MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND
"Sound is 50% of the cinematic experience" is a frequent expression of top filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, David Lynch, and Steven Spielberg. This documentary explores the history and artistry of cinematic sound design with legendary sound designers and their directors through interviews and clips from their movies. Walter Murch and Francis Ford Coppola, Ben Burtt and George Lucas, Gary Rydstrom and John Lasseter, among others, reveal how their discovery and creation of sound dramatically intensifies the audience's immersive experience and emotions. This film also reveals the radical revolution in sound, born in the 1970s when a "quantum leap" in sound technology, spread from the world of music to be embraced by visionary filmmakers like Stanly Kubrick, Barbra Streisand, and George Lucas leading to a new Golden Era of Sound Design. Now, filmmakers all over the world, students, and scholars seek to understand how sound in cinematic storytelling actually works. This documentary will "unplug our ears," and awaken our awareness of how sound affects us in movies, and real life.