New Interviews with Sound & Music Film Pros for “Star Trek Into Darkness” & “Oblivion” from SoundWorks Collection

Featuring exclusive interviews with the most contemporary professional sound designers, composers and other post-production pros in the film industry, SoundWorks Collection‘s latest videos featuring blockbuster hits “Oblivion” and “Star Trek Into Darkness” are great for any aspiring filmmaker.

Both action adventure flicks swept the box office on their opening weekends. Director J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek Into Darkness” is making headlines for its $70.6 million debut weekend, while Universal Pictures’ “Oblivion” starring Tom Cruise claimed the number one spot during its opening weekend in April.

Watch SoundWorks Collection’s exclusive interviews with the post-production professionals who developed the music and sound for these two action-adventure films below. The site has also recently launched a video game audio section worth browsing.

Audio design is just one aspect of post-production filmmaking that students learn while earning their Digital Media degree at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

“In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection profile we talk with visionary director Joe Kosinski about the sound and music of his new film ‘Oblivion.’ Also featured are Kosinski’s behind-the-scenes collaborators including composer Joseph Trapanese, M83’s Anthony Gonzalez, re-recording mixer Gary Rizzo, and Re-recording Mixer Juan Peralta.” Read more details at SoundWorks Collection’s site.

Film Credits:

Movie Studio: Universal Pictures
Studio: Skywalker Sound
Director: Joe Kosinski
Original Music: Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese

The Music of “Star Trek Into Darkness”

“In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection profile we talk with the Music Conductor and Orchestrator Tim Simonec on the 20th Century Fox Newman Scoring stage for Director J.J. Abram’s new film Star Trek Into Darkness.” Read more details at SoundWorks Collection‘s site.

Film Credits:

Movie Studio: Paramount Studios
Studio: Skywalker Sound
Director: J.J. Abrams
Original Music: Michael Giacchino

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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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