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SFFILM Festival

Festival Talk: Soundscapes with Richard King

27 Apr
Sat, Apr 27 at 3:00 pm PT
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Guests Expected

Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor Richard King and Moderator Lora Hirschberg will be in attendance.


The craft of sound editing is critical to our movie viewing experience. A soundscape blends ambient noise, dialogue, music, room tone, and more into a tapestry of sonic cues that transports audiences into the imagery onscreen. At the Festival, four-time Academy Award®-winning sound editor Richard King joins us for an intimate conversation about his contributions to Dunkirk, Inception, The Dark Knight, Maestro, Oppenheimer, and more. This talk will include an exclusive presentation of a clip from Dune: Part Two film of Paul Atreides riding a sandworm (courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.), to highlight the complex work Richard does in film. RSVP at SFFILM.org today.

Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor Richard King

Richard King is an award-winning Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor. King has won four Academy Awards for Dunkirk, Inception, The Dark Knight, and Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World and was nominated for 2 others – Interstellar and War of the Worlds. In addition, he has won three Bafta Awards for Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World, Inception and Dunkirk as well as four MPSE awards and the MPSE Career Achievement Award.
King has had the good fortune to work with many world class directors, including Sam Shepard, Nicolas Roeg, M. Night Shymalan, Robert Altman, Paul Thomas Anderson, William Friedkin, Peter Weir, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Patty Jenkins and Denis Villeneuve.
His most recent credits include Oppenheimer, and the upcoming films Maestro and Dune: Part Two.

Moderator Lora Hirschberg

Lora Hirschberg is a Re Recording Mixer and Sound Supervisor working out of Skywalker Sound in Northern California. Over her 30 year career, Ms Hirschberg has mixed over 200 feature films and documentaries, working with filmmakers from Nicole Holofcener to Christopher Nolan. She was the first female to win the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing for her work on Inception in 2010.