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

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

The Revenant

The core crew of supervising sound editor/sound designer Martin Hernandez and re-recording mixers Frank A. Montano and Jon Taylor—all nominated last year for director Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s Birdman—return for the inventive director’s The Revenant, buttressed this time around by sound design work from the likes of Lon Bender and Randy Thom. Innaritu has an artist’s eye for both picture and sound, and he tends to explore the interweaving of music and effects in interesting ways through his work with composers Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto), Ryuichi Sakamoto and Bryce Dessner, blended with sound “haikus” created with Hernandez. Thom was instrumental in the wind sounds rushing across the prairie, among many other animal and human sounds of survival; wait till you hear them in an Atmos mix. Expect another nomination or two; this crew is good.

Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu

Movie Studio: Twentieth Century Fox

Sound Re-Recording Facility: Universal Pictures Studios

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

Additional Re-Recording: Leff Lefferts, Brandon Proctor

Sound Designer: Martin Hernandez, Randy Thom, supervising sound designer, Lon Bender, Jon Title

Supervising Sound Editor: Martin Hernandez, Randy Thom, Lon Bender, Todd Toon (additional sound supervision)

Sound Editorial: William R. Dean, sound effects editor; Kris Fenske, sound effects editor; D. Chris Smith, sound effects editor; Pernell L. Salinas, first assistant sound editor; Luke Gibleon, second assistant sound editor; Ryan Meadows, field recording/second assistant sound editor; Catherine Harper, Foley artist; Rick Owens, Foley artist; Geordy Sincavage, supervising Foley mixer/Foley editor; Nancy Macleod, Foley editor; Olivia Souder, Foley editor; Aran Tanchum, Foley editor; Ryan Wassil, Foley mixer/editor; Lisa J. Levine, supervising dialog and ADR editor; Paul Hackner, dialog editor; Shane Hayes, dialog editor; Larry Kemp, dialog editor; Tor McAfee Kingdon, ADR mixer; Michael Miller, ADR mixer; Chris Navarro, ADR mixer; Kathleen Edwards, ADR recordist; Candice Todesco, sound assistant

Production Sound Mixer: Chris Duesterdiek

Music By: Bryce Dessner, Carsten Nicolai, Ryuichi Sakamoto

Music Scoring Mixer: Scott Michael Smith, Conrad Hensel

Music Supervisor: Lynn Fainchtein

Music Editor: Steven A. Saltzman, Curt Sobel, Joseph S. DeBeasi