Since Al Jolson first sang on screen in The Jazz Singer, the sound of movies has become just as important as the visuals. Movie buffs will recall how the classic 1952 movie Singin’ in the Rain explored the development of sound in motion pictures. Now, comes the hit movie “A Quiet Place” starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt which further showcases the importance of sound in movies.
This special CE Pro podcast discusses the audio in the movies, and in particular how that translates to home theater. The stellar panel includes:
- Erik Aadahl, Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer, A Quiet Place (Oscar-nominated for Best Achievement in Sound Editing)
- Sam Cavitt, Publisher, Cinema Connoisseur and president of Paradise Theater in Hawaii
- Sean Skelley, Owner & CEO, Definitive Audio in Seattle and Bellevue, Wash.
- Luke O’Brien, Director of Content Operations, Kaleidescape
This is a hosted panel discussion that brings to life The Cinema Connoisseur’s inaugural “Cinema Sommelier” movie review that used scenes from the hit 2018 movie “A Quiet Place.” In the review and in the podcast, Skelley describes the specific scenes from the movie he uses to demo home theater to his clients, and explains why he chose a movie whose central theme is the lack of noise and how the movie demonstrates the impact of surround sound effects, or lack of, to enhance the impact of the demo.
On a mission to raise awareness and advocacy for private cinema, Cavitt’s decades of influential design, engineering and expertise has led to the creation of The Cinema Connoisseur, a publication that celebrates the magical experience cinematic storytelling delivers with a special Cinema Sommelier reviews section curated by Kaleidescape.
Aadahl discusses some of the tricks he used in “A Quiet Place” to create the various sounds (including the noise made by the monsters) in the discussion. Hear the full discussion by watching or downloading the CE Pro Podcast above. Find past episodes of the CE Pro Podcast by subscribing to the CE Pro YouTube channel or our Apple and Spotify podcast feeds.