‘John Wick 3’ Sound Team Explains How They Put the Action First

Published on Dec 04, 2019

A knife fight, books thrown across the room, a broken jaw and a rainy New York. Those are just a few of the many components that went into the sound design and sound mixing for “John Wick 3: Parabellum.”

The film is as much about sound as it is about the action and the acting. For supervising sound editor Mark Stoeckinger and production sound mixer David J. Schwartz, the one question they’ve both been asked is, “How do you record people in a fight scene like that?”

It helps that director Chad Stahelski — unlike most directors — comes from a stuntman background. Stoeckinger says, “He started off a martial artist, stuntman, fight coordinator, and director. He’s very specific about those sequences. That’s one of the reasons why it’s not cut that much, it’s almost like a dance. This was all unfolding to demonstrate the actors were really doing that.

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Jazz Tangcay