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VIDEO: The Sound of ‘Babylon’

The audio pros behind 'Babylon' discuss how they used period sound -- and movie sound -- to evoke the feel of 1920s Hollywood.

Hollywood, CA (December 9, 2022)—Direct from Mix Sound For Film: Awards Season 2022, we’re sharing all our extensive interviews with the audio pros behind the year’s biggest films this week! Preliminary voting for the Oscar Shortlists—including Best Sound and Best Original Score—runs December 12-December 15, 2022, while nomination voting for MPSE Golden Reels runs December 19-January 2, 2023, and CAS Awards nomination voting begins December 20, running through January 3, 2023. With all that coming up, this is your chance to discover what went into creating sound for this year’s top contending films, ensuring that your vote is well-informed!

The Sound of Babylon – Presented by Paramount Pictures.

Period sound, and movie sound, evoke the feel of 1920s Hollywood in the epic new film Babylon, which traces the triumphs and travails of the movie industry and its stars as they transition from “silents” to “talkies.” Join Mix co-editor Tom Kenny as he discusses the audio work that went into the production with Mildred Iatrou Morgan, Supervising Sound Editor; Ai-Ling Lee, Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer; Steve Morrow, Production Sound Mixer; and Andy Nelson, Re-Recording Mixer.

See ALL the video interviews NOW! Discover the amazing soundwork behind Nope, Thirteen Lives, The Batman, Babylon, Emancipation, Top Gun: Maverick, TÁR, Good Night Oppy, Elvis, Bardo, Spirited, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio and All Quiet on the Western Front with the full YouTube playlist.