Sound design masterclass with Skip Lievsay

Sound Design Masterclass RSVP for Making Waves


CloseUp: sound designer Skip Lievsay’s in-person masterclass
Sunday, April 23

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound – Click below to RSVP *Free with purchase of Skip Lievsay ticket
Sunday, April 23

In this masterclass we learn how sound design is key to making memorable films Skip Lievsay is a supervising sound editor, re-recording mixer and sound designer who has collaborated closely with the Coen brothers, Alfonso Cuaron and a host of others such as Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Jonathan Demme and Robert Altman. In 2014 he won the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing for Gravity; he was also nominated in the same category for the films Inside Llewyn Davis and Roma.He will demonstrate how sound design elevates key scenes in Gravity (2013), Roma (2018) Barton Fink (1991), The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001), No Country for Old Men (2007), and True Grit (2010).

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
Free with purchase of ticket to Skip Lievsay masterclass

Veteran Hollywood sound editor Midge Costin explores cinema’s secret sauce: the power of sound. While directors, actors and cinematographers get the bulk of the credit, what we hear is as important as what we see, and Costin introduces us to unsung heroes—Walter Murch, Ben Burtt and Gary Rydstrom–and the greats who appreciate their work, including George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, David Lynch, Barbra Streisand, Ang Lee, Sofia Coppola and Ryan Coogler. Followed by a conversation with the legendary sound designer Skip Lievsay, nominated for Oscars for ROMA, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, TRUE GRIT and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, and winner for GRAVITY. (U.S., 2019, 95m). 

“Leaves you eager to go hear a favorite movie for the first time” –Indiewire

Upstate Films programs are made possible by Arts Mid Hudson and support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature