Contender – Sound Editor Brent Burge, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Below The Line
One of the hardest things for the sound team on a big picture like The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the prequel to the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, is to make it sound familiar and yet new and fresh at the same time. Supervising sound editor Brent Burge had his hands full doing exactly that. “Effects wise, it’s difficult because we are trying to create a world that is familiar based on what was in Lord of the Rings, but also a world that is frightening and realistic, and kind of veering into the fantasy land,” he explained. “So sure, we could have gone and recorded all the ambiences of the locations where we recorded the dialog, but we wanted to bring a special treatment to the environment to make them just a little bit unfamiliar to the audience.”

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Posted Mon, Dec 24 2012 6:56 AM by Below the Line
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