I love watching videos about sound designers' work. I particularly enjoy anything about or by Ben Burtt. What videos would you recommend? It is always great to see other's working environments as well as hear about their motivation and techniques. Please post any links to videos that you have enjoyed.
Everything from http://soundworkscollection.com/
Everything from designingsound.org is great: the interviews the sound designer profiles etc
Although not a video, I highly recommend this interview with sound designer Alan Splet, one of the great pioneers of our craft:
Since it's from the early '80s you will find that much of the tech talk is quite dated; that being said, I believe that many of the most powerful tools used by sound designers are timeless.
It is a long one but worth every minute of your time.
interesting documentaries from the Vancouver Film Schools students:
Not web videos, but here are some DVDs with sound sesign extras:
- THX 1138
- The Conversation
- Apocalypse Now
- Star Wars
- Indiana Jones
- Lord of the Rings
- Artifical Intelligence
- The Bourne Identity
- Sixth Sense
- Panic Room
- Dark Water
- Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
- Toy Story 1
- Toy Story 2
- Monsters Inc
- A Bugs Life
- Kung Fu Panda
Note that some of them are on the "Collectors Edition" of the film, or something like that. Also, if anyone have more to add to the list, tell us!
I completely forgot about this wonderful program from BBC about the early days of sound design
This page has most dvds with sound design docs. mentioned: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&u=http://www.dvdsurround.ch/sounddokumentationen/ Best wishes,
The DVD for "Castaway" has a commentary track that heavily features Randy Thom discussing the sound design for that movie. I've never heard of any other dvd with a commentary track by the sound designer. As for on the web stuff I think Designing Sound (mentioned above) has the most exhaustive selection of videos that have been posted to the web.