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'Stranger Things' theme for next AES LA meeting

'Stranger Things' theme for next AES LA meeting
Colby  Ramsey

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12 January 2017: By Colby Ramsey

Attendees can learn how the sound team creates the unique 5.1-channel soundtrack, including the eerie music that is key to the show’s look and feel.

The next AES LA Section monthly meeting at the end of the month will showcase the intricate sound editorial and re-recording of the Netflix mini-series Stranger Things.

Attendees can learn how the sound team creates the unique 5.1-channel soundtrack, including the eerie music that is key to the show’s look and feel.

A second season from The Duffer Brothers is scheduled to start later this year, with its haunting '80s-style, synth-based musical score.

The editorial team for Stranger Things is headed up by supervising sound editor Brad North, who works closely with sound designer Craig Henighan, sound-effects editor Jordan Wilby and music editor David Klotz. The re-recording crew, working at the Technicolor Seward stage, comprises Joe Barnett handling dialogue and music, and Adam Jenkins handling sound effects.

“We drew our inspiration – subconsciously, at least – from such sci-fi films as Alien, The Thing and Predator,” recalled Henighan. Part sci-fi, part horror and part family drama, Stranger Things is often considered a homage to '80s movies like Close Encounters of the Third Kind and ET.

The joint AES/SMPTE January meeting, which will be held at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, on Tuesday, 31 January, is open to both AES and SMPTE members and non-members.

Panelists at the meeting include Joe Barnett (Daredevil, Luke Cage, Stranger Things), Craig Henighan (Deadpool, Black Swan, Stranger Things) and accomplished sound-effects mixer Adam Jenkins. Also speaking at the event is Emmy-award winning music editor David Klotz (Game of Thrones, American Horror Story), Brad North (From Dusk Till Dawn, Stranger Things) and Jordan Wilby (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Man).

(Image credit: Netflix)

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