At NAB 2019 on the Avid Stand, the Sound Editing and Mixing team from the award-winning film Bohemian Rhapsody of Nina Hartstone - Supervising Dialogue and ADR Editor, John Warhurst - Supervising Sound and Music Editor and Paul Massey - Music and Re-recording Mixer all talked with Avid's Matt Feury about creating the sound of this movie about the iconic band Queen, using music, lyrics, dialogue from archival footage and incredible new performances.
Melding Together a Singular Sound
In the first video, the team start by talking about how they went about bringing everything together
Building a Legendary Song
It this part the session, the Bohemian Rhapsody Sound Editing and Mixing team talk about creating the legendary song where the audience get involved during a live concert.
Audience participation was always going to be a key part of this film’s sound and in the next video Nina, John and Paul talk about recording the entire live audience performing the iconic stomping beat.
An Organic Approach to Audio
In this video, the sound and editing team share how they went about melding together many different elements and capturing real audio as organically as possible
A Glance at Radio Ga Ga
In this next part, the Bohemian Rhapsody post-production sound team explain how they set about mixing the music and sound to recreate the Radio Ga Ga live performance for the Live Aid sequence.
Shooting and Editing the Live Aid Scene
The Live Aid segment came with its own challenges and in this next video the team discuss getting the lighting, the crowd response, and the performance just right.
The Voice of the Crowd
No Queen film would be complete without the iconic crowd sounds. In this section Nina, John and Paul share how they achieved the sound of the entire Wembley Stadium crowd singing along with Queen for the film Bohemian Rhapsody.
Ending on a High Note
In this final video, the Sound Editing and Mixing team from the award-winning film Bohemian Rhapsody of Nina Hartstone - Supervising Dialogue and ADR Editor, John Warhurst - Supervising Sound and Music Editor and Paul Massey - Music and Re-recording Mixer explain how they went about getting separation in the mix, mic placement and mixing to enhance the climactic scene of the film.