Audio Mix By Skywalker Sound and Kent Sparling
Galatia Films, LLC utilizes Skywalker Sound and Kent Sparling for the “Reclaiming the Blade” final audio mix. The audio expert will also come on board for the upcoming Galatia epic, “Glastonbury: Isle of Light”. “Kent Sparling is very talented and we feel confident that we are in good hands,” states the film’s director, Daniel McNicoll. “The audio direction for this film has always been paramount for us from the music soundtrack to the foley effects. We are very excited to be working with Skywalker Sound.” The final audio mix should be completed in the fall and ready for final placement/online by this winter.
About Skywalker Sound
Skywalker Sound is proud to be at the forefront of the latest technology. The origin of Skywalker Sound can be traced back to 1975, when George Lucas and Gary Kurtz hired Ben Burtt, a young graduate of the USC School of Cinema-Television. They were looking for a “director of sound,” someone who could imagine and implement a creative soundtrack to match the revolutionary visuals they planned for a low-budget science fiction adventure called “Star Wars”.
Skywalker Sound’s speaker designs are the results of years of testing by their award-winning sound designers, mixers and engineering staff. A new sound quality standard was developed through designing their speaker systems from scratch, using the best components available from around the world.
THX is the trade name of a high-fidelity sound reproduction system for movie theaters, screening rooms and home theaters. THX was developed by Lucas Film, Ltd in 1982 to ensure that the soundtrack for the third Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi, would be accurately reproduced in the best venues.
About Kent Sparling
It seems that the life of Kent Sparling revolves around taking sound apart and putting it back together. Not only does he have experience building Serge Modular synthesizers, but he’s also produced many albums for various artists and continues to work as a re-recording mixer and sound designer for George Lucas‘ Skywalker Sound. In addition to creating his own music, you’ll see his name in the credits of films such as Lost In Translation and Adaptation.
Unsure if it has anything at all to do with his day job, the music he creates (along with Jeffrey Foster) on Leaf Spring is like a peaceful release from whatever aural bombardment he may hear during the day while trying to find percisely the right sound for a segment of film. Influenced by super-minimal artists such as Brian Eno and Steve Reich, this release is 10 solid tracks and just over an hour of warm textures and drones, created with a bank of synths, lots of electronics, and the occasional organic instrument like bells, guitars, and voice. You may purchase Kent Sparlings album Leaf Spring by follow this link: Leaf Spring on Target.com.