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Creating Castle Rock’s Suspenseful Sound, sound editor Tim Kimmel talks about the direction for the soundscape.


Hulu’s new original series Castle Rock is based on the universe of Stephen King. The Maine town of Castle Rock has been the setting of several of King’s stories and there are tons of Easter eggs and references to his works in the show. But the story in the Castle [...]

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


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 [...]

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


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


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


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


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 that [...]

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


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. Co-showrunner [...]

Ryze: Behind the Music


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 – [...]

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


“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 Perry, [...]

Stimmung and Formosa Group Form New Alliance


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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