Re-recording mixers Keith Rogers & Scott Weber merge
past with present to create a fascinating sonic hybrid.
by Jennifer Walden
By;the;season;finale;of;HBO’s;dramatic;series Westworld, the park’s robot hosts have grown
tired of being playthings for the guests. As their
programming becomes increasingly sophisticated;—
develop a level of consciousness that brings into
question the idea of free will. They make a choice
humans. Is it a choice of their own free will, or is
it just another park storyline?
Re-recording mixers Scott Weber and Keith
Rogers at South Lake Audio Services (located in
Roundabout Entertainment’s facilities) in Burbank final-mixed the series on Roundabout’s
Stage F. Here Weber and Roger share details
about their Emmy-winning mix on “The Bicam-
How did you get involved with Westworld?
Keith Rogers (KR): Scott and I had worked with
Jonah [Jonathan] Nolan and his crew for quite a
few years. We did another series, Person of Interest, on which he was the creator and executive
producer. So we have been mixing for him for six
Scott Weber (SW): And before that, we had been
working with supervising sound editor Tom DeGorter at Atomic Sound. I had previously worked
with him on the Lost series. Then we did Person
of Interest, which Jonah was in on. So that was
the connection, through Tom DeGorter at Atomic
Sound. Then Keith and I worked together on
Person of Interest. The series Westworld was Jonah’s
next big thing and he brought us along for that.