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Assistant Recording Engineer

Dann Thompson is a staff assistant and sound engineer for George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound. He has worked on several films including Hellboy (assistant engineer), Requiem for a Dream (2000), and Bodies, Rest and Motion (assistant engineer).

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Dann Thompson, a recording engineer at Skywalker Sound, talks about his background in music and his inspirations. He emphasizes the importance of technologies like Pro-Tools in modern studios. He talks at length about basic studio conduct. He discusses the multitude of microphones that are used in the industry and how they allow for experimentation. He talks about his experience while working at Skywalker Sound. He gives advice on how to get into the industry and emphasizes the importance of education. He then gives a tour of the gear and scoring stage.

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