Who we are
Founded in 1953, the MPSE is an organization dedicated to improving the recognition of its members by educating the public and the rest of the filmmaking community as to the artistic merit of sound editing. The efforts of our talented and hard-working members can be heard every hour of the day all over the world.
MPSE members are the artists who sculpt dramatic sound effects and invent new sounds for imaginary worlds. In addition to sound effects editors, members also include Foley editors who edit the specially created sound effects performed to the picture that are so frequently taken for granted as a natural part of the scene, including footsteps, key jingles, leather jacket squeaks and so on. Dialogue editors are the craftspeople who painstakingly smooth out the production sound recorded on location. ADR editors help to seamlessly weave the re-recorded dialogue that replaces problematic tracks. Music editors work with composers and music supervisors to spot cues and stitch together a sonic tapestry from the original score and prerecorded music from various sources.
Each year the MPSE presents "The Golden Reel Awards," in which we acknowledge the year's best work in the various areas of sound editing: Dialogue, ADR, Effects, Foley and Music.
MPSE Web Forums
We are currently looking for moderators to create and host discussion boards here at MPSE.org. If you are an active member and would like to volunteer, please contact us at Office@MPSE.org.
Our halfway point this year:
Dear members of the Motion Picture Sound Editors,
it has been five months since I took the office of president of our organization. Over these few months our board has worked hard to make changes and add new benefits for our membership.