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Mix Presents Sound for Film: And the Award Goes To… Straight Outta Compton

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Mix Presents Sound for Film: And the Award Goes To…

Straight Outta Compton

Music-based productions, even music biopics, garner lots of Best Sound attention; think back to Chicago with its win and the many others nominated over the years. This year there are two! And none more controversial in tone or style than Straight Outta Compton, the film record of the rise of N.W.A. back in the late 1980s. The difficulty form the sound point of view is placing the frenzy and energy of live performance within the context of a live drama. Talk about dynamics. Great dialog capturing and great music moments, punctuated by an urban backdrop from apartments to the streets, from riots to record label offices. It’s the highest-grossing music biopic of all time with reason. It’s good. And it sounds good. This could be a sneak nominee.

Director: F. Gary Gray

Movie Studio: Universal Pictures

Sound Re-Recording Facility: Universal Studios

Re-Recording Mixers: Frank A. Montano, Jon Taylor

Supervising Sound Editor: Greg Hedgepath, Mark P. Stoeckinger

Sound Editorial: Albert Gasser, sound effects editor; John T. Cucci, Foley artist; Dan O’Connell, Foley artist; Luke Gibleon, Foley supervisor; Blake Collins Foley mixer; John Guentner, Foley mixer; Michael Perrone, dialog supervisor; Daniel S. Irwin, dialog/ADR editor; Daniel Saxlid, dialog editor; Bobbi Banks, ADR supervisor; Jason Dotts, ADR mixer; Bobby Johanson, ADR mixer; Chris Navarro, ADR mixer; 

Production Sound Mixer: Willie D. Burton

Music By: Joseph Trapanese

Music Scoring Mixer: Joel Iwataki

Music Supervisor: Jojo Villanueva

Music Editor: Christopher Kaller, Jason Ruder

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