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The Movie: Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime
The Pitch: Film may be considered a visual medium first and foremost, but let’s not forget how sound innovated the art of motion pictures and continues to advance cinema to this very day. The documentary Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound talks to some of cinema’s most influential filmmakers and expert sound designers to ensure you remember how important sound is to the movies. Learn about the history of sound on film, meet the most revered professionals in the field, and find out how all the audio you hear in cinema can be categorized into three different parts: voice, sound effects, and music.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Whether you’re a seasoned cinephile or an up-and-coming film fanatic, Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound is fundamental viewing that will help you understand and appreciate the importance of sound on another level. Surely you’ve appreciated the art of a film score or the blasting of sound effects in a blockbuster, but have you ever truly sat down and appreciated the variety of sounds that bring a story to life in front of your eyes? Making Waves will make sure you do exactly that the next time you watch a movie, whether it’s a quiet indie drama or a big booming blockbuster. Read More »
There have been plenty of documentaries shining a light on the various facets of filmmaking, but one that we’ve yet to see covered extensively is sound design. That’s about to change with Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, a new documentary focusing on sound designers and the work they do to bring a film to life through the audio that accompanies the moving images we see on the screen.
In Making Waves, filmmakers like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, and Ryan Coogler talk abut the importance of great sound design in their movies. Through the film, we get to meet some of the best sound designers in the business, such as Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now), Ben Burtt (Star Wars) and Gary Rydstrom (Saving Private Ryan), and get an inside look at how they are an invaluable part of the cinematic process. Watch the Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound trailer below. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this special Oscars edition of The Morning Watch, explore the differences between sound mixing and sound editing so you know what each technical category is rewarding when the trophies are handed out on Sunday, March 4. After you learn the differences between each take an in-depth look at what exactly goes into sound mixing vs sound editing in motion pictures. Read More »
The first footage that screened from Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland sounded wonderful. The teaser trailer was great, and now a third piece of footage has been screened. Over the weekend, the D23 Destination D event in Florida (which we first told you about not long ago) revealed a brand new scene from Tomorrowland. The scene takes place at the World’s Fair in 1964 and stars the young version of George Clooney‘s character. You can read about the Tomorrowland World’s Fair scene below.
In addition, there’s some minor controversy surrounding the film as Oscar-winning sound designer and editor Walter Murch was reportedly let go from the production. Read more about Tomorrowland below. Read More »
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You may not immediately jump to this same conclusion, but I think there’s finally some good news to share about Joe Johnston‘s The Wolfman. Having said that, this is a film I’ve been feeling really quite down on since original director Mark Romanek left the project and, to be honest, I don’t think anything we could end up with now will be even a mere shade of what Romanek could have realised.
The lastest turnover on the production is the hiring of two new editors, in the stead of the previously attached Dennis Virkler – though at least Virkler got to add the film to his stunning resume of crowd displeasers, alongside Xanadu, Freejack, the Schumacher Batman films and other such gems. The production really couldn’t have called on a pair of more impressive names to save the day, however, with action expert Mark Goldblatt and all-round Edit Bay Yoda Walter Murch getting the nod.
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