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Speculation Will Ben Burtt work on the sound design of Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Obi-Wong, May 19, 2013.

  1. Obi-Wong

    Obi-Wong Jedi Knight

    Jan 30, 2012
    It appears Ben Burtt is still working as sound designer, as he just worked with JJ Abrams; he was sound designer for Star Trek Into Darkness; I was pleasantly surprised when I saw his name in the end credits, and I just found this article regarding his work on that film:

    So Mr Burtt worked on all the Star Wars movies so far, and he just finish working with Abrams on his latest film; to me, there is a 99.9% probability, he will return to that galaxy far far away, and be sound designer on episode VII.

    What do you guys think?
  2. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Mar 26, 2001
    Yes, I hope he returns as the sound guy. He's brilliant at it. Legendary. But keep him away from the film editing bay.
  3. Hydro spanner Celt

    Hydro spanner Celt Jedi Knight star 1

    Mar 9, 2013
    Ben burtts sound design is as much a part of Star Wars as is the visuals , agreed keep him away from the editing suite
  4. Lars_Muul

    Lars_Muul Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Oct 2, 2000
    The sounds - including music - are half the movie. BB and JW are essential to the Star Wars atmosphere. We can only hope that Ben is in the mood for this!

    - There's something out there!
    - Just relax. Concentrate.

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  5. The Hellhammer

    The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 4, 2012
    I'm pretty sure he'll be back.
    He seems like a really cool guy, as well.
  6. Sistros

    Sistros Jedi Master star 6

    Jul 24, 2010
    I agree with ShaneP,

    as long as he stays away from film Editing, AOTC was butchered like an ameteur wood cutter
  7. WatTamborWoo

    WatTamborWoo Jedi Master star 3

    Jan 22, 2011
  8. Grand_Moff_Jawa

    Grand_Moff_Jawa Jedi Grand Master star 5

    May 31, 2001

  9. Buddha Fett

    Buddha Fett Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Dec 18, 1999
    Haven't the Editing team already been confirmed (Brandon/Markey) ?

    That said, Star Wars sound = Ben Burtt. I'm sure he'll be our guy this time around as well.
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