Interview with Randy Thom on LeftLion

Randy Thom

Randy Thom

What is: Sound pioneer Randy Thom was interviewed by LeftLion magazine in occasion of his invited talk at the Institute for Screen Industry Research at Nottingham University.

Why it is interesting: Randy talked about the role of the sound designer for film today, his work with Robert Zemeckis and his first work experience in Apocalypse Now.

Perfect sentence:

Sound people are often referred to as engineers and though, like people in most crafts these days, you have to be a bit of an engineer and know a bit about technology. But the most important thing you do is make artistic decisions; you need to figure out whether a sound is appropriate in a given scene and that’s really what I’m hired to do…

Full story: LeftLion

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Gianpaolo D'Amico is an independent creative technologist for digital media. He is the founder of sounDesign and a music obsessed since he was 0 years old.


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