Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 12

They say the other half of a movie is sound. Somebody who would agree is Ben Burtt, who has made some of the most memorable sounds in movies.

Those sounds include: R2-D2, the lightsaber, ET, Wall-E, and the Darth Vader breathing apparatus.
Here he is, explaining the history of the lightsaber hum:

He also returned the "Wilhelm Scream" to popularity. Here's a retrospective:

I know I haven't written a lot for Mr Burtt; I figured his work can speak for itself...

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