“That’s a good question because most people, I would say even my parents, probably have no idea what I’m really doing,” jokes the Emmy-nominated supervising sound editor. patrick hogan on the main responsibilities of a sound editor and the differences between his team and the sound editing team in a show like “Cobra Kai”.
For our recent online chat, Hogan says, “It takes a lot of people to make a movie or a show and even on a TV show like this,” he explains, adding that “you’re probably talking about 150 people between production and post-production who work on the show. So although the sound department is a small group of these people, it is still many people working towards a common goal. There are different positions and different responsibilities that different people have and in order to achieve the end product and reinforce the vision and the story that the producers want to tell. Watch our exclusive video interview above.
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Netflix blockbuster “Cobra Kai” revisits old rivals Daniel LaRusso (Ralph machio) and Johnny Laurent (Guillaume Zabka) 30 years after the original 1984 Oscar-nominated classic “The Karate Kid.” As the show’s first two seasons flew under the radar of YouTube’s premium service, it developed a loyal fan base who relished reliving the decades-long feud between Johnny and Daniel as they encouraged a new generation to compete for the supremacy of All Valley Karate. The series was catapulted into a true pop culture phenomenon when Netflix picked up the series in 2020, becoming the most-watched series on the platform. “Cobra Kai” has also become a critical darling, with its third season scoring four Emmy nominations last year (including for Outstanding Comedy Series).
Season 4 picked up where the third season left off, as Johnny and Daniel finally come together to defeat the infamous Kreese (Martin Kove, also reprising his role from the original film), Lawrence’s old sensei, who took over Johnny’s Cobra Kai dojo. Johnny’s former karate prodigy, Miguel (xolo Mariduena) recovered from his Season 3 back injury, while Robby (Tanner Buchanan), Johnny’s estranged son, turned his back on Daniel, associating with the Kreese. The plot thickens as the regular cast grows, with new kid Kenny (Dallas Dupree Young), fan-favorite duo Hawk (Jacob Bertrand) and Demetri (Gianni DeCenzo), LaRusso’s teens Samantha (Mary Mouser) and Anthony (Santopietro Griffon) and Sam’s great rival, Tory (Peyton list) joining the fray as series regulars. Old grudges, blood, sweat, tears and a thrilling All-Valley Karate Tournament that dominates the season’s final two episodes set for a thrilling conclusion as Kreese is shockingly usurped by an even greater threat. tall, Kreese’s former right-hand man, the evil Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffithalso a new series regular this season, reprising his role from 1989’s second sequel “The Karate Kid, Part III”).
“I’m the red thread that goes from the producers who are going to talk about his general”, he explains, adding “then I communicate that to the editors so then my first job is to take all this information and go to the editors and let’s say that’s what we have to do in this episode of the show,” he says. “I handle the dialogue, which would usually be the sound that was recorded on set, ADR which is additional dialogue that’s recorded afterwards…and then the sound effects would be the nuts and bolts, if you see a door closing you hear a door closed…and then foley, which is the sound created by a crew in real time where they watch the show and they have a stage with different services and different props.
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