Sound Design Gets Its Moment in the Sun in ‘Making Waves’ Trailer

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brian-mcgee - September 6, 2019


Have you ever wanted to sit down and watch a feature length film about the merits of sound design in cinema?

Really? You've actually had that exact thought? Well you're in luck, because the new film Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound aims to give the unsung sound designers of this world their shot at the spotlight. It's interesting and all, but it sounds like a DVD Extra stretched to feature length, if I'm being honest.

A number of big time filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, George Lucas, Ryan Coogler, and David Lynch all contribute their thoughts on the impact of sound on film. They're really trying to make it sound more exciting than it is, but what this movie is really designed to do is to give people who regularly watch The Oscars a better understanding of those Sound categories. Will they explain the difference between Sound Design and Sound Editing? Who knows? We'll have to watch a two hour movie to find out!

USC Professor Midge Costin directs the film, which makes sense since she's the foremost expert in the art of dialogue and sound editing. That's what the internet tells me anyway, who really knows? Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound hits actual movie theaters on October 25.