Monday, 19 December 2011

The Sound and Music of Ghost Protocol


Recently, I've seen Brad Bird's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol in IMAX.

Not only was I amazed by the visual clarity and the stunts, the laser-aligned sound quality was simply overwhelming. Besides the IMAX theatre technology adopted, I believe the film's sound design also had a great part to play in the production. SoundWorks Collection has just released their latest feature video: The Sound and Music of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and they speak to the film's sound team as well as music composer Michael Giacchino. It seemed that the film was also mastered in Dolby Surround 7.1!

I recall a particular scene where the IMF agents were staying in their hideout just before heading to Mumbai and the ambience sound of the children playing on the streets as well as leaking tap sound was very directional and authentic. That was what caught my ears with the level of detailed design in sound.

Have a look at the clip below:


I'm personally a nerd for cinematic audio/visual works and I hope you'll enjoy the feature video as I did. Also like to add that SoundWorks Collection has been producing great feature works on the technical science behind the great sounding audio of films so far. It is after all one of the most undermined aspect of film to most. Everybody speaks of great visual effects, great cast performance, but rarely sound design.

Nicely done for shining the much deserved limelight on sound, guys.


1 comment:

  1. I had a sound design class a few years ago and since then I have always loved watching the clips where they in-depth about the sound, music etc. This was a fascinating clip and thank you so much for sharing it.

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