For this episode, number 37, November 2021, I have a real treat.
You will not have failed to notice that Denis Villeneuve’s Dune has finally arrived.
Back on episode 16 interview sound designer Mark Mangini about his career and his work on Blade Runner 2049. We stayed in touch and I asked if he’d be willing to come back to talk about his new work on Dune. He then introduced me to his colleague Theo Green, also a sound designer and we set a date to talk all this Dune.
So this is the first time I’ve done a podcast about a new movie and I got quite a buzz. So i’ll be doing this from time to time.
Just so you know, Mark is the American voice, Theo is the British voice. We did have some technical difficulties at the beginning, which I’ve left in, because if I cut it out it wouldn’t make much sense as we refer back to it a couple of times later on in the conversation. And you know, this is a warts and all kind of podcast. So you’ll hear Theo’s young family in the background at times, but that’s all part of the rich aural tapestry of this sound design episode.
Huge thanks to Mark and Theo as well as Emilie Erskine of Erskine PR who organised the interview and was able to provide me with those wonderful sound clips from Dune (2021).