One of the most celebrated parts of JJ Abrams new Star Trek movie is the sound. The Blu-ray for the movie has a great feature about the work of Academy Award winner Ben Burtt, but that covered just part of the sound of Star Trek. Now the sound obsessed site Soundworks has a great video profile on the sound of Star Trek including interviews with more of the sound team. See it below.
The Sound of Star Trek (From soundworkscollection.com)
The Soundworks profile of the sound of Star Trek includes interviews with Alan Rankin (supervising Sound Editor), Scott Gershin (Sound Designer), Mark Stoeckinger (supervising Sound Editor), Ann Scibelli (Sound Designer), and Tim Walston (Sound Designer). They discuss many of the aspects for Trek sounds including the ‘warp boom’, weapons, and more. The video has some cool reveals, including where the new door whoosh came from (turns out it is a toilet flush from a Russian train, although perhaps that is TMI).
Sound Oscars for Trek?
Although Star Trek is still a long shot for Best Picture, it is considered one of the front runners for the two sound Oscars (Best Sound Editing & Best Sound Mixing). The above Star Trek profile is part of a series being run by SoundWorks, looking at all the contenders for the year. Check out soundworkscollection.com for their profiles for 2012, Up, Watchmen and more (with more to come).