Thursday, 2 August 2018

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Tedium gives us an interesting overview on sound design and the history of foley artists (the distinction being that foley effects concerns themselves with dramatizing human and natural sounds, like footfalls or a yapping dog, whereas sound designers are tasked with imagining how a laser blast ought to sound) and acquaints us the award-winning individual behind many of the iconic science-fiction and fantasy sound effects that are not only instantly recognisable but often serve to place one at a precise point in the narrative. Ben Burtt created the hums of lightsabres, Darth Vader’s respirator sounds, the satisfying, solid sound of Indiana Jones throwing and sustaining a punch as well as the crack of his bullwhip plus many others. Find out more at the link above.