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Academy to host 'Film Sound' event

March 2, 2012
Academy to host 'Film Sound' event
HOLLYWOOD — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Science and Technology Council will present "40 Years of Sound for Film" on Tuesday, March 6. The event will take place at 8pm at the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, and will feature discussion by Oscar-winning sound mixers Chris Newman and Tom Fleischman, who will explore the intricacies of building a motion picture soundtrack using clips from such films as Hugo, The Silence of the Lambs and The French Connection.

The program will demonstrate how the raw tracks recorded on a set become part of the finished soundtrack through the collaboration of sound mixers, sound designers, sound effects editors and Foley artists. Newman and Fleischman will also discuss how sound mixing has been influenced by advances in digital technology, and share stories of working with directors like Jonathan Demme, Milos Forman, William Friedkin and Martin Scorsese.

Newman and Fleischman have more than seven decades of experience and 13 Oscar nominations between them. Newman won Academy Awards in the Sound category for The Exorcist, Amadeus and The English Patient. Fleischman won his first Oscar for his work on Hugo at the 84th Academy Awards in February.

Tickets for "40 Years of Sound for Film" are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.oscars.org. The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood.