First Trailer for 'Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound' Doc Film

September 3, 2019
Source: YouTube

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound Trailer

"Your job is to come up with the unimaginable." Dogwoof has unveiled the first official trailer for an indie documentary titled Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, which is a film about sound design in cinema. This premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and also played at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. It's the most comprehensive film about sound design so far, made by an experienced sound editor named Midge Costin (she worked on Days of Thunder, Crimson Tide, Broken Arrow, The Rock, Con Air, and Armageddon). An exploration of the history, artistry, & emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look at their actual process of creation and discovery. Looks like an informative and enjoyable moviemaking doc to catch.

Official trailer for Midge Costin's doc Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, from YouTube:

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound Poster

An insighful and fascinating examination of sound design in film, featuring legendary sound designers including Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now), Ben Burtt (Star Wars), and Gary Rydstrom (Saving Private Ryan). Directors including George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, and Ryan Coogler talking about how essential sound is to the landscape of filmmaking. Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound is directed by veteran sound editor turned filmmaker Midge Costin, making her feature directorial debut with this doc film. This first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and it also played at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Dogwoof will release the doc in UK cinemas starting on November 1st. Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound will be released in US theaters starting on October 25th this fall. Interested?

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Amazing and absolutely necessary. They're absolutely right about the goosebumps. And it should be said, when "major" movies error with sound, it's annoying and takes you right out of it. I'm sure @tarektoverso:disqus will be all over this one, as will I.

THE_RAW_ on Sep 3, 2019


Your bet is spot on RAW. Sound is 60% of the movie. ;D

tarek on Sep 3, 2019


It is an art, something quite different from the sound ... But still, something to enjoy ...

shiboleth on Sep 3, 2019


Hell yeah, sounds kind of boring, but this stuff is so interesting to me. When I first learned that almost any background noise is done in post, I was blown away.

DAVIDPD on Sep 3, 2019


Every sound you hear in a movie is put there intentionally. No sound is just there. If the filmmaker doesn't like a sound on a take he has it removed. If a sound is not there that he wants it's put there. Every frame of every film. Hope you watch and enjoy this documentary film.

thespiritbo on Sep 5, 2019


love it, cant wait!!!

charles bronson on Sep 4, 2019


Walter Murch is the man. I'll watch this, but it'll be nothing new for me. I suppose if you know nothing about the sound production in films this will be a very informative experience for you. I hope they made a good doc film here. That's important and they are not easy to do well.

thespiritbo on Sep 4, 2019

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