Training Ground
“Bohemian Rhapsody” sound editing trio confirmed at FEST Training Ground 2019

John Warhurst, Tim Cavagin and Nina Hartstone are the new confirmations on FEST’s 2019’s Training Ground. Specialized in the field of sound, together they compose the Academy Award-winning sound team for “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

During FEST they will be providing a Masterclass based on the study of “Bohemian Rhapsody” strategies and work process, focusing, mainly, on the solutions they’ve created to overcome the challenges created by the production. How to make Freddie’s voice sound genuine, the brain-surgery editing precision they’ve done or the custom sounds they had to record (concert crowds, people clapping, piano keys thumping) will be some of the main topics reviewed and dissected by the experts.

The 2018 film starring Rami Malek tells the story of Freddie Mercury and the rising of Queen. A work highly praised for its musical component, this film relied on a team of renowned experts, in order to make the audience feel the authenticity of a voice like Freddie Mercury’s. Making it seem like Rami had Freddie Mercury's actual voice was the biggest challenge, and one entirely surpassed by this winning team.

Hosting this very special session we will have Eddy Joseph, Sound editor of films such as"Quantum of Solace", "United 93", "Cold Mountain" and "Corpse Bride".

John Warhurst was the supervising music director in the film that earned him the first Oscar win of his career. Warhurst also received a BAFTA for his work on the 2018 film but he was no stranger to this award, having won another in 2013 for his work on “Les Miserables”. Some of his major works also include “Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”, the 2007 horror musical starring Johnny Depp.

Nina Hartstone is a supervising dialogue/ADR editor that has worked previously with Warhurst in films such as “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life” (2003), “Bidget Jone’s Baby” (2016) and most recently on “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018).

Tim Cavagin is a re-recording mixer that tops off the trio. Some of his previous works include “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (2015), “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (2017) and “Baby Driver” (2017), the latter one resulting in an Academy Award nomination for Best Achievement in Sound Mixing. Although he did not win the award, his work on 2018’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” guaranteed him the win.

Already confirmed at this year’s talent-packed Training Ground are Toni Grisoni, Paul Miller, Gareth Willey, Jonathan Morris, and Scandar Copti.

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