Seminar med Sound Designer Ann Kroeber
The Profound yet Mostly Unconscious Impact of Sound in Movies - the American Sound Designer Ann Kroeber in discussion with Danish Sound Designer Peter Albrechtsen.
The ears can be a short cut to the imagination and even though film is often described as a visual medium, sound is a crucial element of all great moviemaking.
Ann Kroeber knows this as well as anyone. Ann has worked as sound designer, recordist and sound editor since the late 1970’s. Her partner, collaborator and late husband, Alan Splet, was considered to be one of the world's greatest motion picture sound designers. His evocative use of ambient sounds helped revolutionize the way we experience movies and Ann has maintained the couple's vast collection of extraordinary sound effects.
Her credits are long and include The Black Stallion, Blue Velvet, The Mosquito Coast, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Duma. Her effects recordings are in The Lord of the Rings, The Star Wars Trilogy, Gladiator, Wall-E and many more films and games.
The seminar will be a combination of Q&A, film clips and video interviews with some of the featured directors. The idea is to discuss the use of sound as a major storytelling tool and talk about the collaborative process that’s the foundation of the films discussed.
Saturday will focus on Ann’s collaboration with director Carroll Ballard who has stated that "sound is even more important than picture". Alan won a special achievement sound Oscar for Ballard’s The Black Stallion. Ann will talk about the aesthetic choices on Ballard’s films and the art of capturing animal vocals, which is one of her specialties.
Afterwards, Ann will discuss her and Alan’s collaboration with David Lynch. Ann will talk about discovering a whole new world of sounds inside of things, while working on Dune. Sunday will continue with Blue Velvet. Ann also worked as sound recordist on the shoot which means that they collaborated closely all the way from the set to the final mix.
In the afternoon Ann will show clips from Mosquito Coast and Dead Poets Society and talk about working with Peter Weir, about sound making your movie "a more absorbing and three dimensional experience", as Weir himself has said. Besides this, Peter and Ann will discuss their work together where sound effects have been used in musical ways.
Peter Albrechtsen has collaborated with Ann on the US indie Magic Valley and the Danish youth film, Min bedste fjende. Peter has also worked on Alting bliver godt igen (Dir. Christoffer Boe), Antichrist (Dir. Lars von Trier), Mænd der hader kvinder (Dir. Niels Arden Oplev).
The seminar is held in English and takes place at The National Film School of Denmark, February 12 & 13th, 2011. Both days from 10.00 – 17.00.
Tid og Sted
Søknadsfrist: 20. Jan 2011