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XXII.1 January + February 2015
Page: 38
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Sketching sound with voice and gesture


Authors:
Davide Rocchesso, Guillaume Lemaitre, Patrick Susini, Sten Ternström, Patrick Boussard

What does a sound designer do? Walter Murch is credited for introducing the term sound designer both to describe his own contribution to the movie Apocalypse Now and to circumvent the constraints that trade unions imposed on the film industry, because his job was neither sound editor nor sound director. George Lucas, talking about the science fiction movie THX1138, used the following words to describe his work with Murch: “We took the sound effects and made them to be like music, and in some cases, we took the music and made it to be sound effects.” In a sense, aural…




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