CMU School of Drama

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Listen to This: Independent Sound Mixers Talk On-Set Production Tips, Career Strategy and Work-Life Balance

Filmmaker Magazine: Modern cinema, deconstructed to its most basic elements, is the art of combining light and sound to tell stories. If you’re reading this, chances are you can name five cinematographers. But how many production sound mixers can you name? To find out what it’s like to be in this essential line of work — and to hear their hard-earned advice on getting great sound — I spoke with three sound mixers working in independent film about a job that is, by its very nature, the sort of thing audiences only tend to notice if there’s a problem.

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