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Making Waves

Lions and tigers and wookiees, oh my! Hear how the iconic sounds from some of your favorite films were created. The team behind the new documentary Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound share remarkable stories about the unsung heroes of Hollywood sound design.

20 min / Published

Why are wild animals the key to making fighter jets more exciting on-screen? Who bailed out Stanley Kubrick when his epic battle sequence sounded like pots and pans? And what did Jacques Cousteau have in common with Darth Vader?

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, a groundbreaking new documentary, covers all this and more as it introduces us to the often unsung heroes of Hollywood sound design.

Liz Cook Mowe, Kickstarter’s Director of Documentary Film, presents this preview of Making Waves along with filmmakers Midge Costin, Bobette Buster, and Karen Johnson. They explain how sound is as powerful a cinematic storytelling tool as images and share some of their favorite stories about creative uses of sound in film—from King Kong to Barbra Streisand.

Learn more about Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound  and find a screening near you.

  • film
  • star wars
  • ben burtt
  • george lucas
  • alfred hitchcock
  • cinema
  • foley
  • a star is born
  • top gun
  • walter murch
  • the godfather
  • sound
  • john cage
  • king kong
  • documentary
  • stanley kubrick
  • the birds
  • cece hall

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