Graduates and Staff Work on Golden Reel Award Nominee

The Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards are an annual Hollywood institution, honoring the best achievements in film and television audio. The ceremony recognizes projects released during the past year in a number of categories, including domestic and foreign features, documentaries, episodic television, and animated projects.

Among this year’s nominees is Tim Tebow: Everything In Between, which is in the running for Best Sound Editing, Short Form Documentary. The film was directed by Digital Media graduate Chase Heavener, with audio post production handled by a crew that included Recording Arts and Entertainment Business graduate Tim Alward (supervising sound editor/sound designer), and Full Sail staff members Tom Carrigan III (supervising dialog editor/re-recording mixer) and Michael Orlowski (supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer).

“The Golden Reel Awards are a huge deal, it’s the GRAMMYs for motion picture sound editors,” Tom Carrigan says. “They really respect audio – the editing, dialog syncing, Foley sound effects – and how everything fits with what the filmmaker was trying to convey.”

Everything In Between chronicles Tebow from the end of the 2010 Sugar Bowl through NFL Draft Day in 2010, highlighting his career as quarterback for the Florida Gators, Heisman Trophy win, and signing with the Denver Broncos. After principle photography wrapped and the picture was edited, the post team used our campus Dubbing Stage to create the final audio track.

“It was a fun project to work on, and just great that we were able to bring it here to Full Sail,” Carrigan says. “The Dubbing Stage is a really nice facility to work in, and I hope we get more films like this here in the future.”

The 59th Annual Golden Reel Awards will be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 19. The entire group will be flying out to attend the event, and as Carrigan explained, he’s already thankful for the attention their work has received.

“Once it gets to be of this caliber of an award, where you’re being considered one of the three best documentaries in the country this year in terms of sound editing, that’s pretty awesome,” he says.