1:30pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
Technicolor Hires Sound Vet Scott Gershin to Lead New Game and Virtual Reality Sound Unit (Exclusive)
Veteran sound designer and supervising sound editor Scott Gershin has joined Technicolor as director of sound editorial, a role that will include leading a newly created department aimed at sound design for gaming, virtual reality and other immersive experiences. He will also continue to design and supervise sound for feature films.
Gershin has worked on more than 100 films, including Sam Mendes’ American Beauty, for which he earned a BAFTA nomination, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim and Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler. The sound pro, who was most recently at Formosa Group, also brings with him significant experience in gaming, including work on such titles as Resident Evil, Plants vs. Zombies, Gears of Wars, Fable and, most recently, Doom.
The new Technicolor unit includes Gershin and a team of eight sound designers, who will create soundscapes for immersive experiences including video games, virtual reality projects, theme parks and art installations.
“Technicolor is making significant commitments to the growth of our gaming and immersive experiences capabilities. Since sound is a major element of storytelling and entertainment in these emerging mediums, it will play a critical role in our growth in this exciting sector,” said Tim Sarnoff, Technicolor deputy CEO and president of production services.
In his new role, Gershin will be working with Jeffrey Eisner, vp/head of theatrical sound at Technicolor, with whom he worked for six years at Soundelux Design Music Group. Gershin’s team also includes supervising sound designers Masanobu Tomita, Bryan Celano, Nick Interlandi and sound designer/VR specialist Viktor Phoenix. The new department will be based in Burbank and at the Technicolor at Paramount sound facility in Hollywood.
“I love technology, I love telling stories through sound, and I want to be the first kid on the block with the new toys, which is why I’m thrilled to be joining Technicolor,” said Gershin.