UNCOVERING THE MYSTERIES OF SOUND IN STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.
The unmistakable genius of John Williams’ soundtrack plunges us into Star Wars: The Last Jedi, like every saga film before it, but the emotional pull that keeps us connected goes far beyond the musical score and iconic sound effects of clashing sabers and Wookiee roars.
ABC News Features recently pulled back the curtain on the dedicated team at Skywalker Sound for an in-depth look at the subtle nuances and surprisingly normal tools that blend together to enrich the Star Wars galaxy. (There are spoilers ahead in both the video and our breakdown, so proceed with caution.) It’s sound that gives each digital character weight and personality, making everything from the tiniest gestures to the big climactic moments feel authentic. Behind the scenes, there’s a team of audio experts at work to find the perfect noise to evoke emotion or heighten drama through an extensively layered mix or, sometimes, the complete absence of sound.
Here are five fascinating things we learned from “The Force of Sound: Creating sounds in galaxy far, far away”
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