Sound Designing Authenticity in Documentary
Monday, March 16
2:00PM - 3:00PM
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
Capital Ballroom B
701 Congress Ave
A round table discussion on the art and science of sound design in documentary, with sound design heavyweights Pete Horner, Coll Anderson and Peter Albretchsen. How do you build an environment that realistically, emotionally and even subconsciously interacts with documentary visuals? Does authenticity matter in doc sound? How does it differ from narrative fiction sound design?
Using case studies and rich examples, this panel will explore the ethics and aesthetics of using manufactured sound schemes to build a more realistic and sometimes surreal soundscape; question the expectations of sound design in the documentary medium; and examine the use of music, Foley and production sounds in building the ultimate nonfiction aural experience.
Coll Anderson has been working with sound for 24 years. His work includes recording, editing, designing and mixing, and spans indie art house classics to award-winning documentaries and features. F...Show the rest
Coll Anderson has been working with sound for 24 years. His work includes recording, editing, designing and mixing, and spans indie art house classics to award-winning documentaries and features. From Steve Buscemi’s acclaimed Trees Lounge or Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene to Errol Morris’ Oscar winning The Fog of War and Sundance Grand Jury Prize winners Frat House, Manda Balla and Restropo, Coll has helped to sharpen the focus and story of films with the creative use of sound. “Sound is an objects other shadow: it adds weight, palpability and velocity. It is visions sublime partner in defining mass and time.”Hide the rest
David Alvarado is a New York based filmmaker interested in science, philosophy and future of civilization. He was born the son of a Mexican immigrant in Dallas, Texas where he spent his teen years ...Show the rest
David Alvarado is a New York based filmmaker interested in science, philosophy and future of civilization. He was born the son of a Mexican immigrant in Dallas, Texas where he spent his teen years running amuck with punk rockers on a mission of anarchy. After dropping out of high school and developing an accomplished career in criminal mischief, he switched career paths after realizing the power of film. He soon earned his G.E.D., moved up the ranks of community college and finally reached a university film school where he began to focus on documentary. Finally, in 2010 he completed his Masters of Fine Arts from Stanford University in Documentary Film and Video Production. David’s dream is to inspire audiences with emotionally driven stories about people who are at the intersection of where science meets society. At the spry young age of 29 years old, and soon to begin the aging process at his 30th birthday in March at SXSW, he is now ready to get to work.Hide the rest
Sound Designer & Re-Recording Mixer
Peter Albrechtsen is a sound designer and music supervisor based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He graduated from The Danish Film School in 2001 and has since then worked on more than a 100 productions an...Show the rest
Peter Albrechtsen is a sound designer and music supervisor based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He graduated from The Danish Film School in 2001 and has since then worked on more than a 100 productions and done both feature films and documentaries, both domestically and internationally.
Among Peter Albrechtsen’s recent credits are the multi award-winning The Queen of Versailles and festival favorites Putin's Kiss, Canned Dreams and The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song. At CPH:DOX 2012, Peter was awarded the 'Sonic Dox Award' for the sound design of White Black Boy. At the same time, Peter has been working on a long list of fiction films, one of the latest being last year’s Sundance winner Teddy Bear and previous work include sound effects editing on both The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) and Lars von Trier's Antichrist (2009). Peter is a member of the US association of sound designers, MPSE.Hide the rest