What would you ask Walter Murch if you had a chance? But just one question! Look forward to seeing some answers :)
Can you apprentice me for 2 years on video editing and sound design?
What is the best mistake you ever made?
Would you like an assistant?
One question? That's all I get?
Would you edit my next film?
Can I have coffee with you and just talk and talk and talk and talk........?
"Seeing as you apparently have more brilliant thoughts, ideas, and analogies before lunchtime than the average person has in a year, would you please join Twitter?"
My friend liases with him through email quite a bit as he is tech support for hardware he has used on a film, I've been tempted.
dude! can we trade places? -then wake up~!
I'd be seconding "oinkaudio", can we just go for a coffee and talk for hours? I'll need to make notes... :)
Seriously though, the guy is a true inspiration. Just amazing, we all owe a lot to Walter Murch!
What was it that made your most challenging project so difficult?
If you had one film/project to do over again, which one would it be? Why?
How much of your career/work/innovation/success is the result of happenstance/luck and how much the result of hard work and dedication?
Do you find that current collaborators tend to acquiesce too easily and assume that you must be right because of the weight of your CV?
Throughout the rest of the production process, great care is taken to ensure that the characters portrayed on screen are meaningful, believable, and compelling; how do you think about and approach the art of sound composition with regard to those ends? By which I mean:
1) To what degree do you treat sound as an aid to the actors' portrayal of character (i.e. supporting the suspension of disbelief).
2) To what degree do you consider the sound as a character unto itself.
Do you ever find these two elements to be in conflict with each other?
where did you lose your wallet last time?
Mr. Murch, what words of advice would you give to all those students who are taking their first steps into the fascinating and overwhelming world of Sound Design?
What's your source of inspiration that makes you create something different in every project?