Sounds of The Great Gatsby

8 MAY 2013

CSU academic Mr Damian Candusso has added yet another successful international film to his repertoire.

Charles Sturt University (CSU) academic Mr Damian Candusso has added yet another successful international film to his repertoire.
 
He has worked as sound effects editor on The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann. Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Toby Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton.
 
The film opens in the USA on Friday 10 May with its Australian release scheduled for Thursday 30 May.
 
The multi-award winning sound designer is a Senior Lecturer in Sound and Multimedia in the School of Communication and Creative Industries at CSU in Wagga Wagga.
 
With more than 15 years industry experience in film, television, animation, games, music and installation art, his credits as sound effects editor include Happy Feet 2 (2011), Sanctum (2011), Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010), Primal (2010), Daybreakers (2009)Australia (2008) and the Academy Award winning  Happy Feet (2006).
 
The Great Gatsby provided a rare opportunity to create many unique sounds both in terms of working with such a stylised film and in terms of working within the 3D medium,” Mr Candusso said.
 
In addition to his work with industry, Mr Candusso is doing a PhD through the Australian National University which explores the relationship between digital 3D films and their soundtrack. He is researching how the soundtrack translates into the 3D exhibition space and how it can be better integrated with the projected Stereo 3D imagery.
 
The CSU academic has been nominated for three Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Golden Reel Awards, he has worked on several Australian Film Institute and Independent Film Award winning films, as well as winning many Australian Screen Sound Guild awards.
 
In 2010 Mr Candusso was awarded the City of Los Angeles Certificate of Congratulations for his involvement with the Board of Directors for the Motion Picture Sound Editors. He was the first non-American to serve on the Board. The CSU academic was also awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's Honours List for his services to Australian film production.
 
Read more about Mr Candusso on CSU News here. CSU offers Australia's only Bachelor degree dedicated to the art of animation and visual effects.
 
At the postgraduate level, CSU also offers a Master of Arts Practice with specialisation in sound production and design.

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