Date & Time:
Thu March 12, 2020
The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Open to the public
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
(Midge Costin, 2019, USA, Digital Projection, 94 min)
Making Waves offers a front-row seat to a revolution in cinematic sound design. The voices of world-famous sound designers (Walter Murch, Ben Burtt, and Gary Rydstrom) and directors (David Lynch, Ryan Coogler, Sofia Coppola) guide viewers through a century of auditory innovation, peeling back the elaborate constructions behind some of film history’s most indelible scenes. For this special screening, Block Cinema welcomes Skywalker Sound designer Tom Myers, whose work on WALL•E, Up, and Toy Story 3 earned Academy Awards in Sound Mixing and Sound Editing, for an in-depth discussion.
In person: Sound designer Tom Myers and Writer/Producer Bobette Buster
Co-presented by Block Cinema and the Northwestern MA in Sound Arts and Industries.
PART OF THE BLOCK CINEMA SERIES:
SONIC SIGNATURE: APPROACHES TO FILM SOUND
Cinematography captures a picture of the world, but film sound creates a world. These two films– one, an experimental biography of a pioneer of experimental music, the other, an invaluable primer on the history of sonic innovation in cinema–offer vastly different understandings of the possibilities of the soundtrack. Both, however, reveal how innovative spirits and changes in technology echo across generations of sound artists working with the moving image.
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