Film

Mark Mangini

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In 2018, Audio Forum finally got the chance to seriously brag about its programming. We hosted a talk by an Academy Award winner - Mark Mangini, who won Best Sound Editing for Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015, along with David White.

How to win an Academy Award? Well, something like this: Mark has about 125 films under his belt, he designed sound for Leo the lion found in MGM logo screens, has had 5 previous Academy Award nominations, was willing to sit in a freezer for 12 hours straight for 7 days just to record 5 minutes of penguin squawks.

About Mark's previous Academy Award nominations, here's the info: 1986. – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, 1992. – Aladdin, 1997. – The Fifth Element, 2015. – Mad Max: Fury Road, 2017. – Blade Runner 2049.

Mark's two and a half hour-long lecture was attended by about 70 people in one (confined) space, completely breathless. We believe that on that cold November evening everybody left the lecture never to be the same, more aware of what it takes to be top-notch in what you do.

Alan Meyerson

Alan is one of the most significant film score mixers of the modern age. With over 200 films behind him and more than 20 years in the film industry, Meyerson in an endless source of advice.

Before delving into the film industry, Meyerson had a music career as well! As a popular music mixer, we worked in the greatest New York studios such as "The Hit Factory", mixing records of cult pop-stars such as Bob Dylan, Diana Ross, Bryan Ferry, New Order.

Alan's name is mostly associated with the Hollywood's most wanted film composer - Hans Zimmer, with whom Alan had collaborated since the beginning of his career.

Most significant works on film: Interstellar, Man of Steel, Iron Man, The Pirates of the Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes, A Game of Shadows, Inception, The Dark Knight, Kung-Fu Panda, Despicable Me, The Last Samurai, Gladiator.

Becky Sullivan

Supervising Sound Editor Becky Sullivan was nominated for the Academy award for the film "Unbroken" back in 2014, for the category Best Achievement in Sound Editing.
With that, Becky became the fifth woman ever to be nominated for the Academy award in the Sound Editing category! Aside from this nomination, she won a BAFTA for her work on "The Fugutive".

She is currently leading the Sound Editing department of the film production giant Universal Studios, while holding the role of Supervising Sound Editor in Sony Pictures Studios.

Becky started her career in sound focused on ADR and soon after became an expert in the field, working on films like RoboCop and The Fugutive.

As a supervising sound editor, she worked on sound for films such as Ghostbusters 2016, The Big Short, Fifty Shades of Grey.

Larry Sider

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Larry is an old friend and acquaintance of Audio Forum crew. Since 1998, he's been organising The School of Sound symposium - biannual four-day event exploring the creativity of sound in art and media, with a special emphasis on film and screen productions. Larry organizes each edition of SOS along with his wife Diane Freeman Sider, an ex television producer.

He's an exceptionally active member of British media sound art and craft community. Plethora of Larry's events take place in the interim, between two School of Sounds.

Larry is ex-Head of Post-production at National Film and Television School (NFTS), a highly valued European school, also very familiar to Serbian students.

At Audio Forum 2018, Larry held the keynote speech, setting the overall tone and mood of the event. We are very thankful for every support Larry has had for us, especially for listing Audio Forum at The School of Sound email bulletin, on par with similar events in the United Kingdom.

Aldo Lamanna

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Audio Forum has had excellent relationships with Steinberg. However, it wasn't before 2018. that we finally managed to bring them over into our program. On this occasion, we enjoyed a talk by an awesome Venezuelan guy.

Aldo Lamanna is Product Specialist, MI & Professional Audio at Steinberg Media Technologies - a guy who travels the world preaching the word of Steinberg. At Audio Forum 2018, he held two separate talks: about Nuendo's new ADR solutions and Nuendo integration with WWISE (video game audio implementation software).

Working for Steinberg proved to be logical continuation of Aldo's career. Before coming to Germany from Venezuela in 2012, he worked as live sound and studio technician. After he moved, he was working as musician, studio assistant and mastering engineer. Aldo started working for Steinberg in 2014. when his development as Product Specialist actually began, working in sales and export.

Aldo is a great friend of Audio Forum, so be sure that we'll be seeing him around pretty often!