Watch: SoundWorks' Engaging Look at the Sound Mixing in 'Gravity'

October 6, 2013
Source: Vimeo

Sound of Gravity Featurette

"Everything that you learn helps you appreciate what a rare and fantastic collaboration that is…" The latest, greatest must see SoundWorks Collection featurette is for Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, now playing in theaters. This time, they discuss the meticulous and masterful sound in the realistic space disaster movie, covering topics including Dolby Atmos and recording on-set. While I wish I could see an entire documentary about the process, they briefly mention how most of the sound came in as "transducer recordings", based on vibrations. All of this connects back to the visceral cinematic experience that Cuarón was aiming for. Enjoy!

Here's the SoundWorks Collection featurette on Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity found via Awards Circuit:

"Gravity is a film that has designed itself for a surround [sound] system," explains Cuarón. The best way to experience Gravity is in a theater with Dolby Atmos and the biggest screen around, which is usually in IMAX 3D. Vimeo intro: "In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection profile we talk with Director Alfonso Cuarón and Re-recording Mixer Skip Lievsay about the sound teams work to create a dramatic sound scape to a dark and vast outer space environment." As predicted by our Oscar guru, Gravity will likely end up winning a few of the technical awards at the Academy Awards, including in both of the sound categories. The film is an astounding technical achievement and I'm glad we can learn a bit about how they pulled it off.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


Thanks, Alex. The sound design was a huge component of the film's massive achievements.

cuckoozey on Oct 6, 2013


We got a winner here. All the technical awards.

DAVIDPD on Oct 6, 2013



ff on Oct 11, 2013

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