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PART 1: THE Beginning
From 1968 to 2012, Sound One grew from a solo operation run by Elisha Birnbaum a foley artist and sound editor recent emigrated from Israel to becoming the most successful post-production sound and editing facility on the East Coast. Inhabiting seven floors of the famed Brill Building and commanding at least 85% of post-production business in New York, Sound One housed 150 edit suites and over 300 clients and staff at its apex. As its reputation grew, it became the go to post-production home for such filmmakers as Sidney Lumet, Arthur Penn, George Roy Hill, Jonathan Demme, Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese and through its constant support of independents, helped launch the careers of filmmakers like the Alan Pakula, Spike Lee, The Coen Brothers, M. Night Shyamalan, Michael Moore and Ken Burns and countless post-production professionals generating some of cinemas most important films.
The Beginning tells the story of how Sound One answered a need for local sound stages in the early 1970's New York film industry and redefined the post-production community in the process.
The Sound One Era: 1968-2012 multi-part segment series is a part of the Frame By frame podcast series co-presented by Motion Picture Editors Guild and Post New York Alliance.
Frame By Frame is a podcast series that introduces you to the most influential, respected and accomplished cinema post-production professionals working in New York today. Through intimate, informal discussions between collaborators about post-production craft, aesthetics, process and technique, we’ll recognize and celebrate the iconic films and people that have made New York film history as well as those contemporaries who continue to make important contributions to the art of filmmaking. In conversations anchored by the film editor, we’ll share the stories that define New York as an essential ongoing capital of the global film industry.