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

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

The Martian

Ridley Scott turned to the A-list British sound team: Oliver Tarney, who worked with Paul Greengrass on United 93 and Captain Phillips, both nominated for BAFTAs and the latter garnering an Oscar nomination; and re-recording mixers Paul Massey (who worked with Scott on Robin Hood) and Mark Taylor (who worked with Scott on Exodus: Gods and Kings and Tarney on Captain Phillips). Lots of connections. This time they have all the awards-favorites sounds of space, with ambiences inside helmets and odd environments, storms on distant planets, the cacophony of Mission Control, and lots of quiet moments, as we follow Matt Damon through his rush to be rescued. This is a solid sound job from an action-veteran crew. Look for a couple of nominations if the Academy hasn’t grown tired of space movies.

Director: Ridley Scott

Movie Studio: Twentieth Century Fox

Sound Re-Recording Facility: Twickenham Studios

Re-Recording Mixers: Paul Massey, Mark Taylor

Additional Re-Recording: Dafydd Archard

Sound Designer: Oliver Tarney, Michael Fentum

Supervising Sound Editor: Oliver Tarney

Sound Editorial: Mark Taylor, sound effects editor; James Harrison, sound effects editor; Szabolcs Stella, first assistant sound; Balazs Varga, second assistant sound; Andrea King, Foley artist; Jack Stew, Foley artist; Hugo Adams, Foley supervisor; Adam Mendez, Foley mixer; Ben Chick, Foley recordist; Rachel Tate, dialog/ADR supervisor; Judah Getz, ADR mixer; Chris Navarro, ADR mixer; Ferenc Lukacs, ADR recordist; Benjamin McCulloch, ADR recordist; 

Production Sound Mixer: Mac Ruth

Music By: Harry Gregson-Williams

Supervising Music Editor: Tony Lewis

Music Editor: Richard Whitfield