Must Watch Films To Keep You Motivated

September 21, 2022| We Sound Effects

If you`re interested in Film Sound or Game Audio you`ll find on these films very motivating and fascinating stories from some of the best professionals.

Interviews with award-winning sound designers and sound editors, the history of game sound, film scoring, the art of foley, our relationship with silence and a music industry analysis about the decline of sound quality in the new digital era.


The Sound of Dune

Visionary director Denis Villeneuve discusses the creative benefits of early collaboration with his sound team, the process of crafting Dune’s unique soundscapes including: Arrakis desert, sandworm, ornithopter, spice (melange) and the voice of the Bene Gesserit.

Featuring Supervising Sound Editor & Sound Designer Mark Mangini, Supervising Sound Editor & Sound Designer Theo Green and Re-recording Mixer Ron Bartlett.

The Secret to Orchestral Programming

In this video Christian shares the secrets to orchestral programming using Abbey Road One. Teaching you a fundamental lesson for improving your orchestral programming whilst using expression and emotion.

Download Christian’s session as a Logic or MIDI file here:

Christian is using a Monogram (formerly Palette Gear) controller although he recommends The Kenton Control Freak and Korg Nano Control as excellent solutions. His keyboard is a Doepfer LMK4+ 88.

Sight & Sound

This feature-length documentary, viewed and enjoyed by legendary film editor and sound designer Walter Murch himself (“The Conversation”, “Apocalypse Now”), was culled by Jon Lefkovitz from over 50 hours of Murch’s lectures, interviews, and commentaries.

Making Waves

Directed by veteran Hollywood sound editor Midge Costin, the film reveals the hidden power of sound in cinema, introduces us to the unsung heroes who create it, and features insights from legendary directors with whom they collaborate.

Featuring the insights and stories of iconic directors such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, David Lynch, Barbra Streisand, Ang Lee, Sofia Coppola and Ryan Coogler, working with sound design pioneers–Walter Murch, Ben Burtt and Gary Rydstrom–and the many women and men who followed in their footsteps.

The film is available HERE.

Beep: A Documentary History of Game Sound

Beep is a documentary history of game sound, from the Victorian penny arcades through pinball and the video games right up to 2015. It shows how technology and creativity combined to create some of the most memorable music of our time.

Featuring major game composers, sound designers, programmers, and voice actors and directors, Beep explores all aspects of the auditory side of games.

Interview with sound designer and voice actor Sam Hughes for Beep: A Documentary History of Game Sound.

The film is available HERE.

Score | A Film Music Documentary

Even if you’re not a movie geek, you probably know a composer or two. Some movies wouldn’t have half of their power if not for the excellent score. Powerful scores help us live beyond the movies, and yet they’re only considered as a single piece of a larger puzzle.

Score: A Film Music Documentary gives composers their due respect. While the documentary never digs into controversial topics like directors who want music to sound better than the film is itself or how indie films with low budgets try to manage their scores, it nevertheless succeeds as a tribute to composers, their history, and their work.

The film is available HERE.

Hacked Circuit

A single-shot, choreographed portrait of the Foley process, revealing multiple layers of fabrication and imposition.

The circular camera path moves us inside and back out of a Foley stage in Burbank, CA. While portraying sound artists at work, typically invisible support mechanisms of filmmaking are exposed, as are, by extension and quotation, governmental violations of individual privacy.

The film is available HERE.

Actors of Sound

From footsteps to bone cracks, Foley artists bring films to life with their imaginative sound effects, but as digital technology goes full speed ahead in 21st century movie making, can Hollywood’s low tech Foley artist survive in this high tech age?

The film is available HERE

The Secret Art Of Foley

‘The Secret World of Foley’, takes us on a journey into the little known world of Foley Artists, who bring films to life by adding sound effects in post-production.

The film follow a multi-award winning two person team of Foley Artists and watch as they work together to bring to life a film about one morning in the life of a fishing village on the English coast. With their perfectly timed and precisely judged sound effects they transform the film as they interpret every sound detail, using props from their vast props store. This film shines a light on a little know film art form and is a testament to magic and wonder of Cinema itself.

The film is available HERE.

Inside the Pinewood Foley Studio

Delve into the world of film sound effects with Pinewood Studios’ foley team.

In Pursuit Of Silence

In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound and the impact of noise on our lives.

Beginning with an ode to John Cage’s ground-breaking composition 4’33”, In Pursuit of Silence takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe– from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of the loudest city on the planet, Mumbai during the wild festival season – and inspires us to experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world.

The film is available HERE.

The Distortion Of Sound

The Distortion of Sound documentary provides a music industry analysis: precisely, it studies the decline of sound quality that’s been a natural consequence of the industry’s evolution and changes in favor of digital music.

It’s a short film (20 mins), but there are some big guys involved, including Snoop Dogg, Mike Shinoda, Slash, and Hans Zimmer.


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