Documentary “Sonic Magic” wins five Leos

Make documentary films. See the world. It’s been a terrific way to avoid real work, but we always knew it had to end. Terry and Bette and I thought we might slip quietly out the back door. No fuss. No big deal. Then this happened: seven Leo nominations and five wins for Sonic Magic, our final film; a very gratifying surprise ending to a long, good run.

The team behind Sonic Magic: L-R Cinematographer Jeff Morales, sound recordist Jeff Henschel, writer-director Jerry Thompson, producer Bette Thompson, producer Terry McKeown, composer Daniel Seguin. Missing from this photo: picture editor Allan Pinvidic; sound designer Ewan Deane; the CGI wizards at The Sequence Group; and the creative team at Finale Post.

The team behind Sonic Magic: L-R Cinematographer Jeff Morales, sound recordist Jeff Henschel, writer-director Jerry Thompson, producer Bette Thompson, producer Terry McKeown, composer Daniel Seguin. Missing from this photo: picture editor Allan Pinvidic; sound designer Ewan Deane; the CGI wizards at The Sequence Group; and the creative team at Finale Post.

When you work with talented teammates, great things can and do happen. My hearty thanks and congratulations to the people who made it so enjoyable to work on this documentary and to all the other creative professionals we’ve collaborated with over the past three decades.

Terry McKeown and Bette Thompson, producers of Sonic Magic

Terry McKeown and Bette Thompson, producers of Sonic Magic

 

 

Has it really been that long? OMG. Must be time to move on to other things. Leaving with no regrets.

Note: our exit plan did not include going out in a flash of bright, white light.

Sonic Magic: The Science of Sound

Though our world is full of sound, we only notice the noise. Sound can thrill, delight, warn, and scare us. But there’s much more to the story. Sound can cure the sick and make the blind see. Yes, it really can. Oh, and change the taste of food too. Sonic Magic indeed… WWW.CBC.CA

Sonic Magic won Leo Awards for: picture editing, sound, writing, directing, and for best short documentary.

JT working without a script.

JT working without a script.

 

 

 

 

Allan Pinvidic, picture editor, Sonic Magic

Allan Pinvidic, picture editor, Sonic Magic

The team behind Sonic Magic

The team behind Sonic Magic

 

 

2 thoughts on “Documentary “Sonic Magic” wins five Leos

  1. Kristi OHaver

    Hello, I just finished watching this documentary on Amazon Prime – 3 times. I want to purchase a dvd, but Amazon said it is not available on dvd. Is that true everywhere? And if so, when will it b available? Thanks, Kristi

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  2. Diego Bellavotti

    Hi Mr. Jerry Thompson, I just finished watching the Sonic Magic documentary and I would like to say thank you for writing and directing such an amazing movie. I am a musician and I’m starting to study about the power of sound for the betterment of human life. Your movie was an inspiration for me to continue on this path. Thank you very very much!

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