An exploration of the history and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look at their actual process of creation and discovery.
An exploration of the history, artistry, and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look at their actual process of creation and discovery.Written by
This is more than the art of cinematic sound, this is about how Hollywood changed in the early 70s. Lucas, Coppola and Murch transform the landscape from American Zoetrope's base in San Francisco.
Making Waves is about the evolution of film technology, yet the key to its appeal is that it revels in the technology, but technology as an expression of something human. From 1930s King Kong, there is only minimal advances. But Dolby and the spirit of adventure accelerates everything from the mid 70s. It's all in here. Lots of props to Murch, but also Burtt's Star Wars, Rydstrom's Pixar achievements; not forgetting Orson Welles as the supreme cinema magician.
Making Waves is a brisk 90 minutes, the last half hour of which is a quick-study primer on the categories of movie sound. The film is educational. I had no idea that a Foley refers to a highly specific sound that was named after Jack Foley.
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