‘Blade Runner 2049’: How Cutting-Edge Techniques Re-Created Character From Original
When the Academy Award nominations came out, it was a tech and craft sweep for helmer Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049.”The sequel to the sci-fi classic took five noms: cinematography, production design, sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects.
With such a high mark set by the first film, these crews sought out cutting-edge techniques for everything from layering sound to reviving the character Rachel.Sound mixing nominees Ron Bartlett and Doug Hemphill worked together to create a mix that utilized new tools while holding on to essential, organic noises.“We’re very protective of the actor’s intentions in their dialogue, and we make sure it’s not covered up with loud sounds or a music cue or anything else so that the director’s vision is told through that story and through the actors in that story,” says Bartlett.
“You have tough situations where you have something like the sea wall, but we really
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