Randy Thom talks supplementing sight with sound

O, brave new world that has such people in it — such people as Hollywood sound-designer Randy Thom. He sees the film industry as changing in response to new technology and theories of sound. Specifically, sound design is a field in which traditional notions of sound as merely “icing on
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Film documents a broken American promise

Idris Brewster and Seun Summers, two middle-class black kids, are about to enter Dalton School, one of the most prestigious prep schools in the nation. Dalton School provides a rigorous and ambitious program that prepares students for admission to elite colleges. The Dalton School’s vision for its students, like the
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USC student films featured in Berkeley Video and Film Festival

The Berkeley Video and Film Festival program’s weekend of 67 student films opened Friday in a night of excellent curatorial choices, pristine film innovation and a tragically empty theater. The five-and-a-half hour program opened with three films submitted by students from unspecified schools and the remaining twelve films were created
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