Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound reveals the hidden power of sound in cinema and our lives. Through film clips, interviews and archival footage—an enlightening and nostalgic look at many of Hollywood’s biggest box office hits—the film captures the history, impact and unique creative process of this overlooked art form and the artists behind it. Filled with insights from legendary directors—including George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, David Lynch, Ang Lee, Sofia Coppola and Ryan Coogler, among others—who share revealing stories about the award-winning work their sound collaborators help to create.
In Making Waves, we witness the wild creativity of some of the industry’s most-respected key sound designers—including Oscar winners Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now), Ben Burtt (Star Wars), Gary Rydstrom (Saving Private Ryan) and Lora Hirschberg (Inception); and Oscar-nominees Cece Hall (Top Gun), Anna Behlmer (Braveheart) and Bobbi Banks (Selma)—who, in pursuing their art and desire to push the medium, are the very people who will go down in the history of cinema as developing sound into the immersive storytelling force it is today. Audiences will discover many unsung collaborators for the key creative artists they are, in a domain that has for too long been characterized as “technical.”