Throughout the weekend, the sound design Icon, Randy Thom, opens the doors to his incredible career, sharing his expertise on the big screen. Moderated by the experienced Danish sound designer, Peter Albrechtsen, the masterclass will cover four main themes, structuring the two days of cinematic magic.
Embark on a journey through Randy's early years, exploring his work as a sound editor, mixer and production sound recordist. Uncover the unique northern Californian sonic magic, from epic works like 'Apocalypse Now' to the heartwarming 'Wild at Heart,' including the magnificent ‘Never Cry Wolf’ and 'The Right Stuff' which won Thom his first of two Oscars. He has been nominated 15 times.
Deeply rooted in the sonic partnership with director Robert Zemeckis, Thom will discuss the development of their 30-year collaboration. Explore films such as 'Forrest Gump,' 'Contact,' 'Cast Away,' and 'The Polar Express,' with the opportunity to dissect selected scenes and delve into the creation of their mesmerizing soundscapes.
This part of the masterclass focuses on the importance of scriptwriting and how to design a movie for sound. With examples from different scripts, along with scenes compared to their written form, Thom explores the approach to sound design based on film scripts.
Randy Thom has left his mark on several brilliant animated films. Delve into masterpieces like 'The Incredibles’, the 'How to Train Your Dragon' trilogy, and the refreshing 'Ice Age' films. Clips from these works will be shown, discussing different working methods and creative approaches to sonic storytelling.
Coffee and registration
The early years - from ‘Apocalypse Now’ to ‘Wild at Heart’
Collaborating with Robert Zemeckis - exploring a 30 year long sonic partnership
Optional dinner (sign up separately)
Scriptwriting for the ears - how to design a movie for sound
Sound for animation - animated sound from ‘Ice Age’ to ‘The Incredibles’
The Masterclass is primarily designed for sound designers, but all kinds of filmmakers, composers, scriptwriters, editors, and producers are very welcome as well.