Noted sound designer/film mixer Mark Mangini of Formosa Features (pictured) will deliver the keynote speech to open the special film sound event, “The Art of Sound Design: Music, Dialog and Effects,” to be held September 26 on the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot in Culver City, Calif.
“Mark Mangini is one of the finest sound designers working today, and we’re thrilled that he’s agreed to share his thoughts on sound for film in total—music, dialog and effects,” says Tom Kenny, editor of Mix magazine. “He has an incredibly inventive mind, and over the past 30 years he’s been a product developer, studio owner, Oscar-nominated supervising sound editor, and an in-demand lecturer for groups across the country. He’s active in all the sound organizations, from his role as a Governor of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to the MPSE, and he brings a unique creative bent to his presentations. The audience will love it. It’s the perfect kickoff to our event.”
Mangini’s first job in entertainment was as a cartoon sound editor at Hanna Barbera Studios. He then had a 25-year run as owner and operator of post-production sound company Weddington Productions Inc. Now as a Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer, and Re-recording mixer at Formosa Features, and Musician and Lecturer, Mangini continues to make his life’s work creating unimagined aural worlds and fabricated sonic realities for theatrical motion pictures.
Nominated three times for an Academy Award for Best Sound editing, he has worked on such notable films as: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gremlins, Die Hard, Star Trek, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Fifth Element, The Green Mile, Warrior and Jack the Giant Slayer. He is currently supervising the hotly anticipated Warner Bros. film Black Mass, based on the story of Whitey Bulger during his time in hiding.
In addition to Mangini’s keynote speech, highlights of the event include a series of industry panels on Music, Effects, Dialog and Mixing held throughout the day in the Kim Novak Theatre. Next door, in the William Holden Theatre, event sponsors will be providing demonstrations and showcasing material in Immersive Sound formats. There will also be a product pavilion for exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies in film sound.
Space is limited; register today!
Find more information at mixsoundforfilm.com.