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Creating Epic Sound Art:

From Dune to Mad Max Fury Road

VIFF Talk with Mark Mangini, Sound Designer

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Mark Mangini has made it his life’s work to create the unimagined worlds and fabricated sonic realities of the most epic films you can imagine. Known for films including Blade Runner 2049, Star Trek I, IV and V, The Fifth Element, and Gremlins, Mark is a six-time Oscar nominated sound designer, winning twice for Dune and Mad Max Fury Road.

Join us to go behind-the-scenes as Mark shares the secrets behind creating the most memorable sound art of these monumental films.


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Oct 7


6:30 pm


Vancity Theatre, VIFF Centre

90 min

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Mark Mangini

A Boston native, Mark attended Holy Cross College as a foreign language major but could not ignore his love of film and filmmaking. He moved to Los Angeles in 1976 and landed his first job in the entertainment industry in the sound department of Hanna Barbera Studios making funny noises for children’s cartoons at the age of 19. He founded and ran Weddington Productions, a successful Hollywood post-production sound company, for 25 years. Today he works at Formosa Group in Hollywood, California continuing his work as a Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer and Re-recording mixer.

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