VIDEO: Sound Editors Phil Stockton, Eugene Gearty, and Sam Miille, discuss sound designing the storm scene from "Life of Pi"
"Sight, Sound & Story" - Soundshow NY: "Life of Pi" Part 3. From Sight, Sound, and Story on June 8th, 2013.
Starting in 1982 Eugene Gearty was one of the first digital Sound Editor/Designers in the film industry. He pioneered the use of the access and the Synclavier systems for use in creating and editing sound effects for movies such as "Silence of the Lambs," "Do The Right Thing," "Men in Black," and "The Hudsucker Proxy." He has worked with many New York directors including Joel & Ethan Coen , Jim Jaramusch and Lee Daniels. He has been nominated for an Academy Award 3 times and won an Oscar for "Hugo." He has won the Golden Lion (Taiwan) and the Hong Kong “Oscar"(China) for "Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon." He has also won the MPSE golden reel for Sound Effects editing for "The Aviator." His Television credits include "Boardwalk Empire" for which he received an Emmy for his work on the Martin Scorsese directed pilot. After being nominated for an Oscar in 2013 for his work on Ang Lee’s "Life of Pi," he has been working on Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street "and with the Savannah College of Art and Design on expanding their Sound Design program.
Phil Stockton is a Supervising Sound Editor who has worked on an array of feature films and documentaries for such directors as Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, John Sayles, Ang Lee and many others. Phil has been recognized numerous times in the form of awards and nominations including an Oscar and a BAFTA (British Academy Award) nomination for “Life of Pi,” and an Oscar and BAFTA win for “Hugo.” He also has 3 Emmy nominations with a win for “Boardwalk Empire,” and several MPSE Golden Reel Awards – most recently for “Life of Pi“ and ”George Harrison, Living in the Material World.“
Phil has had the good fortune to work on over 120 films including such classics as "Raising Arizona," "Goodfellas," "Do The Right Thing," "Etenal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Brokeback Mountain." He recently finished working on "The Wolf of Wall Street for Martin Scorsese."
Sam Miille has been working in sound for film for nearly a decade. In that time he’s collaborated with the Oscar winning team of Eugene Gearty and Phil Stockton on such works as "Life of Pi," "Hugo," "Shutter Island," "Boardwalk Empire," "Miracle At Santa Anna," and "The Departed." Sam assists Mr Gearty in the technical and organizational aspects of the fast paced and dynamic world of Sound Fx editing. Sam has supervised the sound on episodes of "Independent Lens" and "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom," along with several independent films and short subjects.
"Life of Pi" is a 2012 American 3D adventure drama film based on Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name. Directed by Ang Lee, the film's adapted screenplay was written by David Magee, and it stars Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Gérard Depardieu, Tabu, and Adil Hussain.
The storyline revolves around an Indian man named Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, living in Canada and telling a novelist about his life story and how at 16 he survives a shipwreck in which his family dies, and is stranded in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.
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