Go Behind the Scenes of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” with SoundWorks Collection

Dedicated to “profiling the greatest and upcoming sound minds from around the world,” SoundWorks Collection is constantly introducing compelling short film interviews with sound designers and other digital media professionals– and the site’s sound profile for The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey is no exception.

The SoundWorks Collection crew went all the way to Park Road Post Studios in Wellington, New Zealand to interview pros behind The Hobbit‘s amazing sound design including Re-recording Mixer Michael Hedges, Re-recording Mixer Chris Boyes, Re-recording Mixer Michael Semanick , Co-Supervising Sound Editor Brent Burge, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Chris Ward, and Dolby Atmos Re-recording Mixer Gilbert Lake.

The short film also includes some fun behind-the-scenes production shots of Director Peter Jackson and the crew; and post-production footage from the Park Road Post Studios facilities as the sound designers bring imagery to life through sound, using innovative and organic sound design methods (including caving).

“I think it does make a difference how people work together. And I think it all comes down to passion. Each person on this board is very passionate about the sound of film, and that’s a great thing,” says Re-recording Mixer Michael Semanick.

Watch the full interview here:

The Sound of The Hobbit

The SoundWorks Collection “takes you behind the scenes and straight to the dub stage for a look into audio post-production for feature films, video game sound design, and original soundtrack composition. This exclusive and intimate video series focuses on individuals and teams behind-the-scenes bringing to life some of the worlds most exciting projects.” Visit SoundWorks Collection for more film, sound design and digital media inspiration.

SoundWorks Collection interview sound design and other digital media professionals behind Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit"

SoundWorks Collection interview sound design and other digital media professionals behind Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit”

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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