public.



Tickets available NOW!
http://www.oscars.org/events/tickets/order.html


See you guys there!