Ben Burtt’s Sound Lab for “Forbidden Planet”: Artifacts from the Krell
Ben Burtt explains how the electronic score of “Forbidden Planet” was created. The video is at the right side of this page.
Prior to the screening, Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Craig Barron and Oscar-winning sound designer Ben Burtt investigated some of the secrets behind the making of the film. Barron examined the film’s breakthrough effects sequences that used miniatures and matte paintings, as well as explored how Joshua Meador created his animated “id monster” effect and combined it with live-action photography. Burtt explained how the electronic score was created, using newly discovered source tapes from the film’s composers, Louis and Bebe Barron (no relation to Craig).