Supervising sound editors Kevin O’Connell and Kami Asgar talked to Variety about the sounds for Disney’s Secretariat.
Disney’s “Secretariat,” set for Oct. 8 release, makes striking use of sound to bring the audience into the experience of horse racing.
In the racing scenes — which deftly balance music and sound effects — the sound helps viewers who’ve never sat in a saddle feel the intensity of a race and the subtle communication between animal and rider.
Supervising sound mixer Kevin O’Connell explains that helmer Randall Wallace spelled out early what he wanted. “He said, ‘We’re going to hear (Secretariat’s) hooves, then we’re going to hear the jockey in the saddle and then we’re going to hear (the horse’s) breath and hear his heart beating in there, too, because he had such a big heart.’?”