Nathan AshtonNathan Ashton

My Friends 2

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” -Sirius Black; Harry Potter and the Goblet…

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Respecting the Shoestring

“Can you make a theatrical feature film for $25K?” This is (basically) the title of a rather long thread on LinkedIn. Here is an excerpt of the kinds of responses…

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The King’s Speech

2001 Oscar winner for Best Actor, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Picture. It was also nominated for Best Sound Mixing – losing out to Inception. This…

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What is Foley?

“So… you produce a sophisticated laugh track… Filling in for an audience that isn’t there?” I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I heard my craft…

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What I want doesn’t matter

There are several differences between a professional and an amateur – talent is not one of them. Many amateurs make amazing product. The point I want to touch today is a…

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The Three Parts to Big Sound

The Setup A little while ago I was talking to a young filmmaker about how to get that “Big Sound” associated with movies. This particular enthusiast said that…

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Pendragon Post Production Sound

A few years ago I had the pleasure of working on a Burns Family Studio film called Pendragon: Sword of His Father. This was the first major film from…

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