New York, NY (September 25, 2013)—Members of the audio team for the popular TV show Deadliest Catch will give a presentation at the 135th Audio Engineering Convention next month, discussing how they capture sound from a difficult audio environment.
As part of the “Sound For Picture” track at the convention, chaired by film sound department professional Brian McCarty (On Golden Pond, The Big Lebowski, Dick Tracy, others), re-recording Mixer/sound designer Bob Bronow and picture editor Josh Earl will showcase the tools and the techniques they use to build the show out of a mass of raw audio shot far out at sea.
Bronow has been honored with two Primetime Emmy Awards and four CAS Awards for his work on the show. In addition to mixing all nine seasons of Deadliest Catch, his credits includes Ax Men, The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man, The Colony, 1000 Ways to Die and the feature documentary, The Wrecking Crew. Josh Earl has earned three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming and an American Cinema Editors’ Eddie Award for his work on Deadliest Catch. He has been part of the production team for seven years and is getting ready for Season 10 of Deadliest Catch. A member of the American Cinema Editors, Josh’s work has been seen associated with Discovery, AMC, Fox, Disney, Pixar, MTV, Epix, A&E, and History.
Together, Bronow and Earl form a team that sifts through raw audio recorded under some of the most extreme conditions. On Deadliest Catch, because of a lack of space, the boats do not have someone acting as audio mixer; instead, audio is recorded using wireless microphones worn by the fishermen, and through shotgun microphones attached to the cameras.
“What Bob and Josh are able to accomplish is incredible,” said McCarty, who approached them to be part of the “Sound For Picture” track at the AES Convention. “Sound for picture has not gotten the attention it has deserved over the last several decades; as an organization, the AES is committed to changing that. With this convention, we’ll be presenting a wide range of sound-for-picture applications to the audience, with sessions that feature different Oscar- and/ Emmy-nominated/winning figures discussing their craft and the latest technology and techniques used for sound capture, mixing, editing, loudness and more. To have the two engineers who have made the sound for Deadliest Catch so amazing as the centerpiece for the track is fantastic.”
The 135th AES Convention will be held from Thursday, October 17 to Sunday, October 20 at the Javits Center in New York City.
For a full roster of AES “Sound For Picture” Track presentations, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/soundforpictures/. For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, and to register for a free Exhibits-Plus badge or the premium All-Access badge, visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.
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