Greg Smith recently appeared in NPR’s Protojournalist feature discussing his work as a sound recorder and producer: “There is a legendary gunshot and ricochet used in countless Hollywood movies, and a friend and I went to New Mexico this summer to try to replicate it.”
One more write-up on the sound in Lincoln, by The Washington Post’s DeNeen L. Brown. Thanks for that.
Writing for American University, Angela Modany discusses recording Lincoln with PFD’s Greg Smith.
“A sound effect is a living thing. It runs, pops, squeaks, rumbles, roars. For it to sit on a shelf in CDs and collect dust doesn’t make sense.” The Washington Post’s DeNeen Brown discusses Greg Smith’s 1,500-sound effect donation to the American University library.
Rosemary D’Amour profiles Greatest Scene Ever, a show at American University produced by PFD’s Greg Smith:
Film professor Greg Smith asks his students a very simple question: what is the greatest scene ever? The answers come from his students readily, from films like Gone With the Wind and North by Northwest. The challenge comes when he asks them another simple question: why?
A favorable review by Kevin Thomas of NASCAR: The IMAX Experience, with sound by Greg Smith. Interview postscript (not available online):
You could call it ‘NASCAR: The Sound Experience.’ The just-released film has already won the top award from the Giant Screen Theater Association (their version of the Oscars) for “Best Sound”. One listen to the magnificent soundtrack, recorded in the field by Greg Smith, and you’ll understand why.
Maryland Music Monthly’s Susie Mudd reviews The Santa Cause, Vol. 4, featuring Greg Smith’s “Angel (At The Top of the Tree).” Thanks for that.
“The perfect song is in between what is real and what is accessible.” Chris Slattery reviews Greg Smith’s Training the Beagle for The Gazette.
Taylor Guitars on PFD’s Greg Smith: “On Training the Beagle, Smith counterbalances bright rock ‘n’ roll jangle and Everly Brothers harmonies with darker, moodier elements, exploring the clash between romantic ideals and reality.”