iZotope and the 2018 Oscars

By Dave Godowsky, iZotope

February 9, 2018

iZotope and the 2018 Oscars

With the 90th edition of the Oscars taking place on March 4, 2018, iZotope reached out to a few sound editors to see how they used RX on Academy Award nominated films. Read how they used RX 6 to mix dialogue, filter out unwanted noise, and more.

What sorcery powers the magic of RX, you ask? We’ll never tell!

Film: The Shape of Water

Nominated for: Sound Editing

"iZotope RX6 Advanced feels like cheating. Many of the early creature-vocal design tests for The Shape of Water were shot in a small room with spinning hard drives, an overheating laptop, and no sound baffling. RX allowed me to strip out fan noise, subtract natural reverb, and spectrally carve out birds that should have rendered the recordings unusable. It worked so well that many of those recordings made it all the way to the final print. WHAT SORCERY IS THIS, YOU TERRIFYING WIZARDS?" —Nathan Robitaille, Supervising Sound Editor, The Shape Of Water

Film: Blade Runner 2049

Nominated for: Sound Editing

"I use iZotope RX Advanced on every film I work on. I wouldn't mix a film without it! It's saved countless tracks that would never have been usable in the past. Directors and actors are so happy when I can save a production track that they thought was unusable. I use RX Advanced as a creative tool as well as a restoration tool. It's changed the way I treat dialogue mixing." —Ron Bartlett, Supervising Sound Editor, Blade Runner 2049

Film: Baby Driver

Nominated for: Sound Editing

"iZotope RX6 really is my go-to plug-in when mixing dialogue. It's as essential as my EQ. I also used it extensively when remastering much of the music on Baby Driver." —Julian Slater, Re-recording Mixer, Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor, Baby Driver


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