The amount of things that go into making a movie work is almost unfathomable. One that very often gets overlooked, though, is sound—not music, sound. Every snap, crackle, and pop in a movie has been expertly crafted and this new supercut of sound in Star Wars: The Force Awakens provides just a taste.
The video was done by student Zackery Ramos-Taylor. Check it.
Now, if there’s any franchise that actually has been rewarded and revered for its sound, it’s Star Wars. Probably 99% of the world couldn’t name one person who worked in the field, but Star Wars fans know Ben Burtt created the iconic sound of the lightsaber and more. Plus, the franchise has also been nominated for several Oscars in sound categories, winning three. This past year, it garnered nominations for Sound Mixing (Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson) and Sound Editing (Matthew Wood, David Acord) but lost both.
Either way, those names are just some of the people responsible for making the sounds in that video. It’s impressive. Most impressive.