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The always-great Soundworks Collection has just released an interesting talk with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker co-sound supervisors Matthew Wood and David Acord, on the thrilling sound of Star Wars.

And, as a bonus to celebrate the new film's release, we've also added a number of other features on that special sound of Star Wars. Take a deep-dive into the sonic world of Star Wars below: 

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The Sound of Star Wars with Matthew Wood and David AcordStar Wars: Episode IV sound design explained by Ben BurttThe fantastic Force Of Sound DocMore on the sound of The Last JediBehind the sound of Rogue OneThe 10 best Star Wars SFX Hear the Rise of Skywalker score • Watch Rise of Skywalker b-roll and orchestra recording footage • Making Star Wars Battlefront II's stellar sound

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Audio interviews:

In this Soundworks Collection interview, supervising sound editors Matthew Wood and David Acord delve into the conceptual and sonic intricacies of evolving “force lightning,” and about working in stages from temp mixes to the final mix in a film with a legacy. They share experiences working playfully and dynamically with director J.J. Abrams, recording lines in actor Adam Driver’s closet, and working on previous Star Wars films.


Matthew Wood and David Acord, co-sound supervisors on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, have been working on the sound of the SW films for nearly two decades. Join us for a wide-ranging conversation on the audio restorations of the original films, the voice of Baby Yoda from the new streaming series The Mandalorian, the importance of sound to George Lucas…and even the controversy about whether Han or Greedo shot first and the notorious “Maclunkey.”
 

(via @Soundworks)

 


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Ben Burtt, on the sound of Star Wars:

Mike James Gallagher has released this brilliant educational video with commentary by legendary sound designer Ben Burtt, giving you the interesting stories behind the making of the Star Wars: A New Hope sound design:

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ABC’s fantastic Force of Sound documentary:

Go behind the sound of Star Wars in ABC’s fantastic documentary below:

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More about the sound of Star Wars: The Last Jedi w/Matthew Wood & Ren Klyce:
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Go behind the sound of Rogue One here:

Get the story behind he sound for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in this in-depth feature:

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The 10 best Star Wars sound effects:

Hear the 10 best Star Wars sound effects – as picked by the starwars.com editorial staff:

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Hear the Rise of Skywalker score here:

Here’s legendary composer John Williams on creating the score for Rise of Skywalker:

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Hear the full score below, via Spotify:

Want the story behind the earlier scores? Travel back in time to 1980 with this vintage feature on John Williams’ score for The Empire Strikes Back:

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Behind the scenes footage from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:

Watch B-roll footage, bloopers and orchestra recording footage (orchestra footage starts at 7:23) from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:

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