2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

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

Sound Designer


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...

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David Alvarado


Structure Films

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 ...

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Jason Sussberg


Structure Films

Pete Horner

Sound Designer & Re-Recording Mixer

Skywalker Sound

Peter Albrechtsen

Sound Design


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...

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