The Force of Sound

The Force of Sound is a new documentary that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the sounds of the movie Star Wars and how they were created.

What would the Star Wars movie franchise be without the iconic John Williams score, or the screaming din of warring star craft and their laser guns? Sound may not be a top-of-mind element that you notice when watching the Star Wars movies, but how it combines with the arresting visuals to spike and stir the imagination of the viewer is undeniable.

Here is the full, 26-minute long ABC film, The Force of Sound:

“One of the big reasons I wanted to explore sound design is that, frankly, I think it’s under-appreciated by the general public,” ABC News correspondent Clayton Sandell tells “I loved learning from Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce about how sound can convey feelings and emotions that even the visuals can’t. Sound alone can make a scene feel bigger than it is, or create a very intimate environment. Good sound, [visual effects innovator] John Knoll told me, adds a richness and believability to visual effects and help convince your brain that what you’re seeing is real. So we really wanted to pull the curtain back on the process and show Star Wars fans how it’s done.”

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