How Sound Editor Ai-Ling Lee Creates Immersive Soundscapes for Movies
Her résumé includes First Man, La La Land, Jojo Rabbit, and dozens of other movies.
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This week, host Isaac Butler talks to Ai-Ling Lee, a movie sound editor whose long résumé includes the critically acclaimed films First Man, La La Land, and Jojo Rabbit. In the interview, Lee explains what a sound editor does and how it’s different from the work of a sound mixer. Then she delves into the many creative decisions that go into crafting an immersive soundscape for movies.
After the interview, Isaac and co-host Karen Han discuss Lee’s early career strategy of cold-calling people in the movie business.
In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, Lee explains how technological advancements have changed the way she works.
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Podcast production by Cameron Drews.