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Sight, Sound & Story: Live continues!

 

Sight, Sound & Story's 2022 event series format is online.  Sight, Sound & Story has delayed its live in-person events (June's Post Summit & November's The Art of Cinematography) until September 2022.  Until that time the event series will continue live online monthly.  This series will feature unique guests and subjects that will vary between editing, cinematography, and all aspects of filmmaking. Most importantly, these events will be live and free to the public.

Sight Sound & Story: Live: SoundShow - Behind The Sound of "Ted Lasso"

Moderator: Chad Anderson (Manhattan Edit Workshop & Brookdale Community College)

 

Panelists: Supervising Sound Editor Brent Findley, CAS, MPSE ("The Good Place," "The Defiant Ones"), Foley Artist Sanaa Kelley & Co-Supervising Sound Editor ("Cry Macho," "The Walking Dead"), and Dialogue Editor Bernard Weiser ("The Hurt Locker," "True Detective")

Inside Episode XX:  Sound is one of the most important elements in television and can be used to evoke emotions, indicate mood and elevate a performance.  Join the Emmy-nominated sound team behind the wildly successful AppleTV+ show "Ted Lasso" as they discuss sound design, foley techniques, sound recording tricks and much more.  Emmy-nominated Supervising Sound Editor Brent Findley, three-time Emmy-nominated Co-Supervising Sound Editor and Dialogue Editor Bernard Weiser, and Emmy-nominated foley Artist Sanna Kelley will be joined by Moderator Chad Anderson to dissect scenes and discuss their extraordinary work on sound from the series.

When: Thursday, July 14, 2022

Time: 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT

General Admission:  FREE!

All registered attendees will receive a link and password for access on the day of the event approximately a half hour before event.

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Chad Anderson is a college professor, animation geek, poet, video editor & skateboarder from the Jersey Shore.  He has worked on a range of editing and visual FX projects for corporate, educational, broadcast, non-profit and military organizations all over the country (and once in Korea).  Previous clients have included E! Entertainment, "The Charlie Rose Show," the WB, The Count Basie Theatre and a film that went straight to video with John Stamos in it.  He holds a Master’s in Education from NJCU and has been teaching for over 18 years.  His favorite movie is "Joe Versus the Volcano."

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Brent Findley, CAS, MPSE, is an award-winning Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer who has worked on numerous film, television, and commercial projects.  His accolades include an Emmy nomination; a Cinema Audio Society award; and Golden Reel Award for "The Liberator"; and nine MSPE Golden Reel nominations for sound editing projects such as AppleTV+'s "Ted Lasso," NBC's "The Good Place," and the Grammy-winning docuseries "The Defiant Ones."

With a focus on episodic television, his current projects include Apple TV+'s sports comedy "Ted Lasso" Seasons 1-3, "WeCrashed," and "Little America."  He was also the supervising sound editor on Peacock's "Rutherford Falls" and "MacGruber"; Amazon's romantic comedy "With Love"; and Netflix's "Atypical."

Brent's work on "Ted Lasso" earned him his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Sound Editing, as well as a Golden Reel nomination for Outstanding Sound Editing from the MPSE; and a CAS Award for Sound Mixing.

Brent has also contributed his skills to many other projects, including Chris Rocks’ "Kenan," "Whiskey Cavalier," Marvel’s "The Gifted," and the feature "American Hustle."

On his projects, Brent seeks to understand and develop the creatives’ vision to translate concepts to specific directions for the sound team.  In summer 2022, Brent participated in the CAS and MPSE’s “Sounds Like Success” panel for the Produced By Conference, presented by the Producers Guild of America.  Alongside co-panelists Amanda Beggs, Curt Sobel and Michael Minkler, Brent advised on topics such as when producers should bring on their post sound teams, best practices for sound, and how directors and producers can maximize their budget in post sound.

Born and raised in Michigan, Brent and his wife have been living in Los Angeles and have worked in the entertainment business for over 15 years.  His prior professional background in IT supports his embracing evolving methods of post-production sound, including emerging technologies for remote collaboration to safely complete projects under COVID protocols.

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Sanaa Kelley is a California-based Foley Artist and founder of Reel Foley Sound with 27 years of industry experience.  Her accolades include three Emmy-nominations, 20 MSPE Golden Reel nominations for Foley on projects such as AppleTV+'s sports comedy "Ted Lasso" – currently airing for Season 2 and renewed for Season 3; AMC's Emmy- winning series "The Walking Dead"; Disney +'s "The Right Stuff" as well as The CW's "The 100." In 2016, Sanaa's earned a Golden Reel Award as part of the Sound Editing team for her work on the live-action film "All the Wilderness."

With a focus on episodic television, Sanaa's most recent projects include her work as a Foley artist on HBO Max’s "The Flight Attendant," AppleTV+’s "Lisey’s Story" starring Julianne Moore.  Her TV credits further include Warner Bros’ award-winning drama series "Pretty Little Liars"; Netflix's "The Midnight Club" directed by Mike Flanagan; HBO Max’s "Minx"; Fox's multi-generational musical drama "Monarch" starring Susan Sarandon, and Fox's "The Cleaning Lady."

Sanaa's Foley skills have been featured in films such as "Cry Macho" directed by Clint Eastwood; HBO's "Those Who Wish Me Dead" starring Angelina Jolie; and Universal's "Ouija" starring Olivia Cooke.  In addition to TV and features, Sanaa worked Foley for Nickelodeon’s popular animated series "Avatar the Last Airbender" and "Rugrats."

Born and raised in Morocco, Sanaa is a long-time resident of California and is one of TikTok's fast-growing stars, with over 2 million followers in one year.

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Bernard Weiser is a three-time Emmy-nominated supervising sound editor, dialogue editor and sound designer with 37 years of experience in film and television.  His work on AppleTV+'s “Ted Lasso” earned Bernard his third Emmy nomination for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation.

In 2019, Bernard earned two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Series, Movie, Or Special for his work on HBO’s “Deadwood: The Movie” and “True Detective” where he served as a dialogue editor.  Additionally, he has 21 Golden Reel Award nominations from the Motion Pictures Sound Editors (MPSE) for his work on hit TV series and films including “American Hustle,” “The Hurt Locker,” and “Spider- Man 3.”  Furthermore, Bernard served as the sound effects editor on “The Hurt Locker” which went on to win the Academy Award and BAFTA for Best Sound.  Currently, along with his work on "Ted Lasso," Bernard is Supervising Sound Editor on “Law & Order SVU” for NBC.

Through the years, Bernard has worked on projects for Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Fox Studios, Disney Studios, MGM, Sony Pictures, and Warner Bros.; in addition to working on broadcast shows for Lifetime, A&E, CBS, ABC, NBC, HBO, Sony Television, Netflix and AppleTV+.  For the past 17 years much of his time has been associated with Sony Pictures and Sony Television.

Bernard is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  He served as Vice President of the MPSE and is currently President of the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance.  He has also directed and produced the MPSE Golden Reel Awards.

Bernard is extremely knowledgeable about the latest technology and software editing applications and has helped develop and guide outreach programs to ensure that the sound community can stay current with new editing applications, project security, and the most up-to-date digital workflow techniques.  He has also helped mentor students finishing their education and other editors wishing to change their area of expertise.  Bernard has taught sound design as a lecturer and panelist for various institutions including UCSB and UCLA. He promotes a vision that sound is a vital part of the storytelling process.

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*All speakers are schedule permitting.