Star Wars: The Sounds of a Galaxy Far, Far Away
For May the Fourth Be With You, let us show how the epic new entries into the franchise resonate so well.
Designing the sound of any movie is an incredible creative feat all on its own. The actions that happen on screen must be translated into sounds that represent what exists in the real world, and in most genres the sound designer makes decisions that represent the vision of the director. But when a film takes place in an imagined world, the possibilities multiply tenfold. Sounds must not only represent reality, but must also create—from scratch—a reality that either never existed or, in the case of Star Wars, existed a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Listen as the technology, locations, life forms, and atmosphere of this beloved franchise come to life with every whoosh, gurgle, beep, and screech.