The Psychology of Sound Design in Filmmaking


Erik Aadahl

E2 Sound

Matt Feury


Will Files

Sony Pictures

Ai-Ling Lee

Ai-Ling Lee

It’s not just stunning visuals and dramatic editing that can make a story great. Sound design, editing and mixing all come together to create a cinematic symphony that can literally move an audience with a rumble and put them on the edge of their seats with a dramatic sting. From creating alien voices out of thin air, to bringing many voices together in a musical, the role of the sound post production team in television and film is both vital and often misunderstood. Decorated sound professionals from the most recognized films and TV shows will discuss how to make an audience laugh, sing and scream through great sound design.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner