Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

By Midge Costin

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2020-02-11
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 34min
  • Director: Midge Costin
  • Production Company: Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet Corp.
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 65 Ratings


Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound reveals the hidden power of sound in cinema and our lives through film clips, interviews, and verité footage. It captures the history, impact, and creative process of this art form with insightful, heart-warming and fun stories told by legendary directors such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, David Lynch, Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Ang Lee, Sofia Coppola, and Ryan Coogler, and the sound artists with whom they collaborate. Few have “ears to hear” the emotional storytelling impact sound plays in so-called visual media. Francis Ford Coppola and Lucas both declare, “Sound is half the movie!” Spielberg says, “Our ears lead our eyes to where the story lives.” Audiences will discover unsung artists and key sound creatives - Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now), Ben Burtt (Star Wars), Gary Rydstrom (Saving Private Ryan), Lora Hirschberg (Inception), Cece Hall (Top Gun), Anna Behlmer (Braveheart) – who create magic for all the movies we love.




  • Sound

    By Ellajemt123
    Thanks for bringing this beatufil craft to the public light. If you consider yourself a moviegoer, this is a must-watch. Amazing doc!
  • Incredible Sound

    By jb1222122
    Best documentary of the year. Amazing insights into the word of sound in film. The score and music itself is incredible.
  • Fantastic Editing

    By F8hplv
    For a film layman like myself watching a movie about sound in movies felt meta. This movie is super entertaining and also made me a better movie watcher. I caught a viewing at a local film festival before this iTunes release. Buying it now to watch periodically and refresh myself on how sound works in all the movies I watch. The editing is smooth, meticulous, and really makes the whole movie as there are so many transitions with a complex subject matter.
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    By akbar Sheikh
    In any photo, film, movie, slideshow. Sound waves are the vibration to the human. Sound+vision brings the full form of expression, with a purpose, meaning, human lived through experience captured in space and time. It delivers a magnificent feeling and emotion to the overall human experience.