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DP/30: Skyfall, sound re-recording mixer (& 16-time Oscar nominee) Greg Russell

6 Responses to “DP/30: Skyfall, sound re-recording mixer (& 16-time Oscar nominee) Greg Russell”

  1. actionman says:

    This is one of the best DP 30’s ever. This guy is awesome on so many levels. Hope he finally wins his Oscar as he’s tragically over-due. So curious about Pain & Gain…

  2. benwright says:

    David, as always, your DP30’s with post folks (especially sound) are smart and really informative. Great questions! Greg seemed genuinely happy to talk about his craft.

  3. Love Greg. Really think this might be his year.

  4. AdamL says:

    Everyone on goldderby reckons it’ll be Les Mis. Hope they’re wrong.

  5. 70srichard says:

    Very nice interview. Loved Skyfall and I have enjoyed Greg’s other work as well.

  6. Rodney Sharpp says:



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