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Sight, Sound & Story's 2020 event series format is moving online.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sight, Sound & Story has delayed its live in-person events (June's Post Summit & November's The Art of Cinematography) until 2021.  Until that time the event series is launching a live online monthly event series.  This series will feature unique guests and subjects that will vary between editing, cinematography, and all aspects of filmmaking. These live events will give attendees a chance to ask questions and even win raffle prizes from our sponsors.  Most importantly, these events will be live and free to the public.

Sight, Sound & Story: Live "SoundShow: Sound Design in Film & TV"

Moderator: Woody Woodhall, CAS (Studio Principal of Allied Post Audio)

Speakers: Bobbi Banks, AMPAS, ATAS,MPSE (Straight Outta Compton, When They See Us) Robert Fernandez (Drive, The Adjustment Bureau) & Mildred Iatrou (La La Land, First Man) 

Inside Episode IV:  Sound is one of the most important elements in film and can be used to elevate a performance, evoke emotions, indicate mood and emphasize what's on the screen. Join Moderator Woody Woodhall who will take a deep dive into the creative process of sound design and sound supervision in film and television. He will be joined by Emmy-nominated Supervising Sound Editor Bobbi Banks, multiple Oscar-nominated Supervising Sound Editor Mildred Iatrou, and Grammy and Emmy-winner, Re-Recording Mixer Robert Fernandez. This panel will take us through the creative process of sound design and sound mixing and explore how sound shapes and influences our viewing experience. Through discussion and viewing scenes we will see and hear examples of the panelists extraordinary work in sound.

When: October 14th, 2020

Time: 5PM EST / 2PM PST

General Admission:  FREE!!









There are many professions in the entertainment industry that few people are aware of that are held by talented artisans. Ms. Bobbi Banks is one of those exceptional individuals. Ms. Banks brings to life the heart of the movie that without it would take us back to the days of silent film with subtitles, her talent for listening and her expertise in sound editing.

Ms. Banks' career started at Sound One Corporation in New York, a post- production facility that at that time also included music mixing studio Sound Mixers. Ms. Banks entered her field as a “fluke” starting as an Administrative Assistant to then-owner Elisha Birnbaum and Administrator Jeremy Koch. Ms. Banks worked her way from administrative to “cleaning effects (on 1⁄4’ tape) in the sound effects library, choosing sound effects for clients and being the lead mix room tech within four years.

In 1985 Maurice Schell gave Ms. Banks her first film break as a Sound Apprentice on Desperately Seeking Susan. With 38 years in the industry, Ms. Banks' persistence and diligence have garnered her over 120 films to her credit list. Ms. Banks has gone on to work with directors such as John
Singleton, Malcolm Lee, Mark Steven Johnson, Louis Leterrier, Craig Brewer, Brad Anderson, Edward Zwick and F. Gary Gray. Some of the film titles include Fate of the Furious, Selma, Straight Outta Compton, The Call, The Incredible Hulk, Poetic Justice, Best Man Holiday, Pawn Sacrifice, August Osage County and Ghost Rider. Ms. Banks’ ADR Supervision has allowed her to work with such esteemed actors such as; Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Taraji P Henson, Terence Howard, Janet Jackson, Tupac, Jon Voight, Sir Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, Jason Mitchell, O’Shea Jackson Jr, The Rock, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez.. and the list goes on.

As Ms. Banks has a deep love for the post-production community, to add to her credit history, she is also a past president of Motion Picture Sound Editors; having become the first African American and the fourth woman to hold this position in the 65 years old organization. Furthermore, Ms. Banks is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) (Oscars), serving on several committees and is also chair of the A2020 Diversity and Inclusion Initiative at AMPAS; and is also a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) (Emmys). She is one of the
featured sound editors in the Sound Documentary Making Waves. Ms. Banks also is very passionate about furthering the artistic ability of our youth. She has helped to give scholarships to a youth summer film program, and continues being a conduit in putting people together from all cultures and artistic disciplines to tell their stories.


Rob Fernandez is an Emmy-award winning Re-Recording mixer with over three decades of experience. Throughout his career, he’s collaborated with celebrated directors including Rob Marshall, Julie Taymor, Robert Eggers, and Lee Daniels and has mixed over 100 films including Frida, Nine, Drive and The Adjustment Bureau. After becoming a founding member of Harbor’s sound division in 2013, Rob has continued to mix at the highest level and has worked on feature films and television series including Disney’s Hamilton, Netflix’s Mudbound, HBO’s Warrior, and more.


Mildred Iatrou was born in Astoria, NY. She attended Hunter College High School and studied filmmaking at The City College of New York. After receiving a BFA at CCNY she was awarded filmmaking and video grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. In the years that followed she made short films while working at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. During that time she met her husband, R.A. Morgan and began collaborating with him on a series of videos which were shown at museums and international film and video festivals. In the 1980s she moved to San Francisco and worked for Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope as an assistant editor, sound editor and documentary film editor. After moving to Los Angeles in the late 1990s, Mildred focused on sound editing for feature films. Since 2006, she has been working as a supervising sound editor on films including The High Note, First Man, Battle of the Sexes, La La Land, Wild, Hairspray, We Bought a Zoo, and Rock of Ages. She's been nominated  for two BAFTA awards for sound (La La Land, First Man) and two Oscars for sound editing (La La Land, First Man). She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, California and Astoria, New York.


Woody Woodhall, CAS, is Studio Principal of Allied Post Audio in Santa Monica, CA and is an award winning supervising sound editor, sound designer and re-recording mixer. He has sound supervised and mixed feature films and documentaries and for television he’s recorded VO’s, sound edited and mixed hundreds of episodes of programming for Netflix, Amazon Studios, YouTube Red, Vice, MTV, The CW, Comedy Central, Food Network, Nat Geo, History, USA Network and VH-1 to name a few.

Recent television mixing includes three seasons of the series Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour for A&E, and the first season of Dopesick Nation for Viceland. Recent feature mixing includes the film release, Lost Fare, produced and directed by Bruce Logan, as well as the award-winning feature documentary detailing the opioid crisis, American Relapse.

*All speakers are schedule permitting.


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