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Ben Burt | Benjamin Burtt Jr. | Ben Burtt Jr.
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Your success as an artist, to say something new, ultimately depends on the breadth of your education. My recommendation would be to major in an area other than film, develop a point of view, and then apply that knowledge to film. Because if film is all you know, you cannot help but make derivative work. I found that what I had learned about sound, history, biology, English, physics all goes into ...
Burtt created the voices and sounds for the aliens and droids of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
(1977) and the voice of E.T. To come up with Chewbacca's voice, he went to a zoo, but that day did not find what he wanted. Later, at an animal farm, a bear's growls provided the basis for Chewbacca's speech, and Burtt added to that the barks, growls, and whimpers of dogs and lions. He was finally ...
Putting "the Wilhelm scream" in the films he edits