Star Wars The Force Awakens Sound Effects

When the original Star Wars arrived in theaters in 1977, it was an innovative piece of filmmaking for a number of reasons. Even though the film didn’t take home any of the big awards for Best Picture, Best Screenplay or Best Director, it did take a bunch of technical awards home for costume design, art direction, visual effects, editing, score and sound.

It’s the latter arean that a new video focuses on by isolating dozens of sound effects from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Obviously the movie borrows plenty of familiar sounds that originated in the first Star Wars nearly 40 years ago, but there are plenty of new ones to appreciate as well. And just like the original Star Wars, they were created by sound master Ben Burtt, who was given a special honorary Oscar for his work on the movie back in 1977.

Watch the Star Wars The Force Awakens sound effects supercut after the jump. Read More »

Movie Sound Effects

If you never stop to think where any given sound comes from in a movie, then the crew member known as the Foley artist has done a good job. You probably don’t even realize just how many sound effects in movies are created in a sound studio. Sometimes it’s a sound you’ve never heard before, like a TIE Fighter while other times it’s just the sound of a couple rolling through the leaves.

Skywalker Sound Foley artist John Roesch has worked on dozens of films such as The Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Knight, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, TRON, Gremlins, and The Breakfast Club, as well as fully animated films such as Aladdin, Winnie the Pooh, Puss in Boots and Inside Out. In a new video he takes the time to explain where some of the sounds that he makes come from.  Read More »