News2018-10-15T23:59:10+00:00

The latest industry news from Formosa Group

How the Terrifying Sounds of “The Haunting of Hill House” were made, with Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer, Trevor Gates

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In Netflix’s new limited series The Haunting of Hill House, series creator Mike Flanagan re-imagines author Shirley Jackson’s same-titled horror novel from 1959. Flanagan deftly weaves together the past and present lives of the Crain family, who briefly lived in the haunted mansion known as Hill House. Though the family [...]

So just what does a music editor do? And how integral is a music editor for a film?

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It’s always an enlightening, educational and entertaining BEHIND THE LENS when Formosa Group is in the house which is what makes this week’s show so exciting as we welcome Music Editor KEN KARMAN as our guest for the full hour! So just what does a music editor do? And how [...]

Apple’s “Share Your Gifts” is the tech brand’s most ambitious holiday ad to date and mixed by John Bolen

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Lovingly, meticulously crafted through a combination of detailed miniatures and digital animation, Apple’s “Share Your Gifts” is the tech brand’s most ambitious holiday ad to date—and one that only gets more impressive with each subsequent viewing.

Formosa Commercials brings Taco Bell’s newest faux trailer to life with Sound Design by Per Hallberg and Mixing by John Bolen

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Taco Bell’s first foray into fake movie trailers (“Web of Fries”) was so successful, the chain quickly made a sequel (Web of Fries 2). Now, the brand is back with another trailer, Retrieval, but this time James Marsden is the star (the first iteration starred Josh Duhamel) and the spot [...]

Netflix Says ‘The Kissing Booth,’ ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Were Its Most-Rewatched Original Movies of 2018

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Netflix Says ‘The Kissing Booth,’ ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Were Its Most-Rewatched Original Movies of 2018. Netflix collects reams of data, but it keeps most viewing metrics close its vest. That leaves third-party measurement firms to try to estimate what’s trending on the streaming service. Occasionally, though, [...]

An exclusive interview with Emmy-winning Re-Recording Mixer, Andy D’Addario, and his work in the industry over the past 35 years

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This week’s Geektown Radio podcast is a bit of a bumper edition, mainly due to the avalanche of news last week courtesy of New York Comic Con. We cover all the new trailers and news from the various panels, plus the regular tv news and UK tv premiere date information. If [...]

Whiplash sound editor, Craig Mann, joins Formosa Group.

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The Oscar winner arrives from Technicolor. Supervising sound editor and rerecording mixer Craig Mann, who won an Oscar for his work on Damien Chazelle's Whiplash, has joined postproduction sound company Formosa Group. Mann arrives from Technicolor, which recently announced that it will shut down its feature film sound operation, [...]

Is ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Netflix’s New ‘Stranger Things’?

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With Stranger Things likely benched until 2019, there's room for a new Halloween showcase horror series at Netflix. On Monday night at the ArcLight in Hollywood, the cast of the streaming service's newest horror effort, The Haunting of Hill House, made a case for their show filling that void. [...]

Ryze: Behind the Music

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A Formosa Group project, and a BTS video on the making of the score Formosa produced the score end to end, and provided all the SFX, mix, and final output It was a joint project between our Interactive Team and our Features team ~ Full crew: Matt Dubin – [...]

“Alex Gibson on Dunkirk:….”

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If the art of composing is akin to being a general following creative orders dictated by the director, then that bigger budget leader must have a stalwart support staff who knows the specific troops need to be recruited, how said formations need to be maneuvered, what equipment is necessary [...]

The Dream Still Lives, A Powerful Piece Mixed by Formosa Commercials’ John Bolen and Hermann Thumann

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“The Dream Still Lives,” a project concepted by Stevie Wonder and directed by Candice Vernon, has launched 50 years from the exact moment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s tragic death. In the film, entertainers, politicians, and athletes--including Wonder, former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama, Katy [...]

Stimmung and Formosa Group Form New Alliance

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SANTA MONICA, CA – Stimmung (www.stimmung.tv), a music and sound company known for its work on advertising projects,  and Formosa Group (www.formosagroup.com), the post production sound specialists, have entered into an alliance that will provide clients with full-service offerings geared toward the advertising market. Through the new relationship, clients [...]

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