I've always found that when you're trying to create illusions with sound, especially in a science fiction or fantasy movie, that pulling sounds from the world around us is a great way to cement that illusion because you can go out and record an elevator in George Lucas's house or something, and it will have that motor sound.

— Ben Burtt

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Filmmakers began to experiment with special effects almost as soon as motion pictures were invented. The history of special effects is the history of motion pictures.

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Most sound people don't get the assignment to create worlds of sound and get freedom to try a lot of things and then get the scrutiny and support of the team over a long period of time.

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True prosperity is the result of well-placed confidence in ourselves and our fellow man.

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Most sound work in films is done very quickly, and at the end of the schedule where it's just jammed together and you always wish that you had more sympathy.

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