If I had the money, I’d be spending 23-26 April at The School of Sound, ‘a unique symposium exploring the art of sound with the moving image’, here in London. Speakers include Richard ‘if I were to film a long shot of Mt. Everest, I would do it with sync sound’ Leacock, and my personal god of film sound, Skip Lievsay. Shame it’s £470 for the pleasure. Sigh.
Also, just found a nice interview with Skip, with some good insights into the world of film sound, including:
You just have to go with your instincts. Like in Star Wars: Ben Burtt, who did that brilliantly, made up a lot of the sounds in there. Like the Wookie was made up mostly of sounds of camels. The spaceships — one of those is made mostly from camel sounds.