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I pissed him off a couple of times because I was so technically inept.

He liked my films, mainly because they had very little dialog and thus made for an easier mix session. He told funny stories about working in Hollywood, being in the army, you name it. It was impossible not to like him.

He never published his memoirs, which is really unfortunate, but Wild Sound would have been a good title.

The fact is is that Richard Portman was a great teacher and a great¬†artist. His legacy is immeasurable, whether we’re talking about Reel 2, Dialog 2 or the legion of film artists who learned from him.

Long live the Burning Idea Factory. May he mix in peace.


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