The Last Samurai - 2003

Directed by Edward Zwick- Released by Warner Brothers
Sound Studio: Soundelux - Supervising Sound Editor: Mark Stoeckinger

I did a lot on this and was the film I got to work on the longest.
I designed all the weapons - pistols, swords, cannons, and bow and arrows. 
The director and picture editor was really great to work with and I learned a lot by being able to be on the mix stage during that final phase of the films production. 

Street Ambush - 2:25
The fight itself is fast and brutal but the slo-mo reflection of it had to reflect the smoothness of Tom's reactions and movements...and it just had to sound cool.

Ninja Attack - 3:17
This was a classic ninja sword battle so we wanted the swords to have a very ringy and elegant quality to their hits and slices.

Cannons - 1:18
I really wanted to accentuate the metal in the cannon fire. It is a delicate balance as too much ringy metal and you loose the power of the low end boom.

Volleys - 1:58
Little bit of everything - guns, impacts, fireballs, and a million arrows stabbing you in the face.