Sound of a Great Story

Occurred on Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Guest Speaker(s): James Alburger, Peter Berkos

Original event synopsis

October's meeting is all about Sound for Film and Video. Academy Award winner Peter Berkos will be sharing the stage with Emmy Award winner James Alburger.

Peter and James will be talking about capturing sound on location, sound effects design, audio post-production and more... including the use of voiceover in film and video. They'll talk a bit about the history of sound in film and video, plus they've got lots of stories, "how to" tips, and a variety of video clips to share with you.

About the speakers

Peter Berkos has a long history with audio and is also one of only five people to work regularly with the late Jack Foley (yes, the name synonymous with sound effects). Peter won the Oscar for Sound Editor for the 1975 film The Hindenburg, and has worked on several dozen major feature films including Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Great Waldo Pepper, and the original Battlestar Galactica TV series and film.

James Alburger is the audio/sound technician who graciously volunteers his skills here at San Diego Filmmakers. He wrote "the book" The Art of Voice Acting and worked for many years with NBC in San Diego where he received a total of 11 Emmy Awards for sound design and audio production. Since leaving NBC, he has been busy as a voice actor, director, producer, video editor and sound editor for a wide variety of independent films and video projects, he also teaches voice acting at VoiceActing Academy.

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