One aspect of the new Star Trek movie that received universal acclaim is the sound design, and that much of that was due to Oscar-winner (and Star Wars vet) Ben Burtt. Last week, The Hollywood Post Alliance honored Burtt with their Charles S. Swartz Award, presented to him by JJ Abrams. You can watch video from the event below, where Abrams talks about how important Burtt was to Star Trek.
Burtt is honored, JJ talks Burtt’s Trek
Burtt was honored at the Hollywood Post Alliance Awards held November 12th at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The video below was provided by SoundWorksCollection.com, a site dedicated to the world of sound in film, TV and games.
The HPA was bestowing Burtt with their Charles S. Swartz Award, which honors those who have made outstanding contributions to post production. In his introduction, JJ Abrams talks about being a fan of Burtt’s going back to the original Star Wars, and how Burtt came into the Star Trek post production late and put some "Star Trek" back into Star Trek.
For more on the event visit soundworkscollection.com.
Ben Burtt on the Star Trek Blu-ray
In my reviews of the Star Trek movie I have noted how I feel Burtt has made the new film, the best sounding Star Trek film ever. You can see how he did it on the new Star Trek Blu-ray. One of the most interesting featurettes exclusive to the Blu-ray edition, is "Ben Burtt and the Sounds of Star Trek", Abrams noted it as a favorite in our recent interview.
Star Trek available now