September 7, 2019

FXF0106-7 THE SOUND ONE ERA: THE END / REBIRTH

In 2012, Sound One, possibly the most successful post-production facility in New York City’s history, closed its doors after 44 years of business. What caused the demise of Sound One is a point of contention between the clients, former owners, founders and staff, who hold multiple theories about why it failed financially. Some blame a distant holding company in Denver who some say were out of touch with the needs of the local community in New york and undermined the business practices which required creative and financial flexibility to maintain its base of both established and up and coming filmmakers. Others cite a long process of chipping away at the character of Sound One over a period of time during which the company was bought and sold five times to various entities.

Here former staff and clients explain in their words, how the end of Sound one came to be and how in the wake of its undeniable force created new pools of talent and multiple post-production facilities in New York, all of them strengthened by the work ethic and familial bonds of developed at Sound One.

Frame By Frame is a podcast series hosted by editor Isabel Sadurni, that introduces you to the most influential, respected and accomplished cinema post-production professionals working in New York today. Through intimate, informal discussions between collaborators about post-production craft, aesthetics, process and technique, we’ll recognize and celebrate the iconic films and people that have made New York film history as well as those contemporaries who continue to make important contributions to the art of filmmaking. In conversations anchored by the film editor, we’ll share the stories that define New York as an essential ongoing capital of the global film industry.

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