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Getting the sound score right


Unpredictablity of co-workers
Jules Engel Film-maker
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Sometime you have a problem. The guy who did the sound on Accident, he did an incredibly beautiful sound… sound score. So I had something for him a little later and I trusted him so much that I even sent him all the money for whatever I'm going to pay for the thing. Well, when I get the stuff back from him, it was so bad. It was so horrible. It was incredible how anyone can be that bad after doing like Accident. He had to be drunk or some damn thing when he was doing that. Because I showed that to some people at the studio here and they said, 'Why don't you ask for your money back'? And I said, 'Oh no, hell with that'. No, I don't want to do that because I don't want to get him on me, you know? And when you deal with film, you will run into people that are a problem, they are problem. And you have to understand that and you have to run with that or play with that. But that's part of making your film, you know?

The late Hungarian-American film-maker Jules Engel is best known for his contribution to the field of animation. His work includes the dance sequences in Walt Disney's 'Fantasia' and the creation of 'Mr Magoo'. His films and lithographs are housed in museums all over the world and have won many awards.

Listeners: Tamara Tracz Bill Moritz

Tamara Tracz is a writer and filmmaker based in London.

William Moritz received his doctorate from USC and pursues parallel careers as filmmaker and writer. His forty-four experimental and animation films have been screened at museums in Paris, Amsterdam and Tokyo, among others. He published widely on Oskar Fischinger, James Whitney, Bruce Conner, the Fleischers and 200 pages of animation history for an AbsolutVodka website. He wrote chapters for the "Oxford History of Cinema", appeared in several television documentaries, curated art exhibits and received a lifetime achievement trophy from the Netherlands Royal Academy for his work with visual music. He has served on film festival juries and received an American Film Institute filmmaking grant. His poetry and plays are also performed and published. He is a leading expert of Oskar Fischinger and recently published a biography of him. He teaches at The California Institute of the Arts.

Tags: Accident

Duration: 1 minute, 9 seconds

Date story recorded: April 2003

Date story went live: 24 January 2008