Thursday, June 28, 2007

Randy Thom on "Ratatouille"

[video: NBCNC Report]

Sound designer and supervising sound editor Randy Thom says:

"People who go see movies have this vague idea that there's a microphone on the set, and they add some music later, and that's basically the deal for movies, and it couldn't be further from the case."

"Though we use a lot of technology in movie sound, it's really not about the technology."

"We have to decide, moment to moment, what set of sounds the audience will hear, and it's very much like orchestrating a piece of music."

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