Guest Contribution by Carlos Alberto Manrique Clavijo "The vocation of the sound film is to redeem us from the chaos of shapeless noise by accepting it as expression, as significance, as meaning. . . ."[0A] "(…) When does sound become music? Above all, in the supreme states of pleasure and displeasure experienced by the will, as a will which rejoices or a will … [Read more...]
Ideas in Sound Design: Deprivation and Barriers – Part 2
Cross-posting from my personal blog. This article is the follow up to Part 1 of Ideas in Sound Design: Deprivation and Barriers. I've gathered a selection of media to discuss the ideas presented in the original article. I will focus on three films and one video game trailer: Saving Private Ryan, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Fight Club and Mass Effect 3's Take Earth … [Read more...]
Friday Game: Looking for Chicken Clucks in "Saving Private Ryan"
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIEx9gVTuRk&feature=related[/youtube] Charles Maynes sent me this video of an scene from Saving Private Ryan (which by the way is one of my favorite scenes in films ever) and asked me if I could hear some cool chicken clucks included in a particular moment of the scene. And he adds: This would be a great example of Gary Rydstrom … [Read more...]
Charles Maynes Special: Sound for War Films [Pt. 2] – “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Letters from Iwo Jima”
In the films “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Letters from Iwo Jima” the challanges were different but not by a huge margin- Alan Murray, longtime Supervising Sound Editor for Clint Eastwood, was very committed to making an accurate and dynamic track for the Battle of Iwo Jima, and had a special investment in the effort since his father was a USMC tank crew member in the battle. … [Read more...]
The Sound of "Saving Private Ryan"
U.S.O has published an interesting post about the sound and music of Saving Private Ryan, a film with the sound design of our Julys's featured: Gary Rydstrom. Gary Rydstrom (an excerpt from Surround Sound, Second Edition): Since we hear all around us, while seeing only to the front, sounds have long been used to alert us to danger. In Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, … [Read more...]