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Ben Burtt

Finding the Sounds of “Lincoln”

The SoundWorks Collection talks with Skywalker Sound’s Sound Designer Ben Burtt (Designer on Star Wars) about his work on Steven Speilberg’s new film Lincoln including looking for real life every-day sounds in Washington DC that may have been heard by the great railsplitter himself.Read More

WALL-E “A Space Journey in Sound”

In this behind-the-scenes clip, Andrew Stanton, Jim Morris, and Ben Burtt discuss the sound effects used in the film. What if mankind had to leave Earth and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off? WALL?E, a robot, spends every day doing what he was made for. But soon, he will discover what he was Read MoreRead More

Designing A Movie For Sound

The biggest myth about composing and sound designing is that they are about creating great sounds. Not true, or at least not true enough. Recommended by Member: Uncle Bob …What is Sound Design? You may assume that it’s about fabricating neat sound effects. But that doesn’t describe very accurately what Ben Burtt and Walter Murch, Read MoreRead More

The man who brings movies to life

You may not know the name Ben Burtt, but odds are you have heard his work. Here is a great interview from the BBC with the Oscar-winning sound designer. …Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T. and Invasion Of The Body Snatchers – some of the most famous movies in modern film history. Ben Burtt is the Read MoreRead More